Bonaly Cottage, Horndean

3 Bed House - Detached 

Under Offer

Offers Over £299,000

  • 3public
  • 3 bed
  • 1 bath

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01573 225999

About the property

A wonderfully charming period cottage set in this popular and rarely available hamlet in the heart of Berwickshire countryside close to the Scottish/English River Tweed crossing

Horndean is a quaint traditional hamlet; well established with properties here rarely coming to the market. The River Tweed which marks the Scottish/English border lies within only a couple of miles and local villages include Swinton, Whitsome and Norham. Bonaly Cottage is a wonderful period home offering a wealth of traditional features and rustic cottage charm, The detached building occupies a lovely plot with cottage style walled garden to the front and a large south facing garden at the rear plus an area of private parking. The enchanting interior certainly does not disappoint with exposed ceiling beams, feature fireplaces and slate flooring throughout the ground floor, all of which add to the character of this wonderfully warm and welcoming home. Having been running most recently as a successful holiday let there is certainly an exciting opportunity for those seeking a similar venture; that said this property is perfectly suited to those seeking a home in the country which still retains easy links to local towns and villages plus good commuter links to Edinburgh and The South


Horndean is traditional Berwickshire hamlet approximately eight miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed off the B6461 Berwick – Kelso road. Local shops are available over the Border crossing at Norham while Swinton lies some six miles distant and includes a Hotel Restaurant, Primary School and Church. There are good transport links in the area with connections on to the A1 trunk road from Berwick which affords a comfortable drive to Edinburgh or Newcastle. The East Coast Rail-line offers regular connections North and South with Stations at both Berwick and Reston – both which easy reach of Horndean.


•Detached period home
•Lots of cottage charm and character
•Lovely gardens
•Private parking
•Excellent home in the country
•Easy access to local villages
•Good commuter links in the area

Accommodation Summary

Entrance Hall, Lounge, Conservatory, Dining Kitchen, Utility, Bathroom and Three Bedrooms


The welcoming entrance hall features the turned, exposed wooden staircase to the upper floor, good built in storage and the traditional slate floor which continues throughout the ground floor. With a sweet aspect over the walled garden to the front, the lounge is a homely room with exposed ceiling beams, traditional timber wall panelling and the original open coal fire. Offering good proportions this room also connects directly to the conservatory and in turn, the rear garden. The conservatory is a lovely addition to the cottage having been added to the south facing rear elevation; a lovely sunny spot from which to enjoy the large private gardens beyond. To the far end of the cottage lies the rustic kitchen, perfectly in-keeping with the period nature of the property. Again offering good proportions with more than enough room for dining and entertaining. A front window complete with window set overlooks the gardens, an excellent range of timber units provide good storage whilst the feature fireplace really commands your attention and houses a cozy log burning stove. A useful utility area lies off the kitchen with small window to the rear and provision for washing machine, fridge freezer, etc. Finally on the ground floor lies the very well-appointed bathroom, complete with a bath and separate free standing, mains powered shower plus tiling to dado height and a deep silled rear window.
The turned timber staircase with velux over extends to a lovely landing space with front facing window. To either end of the landing lie two generous double bedrooms; both feature traditional stone dormer windows overlooking the walled garden and original fireplaces. The third bedroom lies off the landing to the rear of the cottage with south facing velux window; a restful single room, nursery or home office if preferred.


The charming cottage style walled garden to the front really sets the tone for the rest of the property. A lovely space, well-tended with neat lawn and pebbled seating area. The main area of grounds extends to the rear which is south facing so catches the sun for much of the day; again beautifully kept with a large paved terrace accessed off the conservatory with a couple of steps then leading to a lawned section with established planted beds and borders and fenced surround. The high levels of privacy within this area make it an ideal environment for family or those who enjoy spending their time outdoors. To the side there is a secure log and bin store plus gated access leading to/from the gravelled parking area beyond which has space for three vehicles.


Mains water and electric. Private drainage. Double glazing. Oil central heating

Council Tax

Band C

Energy Efficiency

Rating F

Additional Information

All carpets, floor coverings, light fittings, window blinds and kitchen appliances will be included in the sale.


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Viewing & Home Report

A virtual tour is available on Hastings Legal web and YouTube channel - please view this before booking a viewing in person. The Home Report can be downloaded from our website or requested by email

Alternatively or to register your interest or request further information, call 01573 225999 - lines open 7 days a week including evenings, weekends and public holidays.

Price & Marketing Policy

Offers over £299,000 are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Property Shop, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, 01573 225999, Fax 01573 229888 Email - The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide the Selling Agents with advice on the source of funds with suitable confirmation of their ability to finance the purchase.


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