Wellnage Cottage, Station Road, Duns

3 Bed House - Detached 

Under Offer

Offers Over £380,000

  • 2 public
  • 3 bed
  • 2 bath

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01573 225999

About the property

An exceptionally charming and quirky detached property, beautifully tucked away via a private drive and surrounded by its own fabulous gardens – all just a stone’s throw away from Duns town centre.


Dating from the mid nineteenth century, Wellnage Cottage is an exceptionally charming and unusual detached B Listed property. The cottage is accessed via a private drive which leads only to Wellnage Cottage and the neighbouring mansion house; having originally served as the gardeners cottage and offering a wealth of intriguing features such as the impressive stone bell tower and original courtyard with arched door. Having implemented a programme of upgrading and renovation, the current vendors have enhanced the property to great effect with lots of care and attention to complete the works sympathetically and in keeping with the traditional nature of the cottage. The interior now offers an extremely adaptable layout with a particularly impressive master bedroom suite – complete with external door and steps connecting directly to the gardens. The outside space has been beautifully landscaped to make the very most of the private position and the courtyard currently provides an expanse of parking with access to the double garage. There are a number of outhouses which currently provide great storage but could offer opportunities for further development if required.

For those buyers seeking a completely unique and characterful property whilst retaining the convenience of a town centre location, Wellnage Cottage offers this rare and hard to find combination beautifully.

Location & Directions

Duns has good educational and recreational facilities including primary and secondary schools, swimming pool, tennis courts, 18 hole golf course, library, various speciality shops and walks and nature reserve within the grounds of Duns Castle and is home to the classical Edwardian Mansion at Manderston. Edinburgh is 45 miles away with the main East Coast rail line at Berwick upon Tweed some 15 miles distant.

From the roundabout at Aitchison’s car garage, take ‘Station Road’ which is signposted for ‘Coldstream’. Upon entering Station Road continue a short distance before turning left onto the private stone pillared drive for Wellnage Cottage.


•Beautifully Unique Traditional Cottage
•Lovely Period Features
•Sympathetically Upgraded and Improved
•Impressive Master Bedroom Suite
•Original Courtyard with Arched Vehicular Door
•Wonderfully Private Gardens
•Secluded Yet Central Position

Accommodation Summary

Entrance Hall, Lounge, Kitchen, Dining Room, Home Office/Ground Floor Bedroom, Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Area and En-Suite Bathroom, Two Further Double Bedrooms and Bathroom. Courtyard and Double Garage. Selection of Outhouses. Cottage Style Landscaped Gardens


The interior of the property enjoys plenty of natural light with the sash and case windows in each room enjoying outlooks over different areas of the gardens; the lounge overlooks the cottage style front garden and entrance path. This charming room has a lovely rustic feel with latched doors and feature fireplace housing a log burning stove. A rear hall from the lounge extends to the kitchen which connects to a sun trap patio within the rear gardens – the ideal spot for breakfast. Fitted with a good range of shaker style units and with windows over the gardens on two sides. A secondary staircase extends from the rear hall and gives access to bedrooms two and three plus their private bathroom, Both bedrooms are wonderfully bright and airy double rooms with large dormer windows overlooking the front gardens. These rooms are served by a very smartly fitted bathroom which offers a four piece suite including a free standing bath and separate shower cubicle.

The dining room extends to the front of the cottage; a wonderful space for entertaining and with an established garden aspect to the front. Beyond the dining room is a central hall with door to the home office/ground floor bedroom. This is a wonderfully versatile room, currently used as an office/hobby room but with potential for those requiring a ground floor bedroom. A glazed door with glazed side panels opens directly to the impressive courtyard beyond.

The main staircase extends from the central hall to the impressive master bedroom suite which occupies the entire first floor within this section of the cottage. Excellent storage is provided for off the landing. The bedroom itself boasts generous proportions and lots of charm including the original exposed floor boards and low level window in the original hay loft hatch, overlooking the courtyard below. This room has been well designed to incorporate clever areas of concealed storage/dressing areas and a luxurious en-suite bathroom which features exposed stone work and a very stylish white suite with roll top bath and large floor level shower cubicle. An external door from the rear of the bedroom opens to steps which lead down to the private gardens– a really lovely feature.


The impressive original courtyard lies to the rear of the property with arched door and beautiful stone work. This is a great space and currently provides an expanse of parking. A covered section of the courtyard is ideal for external storage. Within the courtyard there is access to the double garage which also has ample room for a workshop area– served with light and power. A range of outhouses extend off the courtyard, one of which has been converted to provide a laundry room/utility and the others providing storage but also with scope for further development. The lovingly landscaped gardens extend around the cottage on all sides; the area to the rear has been designed to catch the sun throughout the day with a lovely paved patio and well stocked beds and borders plus vegetable plots and greenhouse. Further outhouses are accessed from this section of garden as is the external door from the master bedroom. Steps then lead down the suntrap rear courtyard which also has a door off the kitchen – this area is bathed in early morning sun. An area to the side of the cottage is currently used to keep chickens and ducks. A large area of garden extends to the front, the main section of which is a lovely cottage style garden with established plantings and plenty of colour plus secluded seating area. The grounds extend to the bottom of the access drive with this area currently providing a wildlife section.


Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas central heating. Electric car charging point

Council Tax

Band C

Energy Efficiency

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 www.hastingslegal.co.uk or requested by email enq@hastingslegal.co.uk

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 £380,000 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 - Enq@hastingslegal.co.uk. 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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