4 bedroom detached house for saleThe Swallows, Stobswood, Longformacus, Duns
The Swallows is a beautiful architect-designed four bedroom detached property situated in a magnificent rural location at Stobswood near Longformacus in the heart of the Lammermuirs. The property has private landscaped gardens and enjoys spectacular panoramic views over the surrounding hills. The accommodation includes a master suite with adjoining dressing area and a contemporary ensuite with bath and shower, as well as two further ensuite bedrooms and downstairs bedroom/study with adjacent shower room. The traditional design incorporates arched cart house windows to front and rear, designed to take full advantage of the good natural light and superb vista.
Accommodation - Entrance Vestibule, Hallway, Living Room, Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfasting Room, Dining Room, Study/4th Bedroom, Shower Room, Utility. First Floor – Galleried Landing Area, Master Bedroom Suite incorporating Dressing Area and Luxury Ensuite Bathroom, Two Further Double Bedrooms both with Ensuite Facilities, Ample Storage. Integral Garage, Ample Parking and Landscaped Gardens, front and rear. Fully Double Glazed. Oil Fired Central Heating.
Key Selling Points - Stunning Views
Attractive stone exterior
Oak doors and skirtings
Solid oak floor
Luxury Kitchen with range style cooker
Master Bedroom with Dressing Area and Luxury Ensuite Bathroom with bath and shower
Integrated sound system
TV, phone, Sky and HD connection points
Location - The property is located 6 miles north of the Berwickshire county town of Duns and 40 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. Duns has good educational and recreational facilities including a new primary school, modern high school, public library, swimming pool, tennis courts, gymnasium, driving range, 18 hole golf course, and walks within the nature reserve at Duns Castle. There is a wide range of specialist shops and facilities, including a supermarket and doctors’ surgery. Stobswood is situated close to the Southern Upland Way and the nearby village of Longformacus, with two major fishing lochs on the doorstep. There are excellent rail links via the East Coast rail line from Berwick-upon-Tweed, with connections direct to Edinburgh, Newcastle and London Kings Cross (3h 40m).
Directions - From the north take the road from Gifford to Longformacus and continue a mile south of the village to the private road at the sign for Stobswood on the left. From the south, from the centre of Duns, take the Greenlaw road and then the first right immediately past the High School signposted Longformacus. Continue approximately five miles and take the private road at the sign for Stobswood on the right.
A gated entrance opens to a pavoir style driveway leading to the integral garage with a winding path to the front entrance. Double doors lead to the entrance vestibule with glazed panel and door providing light to the main hall with attractive oak flooring. A luxury kitchen lies off the hall with granite worktops open to a breakfasting or sitting area below a feature arched window to front with a further arched window to the adjoining dining room. To the rear of the kitchen area lies an extensive utility/washroom with connecting door to the integral garage. Across the hall lies a study with bespoke oak shelving and office fittings and would make an ideal downstairs bedroom next to a contemporary tiled shower room. The sitting room overlooks the garden to rear and enjoys dual aspect with patio doors and a further arched window with fantastic views. There is an attractive stone surround fireplace with multi-fuel stove.
A central staircase off the entrance hall with fitted neutral carpeting extending throughout the upper floor leads to a spacious galleried landing and three ensuite bedrooms. The landing is spacious and provided with fitted book shelving and there is further storage in the double cloaks cupboard off the front hall.
The master bedroom has its own dedicated suite of connecting rooms with space for sitting, a dressing area and a luxury ensuite bathroom at the far end complete with under floor heating, a stunning mosaic tiled spiral shower and a free standing bath tub.
The second bedroom lies over the living room and provides an alternative master bedroom with dual aspect views to the hills, a “Juliet” balcony, and ensuite shower room. The third bedroom has windows to the front with southerly views and is an ideal guest bedroom with a Jacuzzi bath.
External - Formal garden frontage and private landscaped garden to rear with patio and sheltered sitting area.
Integral Garage - Accessed via a remote controlled up and over door to front with internal door to Utility, providing ample storage space with an eight foot wide door to accommodate large modern vehicles. Two ceiling lights plus ample power points.
Additional Information - An integral sound system is fitted throughout the property with TV/Sky in every room except for the bathrooms. The entire house is wired for a computer network.
Services - Mains electricity. Private water. Private shared septic tank with communal charge. Oil fired central heating.
Council Tax - Band G.
Energy Efficiency - Band C77
Viewing And Home Report - To arrange a viewing contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on 01573-225999-lines open until 10pm 7 days a week. The Home Report dated April 2017 can be downloaded online at www.onesurvey.org
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