A modern-day mansion house extending to a floor area of approximately 427m², sitting within extensive garden grounds of approx. 0.94 acre, almost encircled by the golf course on the very edge of this popular town. Completed in 2003, with the date proudly showcased in the portico and pillar style main entrance, the property still belongs to the couple who designed and built it. This substantial house reflects both the artistic and professional skills of the owners; with one having a background in surveying and the other being a contemporary artist. The practical side of the surveyor shines through with renewables in the form of solar pv panels with associated FITs, underfloor heating throughout, pressurised plumbing systems to accommodate the 5 bathrooms and the symmetry that makes this house aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The creative side of the artist sneaks in with walls adorned with this renowned artist's work and further pieces from his collection displayed around their home and garden, as well as the aptly named 2-bedroom self-contained annexe; The Artist's House. The property is immaculately presented, is extremely spacious with the grand entrance and its curved walls and elegant timber bifurcated staircase which opens out each way onto the large first floor landing. The house itself flows effortlessly with large rooms on the ground floor interlinking around from the kitchen to the grand entrance hall and is immaculately presented in clean, neutral décor. The first-floor lounge has patio doors leading onto the semi-circular balcony with views to the rear garden and towards the golf course. The attic has been completed as a studio with 2 sets of 4-combination style velux windows currently accessed via a ladder but could be converted to further living space (subject to relevant permissions). The annexe can be accessed from the main entrance but has its own side door independently from the house, ideal for renting out as a holiday let to create an income or for privacy for guests. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the standard of the finishes and the space this property has to offer as well as further potential.
Hardens Hall is situated on the western outskirts of Duns, adjacent to the golf course and offers a tranquil and rural setting, whilst still being within the town and all its amenities. The vibrant and picturesque town of Duns offers all the facilities in close proximity. There is a modern state-of-the-art High School and a new primary school which opened in 2017, adjacent to the town's public swimming pool which was extensively redeveloped in 2012. The property is within comfortable walking distance of these desirable facilities. Duns has a good selection of shops, restaurants and a great variety of recreational facilities, including a golf course, swimming pool, rugby and football clubs, bowling green, tennis courts, gym and children's play centre. Other amenities include an excellent medical centre, several denominations of churches, 2 petrol stations with vehicle repairs, a garden centre and a comprehensive range of other businesses and services throughout the town. Most supermarkets offer a good delivery service. The eastern borders has a rich and colourful history with a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. In general, its roads are quiet and uncongested, and the area has a low population, this offers a quality of life that is becoming increasingly rare in the UK. Transport and getting around: Duns is located on the A6105, between Berwick upon Tweed to the east and Galashiels to the west. Both of these towns offer rail links to Edinburgh, the line from Berwick being the main East Coast Mainline, with the Reston Station scheduled to open late 2021. There is a good bus service to both Berwick and Galashiels as well as other local destinations. By car, Edinburgh is approx. 49 miles, with Newcastle to the South being approx. 77 miles. Both these cities offer excellent airport facilities.
Entrance hall (10.10M X 5.01M) at widest point
office (3.81M X 3.81M) at widest
lounge (10.12M X 4.68M) not including bay window.
Dining room (4.68M X 4.68M)
breakfasting kitchen (4.72M X 4.69M)
boiler / utility room (4.39m x 2.20m) at widest
wet room (3.70M X 1.48M) at widest
landing (9.48M X 2.87M) including bifurcated stairwell.
Living room (7.71M 4.69M)
luxury master bedroom suite:-
master bedroom (5.90M X 4.68M)
dressing room (3.49M X 2.29M)
en-suite bathroom (3.50M X 2.65M) at widest
bedroom 2 (4.67M X 3.19M)
jack & jill bathroom (3.19M X 2.20M)
bedroom 4 (3.48M X 2.91M)
bedroom 3 (4.69M X 3.48M) at widest
en-suite shower (2.37M X 1.67M) at widest
attic studio (12.65M X 5.99M)
the artist's house accommodation
kitchen / diner (6.28M X 4.68M)
living room (6.19M X 4.70M)
bedroom 1 (3.93M X 3.48M)
bathroom (2.57M X 2.27M)
bedroom 2 (3.78MX 2.59M)
The house is set in a large garden plot with a gated, gravel access leading onto the parking to the front of the house. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with tree planted areas. To the rear of the property there is a large patio area with high walls to both sides giving a sheltered and private feel within the large garden grounds. Trees line the boundary with the golf course, maintaining further privacy.
The adjoining paddock area to the side of the property with additional potential as a building plot (subject to approval) could be purchased by separate negotiation.
Mains Electricity and Water
Oil Central Heating (Underfloor Heating) & Solar pv Panels
Bio Treatment Plant Drainage
Council Tax: Band H
EPC: Band C
By appointment with Melrose & Porteous
By mutual arrangement. Home report available. Additional arrangements through agents
Offers should be submitted to Melrose & Porteous Ltd, 47 Market Square, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3BX
(DX 556 522 duns)
Only those parties who have formally requested their interest may be advised of any closing date fixed for offers. These particulars are for guidance only. All measurements were taken by a laser tape measure and may be subject to small discrepancies. Although a high level of care has been taken to ensure these details are correct, no guarantees are given to the accuracy of the above information. While the information is believed to be correct and accurate any potential purchaser must review the details themselves to ensure they are satisfied with our findings.