Smiddy Cottage, Paxton North Mains, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

2 Bed Cottage - Detached 

Under Offer

Offers Over £335,000

  • 3 public
  • 2 bed
  • 3 bath

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01573 225999


About the property

A superbly unique 150 year old former Smiddy with well-considered modern extensions featuring a sustainable Sedum roof- idyllically positioned and occupying a sizeable plot.

Idyllically positioned in the heartland of Berwickshire countryside yet on the periphery of the popular village of Paxton with its well-regarded village pub/restaurant and infamous Paxton House visitor attraction. Berwick Upon Tweed is only a few miles distant and offers great travel links to both the North and South by road and rail. A perfect spot for those in search of semi rural whilst still retaining good connections.

Smiddy Cottage is a fabulously unique property; the original part of the building dates back 150 years and was a former working smiddy whilst the extremely well considered modern extensions add an interesting dimension to the property and work superbly well with the more traditional aspects. Unusually some of the extensions have been constructed using a sustainable Sedum roof which is a living wildlife roof – great for the environment as well as an intriguing feature of the building.

Occupying a sizeable plot with grounds extending on all sides this is a great opportunity for those seeking a large garden with lots of scope for a gardening enthusiast or a great environment for a young family.


The charming village of Paxton is situated off the B6460, some seven miles from Berwick upon Tweed, where a wide range of shopping, educational and sporting facilities are available with the addition of excellent road and rail links and the A1 enabling easy commuting to Edinburgh. Ideally located for the Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast with its cliff walks, beaches and attractive coastal villages. Paxton is also home toe Paxton House and grounds which lies with lovely walks along the Tweed and through the Estate Grounds.


•Superbly unique property
•Great Combination of Old Meets New
•Large Gardens
•Edge of Village Location
•Easy Reach of Berwick
•Flexible & Adaptable Interior

Accommodation Summary

Family Dining Kitchen, Reading/Garden Room, Studio/Bedroom, Two Double Bedrooms, Bathroom, Upper Sitting Room/Family Room and Shower Room.


The main living accommodation centres around an impressive family dining kitchen which features double doors and full height windows to the gardens. Not only does this give a lovely outlook but also great levels of natural light as does the high ceilings and additional roof lights. Fitted with a good range of modern high gloss units including a central island this room offers plenty of space for dining and informal lounging. A very useful utility area which is finished in similar style extends off. From the kitchen steps lead up to the reading room with further patio doors to the garden and door to the adjoining studio which lies towards the rear with lovely garden outlooks and offers opportunities as a home office if preferred. A straightforward conversion would also allow this room to become a sizable third bedroom with direct access out to the garden and the smart veranda that flows around the extension on two sides. The lounge is a beautiful room with full height vaulted style ceiling and exposed beams. Featuring windows on two sides including a high level window this room is light and airy with a great feeling of space. The free standing log burning stove creates a lovely feature. The hallway connects the modern extension and the traditional stone-built smiddy, with the original entrance dooway now providing access to the private gravel garden to the front. A window to the side of the glazed doorway helps bathe the space with natural light, while the exposed wooden staircase leads to the upper floor with mezzanine landing. Both bedrooms are restful double rooms; the main room with dual aspect windows and extensive built in storage whilst bedroom two overlooks the rear garden and also benefits from integral wardrobes. Finally on the ground floor, the main family bathroom is very well appointed with a modern white four piece suite and fully tiled walls.

The upper floor hosts a lovely family/sitting room with velux windows on two sides and a log burning stove which creates a cosy homely feel. Usefully there is also an adjoining freshly presented shower room on this level.


Smiddy Cottage sits peacefully within a large naturalistic garden, which has been expertly designed to create various areas of interest for people and also wildlife to enjoy.

Double timber gates open to a gravel driveway, providing off-road parking for several cars, while, to the side, a large central lawn is surrounded with generous herbaceous borders, which provide a private, family area to enjoy. Gravel pathways lead from the driveway to the main entrance, connected to a sheltered patio area by the kitchen patio doors, which allow for convenient, emmersive alfresco dining. To the side of the entrance is a futher private area, which currently is home to a hot tub and seating area. The garden continues to the far side of the house, with a lawn tapering between two further mature borders, before extending through to a wild flower meadow area. A gravel garden sits to the front of the original smiddy with a high beech hedge proving a quiet space to relax.


Mains water and electricity. LPG Central Heating. Private drainage

Council Tax

Band D

Energy Efficiency

Rating E

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 £335,000 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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