4 Bed Cottage - Detached
Offers Over £390,000
CLOSING DATE SET Friday 25th June at noon.
Set in a stunning and exclusive location, this stone-built property has character and charm in abundance; with period features blending with modern flourishes, the property boasts generous public space, four well appointed bedrooms and a truly beautiful backdrop of extensive garden.
Surrounded by stunning countryside and steeped in history, the beautiful Drygrange estate is positioned just outside Melrose and benefits both wonderful outlooks and the chance of an outdoor lifestyle - while remaining centrally placed for excellent links to amenities and the local railway interchange.
Beautifully restored to pay homage to its Victorian roots, period features blend seamlessly with modern touches to provide an enviable family home with spacious and comfortable living accommodation, excellent storage throughout, and four bright double bedrooms. Externally, the plot extends to over half an acre of private garden grounds, and includes excellent outdoor storage, parking and a garage.
A gated entrance opens from the slip road to the northern entrance for Drygrange; where the aptly named redstone lodge sits handsomely, with a neat garden frontage and lawn. The ground floor opens to a useful porch, ideal for coat and boot storage, leading on to a traditionally tiled hallway accessing the reception rooms. A well-appointed lounge sits to the front of the property, tastefully decorated and with a warming feature wood burning stove at its centre. With convenient storage throughout, a study or large storage area sits adjacent to the under stair cupboard, with the neighbouring dining room linking to the rear hall and fitted utility room. A further, more relaxed reception room, also opens from the dining room, with a comfortable and cozy feel and a second wood burning stove. The country kitchen and pantry is positioned to the far end of the property; fully fitted with an excellent range of wall and base units providing plenty of counter and storage space, with streamlined appliances and a rear door opening to the garden.
A carpeted stair extends from the hallway to the shower room positioned on the split landing, with the four double bedrooms and a second shower room all opening from the first floor. Each of the bedrooms enjoy wonderful outlooks and are exceptionally well proportioned and bright rooms. The family shower room has been recently upgraded and hosts a contemporary double walk-in shower, wash hand basin with vanity storage and attractive tiling.
The garden is a fantastic complement to the accommodation and an enviable space for any family or green fingered enthusiast! With an immaculate frontage, a stretch of lawn with sheltering trees and driveway sits opposite the house, with the garage and wood store opening from the front, and a side access extending to a large vegetable garden. A further gated entrance leads to the main section of garden lying to the rear; in complete privacy, the rear garden has been thoughtfully designed to provide all year colour, space for children to enjoy, with the summerhouse and fairy garden, and adults alike, with a second summer cabin, greenhouse, patio under a pergola and seating areas.
Dryrange is a charming estate, formerly the grounds of the mansion house, and set just four miles from Melrose; a beautiful spot sitting high off the banks of the Leader Water as it meets the Tweed, surrounded by sheltering woodlands and rolling country landscape. It is an exclusive hamlet of mostly traditional properties, ideally placed just off the A68 for quick links to further Border towns and access to Edinburgh and beyond. North Lodge, one of a pair of Lodges at either end of the private estate, was originally the Stewards House and enjoys generous grounds with woodland edge gardens and excellent southerly outlooks to Drygrange, with its castellated tower set against a backdrop of the wooded hillside.
The ever popular Melrose retains a traditional market town feel with plenty to do - while still extremely well connected for modern requirement. The area is surrounded by historical landmarks; with Border heavy weights such Sir Walter Scott’s residence and the St Mary’s Abbey just a short walk, with the backdrop of the Eildon hills on one side, and the River Tweed to the other making it quite the idyllic spot.
In addition to stunning local scenery, the well-connected area takes advantage of major road and rail links; sitting just off the A68 and A7 with connections to the recently opened Borders Railway at Tweedbank and Galashiels, as well as a local bus service. Edinburgh is within striking distance, just a swift 40 minute drive for the commuter, with the railway opening up the region for both work and leisure.
Local schooling is available from nursery through to primary, with private schooling at the highly regarded St Mary’s. Melrose is also within the catchment for Earlston High School – a well-considered and popular secondary, achieving excellent academic results with great extracurricular opportunities.
There is no shortage of sporting amenities from golf to tennis, football to rugby, and the town is proudly home to the world famous Melrose Sevens.
Entrance Vestibule, Hallway, Living Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Utility Room, Kitchen. Landing, Four Bedrooms, Two Shower Rooms.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil Fired central heating.
All fitted floor and wall coverings, integral appliances and light fittings, as viewed, are included in the sale price. The gross internal floor space is approx. 144m2.
To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on 01750 724 160 lines open until 10pm, 7 days a week.
Offers are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Property Shop, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, 01573 225999, Fax 01573 229888. 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.
All measurements are approximate and are taken at the widest point. Whilst these particulars have been carefully prepared, no guarantee is given as to their accuracy and they shall not form part of any contract to follow hereon.