Located in the quiet hamlet of Houndwood amongst the hills of the Berwickshire countryside, Woodlands Cottage is a lovely period property set within an extensive and beautiful woodland garden.
Charmingly presented, the accommodation comprises an entrance porch and hallway, an internal hall, sitting room with dining area, conservatory, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom and an attic room. The property has the benefit of UPVC double glazing throughout, gas-fired central heating and solar panels. To the front of the property is a driveway and detached garage and a very pretty, well-maintained garden. To the rear is a wonderful garden plot extending into the hillside and providing scenic views across the valley. With easy access to the A1 trunk road offering great commuter links, Woodlands Cottage presents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a delightful, traditional cottage in a lovely rural setting.
Houndwood is a quiet Berwickshire hamlet, accessed off the A1, just eight miles north of the harbour town of Eyemouth, where there is a high school, and some five miles from the lovely village of Coldingham which has great local amenities with a primary school, play-park, community hall and doctor’s surgery. Coldingham Priory is steeped in history and the fantastic ‘Blue Flag’ Coldingham Beach is a local attraction for surfers and holiday makers. A short distance north is the village of St Abbs where there is a wonderful Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary. The cliff top walk from Coldingham to St. Abbs is simply stunning and is highly recommended. The area also boasts some of the best diving in the UK and attracts divers from all over the world. 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 driving distance to the north. Nearby Reston Station is due to re-open in the near future providing further excellent commuter rail access to Edinburgh and Newcastle.
Entrance Porch 2.48m x 1.13m
Entered from the driveway, with glazed door and windows to the side and front, the porch provides a bright welcome to the property. Quarry tiles to floor
Entrance Hallway 2.48m x 1.13m
From the entrance porch via Georgian-style glazed door and side panel, the hallway has a generous cloak cupboard, pendant ceiling light, telephone point, laminate flooring and leads directly into the internal hall.
Internal Hall 5.81m (at widest) x 3.86m
A very interesting space in the centre of the property with many useful possibilities perhaps as a dining area, study, or simply as an impressive hallway. Warmed by a free-standing multi-fuel stove it really is the heart of the home. Exposed brickwork behind the stove provides a mix of traditional and contemporary decor. Built-in cupboards provide storage and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. A double-glazed window looks out to the rear. Four-way spotlight to ceiling. Single panel radiator. One double and two single power points. Laminate flooring. Stairs with pine balustrade lead to the attic room. Stripped pine panel doors lead off the internal hall to the remaining accommodation.
Sitting/Dining Room 7.69m x 4.20m (at widest)
A lovely, elegant room, its proportions accentuated by the impressive ceiling height throughout the property, the lounge and dining areas are delineated by a simple plaster ceiling arch. Light streams into the room through tall double-glazed windows to the front and side of the house and through large patio doors to the rear which lead out to the conservatory. Neutral decoration and a contemporary styled fireplace with multi-fuel stove providing a cosy focal point, presents a great mix of modern and traditional décor. A fabulous room in which to relax and entertain. Shelved recess for books or display. Coving and central rose to the ceiling. Two pendant ceiling lights. Two single panel radiators. Two single and two double power points. TV point. Wooden flooring.
Conservatory 3.14m x 1.57m
A step leads up from the sitting room and through wide patio doors into the conservatory which faces into the rear garden. Wall light-fitting. Tiled floor. Door to garden.
Kitchen 3.53m x 3.51m
A pretty, cottage-style kitchen with windows to the front and side of the property and with two Velux windows to the pine panelled roof slope. A good range of floor and wall units with painted doors and laminate woodblock-style worktops. Stainless steel 1.5 sink with mixer tap. Free-standing gas cooker with built-in extractor with beaten copper hood. Wall-mounted Worcester gas central heating boiler. Space for kitchen/breakfast table. Fluorescent strip light to ceiling. Single panel radiator. Four double power points. Lino to floor. A door leads out into the garden.
Bedroom 1 4.15m x 3.34m
A good sized double, with two tall double glazed windows looking out to the front of the property, the bedroom is warm and sunny. Neutral decoration adds to the bright quality of the room and built-in wardrobes with mirrored doors provide great storage. Pendant ceiling light. Single panel radiator. Two double power points. Laminate flooring.
Bedroom 2 4.06m x 2.97m
Another bright bedroom with double glazed windows to front and rear and Velux to the roof slope. The bedroom comes complete with shower unit with mains-supplied shower, wash hand basin and separate WC providing practical accommodation for visiting family and friends. Two wall light fittings. Double panel radiator. Laminate flooring.
Bathroom 2.68m x 2.56m
A smartly presented, good-sized bathroom with opaque double glazed window to the rear. Wash hand basin, WC and bath with mains-supplied shower fitting and shower panel with sliding door. Pretty mosaic tiles to the walls around the bath and wash hand basin. Cupboard. Extractor. Flush ceiling light. Single panel radiator. Lino to floor.
Attic Room 5.32m x 4.05m (at widest)
A very quaint room set in the pine-panelled roof slope with Velux and dormer windows with potential for use as a study, music room or simply a space to relax and look out onto the lovely rear garden. Storage cupboard in the eaves. Two way spotlight fitting. Single panel radiator. One double power point. Cork tiling to floor.
Entered from the quiet lane, a stone-built detached garage (with solar panels to the roof) sits alongside the driveway and behind which the LPG supply tank is sited. Steps lead up to the front door and a paved area with beautifully maintained cottage garden planting leads around the house to where a pretty burn runs at the side of the house. At the rear, there is a greenhouse and a further paved area leading to a wood store and shed. Steps built amidst shrub planted borders lead up to a raised patio area with built-in barbecue and stone seat which leads in turn to the extensive and wonderful woodland garden, planted with a range of mature trees and shrubs and which merges into the natural woodland to the side and rear of the garden. A picnic table under the trees provides a delightful place to sit and take in the views to the hills across the valley. A truly lovely garden.
All fixed floor coverings, together with curtains, blinds and window fittings are included in the sale.
The property has mains water, electricity and drainage. There is a gas-tank for the central heating system at the rear of the garage.
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
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Scottish Borders, Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells, Melrose TD6 0SA Tel: 0300 100 1800
Woodlands Cottage, Houndwood has a Council Tax ‘E’ banding.
The Home Report which was carried out in November 2016 includes a Mortgage Valuation of £200,000. 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.