5 bedroom detached house for sale

The Coach House & Stables, Swinton House, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11

Offers in Region of £675,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully presented Coach House
  • Stables with development opportunity
  • Consent for 3 dwellings
  • Approx 317 sq m covered courtyard
  • Paddock
  • Approx 4.4 acres
  • Available as a whole or in lots
  • Lovely rural setting
  • Open views
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautiful family home with planning permission to create three substantial residential dwellings.

Location

Duns 6 miles, Berwick-upon-Tweed 13 miles, Edinburgh city centre 48 miles, Newcastle 75 miles

The Coach House and Stables are located at the centre of a private country estate near to the village of Swinton in the heart of the Scottish Borders countryside, in an outstanding setting overlooking open farmland.

The surrounding Berwickshire countryside is some of the most beautiful and unspoilt in eastern Scotland, with rolling fields punctuated by magnificent views south to the Cheviot Hills.

The location is exceptional for outdoor activities with a wide variety of beautiful and peaceful walking, cycling and riding routes and the opportunity to drive on scenic roads with minimal traffic. There is excellent country sport in the area, with trout and salmon fishing on the rivers Tweed, Blackadder, Whiteadder and Teviot. Pheasant and grouse shooting are also available on local estates. Kelso racecourse is a key venue on the horse racing calendar. There are first class golf courses nearby, including an 18 hole course at Duns and a championship course, The Roxburghe, at Kelso. The beautiful historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed has rowing and sailing clubs, a golf course, museums, superb walks on the town walls and is serviced by a number of national supermarkets and stores.

The conservation village of Swinton has a well regarded primary school, a garage, and the popular Wheatsheaf Hotel. The historic village at Norham Castle is only 6 miles away and has a gourmet butcher, bakery, newsagent/village store, gunsmiths and fishing suppliers, two pubs, beautiful walks along the River Tweed and regular antique fairs at the village hall.

Duns (6 miles) is the county town of Berwickshire with an excellent state of the art modern high school, a sports centre, a swimming pool and a good range of shops and local services and the Jim Clark museum. Berwick-upon-Tweed, Kelso and Melrose provide a wide choice of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and professional services. Independent schooling is available at St Mary’s, Melrose (prep), Belhaven Hill in Dunbar (prep) and Longridge Towers near Berwick-upon-Tweed (3-18 years). Edinburgh is 48 miles by road and Newcastle is 75 miles to the south.

There is good access to Edinburgh via the A697/A68 and A1, while Berwick-upon-Tweed lies 13 miles to the east from where there are regular main line train services to London and Edinburgh. Edinburgh and Newcastle airports operate flights to numerous domestic and international destinations.

Description

Dating from circa 1825, the Coach House and Stables originally formed part of the Swinton Estate and served as the stables and coachman's house to the nearby Swinton House, a magnificent neo-classical country house set in parkland grounds. The Coach House has been renovated to an exceptional standard by the current owners to create a beautiful family home fit for modern living whilst retaining the period charm of the property. The house and outbuildings are centred around a vast covered courtyard with a 54 ft span timber and iron-trussed roof, which provides the potential for a variety of uses.

Coach House
The spacious accommodation is arranged over two floors with excellent living space on the ground floor, which incorporates a useful self contained annexe. The front door opens to a broad reception hall with a WC, coat cupboard and stair rising to the upper floor. The hall leads through to the elegant dining room with hand painted murals and an ornamental fireplace.

Adjoining here is the wonderful triple aspect drawing room with a central fireplace with stone mantel and a gas fired stove, recessed book shelves and a door to the garden. There is a spacious kitchen/family room incorporating a bespoke fitted kitchen with wood cabinets and an electric AGA with a gas hob. There is a sitting area with a wood burning stove and a door leading to the garden patio and another door providing direct access to the central courtyard.

The main bedroom accommodation is located on the upper floor and includes a lovely triple aspect master bedroom with a door to a balcony with open views to the south. There are three further double bedrooms served by a large bathroom with a roll top bath and corner shower, and also a separate shower room.

Features include:

• Oak flooring
• Working shutters
• High level insulation
• Heat exchange unit
• Exposed dressed stone arches in the kitchen
• Double glazing
• Astragal windows
• Renovated roof and external stonework
• Heat recovery system
• 300 amp 3 Phase power supply
• Wide external and internal doors for wheel chair access.


The Annexe
A useful self contained annexe provides the potential for secondary accommodation or a self contained holiday let and incorporates a bedroom, kitchen / dining room / sitting room and shower room and benefits from its own private entrance in addition to having access from the dining hall

The Stables
The former stables provide an exciting opportunity to create three further residential dwellings. Details are available on the Scottish Borders Planning Portal. Planning ref: 13/00470/LBC. As per the plans on the planning portal there may be potential for three further new build houses.

The planning consent is for the conversion of the stables to three dwelling houses, each to have its own garden and two car parking spaces. Much of the stonework, roofing and slating for the future conversion has already been done. Proposed accommodation for each unit comprises in brief:

Unit 1
Ground floor: reception hall, kitchen/dining room, drawing room, utility room, shower room. First floor: master bedroom with dressing room and en suite shower room, two further double bedrooms and a bathroom.

Unit 2
Ground floor: reception hall, kitchen/dining room, drawing room, utility room, shower room. First floor: master bedroom with en suite shower room, two further double bedrooms and a bathroom.

Unit 3
Ground floor: reception hall, kitchen/dining room, sitting room, drawing room, utility room, WC, master bedroom with en suite shower room, two further double bedrooms and a bathroom.

A Section 75 agreement is in place relating to the Education and Lifelong Learning Contribution and the Affordable Housing Contribution. Please contact the selling agent for further details.

Outside
The Coach House and Stables sit centrally within grounds of approximately 3 acres. A large parking area and a corrugated hay barn incorporating two loose boxes and a feed store are located on the eastern side of the house. Beyond here there is a paddock, which borders woodland. Also included is an area of land surrounding the East Lodge of approximately 1.4 acres, which is illustrated on the site plan.

Listing
The Coach House and Stables are Category B listed.

Fixtures and Fittings
All curtains, blinds and white goods are included in the sale. The chandeliers in the hallway, dining room and drawing room and on the staircase are excluded from the sale, along with the wall mounted lights in the drawing room and dining room and the brass pendant light in the kitchen.

Services
The Coach House is served by mains water and electricity. Private drainage to septic tank. Oil fired central heating and hot water, and LPG gas.

Square Footage: 12,057 sq ft
Acreage: 4.4 Acres


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