The School House ,Chirnside, Duns

3 Bed House - Detached 

Under Offer

Offers Over £385,000

  • 2 public
  • 3 bed
  • 3 bath

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01573 225999


About the property


A superbly elegant former School House which sits privately within its large south facing grounds commanding elevated outlooks to The Cheviots

Remarkably well tucked away yet positioned within the centre of this popular and established village which offers a great range of day to day amenities including the local primary school, all of which are within walking distance. The School House is a fabulous example of a detached sandstone property; remarkably handsome and offering generous proportions internally and externally. Elegantly positioned to overlook the extensive garden grounds, the property commands a south facing aspect with elevated views to The Cheviots in the distance. Having been upgraded and improved upon by the current owners, much of the original charm has been restored and married seamlessly with some more modern design influences to offer the very best of both. The addition of the large utility room/boot room to the rear with adjoining cloakroom has been well considered and offers a much needed facility for modern family life. The interior boasts many features one would expect from such a property including bay windows, high ceilings, cornicing and feature fireplaces. Flooded with light throughout, the internal layout offers a degree of flexibility and has been altered to create an upstairs bathroom as well as a separate shower room – perfect for families or visiting guests.

For those keen on gardening the outside space is a haven! The extensive grounds extend around the building but the main section extends to the south side; fantastically well tended and thoughtfully landscaped to incorporate large areas of lawn, vegetable plots, fruit garden, pond, wildlife sections and strategically placed seating areas and patios. Enjoying great levels of privacy and offering complete security, not only do the gardens offer a chance at the ‘good life’ but they also provide a fabulous environment for children to enjoy. If that wasn’t enough there is an expanse of private parking accessed via the private gated drive as well as a range of outbuildings including a fully insulated timber workshop as well as two stone built outhouses which adjoin the property and could offer renovation/conversion potential.


Local shopping, primary and nursery schooling is available at Chirnside with the main shops and the east coast rail connection some 12 miles away at Berwick upon Tweed. The county town of Duns is five miles west with its recently built state of the art secondary school whilst Edinburgh is approx 50 miles and one hour by car via the A1. The area is famous for country pursuits with fishing on the nearby Whiteadder Water and the famous River Tweed and provides ideal walking and horse country in the Cheviot and Lammermuir hills.


•Central Village Position
•Fabulously tucked away
•Private south facing aspect
•Charming Interior
•Bay windows
•Extensive gardens
•Ample parking
•Solar panels
•Range of outbuildings

Accommodation Summary

Entrance Vestibule, Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Large Utility Room/Boot Room, Cloakroom, Three Double Bedrooms, Home Office/Nursery, Bathroom and Shower Room


The entrance vestibule sets the tone immediately with its beautifully tiled floor and feature stained glass door and full height panels. Opening to either side of the hall is the lounge and dining room. Both feature lovely south facing bay windows which overlook the extensive gardens beyond. The lounge has a lovely focal point provided by the log burning stove which sits in a stone fireplace as well as a built in shelved cupboard whilst the dining room has a sense of grandeur and provides the perfect space for entertaining. Towards the rear of the property is kitchen which has fabulously high ceilings and a window over the rear garden. Fitted with a great range of modern grey units with built in oven and hob. The opening of a formal fireplace provides an unusual feature whilst the room provides space for informal/every day dining. The rear extension is a worthy addition; the timber clad utility room boasts generous proportions and a practical tiled floor; ample room for appliances, boot storage etc. The adjoining cloakroom has provided a very useful ground floor facility; with fully tiled walls and flooring and a white WC and wash hand basin.

The wonderful turned staircase features cast iron spindles and a large window to the rear which floods the landing with natural lights. Off the landing lie three generous double bedrooms; the two rooms to the front command superb views over the gardens and beyond to The Cheviots whilst bedroom three enjoys a peaceful aspect to the side. The home office, also to the front, offers a perfect work environment with ample room for desk etc but could also offer opportunities as a nursery, dressing room or such like. Usefully the upper floor hosts both a bathroom and separate shower room; both fitted in contemporary style with white suites and wall tiles.


The private gated driveway extends to the side of the property and offers an expanse of parking. From here there is access to the rear garden complete with garden pond and a timber, fully insulated workshop which could easily convert to a dedicated home office if preferred. Usefully a gate within the rear wall boundary allows direct access to the centre of the village with the post office and convenience store next door. Adjoining the side of The School House are two stone built outhouses, currently used as storage and a bar/entertaining space, they could offer conversion potential (subject to consents). The main area of garden is most impressive and extends to the south (front) of the property. The paved patio with pergola which extends lies along the front of the house offers the perfect seating area which commands outlooks over the rest of the gardens. Incorporating lots of different elements the gardens offers something for everyone from large areas of lawn, established beds and borders ensuring colour and interest all year round, wildlife areas, productive veg and fruit gardens not to mention the ‘hidden’ garden at the bottom which is wonderfully sheltered and private – mainly lawn and with a lovely summerhouse quietly positioned under the trees in one corner.


Mains water, electricity and drainage. Double glazing. Oil central heating. Solar panels have been installed to the south elevation and offer a healthy annual return.


The entrance on to The School House’s private drive lies immediately to the south of the Southview Evangelical Church in the centre of the village.

Council Tax

Band E

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

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Price & Marketing Policy

Offers over £385,000 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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