Berrywell House, DunsHastings Legal
4 Bed House - Detached
Offers Over £495,000
Berrywell House is an exceptional example of classic Georgian architecture; this detached B listed property occupies a secluded woodland edge position on the edge of town with fabulous open views to the south taking in The Cheviots in the distance. The property has an interesting history, believed to have been visited by Robert Burns during his tour of The Borders and then further extended in the Victorian era hence the ‘east wing’ which features large bay windows on the ground and first floors. In addition and as you would expect, Berrywell House boasts many period features including high ceilings, cornicing, ornate fireplaces and the original servants quarters. The interior has been renovated in recent years to provide a lovely blend of traditional features with contemporary styling including modern kitchen and bathroom fittings. The interior layout is such that the property is perfectly suited to those seeking a substantial family home with plenty of space on offer, but equally well suited for use as a B&B with all bedrooms benefitting from en-suite facilities. Externally the tree-lined drive creates a real sense of grandeur and leads to the private garden grounds which incorporate a neat lawned area, original detached stable block with hayloft and double garage/workshop.
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 45 miles away with the main East Coast rail line at Berwick upon Tweed some 15 miles distant
Entrance Vestibule, Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Lounge/Family Room, Dining Kitchen, Rear Entrance/Office Area, Rear Hall, Utility and Store Room, Annex with Ground Floor Office and Upper Floor Studio/Bedroom, Cloakroom, Four Double Bedrooms all with En-Suite Facilities, Family Shower Room and Three Large Attic Rooms.
•Fabulous Georgian Architecture
•Sizeable Family Home/B&B Opportunities
•Many Period Features Married with Contemporary Styling
•Original Stable Block with Hayloft Over
The traditional canopied entrance opens into a vestibule with chequered tiled flooring and internal glazed door into the main entrance hall. The sweeping staircase to the rear extends to the upper floor with a floor to ceiling window at the mid-way point which ensures plenty of natural light into the hall. A door to the rear gives access to the basement and a small cloakroom provides a useful facility. The drawing room which is positioned to the front boasts windows on two sides including a floor to ceiling window to the south. Flooded with natural light and with views over the grounds, this elegant room boasts generous proportions and an open coal fire. On the far side of the entrance hall, the dining room also enjoys a similar open aspect to the front, original feature fireplace and built in storage. Ideal for social gathering and entertaining with plenty of room for dining. A small hallway leads to a rear entrance which could easily be utilised as a home computer area if required with plenty of space and useful built in storage. From here there is access to the ‘east wing’ which on the ground floor incorporates a super lounge/family room boasting the large south facing bay windows; this is a lovely cosy space, perfect for family gatherings. Overlooking the grounds to the rear the kitchen is a substantial room with plenty of space for every day dining and having been refitted with an excellent range of contemporary units. The rear hall off leads to the useful utility room and store room with a further external door from the hallway allowing access directly from the rear gardens. The double storey annex offers flexibility with the rooms lending themselves to different uses; leading off the utility room the ground floor space would be an ideal teenagers den or perhaps a dedicated home office which is nicely separate from the main living quarters. The timber staircase leads to the upper floor with dormer window to the south side and lovely open outlooks, an ideal space perhaps as a studio or similar.
The upper landing is a lovely bright space benefitting from the large window over the staircase at the rear. The master bedroom is accessed via a small inner hallway off the landing and as such is nicely private from the other rooms. Positioned within the east wing, the master bedroom boasts lovely views to the south thanks the large bay window and also features a very stylish en-suite bathroom, complete with tiled wall and flooring as well as a four piece suite incorporating a bath and separate shower. Bedroom four is similar in that it is also accessed via a small inner hallway off the landing; again a well-proportioned double room with adjoining private bathroom. Both bedrooms two and three are flooded with natural light thanks to the large south facing windows to the front of the property; bedroom two also features a window to the west and a beautiful marble fireplace. Again both of these rooms benefit from en-suite bathroom facilities. In addition there is also a freshly presented family shower room off the main landing.
A secondary staircase leads off the first floor landing to what would have been the original maids accommodation. This floor comprises three large rooms with velux and dormer windows to the south side and built in storage.
A door from the main hallway opens onto a stone staircase extending down to the basement. The basement has light and benefits from two large rooms with further cold store/wine cellar.
Drawing Room 6.27m x 5.18m
Dining Room 3.88m x 5.45m
Lounge/Family Room4.95m x 5.35m
Kitchen 5.18m x 5.00m
Rear Entrance 3.30m x 3.93m
Utility 3.38m x 2.36m
Ground Floor Annex3.30m x 4.90m
Upper Floor Annex2.43m x 4.52m
Bedroom One 5.00m x 5.41m
En-suite Bathroom3.44m x 2.54m
Bedroom Two 4.16m x 5.47m
En-Suite Bathroom3.83m x 2.33m
Bedroom Three 3.98m x 5.17m
En-Suite Bathroom3.83m x 2.51m
Bedroom Four 3.52m x 5.26m
En-Suite Bathroom2.38m x 2.33m
Attic Room One 5.14m x 4.55m
Attic Room Two 3.85m x 4.29m
Attic Room Three 4.45m x 3.82m
Basement Room One5.28m x 3.22m
Basement Room Two5.37m x 4.67m
Basement Room Three5.05m x 2.38m
The garden grounds are beautifully landscaped with the main area extending to the rear of the property with a woodland backdrop. The gardens incorporate neat lawned areas as well as an expanse of private parking both to the front and rear. In addition to the rear is the original detached stone built stable block which still boasts the original cobbled floor and with the original stable partitions still in situ. The hayloft over could be utilised to provide additional storage. The detached garage is accessed off the rear drive and provides a very useful garage with sliding timber doors; an internal partition has allowed for part of the garage to be utilised as a very useful workshop with upper floor storage. The ‘in out’ tree lined driveway allows vehicular access both to the front and rear of the property.
Adjacent to Berrywell House is the former Gardeners Cottage. The cottage is rented on a long term basis but for those interested, there Is the option to purchase the cottage (with current tenant) by way of separate negotiation.
There may also be the option to purchase some additional land to the East of Berrywell House, again by separate negotiation.
Mains water, gas and drainage. Gas central heating. Replacement double glazing throughout the majority of the property