West Cottage, Blackadder South Lodges, Duns, TD11 3LZ
4 Bed House - Detached
Offers Around £310,000
About the property
The property itself offers spacious and adaptable accommodation with the option of bedroom and bathroom facilities at both ground and first floor levels. The garden room extension is a lovely addition and has been designed to make the most of the private garden outlooks, with access off the large dining kitchen. The semi open plan layout of the dining kitchen and garden room is the real hub of the home and the perfect set up for social and family gatherings.
The interior has been adapted in recent years to ensure that the ground floor is fully accessible for wheel chair users, including ramped access, widened doorways, the ground floor wet room as well as the option of a downstairs bedroom if required within what is currently utilised as the drawing room.
Duns has good educational and recreational facilities including primary and secondary schools, swimming pool, tennis courts, 18 hole golf course, library, various speciality shops and walks and nature reserve within the grounds of Duns Castle and is home to the classical Edwardian Mansion at Manderston. Edinburgh is 50 miles away (40 mins on the train) with the main East Coast rail line at Berwick upon Tweed only 9 miles distance. Equally for those that travel south, Newcastle is only 66 miles drive (40 mins on the train).
Whitsome village is approximately 2 miles distant with the ‘Whitsome Ark’ incorporating a post office/ community shop in addition to a community centre hosting a variety of social events and functions. The larger village of Chirnside is around 3 miles away with local primary school, butcher, post office and a variety of other every day amenities.
Travelling from Duns on the A6105 in the direction of Berwick, continue until Chirnside. Once at Chirnside turn right at the Waterloo Arms on to the B6437. Continue on this road, travelling through Allanton until the cross roads. At the cross roads take the right turn on to the B6460, sign posted Greenlaw and continue on this road for 400m. South Lodges is on right hand side and West Cottage is the 2nd house, beyond the large wrought iron gates.
Entrance Porch, Hall, Drawing Room (south facing), Family Room/Dining Kitchen, Garden Room, Wet Room, Boot Room/Utility, Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, Two Further Double Bedrooms, Study/Bedroom Four and Family Bathroom. Timber Garage.
Ground Floor Accommodation
The entrance porch to the side ensures a pleasing entrance to the property with a door to the side into garden room and double internals doors into the spacious and welcoming hallway with staircase off to the upper floor. To the rear of the hall is the boot room/utility area which is a practical space and allows access to the garden. The drawing room is a charming traditional space of excellent proportions. Featuring an open coal fire to one wall and with triple windows to the front, this room benefits from good natural light and has in the past been utilised as a large downstairs bedroom. With outlooks over the woodland garden, the family room / dining kitchen has been finished in farmhouse style with plenty of room for every day dining as well as sofas or such like if desired. Fitted with a good range of units and featuring windows on two sides. From here patio doors open into the garden room which is a fabulous addition to the property; glazed on all sides with private outlooks and with double doors allowing direct access to the garden grounds as well as separate access from the entrance porch. Usefully there has also been the addition of a wet room on the ground floor with full disabled access, wet wall panelling and a white WC with pedestal sink.
The upper accommodation has been equally well planned and benefits from good natural light and lovely open outlooks. The master bedroom is peacefully positioned to the rear with garden outlooks on both sides. This room benefits from built in storage as well as a freshly presented en-suite shower room. Bedrooms two and three, again both large double rooms, enjoy a wooded, sunny aspect to the front of the property and one of which also benefits from good built in storage. For those that work from home the study provides a peaceful work environment with velux window to the front and could be equally well utilised as an additional bedroom if required. The main family bathroom is well appointed with partially tiled walls and a white suite complete with shower over the bath and a touch of luxury provided by the gold bath taps.
The outside space is a real delight and the perfect haven for children or simply those who enjoy gardening. Extending to approximately half an acre in total the garden grounds boast a lovely woodland backdrop as well as open views over the adjoining countryside. Landscaped with central lawned areas and a selection of established planted beds and borders, there is colour and variety throughout the year. The well positioned summerhouse is a lovely spot to enjoy the evening sunsets and there is plenty of space for vegetable plots or chicken runs if desired. A selection of timber sheds and outhouses provide good external storage.
Garage and Parking
A detached timber garage lies to the side of the property with a gravelled drive provide an expanse of parking, with space for several vehicles as well as caravan or such like if required.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Double glazing.
There has also been solar panels installed to the roof which offer a good annual return and have around eighteen years remaining on the tariff.