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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Swiss Cottage, Coldstream, Berwickshire, TD12

Under Offer £310,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Views of the River Tweed
  • Fabulous Garden Grounds
  • Adaptable Layout
  • Spacious Accommodation

Full description

Swiss Cottage is both a unique and interesting property; occupying arguably one of the best spots within Coldstream, the elevated position ensures a fabulous view over the River Tweed with the Cheviots in the distance whilst the Marjoribanks monument provides a fantastic backdrop to the beautifully tended and extensive garden grounds. The property itself has been extended to create particularly spacious accommodation which benefits from a flexible and adaptable layout; as it is currently configured the accommodation includes a self contained annex within one wing of the property which would be ideal if catering for extended family or such like. Alternatively for those looking for a spacious family home which occupies extensive gardens, the layout could easily be adapted to suit requirements.

Coldstream itself is well known as the gateway to Scotland and is set on the banks of the River Tweed with beautiful walks along the riverside and in the nearby Hirsel Country Estate. Local sports include an 18-hole golf course at the Hirsel, tennis courts, horse riding and fishing on the Tweed. It also provides easy access to large variety of walks within the Northumberland National Park and lovely unspoilt beaches on the Berwickshire coast. Coldstream town offers a good primary school and easy access to secondary schools, a variety of shops and is well placed for easy commuting to both Edinburgh and Newcastle via the mainline station at Berwick upon Tweed only 20 minutes away.

Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Office, Three Double Bedrooms and Three Bathrooms. Double Garage. Gardens.

Double wrought iron gates open onto a lengthy private drive which leads to the double garage. The driveway is flanked on either side by manicured lawns with colourful planted flower beds and borders. A canopied front entrance door with glazed side panel opens into:-

A welcoming entrance hall features stairs leading off to the upper landing with a particularly large window over the stairs ensuring good light. Internal glazed panelling with central door opens into the adjoining sitting room which benefits from floor to ceiling windows overlooking the gardens with the monument in the background. A feature of the room is provided by the gas fire which sits on a raised hearth with matching inlay and display shelves to either side. Enjoying a similar outlook over the garden grounds and towards the river is the nicely proportioned dining room which is accessed from the hall but conveniently also has access into the adjoining kitchen. This room also benefits from a rear door which allows access to the veranda at the rear. Off the hallway there is an ideal office space, perfect for those that work from home. The kitchen features picture windows to the rear and is currently fitted with a good range of wooden units with additional built in larder style cupboards. An extensive utility room extends off the kitchen and provides an excellent facility; benefits from extensive built in storage as well as a sink, space for washing machine and tumble drier as well as housing the central heating boiler. Towards the front of the property is the drawing room which has a real sense of grandeur; used in the past for entertaining this room provides ample space for a large dining table. Double windows to the front overlook the garden and the drive whilst an interesting feature is provided by the 'light pipe' which ensures this room is flooded with light. The hallway which extends from the entrance leads to a large double bedroom, again with outlooks to the front and with an adjoining bathroom fitted with a four piece suite.

The staircase with full height window to the front leads to a small gallery styled landing which benefits from built in storage and a hatch to the attic. The bedroom at this level is a fantastically sixed double bedroom which really makes the most of the uninterrupted elevated outlooks over the River Tweed. Further side windows overlook the garden grounds and again, usefully, there is a bathroom situated adjacent to the bedroom.

An internal hallway from the utility room features its own front door off the drive as well as a door to the rear onto the gardens. As such this annex area could be completely self contained if desired. The annex comprises a large ground floor double bedroom overlooking the monument and garden grounds in addition to benefitting from a concealed shower cubicle with wash hand basin and a door to a small WC compartment.

With up and over doors to the front from the driveway, side windows and an internal door allowing access into the rear hall. The garage benefits from light and power with ample space to the rear for workbench if desired.

The grounds to the property are truly impressive; in addition to the manicure front gardens, the garden to the rear is predominately south facing and as such benefits from sun throughout the day. To capture this, the, magnificent river view and the backdrop of the monument, the previous owners created a covered veranda immediately to the rear of the property. This is accessed from the dining room and the rear hall and really does provide the perfect spot for summer dining and from which to admire the views. The extensive gardens are lovingly tended and include neatly manicured lawned areas, a selection of established trees and hedging not to mention a gate to the corner of the garden which allows access onto the neighbouring woodland walks.

Sitting Room 5.84m x 4.25m (19'2" x 13'11")
Dining Room 3.56m x 2.75m (11'8" x 9'0")
Drawing Room 5.57m x 5.51m (18'3" x 18'1")
Kitchen 4.81m x 3.86m (15'9" x 12'8")
Utility Room 4.81m x 3.71m (15'9" x 12'2")
Office 2.91m x 3.22m (9'7" x 10'7")
Ground Floor Bedroom 4.77m x 4.99m (15'8" x 16'4")
Annex Bedroom 3.99m x 5.09m (13'1" x 16'8")
Ground Floor Bathroom 2.69m x 2.96m (8'10" x 9'9")
Upstairs Bedroom 5.81m x 4.25m (19'1" x 13'11")
Upstairs Bathroom 3.23m x 1.92m (10'7" x 6'4")

Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Double glazing. Gas central heating.

Band G

Rating F

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 310,000 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:
03 October 2016


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