This beautifully presented, three-bedroom, family home is situated in the pretty village of Allanton in the heart of the Berwickshire countryside. In walk-in condition and decorated to contemporary tastes, this deceptively spacious property is warm and welcoming. The ground floor comprises of entrance porch, hallway, south-facing sitting room and dining room, an excellent kitchen, utility/shower room and master bedroom. On the first floor are two great sized bedrooms and a smart family bathroom. There is oil-fired central heating and double glazing throughout. To the front, there is off-road parking for two vehicles. To the rear, a lovely enclosed and well-tended garden overlooks open countryside to the south. 3 Blackadder Drive is a wonderful prospect for those seeking a family home in a quiet village location.
Allanton lies in the Berwickshire countryside and is largely set within a Conservation Area, having once been the estate village to Blackadder House. Most of the buildings date from the 18th and 19th centuries and enjoy a distinctive, characteristic style of architecture. The remains of Blackadder House can be reached by footpath near to the property. Riverside walks can be found where the Blackadder and Whiteadder Waters meet below the village, which also has the benefit of a pub/restaurant, a community hall and a children’s playground. Allanton is well placed for access to local towns and to the A1 trunk road, some ten miles away at Berwick Upon Tweed, providing easy access to both Edinburgh and Newcastle, by road and rail. The market town of Duns lies just six miles to the east.
Entrance Vestibule 1.64m x 1.16m
Entered from the front of the property via the UPVC double glazed door with glazed side panel. Flush ceiling light fitting. Ceramic tiles to floor. An attractive, stripped pine, half glazed door leads into the inner hallway.
Hall 3.09m x 1.83m
The welcoming hallway provides a central focus to the house from which all the remaining rooms are accessed. Carpeted stairs with pine balustrade lead to the first floor. A double-glazed window to the stairwell provides a nice feature and lights up the hall. A good-sized pantry/store and further generous cupboards fill the under-stairs space. Pendant light fitting. Telephone point. Beautiful solid oak flooring runs the length of the hall and through into the sitting room.
Sitting Room 5.94m x 3.05m
The pine half-glazed door leads into the sitting room which provides a great place for the family to relax. A multi-fuel stove is set into the open fireplace giving a cosy focal point in a contemporary styled-space. Two deep shelved alcoves at either side the chimney breast provide space for display or storage. Coving to ceiling. Candelabra-type ceiling light. One single and one double panel radiator. Television point. Two lovely large oak doors with glazed panels open into the dining room.
Conservatory 4.51m x 3.47m (both at widest)
A fabulous space for entertaining, the conservatory is south-facing and filled with light from the double-glazed windows set on all three sides of the room, giving views over the garden and to the fields beyond. French-style doors lead out onto the patio area. This is currently being used as a dining room. Recessed spotlights to the ceiling. Double panel radiator. Laminate flooring.
Kitchen 2.79m x 2.70m
Entered by the pine half-glazed door is the immaculate, contemporary kitchen fitted with a lovely range of Shaker-style wall and floor units in pale cream finish and with soft-close doors. Lights under the wall cupboards illuminate the woodblock-style laminate worktops. The 1.5 stainless steel sink with mixer tap is set under the front-facing UPVC double-glazed window. Stone-style ceramic tiles to surrounds. Black ceramic electric hob and built-in double oven. Stainless steel extractor hood. Integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Three-way spotlight to ceiling. Three single and three double power points. Single panel radiator. Ambience lighting to floor unit kickboards. Lino to floor.
Small Hallway 3.00 (at widest) x 1.02m
From the hall, a further small hallway leads to the Bedroom 1 and shower/utility room. Large store cupboard.
Bedroom 1 3.80m x 3.17m (at widest)
Through the pine panelled door is a bright, beautifully presented double bedroom with large UPVC double glazed window to the rear and looking out onto the south-facing garden and the fields beyond. Large built-in wardrobes provide excellent storage. Recessed spotlights to ceiling. Double panel radiator. Carpet to floor.
Shower/Utility Room 3.4m x 2.51m (both at widest)
An excellent sized shower-room with modern white wash hand bowl, WC and shower cubicle with mains-fed shower. Under a slate-style worktop, the washing machine and tumble dryer are housed. Large cupboards and shelving provide masses of storage. Opaque double-glazed UPVC window to front. Recessed spotlights to ceiling. Single panel radiator. Laminate flooring.
Landing 1.93m x 1.00m
Stairs lead to the carpeted landing which gives access to the two bedrooms and bathroom. Loft hatch. Double glazed window looks out to the front.
Bedroom 2 4.90m x 2.97m
The pine panelled door leads into a good-sized double bedroom. Sunlight streams in through the large double-glazed UPVC window to the rear giving lovely views over open fields. Built-in wardrobe. Pendant ceiling light. Single panel radiator. Carpet to floor.
Bedroom 3 3.95m x 2.53m
Another good, sunny double bedroom accessed by pine panelled door. Double glazed UPVC window to the rear, again with great views over the fields. A range of built in wardrobes plus a built-in cupboard provide excellent storage. Pendant ceiling light. Single panel radiator. Carpet to floor.
Family Bathroom 1.90m x 1.80m
Through the pine door with coloured glazed panel is the smart family bathroom comprising modern white WC, wash hand basin and bath with mains-fed shower over. Pine panel to bath and folding shower screen. Off-white ceramic tiles to walls throughout. Opaque double glazed window to front. 3-way spotlight to ceiling. Single panel radiator. Ceramic tiles to floor.
To the front the house is entered via a walled courtyard, set to gravel and providing gated access to the rear of the property. To the left of the courtyard is a gravelled parking area with space for two cars. To the rear is a fully enclosed private south-facing garden which overlooks open fields to the rear. French doors lead from the dining room onto a flagged patio area, providing a great space for barbecues and outdoor entertaining. A flagged path leads to the rear of the garden which is set mainly to lawn with some planted borders and which is very well-maintained. The oil-tank for the central heating is sympathetically camouflaged by trellis and climbing plants. A greenhouse, a metal store and a timber garden shed provide great working space for the gardener. This is a lovely garden for children to play and a wonderful space to sit in the sun, relax and entertain.
All fixed floor coverings are included in the sale.
The property has mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil for the central heating system is supplied from the tank in the rear garden.
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Scottish Borders, Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells, Melrose TD6 0SA Tel: 0300 100 1800
3 Blackadder Drive has a Council Tax ‘B’ banding.
The Home Report which was carried out in November 2016 includes a Mortgage Valuation of £150,000. The EPC shows the property with an ‘E’ energy rating. A PDF copy of the home report is available on request
Viewing is by appointment with the Vendor’s sole selling agents, Doughtys WS 018907 51100
These particulars and plans were prepared in November 2016 and are believed to be correct. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation or in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.