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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Oaklands, Houndslow Road, Westruther, Berwickshire, TD3 6NS

Offers Over £535,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Property
  • Village Location
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Upmarket B&B Possibilities
  • 2.5 Acre Paddock

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Oaklands is a very impressive modern house built in 2003. It is finished with high end quality fixtures and fittings including solid oak doors throughout, oak and marble floors in the kitchen and lounge areas. The layout has been well thought out and offers versatile living accommodation and would make an ideal family home, a B&B or a home for an extended family with the added benefit of a lovely large wet room conveniently located on the ground floor. The present owners have approved plans and permission to convert the double garage into a two bedroom holiday let.


Westruther is a picturesque small Berwickshire village in a fine rural location with a good range of amenities including an excellent primary school, church, village hall and the popular Inn (The Old Thistle Inn). It is a thriving community with a host of activities within the village for young and old. A wider range of amenities are found in each of Lauder, Melrose and Galashiels and secondary schooling is at the highly regarded Earlston High School. Westruther has good road links with the main Borders towns and is well positioned for commuting to Edinburgh by road and from September 2015 by rail with the opening of the new Waverly line.


Hall, study, large walk in cupboard/gunroom, wet room, breakfasting/sunroom, family/dining kitchen, utility room, lounge, dining room, 4 bedrooms, 2 en-suite, large garden, double garage with planning , and 2.5 acre paddock.


Porch with attractive wood effect flooring opens into a large impressive hallway featuring a large, beautiful arch window flooding the space with an abundance of natural light. The carpeted stairway is made of oak and splits to the left and the right and is an additional and pleasing feature to the hall.


A light airy room with a picture window, ample space for a desk and office equipment.


A large walk in cupboard with a window, and plenty of storage space.


Double oak doors lead into this magnificent room with feature log electric fire, sitting on a marble hearth, giving a lovely focal point to this grand room. Large bay window with lovely views across the garden and countryside beyond. This room benefits from two further picture windows and the floor is solid oak.


Double oak doors lead from the lounge into this luxurious and contemporary kitchen, the wall and base units are a bespoke design with hard wearing wood effect work tops in a classic choice of colour. The central island is large and benefits from a chef sink and a stunning breakfast bar made from attractive black granite, here there is plenty of space for informal family dining. This is a dream kitchen for any discerning chef as all appliances are NEFF and there is a modern red Raeburn cooker and oven. Also a built in hob oven and microwave coupled with a genuine American fridge freezer in black, and the added benefit of a safety inductionr hob. The floor is marble and LED lights are positioned along the floor giving this room a luxurious and glamorous feel.


A glazed door leads into the back porch where you can access the rear garden and the utility room which has a good range of wall and base units that match the kitchen. Plumbed for a washing machine, with plenty of additional space for a tumble drier.


Conveniently located on the ground floor. A large shower room which is completely tiled in a colourful and tasteful design.


A most attractive space to sit and enjoy the views through the large French doors. This room is kept cool with a natural tiled floor.


Large elegant room with windows placed on all sides allowing natural light to pour in. An attractive electric feature log fire is a pleasing feature and sits on a marble hearth. There is plenty of room for a large dining table to entertain several guests.



Most impressive bedroom with French doors leading onto a balcony where you can sit and enjoy the countryside views. Large fitted storage cupboards, and a larger than average en suite bath and separate shower with a dressing room/fifth bedroom.


This room easily accommodates a double bed and has a large en suite with bath and shower. Two picture windows face the front of the house with lovely garden and countryside views.


Another double room with 2 picture windows and an en suite shower room. Ideal room for a child or teenager.


Beautiful guest accommodation with French windows and private balcony, en suite four piece bathroom and good built in storage.



KITCHEN 6.32m x 4.88m (20' 8'' x 16' 1'')

LOUNGE 5.33m x 4.88m (17' x 16' 1'')

STUDY 2.97m x 2.63m (9'8'' x 8' 7'')

SUNROOM 5.58m X 3.85m (18' 3'' x 12' 7'')

DINING ROOM 4.97m x 4.87m (16' x 15' 11'')



BEDROOM 4.88M X 2.53M (16' 1'' X 8' 3'')

DRESSING ROOM 4.88m x 2.53m (16' 1'' x 9' 11'')

BEDROOM TWO 5.40m x 2.97m (17' x 8'' x 9' 8'')

BEDROOM THREE 4.39m x 4.02m (14' x 13' 2'')

BEDROOM FOUR 4.87m x 3.37m (15' 11'' x 11' 4'')


The double garage has planning permission agreed to convert it into a two bedroom holiday let. The garden is well kept and has a large drive way to accommodate several vehicles.


The gardens are low maintenance with attractive lawns and shrub areas, the hot tub is included in the sale and it enjoys a private spot close to the house. There is also a 2.5 acre paddock, ideal for up to two ponies.


Mains water, drainage, electricity, oil fired central heating, double glazing.


Band G


Rating C


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 Over 535,000 are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Property Shop, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, 01750 225 999 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:
23 June 2015

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