Kintra Ha Gifford Road, Longformacus, Duns

4 Bed Bungalow - Detached 

Under Offer

Offers Over £375,000

  • 3 public
  • 4 bed
  • 3 bath

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01573 225999


About the property

A unique & unassuming former school which occupies a sizeable, woodland edge plot towards the edge of this thriving rural village – A great ‘escape to the country’ opportunity’

For those seeking to escape to the country, Kintra Ha offers the peace and tranquillity of country living whilst also lying within convenient reach of Berwickshire’s county town of Duns where all amenities including schooling can be found. Edinburgh is around an hour’s drive away and therefore well positioned for those looking for a country location that is commutable to the city.

The property is a former school which served the village and surrounding farms from the 1960’s and was latterly converted into a fabulous family home in the 1990’s; as you would expect there are many lovely features that are synonymous of a school building such as the high ceilings and elongated windows. The property also occupies a sizable and very private plot with garden ground extending on all sides of the building; the woodland edge creates a lovely backdrop and there is more than enough room for those who are keen gardeners, wish to grown their own or perhaps keep chickens as the current owners do.

The layout of the accommodation has been well considered with the principal living areas located to the rear of the bungalow with lovely outlooks over the grounds. The bedrooms are positioned towards the front of the property which gives good separation between them and the living quarters.

Kintra Ha is a versatile property and caters perfectly for the current vendors and their mix of family life and working from home thanks to its adaptable rooms and flexible layout. It also boasts good energy credentials with solar panels installed on the south facing elevation as well as an upgraded heating system operated by a ground source heat pump.


Longformacus lies in the heart of The Lammermuir Hills, seven miles north of Duns, some 45 minutes drive from Edinburgh and 25 minutes to Haddington. The ascent into the Lammermuir Hills takes you into a different world with breathtaking country views and a lovely quiet drive over the Lammermuirs. Duns is a thriving County Town and includes an 18 hole golf course, swimming pool, shops and both Primary and Secondary schooling. Longformacus is ideally located for those interested in country pursuits with hill walking and fishing on your doorstop. There is a real sense of community within the village of Longformacus with the village hall in regular use for various activities and events. Sailing lessons are some of the activities available, to name but a few in the area. Generous amounts are available from the windmill trusts to support local projects.


•Former school building occupying a sizeable and private plot
•Flexible, adaptable interior
•Good energy credentials
•Active rural village with a great sense of community
•Great family home with working from home options also
• Broadband 1GB Fibre To Home

Accommodation List

Entrance Vestibule, Hall, Lounge, Conservatory, Dining Room, Home Office, Kitchen, Utility Room, Four Bedrooms (Master With Dressing Room and En-suite), Family Bathroom plus Cloakroom. Detached Garage and Adjoining Workshop.


As mentioned, the living accommodation lies predominantly towards the rear of the property. The lounge which features high ceilings, large windows and a log burning stove overlooks the garden grounds and woodland to the side and connects directly to the dining room and conservatory. The dining room is currently utilised as a yoga studio, therefore as you may expect it boasts good proportions and lots of natural light which creates a lovely peaceful ambience - also with outlooks over the gardens and a door plus serving hatch from the kitchen. The well-appointed kitchen offers a good level of storage and is fitted with a range of modern shaker style units which complement the more traditional aspects of the property perfectly. The adjoining utility room is a useful facility with further storage and external door to the gardens. At the rear, the conservatory is a great additional space and has been designed to make the most of the outlooks over the garden beyond. Its well-proportioned with more than enough room for sofas etc if desired and connects to the external decked terrace. Offering a quiet work environment for those based from home, the office overlooks the rear garden and is an ideal work space, but could be equally well utilised as a play room/snug or perhaps additional bedroom if required.

The main hallway which has been laid with lovely hard wood flooring leads to the bedroom accommodation towards the front. The master suite is impressive and comprises a large double room, excellent dressing room and very smart en-suite bathroom which has been refitted in recent years to incorporate a corner bath with shower over as well as fully tiled walls and flooring. Bedroom two enjoys a peaceful aspect over the side garden whilst bedrooms three and four have been created from partitioning what was previously one larger room to meet the needs the of the current vendors, however these rooms could easily be opened back up into one if preferred. Bedrooms two, three and four are served by the well-appointed family bathroom with shower over the bath in addition to the separate cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.


Extending around the bungalow on all sides the gardens are believed to extend to approx. 0.75 acre. They enjoy a lovely woodland backdrop and the main area to the rear is mainly laid to lawn with established borders and currently houses chickens and ducks. The area towards the front of the property is planted with established herbaceous beds.

Garage & Workshop

The private gated drive provides ample parking with space also for a motorhome or such like if required. The detached garage has an up and over vehicular door and storage within the attic. The adjoining workshop is a great space with the benefit of light and power.


Mains water, electricity and drainage. Photo voltaic cells on roof. Central heating via air source heat pump. Broadband 1GB Fibre To Home.

Council Tax

Band G

Energy Rating

Rating C

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

Offers over **** 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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