Allanbank House
343.56 sq m
Offers over £850,000(25.111.556.990 ₫)

Allanbank HouseDuns, Berwickshire, TD11 3JX


    Key features

    • Immaculate modern interiors with superb flow and natural light
    • Light double height sitting room with log burner
    • Beautiful landscaped gardens
    • River frontage with trout and salmon fishing rights
    • Accessible location for mainline train station at Berwick-upon-Tweed
    • Paddocks extending to about 25 acres in all
    • Possible development plot available in addition

    Spacious contemporary house set in wonderful landscaped gardens with land and river frontage on the Blackadder Water

    About this property

    • A modern house built to a traditional design in 2003, Allanbank House has a classic, elegant feel yet offers all the benefits of contemporary living. A sense of connection and flow to the ground floor reception rooms creates a wonderfully versatile space. The spacious and bright reception rooms include a drawing room with dual aspect windows, fireplace and glass doors opening up to the dining room. This in turn is easily opened into the double height sitting room with log burner and tall windows overlooking the landscaped gardens. The spacious sitting room connects to both the entrance hall and kitchen and a galleried first floor landing looks down from above. The kitchen with dining space features a large island and integrated appliances within the base and wall units. A large utility room is accessed from the kitchen, located to the side door leading out to the garden. A study connects the entrance hall to the kitchen, whilst the garden room which enjoys spectacular panoramic views over the garden, is also accessed from the kitchen.

      Stairs from the entrance hall lead up to the galleried landing and provide access to the well-proportioned master bedroom with two walk-in wardrobes (one with hatch access to the floored attic above), and a large en suite bathroom with sunken bath and double walk in shower. This bathroom has electric under floor heating. On the other side of the landing is a family bathroom and three further bedrooms, two which share a Jack and Jill shower room.

      Outside
      A mature hedge provides a private boundary from the roadside, with gravel driveway sweeping down to the front of the house and ample parking space. The garage provides space for two cars, with storage and a generator shed to the side. There is a further garden machinery shed. Landscaped flower beds border the property to the rear. Amongst the gardens and grounds are landscaped woodlands, seated areas and a summer house overlooking a croquet lawn.

      Riverside paddocks stretch out below the garden to the Blackadder Water on which the owners of Allanbank House have salmon and trout fishing rights. These are lush meadows with an abundance of wildlife and where there is a pond is fed from the old mill lade. There is a further paddock to the west of the house (Lot 2) this field is classified as Class 3 arable ground and extends to about 10.4 acres. The intention is to sell the property as a whole and lots 2 & 3 will not be sold prior to Allanbank House.


      Development Plot (available in addition)
      There is an area of ground to the north of the property which has planning potential. The area extends to about 1.9 acres and is available in addition.

      GENERAL REMARKS

      Viewings
      Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3756.

      Services
      Mains water and electricity, private drainage. Oil fired central heating supplemented by solar panels. Electric under floor heating in master bedroom en suite bathroom.

      Solar Panels
      Feed in Tariff expiring in 2037. This currently providing an income of about £1,000 p.a.

      Local Authority & tax band
      Scottish Borders Council tax band G

      Fixtures & Fittings
      Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.

      Allanbank House Fishings
      Allanbank House has salmon and trout fishing rights along the north bank of the Blackadder Water.

      Paddocks - Lots 2 & 3
      The intention is to sell the property as a whole and in any event lots 2 & 3 will not be sold prior to Allanbank House.

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    Local information

    • 1.3 miles to Chirnside, 5.7 miles to Duns, 10 miles to Berwick-upon-Tweed railway station, 50miles to Edinburgh city centre
    • Set in a tranquil rural position, Allanbank House offers a serene and idyllic setting on the banks of Blackadder Water. The property extends to 29 acres in all, with beautiful landscaped gardens plus about 25 acres of paddocks and lies on the edge of the village of Allanton, home to the highly regarded Allanton Inn, a 3-star hotel and restaurant. A range of services and amenities are provided in the nearby village of Chirnside, about 1 mile north of the property including a local supermarket, primary school, pharmacy, medical practice and restaurants within the village.
    • A greater range of services are provided in the nearby historic market town of Duns, about 5.7 miles to the west. These include Knoll Community Hospital, sports facilities, supermarkets, and the cultural attraction of Duns Castle. Duns also boasts both a new primary school and a new high school. Private schooling is available at St Mary's in Melrose, Belhaven in Dunbar and Longridge Towers in Berwick upon Tweed which runs a daily bus service. Edinburgh's many excellent private schools are just over an hour away.
    • The Scottish Borders region is renowned for its unspoilt rural landscape and for its country sports. The Blackadder Water is a tributary to the River Tweed, one of Scotland's best known salmon rivers both flowing through the region's rich agricultural area known as the Merse. Local estates and several notable estates in the Lammermuir Hills to the north-east, offer shooting. Other outdoor pursuits such as cycling, walking and golf are all well catered for.
    • Edinburgh and are both cities with a vibrant arts and culture scene, and are within easy rail and driving distance, while the Scottish Borders' own festivals, horse-riding traditions and events are on the doorstep.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Edinburgh, take the A1 headed east. Take the exit for the B6437 headed to Chirnside. Keep left on to the B6437 at the crossroads. Once passed through Chirnside, at the bottom of the hill turn right on to the A6105, taking the next left on to the B6437, just passed the Waterloo Arms. Cross over the bridge over Whiteadder Water and take the next right turn. Cross over a second bridge and Allanbank House is the third property on the left hand side, with gravel drive and wooden gate.
    • EPC Rating = D