Marchlea House, Coldstream

5 Bed House - Townhouse 

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  • 2 public
  • 5 bed
  • 2 bath
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About the property

A superb Georgian townhouse extending over four floors. The interior has been restored and upgrading to excellent effect with some truly unique original features. The former school house is still in situ and sits within the extensive rear gardens – now utilised as a double garage but presenting various opportunities for different uses. Overall an exciting opportunity to purchase a traditional family home in the town, or for those seeking a B&B opportunity.

Marchlea House is a superb example of a Georgian townhouse which offers the proportions and all of the grandeur that you would expect from such a property. Positioned in the centre of town with all local amenities literally on the door step, this B Listed property extends over four floors with beautifully presented accommodation showcasing a number of traditional features as well as some well-considered contemporary design elements. The interior has been restored and upgraded by the present owners to an exacting standard, including a complete rebuild of the top level which now houses an impressive master bedroom suite, complete with dressing room and luxurious bathroom.

Boasting an interesting history, there are some unique features to Marchlea House, not least the former Schoolhouse which is located within the rear garden – now utilised as a double garage and workshop but with potential for a host of different uses – interestingly the tunnel leading from the High Street directly to the former school house is still in use.

The outside space on offer matches that of the interior- sizeable gardens extend to the rear which have been thoughtfully planned and landscaped. The garden room/studio adds another aspect and again could lend itself to various uses. All of this is combined with a driveway and ample private parking as well as outlooks over Home Park at the rear. All in all Marchlea House is likely to appeal to those seeking a sizeable, traditional family home in the town or perhaps those looking for a B&B opportunity with the layout lending itself well.

Location

Coldstream itself is well known as the gateway to Scotland and is set on the banks of the River Tweed with beautiful walks along the riverside and in the nearby Hirsel Country Estate. Local sports include an 18-hole golf course at the Hirsel, tennis courts, horse riding and fishing on the Tweed. It also provides easy access to large variety of walks within the Northumberland National Park and lovely unspoilt beaches on the Berwickshire coast. Coldstream town offers a good primary school and easy access to secondary schools, a variety of shops and is well placed for easy commuting to both Edinburgh and Newcastle via the mainline station at Berwick upon Tweed only 20 minutes away.

Accommodation Summary

Ground Floor -Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Kitchen open to Dining Room. First Floor – Four Double Bedrooms, Bathroom and Cloakroom. Second Floor – Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and Bathroom. Basement – Large Utility/Store Room.

Key Features

•Four Floors Of Restored Accommodation
•Former School House Within Rear Garden (now a double garage)
•Large landscaped Gardens & Private Parking
•Georgian Bay Window in Dining Room and Full Height Arched Window n Drawing Room
•Large Basement Storage
•Private Master Bedroom Suite

Interior

Throughout the interior there is a subtle blend of traditional character together with modern comforts – the truly impressive drawing room features full height arched windows overlooking the garden to the rear as well as sash and case windows to the front – this is combined with modern décor and a recessed multi fuel stove. The kitchen is open plan to the dining area the rear; the kitchen features a range of modern units complete with central island whilst the dining room is dominated by the large bay window to the gardens at the rear. This open plan arrangement is perfect for entertaining or family gatherings – a truly sociable space.

All four bedrooms on the first floor are arranged around a spacious landing with a rear window over the stairs. All rooms are generous double rooms with useful built in storage and are served by the central family bathroom which is very well appointed in addition to a separate cloakroom adjacent to bedroom four.

The top level of accommodation is dedicated entirely to the master bedroom suite; formerly the ‘servants quarters’ this impressive space now boasts a large bedroom with velux windows to the front and rear as well as an original fireplace. The adjoining dressing room has more than enough space for ‘his and hers’ storage whilst the ensuite bathroom offers a real sense of luxury with under floor heating and a free standing bath on a raised plinth. From this level, the front windows allow for rooftop views over the town towards the River Tweed and The Cheviots in the distance.

The basement level benefits from external access directly off the High Street as well as an internal staircase from the ground floor hall. This is great storage space with the main basement room of good proportions and two further smaller store rooms.

Former School House/ Double Garage

An impressive detached brick building located within the rear garden. Having been adapted and currently used as a double garage and workshop with electric vehicular door off the drive. This space could offer many opportunities for alternative uses beyond that of a garage, subject to permissions.

External

A sizeable landscaped garden extends to the rear. Having been well planned and thoughtfully landscaped to provide different sections and points of interest throughout. Ample space for children and/or pets and is fully enclosed with Home Park extending beyond. The garden room/studio is a great space for summer dining enjoying the sun well into the evening. Equally for those looking to work from home this space could easily be adapted to provide a dedicated home office. An internal door connects the garden room with the adjoining double garage.

Measurements

Drawing Room6.73m x 4.36m
Kitchen 4.54m x 3.62m
Dining Room3.76m x 4.83m
Bedroom 3.75m x 404m
Bedroom3.70m x 4.42m
Bedroom3.24m x 3.76m
Bedroom3.46m x 2.65m
Bathroom2.43m x 1.90m
Master Bedroom4.34m x 4.61m
Dressing Room6.54m 2.60m
Bathroom3.65m x 2.55m
Basement6.72m x 3.82m
Double Garage9.06m x 5.46m
Garden Room4.11m x 4.84m

Services

Mains services. Gas central heating. Partial double glazing.

Energy rating

Rating D

Council Tax

Band D

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