The Old Manse
240.34 sq m
Offers over £580,000(17.134.944.769 ₫)

The Old ManseCranshaws, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3SJ

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2019
  • Spacious accommodation arranged over 2 floors.
  • Period features throughout
  • 2 south facing reception rooms. 5 bedrooms (1 en suite)
  • Stone outbuilding
  • Walled garden and paddock of about 3 acres
  • 3.8 acres in total

Modernised former manse in the Lammermuir Hills with a walled garden, 3 acre paddock, outbuildings and beautiful rural outlook.

About this property

  • The Old Manse is a fine looking and beautifully presented country home set within a delightful walled garden in the Lammermuir Hills. The house was built in the late 18th century in a classic Georgian style and retains superb period features throughout. The house is C listed and has been constructed with whinstone, under a slated roof. The interior is laid out in a T shape with the reception rooms on the south side of the house and the hallway and vestibule situated centrally between them. Both rooms have lovely views over the garden and surrounding countryside and the drawing room has an open fire and double aspect. The sitting room is a cosy space with a wood burning stove.

    The kitchen is a great room with space for a dining table and there are doors out to the east facing garden. The kitchen is fitted with traditionally styled base and wall mounted units and there is also a central island. (For the avoidance of doubt the owners intend to remove the freestanding Everhot Range Cooker, but this can be negotiated as an extra item). A useful and large walk in pantry is accessed off the kitchen and to the rear of the house is a playroom or study and a utility room with its original Belfast sinks. The ground floor accommodation is completed with a cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.

    The first floor has five bedrooms which are accessed off a split landing and staircase from the main hallway. There are two south facing bedrooms situated next to the family bathroom and a further bedroom, all to the front of the house. At the back of the property there are an additional two bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room. All of the bedrooms are large enough for a double bed and take in the rural views.

    The garden is situated to the south of the Old Manse and is enclosed mostly by a low stone wall. There is a large area of lawn interspersed with trees which gets the sun for the majority of the day. There are other gravelled areas surrounding the house providing level areas for outdoor dining and entertaining.

    The driveway is flanked by lawn and gently slopes down towards the house where there is plenty of space for several cars. Adjacent there is a stone outbuilding with four separate rooms.

    The paddock surrounds the house on three sides and extends to about 3 acres. It is secured by post and wire fencing and has been used for grazing in the past. There is access from both ends of the driveway.

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Local information

  • The Old Manse is in a very peaceful, rural setting in the hamlet of Cranshaws in the Lammermuir Hills. Duns is the county town of Berwickshire with primary and secondary schools, a sports centre and a good range of shops and local services. Haddington (to the north), Berwick-upon-Tweed, Kelso and Melrose provide an excellent range 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 in Berwick-upon-Tweed (3-18 years). Edinburgh is 34 miles by road where there is a wide range private schooling, for both boarders and day pupils. Both Edinburgh and Newcastle have international airports while Berwick-upon-Tweed has a mainline railway station with a fast service south to London and north to Edinburgh.
  • The location is exceptional for outdoor activities with a wide variety of beautiful and peaceful walking (the Southern Upland Way passes through Ellemford), cycling and riding routes. There are excellent sporting facilities in the area, with trout and salmon fishing on the rivers Tweed, Blackadder, Whiteadder and Teviot. Pheasant and grouse shooting is also available on local estates. The Borders is well known for rugby, and cricket of a true village nature is played at Manderston, Duns. In addition to the 18 hole golf courses at Duns, Eyemouth, Coldstream, Kelso and Berwick-upon-Tweed, the championship golf courses of East Lothian, including Muirfield are all easily reached.

Additional information

  • Directions: Head east out of Gifford on the B6355 and follow for about 12 miles. In the hamlet of Cranshaws turn left after the row of cottages into the driveway for The Old Manse.
  • EPC Rating = F