Longwing Cottage is a beautiful detached cottage which sits within the grouse moors and farmland of the Lammermuir hills, overlooking the Watch & Dye Rivers. Being situated on the Southern Upland Way, the area is ideal for walkers and provides other local activities that are readily available, such as indoor/outdoor family sports.
With no immediate neighbours, Longwing Cottage is in a peaceful location and situated a commutable 55 minutes south of Edinburgh and is 7 miles from Duns, which is the nearest town. The local primary & secondary schools are situated in Duns and the current owners children are collected and dropped off at the front door via the school bus each day. There is also a local hospital & GP health centre in the area. There are also other great amenities available.
Longwing Cottage is a former Watermans cottage and sits within approx half an acre of land. The Waterman controlled the drinking water via the now unmanned neighbouring filter works and the water is supplied via the Watch Water reservoir which is a short walk away. The reservoir also offers trout fishing from bank and boat, as well as fantastic bird watching including an annual visit from the Osprey.
The property has been totally renovated over the last ten years to create a beautiful family home and environment. There are also ample grounds for a possible extension of the house if required.
The property is entered via a substantial conservatory/reception room which has stunning views across the valley, the Watch water river and adjacent pastures. The room has tiled flooring with underfloor heating and a double centrally heated radiator. The hallway benefits from solid oak flooring. The lounge is carpeted and is of a generous size and faces the front of the property. There are two large double glazed windows overlooking the gardens and the fields of grazed pasture beyond. There are two double centrally heated radiators and the room also features a multi-fuel stove.
The beautiful galley kitchen offers great storage space at both high & low levels as well as a large free standing unit. There is a solid granite worktop surrounded by a tile splashback. The worktop is completed with a Belfast sink with mixer tap and an inlay draining section. There is also plumbing for a washing machine and a dishwasher. There is an inbuilt double electric oven, an electric hob with an overhead extractor fan unit and ample electrical sockets for fridge/freezer etc. The kitchen has beech effect laminate flooring and benefits from a very large double glazed window with a sunny outlook overlooking the moor land.
There are three good-sized double bedrooms that provide comfort and space perfect for when you want to wind-down with a good book or film after a long day.
The family bathroom has a three piece white suite comprising: W.C, hand basin and a P-shaped bath, incorporating a shower unit with mixer shower over the bath. The bathroom is fully tiled and has underfloor heating.
The property is double glazed and has oil-fired central heating which provides a warm, yet cost-effective way of living.
Externally, the property benefits from a centrally heated integral garage which could easily be converted to an office or other room type. It is currently utilised as a workshop for DIY purposes and storage. In other words, the perfect Man-Cave! There is also a solid stone floor utility room with a through wall vent to support a tumble dryer and currently houses a secondary fridge/freezer.
There are three separate Falcon chambers within the mews, which again could easily be converted to a small-holdings set up for livestock.
There are substantial gardens/ground situated all around the house planted with mature trees and saplings. The gardens are mostly grass lawn and offer a blank canvass to an aspiring or an experienced gardener.
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Extras - available through separate negotiation.
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