4 bedroom detached house for saleDuns, Berwickshire, TD11
Old Langtonlees is an impressive four bedroom detached house that was commissioned by our clients some 12 years ago. It has without doubt some of the finest views in the eastern borders area with the Tweed Valley, Cheviot Hills, and surrounding countryside in front of it and even a distant view of the sea. The house is set in a generous plot of 2.2 acres and is quietly located in a glorious rural location close to the popular Berwickshire market town of Duns. The house has been designed to maximise the views and provides generous and spacious accommodation with large classically proportioned reception rooms and bedrooms. The house is solidly constructed of brick to exacting standards and is surrounded by lawns and sheltered by a wood. The house would provide a wonderful family home for any prospective purchaser looking to secure a property with a stunning outlook in a rural location yet only a few minutes' drive from the retail, education and leisure facilities in Duns.
Old Langtonlees is situated to the west of Duns, the county town of Berwickshire, which is within an easy drive with a comprehensive range of services, shops and schools. Of note is the new Berwickshire High School, recently constructed in state of the art facilities. The town has many attractions including the Jim Clark Rooms Museum and is home to the Jim Clark Rally.
The larger centre of Berwick upon Tweed is some 16 miles away and provides a full range of services including sports and arts centres, high street banks, national retailers, cafes and bars. The town also has a mainline railway station on the East Coast line with direct connections to Edinburgh and Newcastle (approximately 45 mins) and London (approximately 3 1/2 hours). The road links are excellent with Edinburgh being accessible within an hour and the A1 close at hand providing access to the national road network.
The Eastern Borders has a rich and colourful history and offers a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. There are a number of excellent links and inland golf courses including those at Duns, Eyemouth, Dunbar, The Hirsel and The Roxburghe and race courses at both Kelso and Musselburgh. Despite its proximity to both Edinburgh and Newcastle, the area has a low population and therefore offers a quality of life that is becoming increasingly rare. The River Tweed and its tributaries provide internationally acclaimed sea trout and salmon fishing and there is also good trout fishing available locally. The area is generally renowned for the quality of its field sports and the East Coast provides dramatic scenery, with magnificent beaches and opportunities for sailing, sea fishing, swimming and diving.
Double solid wood doors opening in to an entrance vestibule with tiled floor and space for coats, boots and logs.
Partially glazed double doors lead through to the impressive main hallway from which the principle rooms are accessed and the stair leads up to a spacious landing.
Throughout the house are ornate cornicing and ceiling roses.
Reception Room 6.65m (21'10) x 5.53m (18')
A well-proportioned reception room with a square bay window to the front from which there are stunning southerly views. The room has a cast iron fireplace with mantel piece over, high ceilings, power points and television aerial point.
Reception Room 5.51m (18') x 4.81m (15'9)
A slightly smaller room but still well-proportioned with square bay windows and an open fireplace. This room is currently used as an office but would easily be a television room or library.
Dining Room 5.61m (18'4) x 5.51m (18'1)
A most impressive dining room designed with entertaining in mind. There is a fireplace which has a marble surround and mantel piece over and windows providing views over the grounds to the rear.
A door leads to a short passage way that opens out into the kitchen.
Kitchen 6.72m (22') x 3.72m (12'2)
This is a well-designed fitted kitchen with a good range of storage cupboards, a granite work surface and a ceramic ¿butlers¿ sink with side drainer. There is an integrated dish washer, an electric hob and oven, an oil fired Redfyre Aga which also provides hot water and central heating. The side window over the sink provides a wonderful easterly view over Berwickshire to the sea in the distance. There is a good sized walk in pantry which is shelved and the room offers ample room for a kitchen table.
A passage leads to a door into the dining room. A further door leads from the kitchen into a utility hallway.
Utility Area 3.19m (10'5) x 2.10m (6'10)
With plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble drier. A door leads into a downstairs WC and a further door opens out to the garden.
The staircase leads up to a large landing area which has room for a sofa and arm chairs and has a wonderful commanding view over the surrounding countryside. This landing area provides access to the bedrooms.
Double Bedroom 4.53m (14'10) x 3.65m (12')
A large double bedroom at the front of the house with outstanding views.
Double Bedroom 4.96m (16'3) x 4.54m (14'11)
This larger room is to the rear of the house and has views over the back gardens.
Bathroom 3.62m (11'10) x 2.55m (8'4)
The bathroom has a suite comprising a lavatory, a free standing double ended bath, a pedestal wash basin and a shower cubicle.
Master Bedroom 5.55m (18'3) x 5.45m (17'10)
This large bedroom is in the south east corner of the house and has wonderful views east to the coast and south over the Merse farmland, the Tweed Valley and the Cheviot Hills. With enough space for free standing wardrobes and storage, the master bedroom has access to an en suite bathroom and large dressing room.
The en suite is a shower room with a basin, a lavatory and a shower cubicle.
Dressing room / Bedroom 4.92m (16'1) x 3.90m (12'9)
This room was originally designed as another bedroom but the current owners have created a door through to the master bedroom to create a large dressing room which has the added benefit of a large storage cupboard that could be refurbished as an en suite should a purchaser wish.
The property sits in the middle of its circa 2.2 acre plot. The gardens are mainly laid out to lawn with some flower beds. There is a terraced area formed from an old stone build barn that is surrounded by a low built stone wall and provides a wonderful spot for sunbathing or barbecuing. The gardens are planted with a variety of trees and is surrounded by a hedge. There is wonderful opportunity for a keen gardener to add to the borders and plantings should they desire.
There is a further stone outbuilding providing storage and a purpose build garage.
The driveway is gravelled in front of the house and then leads to the main access track which has recently been completely upgraded.
Water Private Water Borehole
Oil Fired Central Heating and Hot Water
Council Tax Band: G
Energy Efficiency Rating: D
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF SELLING OR LETTING YOUR OWN PROPERTY IN THIS AREA, PLEASE CONTACT US AT EDWIN THOMPSON ON 01289 304432.
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