West Cottage, Blackadder South Lodges, Duns

3 Bed House - Detached 

Under Offer

Offers Over £360,000

  • 3 public
  • 3 bed
  • 3 bath

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01573 225999


About the property


A charming detached country cottage which occupies a sizeable woodland edge plot extending to around ½ acre. A rural yet accessible location offering country living and convenience

Occupying a private woodland edge plot extending to around 0.5 acre, West Cottage is one of two original lodge houses to the former Blackadder Estate. Lying in a super country location with open views over the surrounding farmland yet situated conveniently close to Duns, Allanton and Whitsome, this property offers a perfect combination of country living and convenience . For those seeking a sizeable garden which offers opportunities for a gardening enthusiast or simply those seeking space for a young family to enjoy, this property has it in abundance. The interior also boasts great proportions not to mention a flexible layout; the garden room extension is a great space which connects directly to the gardens whilst the adjoining country style kitchen is the real hub of the home and offers space for dining as well as family lounging. The current vendors have re-configured the first floor accommodation to make better use of the space and it now provides three spacious double bedrooms (master en-suite) as well as an option for a home office if required and a very smart replacement family bathroom.


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 50 miles away (40 mins on the train) with the main East Coast rail line at Berwick upon Tweed only 9 miles distance. Equally for those that travel south, Newcastle is only 66 miles drive (40 mins on the train).

Whitsome village is approximately 2 miles distant with the ‘Whitsome Ark’ incorporating a post office/ community shop in addition to a community centre hosting a variety of social events and functions. The larger village of Chirnside is around 3 miles away with local primary school, butcher, post office and a variety of other every day amenities, whilst Allanton, the neighbouring village offers a very popular village pub & restaurant.


Travelling from Duns on the A6105 in the direction of Berwick, continue until Chirnside. Once at Chirnside turn right at the Waterloo Arms on to the B6437. Continue on this road, travelling through Allanton until the cross roads. At the cross roads take the right turn on to the B6460, sign posted Greenlaw and continue on this road for 1000m. The South Lodges are on right hand side and West Cottage is the 2nd house, beyond the large wrought iron gates.

NB if using Satnav the postcode will incorrectly direct you to a farm several miles from the property. For more accurate directions please use What3Words ///bluntly.scooters.bubbles


•Great opportunity for country living
•Gardens of approx. 0.5 acre
•Conveniently close to neighbouring villages & towns
•Flexible & upgraded interior
•Perfect family Home

Accommodation Summary

Entrance Vestibule, Reception Hall, Lounge, Family Dining Kitchen, Garden Room, Wet Room, Utility Room, Three Double Bedrooms (Master with En-suite), Home Office/Dressing Room and Family Bathroom


Offering a degree of flexibility particularly on the ground floor which gives the option of three public rooms. The formal lounge has been beautifully upgraded to include tasteful décor, the installation of a wood burning stove and high quality hard wood flooring which continues throughout the reception hall also. The triple windows to the front ensure plenty of light and an aspect over the woodland opposite. For more informal family gatherings, the country style kitchen is a super space with outlooks over the surrounding garden grounds, being fitted with a good range of units and offering ample room for dining as well as informal lounging. Double doors connect directly to the adjoining garden room which also has access from the front entrance vestibule. This is a great space which will easily accommodate a sizeable dining table, or could be used alternatively as an additional lounge/family area – double doors open directly to the gardens giving a lovely connection. Usefully on the ground floor there is also a well-appointed wet room and a rear utility/boot room with good storage and plumbing etc for washing machine and tumble drier.

The upper floor hosts three spacious double bedrooms; the main room boasts dual aspect windows and lovely open outlooks to the west; it provides a great selection of built in storage as well as a freshly presented en-suite shower room. Bedrooms two and three lie to the south side of the property – both lovely light rooms, one of which benefits from an adjoining dressing room or home office if preferred. The recently refitted family bathroom is very smart with water proof boarded walls and tiled flooring plus a three piece suite with shower over the bath. Good storage options are also provided on the landing which in itself is a very useable space.


Extending to approximately 0.5 acre the gardens are lovingly tended and nicely established with complete levels of privacy. Incorporating large sections of lawn with a range of mature beds and borders which offer colour and interest throughout the year. For those in search of their ‘good life’ there is more than enough room for growing vegetables or keeping chickens etc. A paved seating area is well placed to enjoy the summer sun well into the evening whilst the gated driveway provides ample parking for a number of vehicles including a motorhome or such like if desired. The gardens are fully enclosed and secure with a gate towards the rear which allows direct access to the lovely countryside walks.

The detached garage has a lean to log store to the side.


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Double glazing.

There have also been solar panels installed to the roof which offer a good annual return and have around eighteen years remaining on the tariff.

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 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 £360,000 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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