Located in the beautiful, historic harbour village of St Abbs, The Moorings is a lovely, 2- storey, 3 bedroom stone-built property, which presents a unique opportunity to acquire an ideal family home.
The bright and spacious accommodation comprises Main Vestibule, Hallway, Sitting Room with French window to garden, Kitchen, Dining Room, Cloakroom, Rear Vestibule, Landing, 3 Double Bedrooms, Study and Family Bathroom.
The south-east facing house has stunning views towards the harbour, sea and surrounding countryside while benefitting from a sheltered and private garden comprising a central lawn surrounded by well-maintained and fully planted borders.
The property benefits from double-glazing throughout, together with oil-fired central heating. There is also a Baxi open fire in the sitting room.
Early viewing of The Moorings is highly recommended.
St. Abbs sits alongside the protected nature reserve of St. Abbs Head and Bird Sanctuary. The cliff top walk from St. Abbs to Coldingham is simply stunning and is highly recommended. The area also boasts some of the best diving in the UK attracts divers from all over the world. The new St Abbs Visitor Centre is a beautiful, contemporary facility, located in the old village hall, perched precariously on a cliff edge. Built as a resource for both visitors and locals, the Centre offers free admission, interactive exhibits, library area, web access, stunning photographs and historical artefacts.
The property is also within walking distance of the fantastic, award winning Coldingham Beach which is a lovely all year round local attraction for surfers and holiday makers. A short distance away is the fishing town of Eyemouth which has a new high school and 18 hole golf course. Ten miles south, along the A1, is the historic walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed with a main line train station, while Edinburgh is within easy commuting distance to the north.
Vestibule 2.04m x 1.19m
The half glazed front door, with glazed panels on either side and above, opens into a bright vestibule. Pendant light fitting. Tiled flooring with inset for floor mat. A glazed panelled door, with glazed panels on either side, opens into the main hallway.
Hallway 5.66m x 3.77m (both at widest)
The elegant hallway provides access to the ground floor accommodation and has a traditional staircase, with wooden handrail that rises to the bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor. Under-stair cupboard offers good storage space. Electrical circuit board and meter positioned above doorway to cloak room. Two pendant light fittings. Two ceiling mounted smoke alarms. Two double panel radiators. Wall mounted central heating thermostatic control. Doorbell chime. One double and one single power points. Telephone point. Carpet flooring.
Sitting Room 5.10m x 4.15m
The bright and spacious sitting room has a shallow bay window with central door that opens out to the enclosed back garden. A second window to the front of the house adds extra light to the space. The room has traditional cornicing together with a picture rail. ‘Baxi’ open fire place with elegant stone composite surround and hearth. Rounded top alcove with shelving. Pendant light fitting. Two double panel radiators. Five double power points. TV point. Carpet flooring.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 3.39m x 4.19m (both at widest)
From the hallway, the Kitchen has a generous selection of wall and floor cabinets in a ‘U’-shaped configuration, with dark blue marble effect worktops, light beech doors and drawers, silver coloured handles and tiled splashbacks. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap located under window which has a wonderful view down to the harbour. Ceramic hob with overhead fan above and split level double oven to the side. Breakfasting area to the opposite side. Recessed area for fridge freezer. Cupboard for hot water tank. Immersion heater switch. Extractor fan in window. Seven recessed spot light fittings. Four visible double and one single power points. Carpet tiled flooring.
Dining Room 4.84m x 3.75m
The spacious dining room is a bright space with windows on opposite sides. Shelved ‘Victorian Press’ cupboard. Pendant light fitting. Two double panel radiators. Three double power points. TV point. Carpet flooring.
Cloakroom 1.77m x 1.52m
A convenient ground floor toilet, with semi-opaque glazed window to the side. Dual flush, closed coupled WC and wash hand basin. Pendant light fitting. Single panel radiator. Carpet flooring.
Back Hallway 1.20m x 1.21m
From the main hall, the small back hallway provides a useful transition space for coats and outside footwear. Glazed panel above the back door provides natural light to the space. Double storage cupboard to the side. Pendant light fitting. Painted solid floor.
Landing 4.59m x 2.49m (both at widest)
The staircase has a half landing which provides access to bedroom two and the family bathroom, with the main landing providing access to the other bedrooms and study. Window looking out to the back garden floods the space with natural light. Ceiling mounted loft hatch with TV aerial located in roof space. Pendant light fitting. Two ceiling mounted smoke alarms. Two single power points. Carpet flooring.
Bedroom1 4.28m x 4.17m
A sizeable double bedroom, with window looking out to the back garden and views beyond, together with second window to the front of the house. Shelved press cupboard. Wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Pendant light fitting. Double panel radiator. Three double power points. Telephone and TV points. Carpet flooring.
Bedroom 2 4.88m x 3.77m
From the half-landing, the second double bedroom is another great space with a window looking out to the back garden on one side and a Velux window inset into coombed ceiling on the other. Wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Single pendant light fitting. Double panel radiator. Two double power points. TV point. Carpet flooring.
Bedroom 3 4.44m x 2.70m (both at widest)
A third, good sized bedroom with windows to the front and side which offer fantastic rooftop views of St Abbs Harbour, Church and beyond. Wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Single pendant light fitting. Double panel radiator. Two double power points. Carpet flooring.
Study 2.48m x 2.20m
A valuable room which is currently utilised as a study. Window to the front with views over St Abbs and beyond. Single pendant light fitting. Single panel radiator. Two double power points. Telephone point. Carpet flooring.
Bathroom 2.41m x 1.99m
A decent sized bathroom with wide window to the side. White suite comprising of moulded bath with wooden side and end panels, dual-flush close-couple WC, and wash hand basin with matching pedestal. Contemporary styled chrome taps. Tiled surrounds. Pendant light fitting, together with a wall-mounted light above the wash hand basin. Electrical shaving point. Ceiling mounted extractor fan. Access hatch in ceiling to roof space containing cold water storage tank and header tank. Carpet flooring.
From the front of the house, a gate opens through to the beautiful back garden. A pathway wraps around the side of the house, meeting with the door from the sitting room and then onto the main back door. Adjoined to the main property is a long, stone built shed, which has been split into two spaces. The first room houses the oil-fired central heating boiler and provides great storage space for garden tools, and has a Belfast sink. It also has a light fitting, single power point together with a protected double power point, suitable for use with electrical garden tools. The second space contains the kerosene tank for the heating system. Patio area to the front of the storage sheds. The main garden space has been designed with a central flat lawn surrounded on all four sides by striking herbaceous borders with a magnificent selection of planting throughout. A timber built summer house nestles to one side of the garden and provides a secluded space to relax and enjoy the garden. To the back of the garden, in the corner, sits a further round patio area which provides another private area to sit and entertain.
All fixed floor coverings, together with some curtains, blinds and window fittings are included in the sale.
The property has mains electricity, water and drainage. The oil-fired central heating is supplied by a kerosene tank located in a stone built storage shed. There is also a BT landline fitted at the property.
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Scottish Borders, Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells, Melrose TD6 0SA Tel: 0300 100 1800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Moorings in St Abbs has a Council Tax ‘D’ banding.
The Home Report which was carried out in July 2017 includes a Mortgage Valuation of £285,000. The EPC shows the property with an ‘F’ 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 July 2017 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.