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5 bedroom detached house for sale

The Old Baconry, Tweedhill, TD15

Under Offer £485,000

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The Old Baconry is a spacious four or five bedroomed detached family home set in a rural yet convenient location close to the border town of Berwick upon Tweed. The house offers versatile and well thought out accommodation with the option to use part of the house as a self-contained flat should the purchaser require. The house, constructed in 1998 and set in mature wooded grounds with outbuildings, has been well maintained and has many attractive and pleasing features including open fire places. The stone outbuilding at the bottom of the grounds was once used for curing bacon hence the name of the house.
The Old Baconry is entered via a solid wooden door and has a large, bright hallway leading into a welcoming and spacious reception area with a fireplace. This room has been used as a formal dining area and less formal sitting room. Double doors lead from this room to the conservatory which, with its underfloor heating is usable all year round. There is a good sized kitchen with an island unit, a pantry cupboard and a separate utility area. There are two further reception rooms downstairs; a study off the kitchen and a small drawing room which could serve as a bedroom should a purchaser wish. Stairs lead from the main hallway to a landing from which there is access to a large storage loft via a Ramsey ladder. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite. There is a bedsit flat upstairs with a large reception / kitchen having an open fire and stairs leading down to the rear hallway, bathroom and back door.
The Baconry is located some five miles west of Berwick upon Tweed, and just to the north of the Union Suspension Bridge on the Scottish border at Horncliffe. The house sits within the old estate walls of Tweedhill House.

Berwick upon Tweed is the closest town and has a range of shops and facilities with local and national retailers, and attractions including the award winning Maltings Theatre. Transport links are good with a mainline station which has regular services to Edinburgh and Newcastle as well as London, and the A1 is close at hand providing easy access to the local, regional and national road networks. The area has a selection of schooling available with primary schooling and Berwick Academy in town and Longridge Towers School some 10 minutes from the house offering independent education from pre-school to A levels.
The Eastern Scottish Borders and North Northumberland have some wonderful countryside and coast with miles of open sandy beaches and vertiginous cliff top walks. There is plentiful open hill country with the Cheviot Hills to the south and Lammermuir Hills to the north offering great scope for walking and exploration. The border area is steeped in history and dotted with castles and battlefields with Berwick upon Tweed having a complete Elizabethan town wall. The area has world famous salmon fishing on the River Tweed, a range of golf courses and links, race courses and opportunities for a variety of world class field sports.

Accommodation includes:
Front Door
Entrance Hall

With lavatory and wash basin.

Glazed door to:
Hall and Reception Room 7.65m (25'1) x 5.73m (17'7)
This is a spacious and bright room with doors leading through to the kitchen and double doors opening into the conservatory. There is an open fire place with a tiled inset and wooden surround with mantel piece over. There is a shelved display alcove with cupboard below, a moulded cornice, recessed down lighters and picture lights. This is a modern and versatile space serving easily as either as a relaxed family sitting room or a more formal drawing room. Stairs lead up to the first floor.

Kitchen 5.38m (17'7) X 4.08m (13'4)
The fitted kitchen has a range of storage cupboards, an electric hob and oven, and an oil fired Stanley range with two hot plates and a double oven. The range also provides hot water and central heating. There is a central island unit, ample work surfaces with tiled splash backs, a ceramic sink with side drainer. There is a good sized larder cupboard with shelving and storage and glazed double doors open to the conservatory.

Utility Room 3.61m (11'10) x 1.66m (5'5)
The utility room has a large cupboard housing the hot water tank, a sink, storage cupboard, plumbing point for a washing machine and space for a tumble drier. There is a part glazed back door.

Conservatory 5.43m (17'9) x 4.10m (13'5)
The conservatory is an 'Amdega' conservatory which is hard wood framed and three quarters glazed, with a tiled floor and underfloor heating making this a practical additional space that is useable all year round.

Study 3.60m (11'9) x 3.52m (11'6)
The study has an open fireplace and windows to the side and rear.

Rear Reception Room 4.19m (13'9) x 3.38m (11'11)
The rear reception room can either serve as a reception room for the main house or as a ground floor bedroom for the flat at the rear. A door opens into the rear hallway where there is an external door.

Rear Hallway
With a capacious under stair storage cupboard containing a hot water cylinder providing a separate system for the flat.

With a panel enclosed bath, a lavatory and a wash hand basin.

Stairs from main hall to landing

Access hatch to loft with Ramsey ladder

Loft 7.89m (25'1) x 2.38m (7'9) at mid-point
The loft offers a large storage space which is fully boarded and has velux windows, power points and access to further attic storage.

The bathroom has a panel enclosed bath, a wash basin and a lavatory.

Bedroom 2 2.89m (9'1) x 2.35m (7'8)
A good sized single bedroom that has served as a dressing room to the master bedroom, with storage cupboard and window to rear.

Master Bedroom 5.37m (17'7) x 3.11m (10'2)
This spacious bedroom is dual aspect, with two fitted wardrobe cupboards and a door through to the en suite bathroom.

En Suite
The bathroom has a wash basin, a double ended bath, a shower cubicle and a lavatory.

Bedroom 4 3.15m (10'4) x 2.92m (9'7)
A double bedroom with a double wardrobe cupboard.

Bedroom 3 4.28m (14') x 2.77m (9'1)
A further double bedroom with double wardrobe cupboard.

Flat 5.37m (17'7) x 4.76m (15'5)
The flat offers versatile accommodation, either serving as the reception / kitchen for the self-contained flat which would have its bedroom and bathroom downstairs or as a great children's room. With a bit of alteration, the room could easily be adapted to serve as an additional bedroom or even office space. There is an open fireplace and a kitchenette with cooker point, sink and power. Stairs lead down to the rear hallway.

The house is set in mature grounds with lawns to the front, a wonderful cottage garden to the rear and charming wooded grounds further to the rear and total some 1.37 acres. There is a stream that runs through the dell.

There is ample parking in front and beside the house.

Garage 6.1m (19'11) x 6.19m (20'3)
With automatic roller door and power points. There is a rear door leading to the garden.
Behind the garage is a substantial wooden shed.

Stone Outbuilding
There is a generously proportioned stone built outbuilding or bothy in the grounds that has had various uses, originally in conjunction with the walled garden, and used for curing bacon. The building then fell into some disrepair. The current owner has undertaken work to secure the building and it now has great potential to form ancillary accommodation to the main house or a home office or studio.
There is a large secure machinery store beside the bothy.

Mains water off a private distribution network
Private septic tank
Mains electricity

EPC Rating: E
Council Tax band: G


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 September 2016


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