5 bedroom detached house for saleMarket Square, Duns, TD11
Offers in Excess of
- Town centre location
- Spacious accommodation
- 5 Bedrooms
- Garage & workshop
- EPC Rating = G
Superb stone built Victorian townhouse located in the centre of Duns
Duns is the county town of Berwickshire with primary and secondary schools, a sports centre and a good range of shops and local services. Berwick-upon-Tweed, Kelso and Melrose provide an excellent range of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and professional services. Independent schooling is available at St Mary's Melrose (prep), Belhaven Hill in Dunbar (prep) and Longridge Towers in Berwick-upon-Tweed (3-18 years). Edinburgh is 46 miles by road and Newcastle is 78 miles to the south. Both Edinburgh and Newcastle Airports are international airports with regular flights to London and other domestic and foreign destinations. Berwick-upon-Tweed has a mainline railway station with a fast service south to London and north to Edinburgh.
The location is exceptional for outdoor activities with a wide variety of beautiful and peaceful walking, cycling and riding routes. There are excellent sporting facilities in the area, with trout and sa lmon fishing on the rivers Tweed, Blackadder, Whiteadder and Teviot. Pheasant and grouse shooting is also available on local estates. The Borders is well known for rugby, and cricket of a true village nature is played at Manderston, Duns. Multiple 18-hole golf courses can be found in Duns, Eyemouth, Coldstream, Kelso and Berwick-upon-Tweed, with the championship golf courses of East Lothian nearby.
11 Market Square is a unique B-listed townhouse, previously a bank manager's residence, which retains a commanding position overlooking Market Square in the heart of Duns. Of polished cream sandstone construction, the property dates from 1857 and retains many of its original features including ornate plaster cornices, deep skirting boards and working shutters.
The property is accessed from the street via double wooden doors to an entrance hall with ornate plaster cornicing with wide steps leading up to the reception hallway where an elegant stairwell extends from the ground to the second floor. At the half turn, a rear lobby leads out into the secluded rear garden and an inner lobby leads to the kitchen and the former servants' quarters. These comprise a walk-through sitting room / dressing area, currently used as a home office, a large bedroom and ample storage space in the form of two large cupboards and linen press.
The formal reception rooms on the first floor are both stunning, with high ceilings, ornate cornicing, tall arched windows and picture rails. The dual aspect sitting room contains a stone fireplace housing a living flame gas fire. To the rear is the breakfasting kitchen with hand made solid wood kitchen units and a six-jet range with twin ovens. A door leads from the kitchen to a utility area with plumbing for a washing machine as well as pantry cupboards and shelving. Off the main staircase is a shower room and WC.
The upper floor comprises two generously proportioned bedrooms to the front, and a large master bedroom with adjacent dressing room. To the rear, steps lead to a large double bedroom, a family bathroom and a further single bedroom. Accessed by wooden stairs from the upper hallway are two further attic rooms, potentially ideal as playrooms or additional bedrooms.
The walled garden to the rear of the property is chiefly laid to lawn and is fully enclosed with mature shrub and flowering borders and gravel paths. Outbuildings consist of a small timber summer house, and a two storey workshop which opens up onto a private courtyard which provides off street parking for multiple vehicles.
Mains electricity, water, gas and drainage. Gas fired central heating.
Scottish Borders Council Tax Band D
Fixtures and Fittings
Standard fixtures and fittings to be included within the sale. Other items may be available by separate negotiation.
Square Footage: 3,972 sq ft
Upon entering Duns, follow the signs for the town centre. 11 Market square is entered via a black door adjacent to the main entrance to the Royal Bank of Scotland.
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