3 Bed House - Detached
Offers Over £400,000
A charming detached stone-built property, brimming with character, and set within the countryside village of Stichill just three miles from Kelso. The Smithy House has been fully renovated and extended by the current owners to provide a successful blend of period features – incorporating the wonderful outdoor space and peaceful rural position, with a contemporary and artsy flair, catering ably for the modern requirement of family life and a homeworking setting.
Set quietly to the edge of the village, a cottage style garden frontage frames the property, with a generous gravelled drive opening to the side. The ground floor provides comfortable and spacious living accommodation; beautifully finished throughout with period elements creating a character feel, balancing with modern touches and fittings. The dining kitchen enjoys a lovely dual aspect, with the natural light complementing the exposed beams and tiled flooring, with a multi fuel stove providing a warming feature to the dining area. Across the hall, the family bathroom is contemporary and fully fitted, with the lounge sitting to the front of the property, a welcoming and relaxed space, with original stripped flooring and a centrepiece fireplace. A connecting door opens to the study, with window overlooking the rear garden, leading on to the rear hall and opening to the Smiddy extension. With the well considered addition of a ground floor double bedroom with neighbouring shower room and a useful utility room, the main extension is home to the studio-music room – an incredible bright and spacious public room with enviable outlooks over the garden, ideal for those requiring further entertaining or hobby space. Upstairs, two further double bedrooms are well appointed and benefit in-built storage space.
The garden is a fantastic flourish to the property; with access from both the kitchen and the studio, the garden enjoys excellent privacy being fully enclosed with an abundance of sheltering trees and greenery. With paved patio seating areas, neat pathways wind down the garden, with bountiful borders popping with colour and texture, further seating areas to enjoy spots and different viewpoints, with a pond, large lawn, kitchen garden, greenhouse and stone byre, there’s plenty of outdoor space for all ages and abilities to enjoy!
Stichill is a quintessential and particularly picturesque countryside village; sitting just three miles north-west of Kelso, the area is known for its rolling landscape, peaceful setting and beauty spots, including the magical Stichill Linn Waterfall and unspoiled walks along the river side and woodlands.
Nearby Kelso is regarded as one of the most attractive and unspoiled towns in the Borders, and is hugely popular for families and retirees alike with its excellent range of amenities and facilities. Popular amongst tourists and visitors, notable architectural features include the 12th Century Abbey, the Flemish style cobbled square, Floors Castle and the old bridge across the Tweed. The town has modern and well regarded educational facilities, with wide and varied sporting facilities and many quality shops. The local area has much to offer those interested in country pursuits with fishing on the Tweed and is an increasingly sought after location within the Borders.
Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Kitchen, Study, Bathroom, Studio in Former Byre, Utility Room, Bedroom One and Shower Room on Ground Floor. First Floor Hosts Two Double Bedrooms.
•Country Charm & Peaceful Position
•Studio – Music Room Overlooking Garden
•Stunning Mature Gardens
•Well Placed For Amenities
Mains electricity, water, drainage, oil fired central heating serviced by Worcester Heatslave, LPG to gas hob.
All fitted floor coverings, blinds, curtain poles and integrated appliances are included in the sale price.
The internal floor area is 202m2.
To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on 01573-225999-lines open 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.