Savills | The Old Manse, Edrom, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3PX | Properties for sale
6,284 sq ft(583.80 sq m)
Offers over £850,000

The Old ManseEdrom, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3PX

    Key features

    • Georgian family home with superb rural outlook
    • Accommodation across 3 floors with excellent period features
    • Set within wonderful grounds including a pond, vegetable garden, orchard and tennis court
    • Detached cottage suitable for holiday lets
    • Close to the market town of Duns

    Grand country house set within approximately 4 acres and an established detached holiday cottage

    About this property

    • Dating back to 1825, The Old Manse is a beautiful Georgian family home within a private setting just outside Duns. The house is full of period features, open fires and almost all of the rooms have lovely rural views.

      The property is entered through a grand vestibule which opens into a bright and spacious entrance hall. The impressive drawing room is situated on the left and features a large bay window, open fireplace and a small library nook, while a snug sitting room is located to the right of the hall. Towards the rear of the property, a dining room features high ceilings and a marble fireplace, which offers fantastic entertaining space. At the heart of the property, the fitted kitchen, with racing green AGA and seating area, links with a breakfast room, utility room and wine cellar.

      From the main hall, stairs lead up to a half landing with a small study, and then continue to the first floor landing. From the landing, two large double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are accessed, alongside two further double bedrooms which are serviced by a family bathroom. Up to the second floor, two other bedrooms provide ample accommodation.

      Outside, a generous gravel driveway provides good turning space and parking for several vehicles. A landscaped garden, of approximately 4 acres, wraps around three sides of the property and includes extensive lawns, a grass tennis court, orchard and pond, all surrounded by mature shrubs and trees. There is plenty of storage which includes outbuildings and a double garage.

      The Old Carriage House
      To the north, a detached holiday cottage, The Old Carriage House, is a traditional stone built cottage with plenty of character. The property provides flexible further accommodation for holiday lets or guests. The Old Carriage House comprises a comfortable sitting room, kitchen with dining area, two bedrooms and bathroom. The property has its own driveway and garden.

      General Remarks
      Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Bottled gas for gas fire and gas hob. Electric heating in The Old Carriage House.

      Local Authority & tax band
      Scottish Borders Council tax band G.
      The Old Carriage House is subject to business rates. It has a rateable value of £1,600.

      Fixtures & Fittings
      Fitted white goods are to be included in the sale. Light fittings and curtains can be made available by separate negotiation.

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    Local information

    • The Old Manse is located in a private setting just outside the attractive Borders town of Duns. The property benefits from a peaceful rural outlook yet has all the town's amenities close by.
    • Duns is a characterful town with the historic market square offering a range of shops and services and an excellent sports centre with swimming pool, tennis courts, and two gyms. Duns also boasts both a new primary school and a new high school. Private schooling is available at Longridge Towers close to Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Edinburgh's many excellent private schools are around an hour and a half away.
    • The property is just over an hour's drive from both Edinburgh and Newcastle airports with frequent services to international and UK destinations. Berwick-upon-Tweed, a 20 minute drive to the east, has a mainline railway station with a fast and regular service south to London (3 hours 30 minutes), via Newcastle, and north to Edinburgh.
    • The rolling countryside of the Scottish Borders offers fantastic outdoor pursuits including walks, fishing on the River Tweed, several sporting estates and golf courses including The Roxburghe. The beaches of Scotland's East Coast are also within easy reach.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Duns head northeast out of the town on the A6105. After about 3.5 miles turn left off the A6105 at the signposts for Edrom and Blanerne. The Old Manse is the first property on the right. EPC rating =
    • EPC Rating = F