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3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Smiddy Cottage, Allanton, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11

Offers in Region of £132,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Lots of traditional features
  • Pleasant village location
  • Enclosed Garden

Full description

Smiddy Cottage is a very attractive and quaint traditional C(s) cottage which provides plenty of cottage charm and traditional period features such as the sash and case windows complete with working shutters, timber panel latched doors not to mention the purple slate 'fish scale' banded roof tiles. The cottage boasts a courtyard garden immediately to the rear of the property in addition to a private sheltered garden with paved patio seating area. The location of the property is also very appealing, enjoying a peaceful village setting with an award winning village pub/restaurant and within easy reach of other local towns and villages including Berwick Upon Tweed and the main East Coast Rail-line.

Allanton is well located with the Berwickshire coast and Berwick-upon-Tweed approximately 10 miles east and with Edinburgh and Newcastle approximately one hour distant via the recently upgraded A1 and main east coast rail connection at Berwick. The surrounding countryside offers excellent opportunities for walking and riding in the Cheviot and Lammermuir Hills, trout fishing on the nearby Rivers of The Blackadder and Whiteadder and salmon on the Tweed. Allanton itself has a popular village inn and restaurant and a village hall. Primary schooling and local shopping is available in Chirnside approximately one mile away with Secondary schooling at the new 20million Berwickshire High School.

A part-glazed front entrance door opens into a small carpeted hall with a useful understair storage cupboard.

LOUNGE 3.28m x 4.59m (10'9" x 15'1")
An exposed timber latch door from the entrance vestibule opens into the traditionally presented and homely lounge with double aspect windows both to the front and to the side with working window shutters. A lovely focal point is provided by the cast iron multi-fuel stove to one wall which is set onto a tiled hearth with brick surround. Laminate flooring. Wall mounted lighting. Electric storage heater.

Extending from the rear of the lounge and providing ample space for a computer desk if required and with built-in shelved cupboards providing good storage. Laminate flooring. Recessed spotlighting. Telephone point.

A useful ground floor facility fitted with a white three piece suite comprising WC, pedestal sink and panelled corner bath. Timber panelling to the walls. Deep sill internal window. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Wall mounted heated towel rail. Vinyl flooring.

KITCHEN 2.20m x 2.99m (7'3" x 9'10")
Fitted with a good range of modern wall and base units with ample worktop space and tiled splashbacks. A double rear facing window overlooks the courtyard garden with a stainless steel sink and drainer below. Further appliances include a four ring electric hob with oven and grill below and extractor hood above, slot-in washing machine and further space allowing for a slot-in fridge/freezer. Laminate flooring. Wall mounted lighting. Telephone point.

DINING ROOM 2.20m x 3.14m (7'3" x 10'4")
With an arch opening from the kitchen the dining room provides ample space for a family dining table and chairs and enjoys a pleasant aspect over the courtyard garden with windows both to the side and to the rear. A part-glazed stable door to the rear allows direct access to the courtyard and an interesting feature is provided by the exposed stone wall. Laminate flooring. Recessed spotlighting and wall lights. Electric storage heater.

BEDROOM THREE 4.60m x 3.48m (15'1" x 11'5")
A well-proportioned double bedroom situated on the ground floor with a large front facing window with working window shutters. Fitted carpet. Wall mounted lights. Electric storage heater. Ample power points.

A door from the rear of the lounge opens onto the exposed turned timber staircase which extends to the first floor landing with hatch to attic.

BEDROOM ONE 2.90m x 3.79m (9'6" x 12'5")
A spacious double bedroom with a side facing window overlooking the garden beyond. Fitted carpet. Ceiling light. Electric storage heater. Ample power points.

BEDROOM TWO 4.30m x 3.66m (14'1" x 12'0")
A particularly bright and airy double bedroom with a large velux window to the rear and extensive built-in storage to one wall which provides both hanging and shelved storage. A further door allows access to additional storage within the eaves space. Partially timber lined walls. Fitted carpet. Ceiling light. Electric storage heater. Ample power points.

A useful additional facility situated on the first floor with double side facing windows and fitted with a white washhand basin which is set into a vanity unit and a tiled shower cubicle with electric power shower. Tiled walls. Vinyl flooring. Ceiling light.

A lovely enclosed courtyard garden lies immediately to the rear of the property with double gates opening from the access lane to the side. A large circular metal plate formerly used by the Smiddy for banding cartwheels is still in situ and provides an interesting feature. A further area of garden lies beyond the access lane which is fully enclosed and enjoys a good degree of privacy with a lovely paved patio area. Double gates from the main road provide scope for further off street parking within the garden area if required.

Mains water, electricity and drainage. Electric heating.

All carpets and floor coverings together with light

Band C

Rating G

To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on 01573-225999-lines open until 10pm 7 days a week.

Offers In The Region of 132,000 are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Property Shop, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, 01573 225999, Fax 01573 229888. 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.

All measurements are approximate and are taken at the widest point. Whilst these particulars have been carefully prepared, no guarantee is given as to their accuracy and they shall not form part of any contract to follow hereon.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
08 June 2016

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