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The Old Manse is a stunning C-Listed Victorian family home on the edge of the picturesque village of Hutton. The property offers a high degree of privacy, is in excellent condition throughout and consists of 3 public rooms, 5 bedrooms, a family kitchen and generous garden grounds of about an acre. In addition, The Old Manse offers two holiday cottages and a former coach house and stable building that is currently useful storage. The two cottages are currently used as holiday cottages and provide a helpful income.
The Old Manse, dating from 1875 and Category C-Listed, is an impressive and well-proportioned Victorian family home. The property is set on the edge of the picturesque village of Hutton and offers a high degree of privacy whilst being close to the medieval walled market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed with its wide range of amenities and mainline railway station.
The property is in excellent condition throughout with 2 formal reception rooms and a family sitting room either side of a welcoming reception hall. Also on the ground floor is a large kitchen and dining area with French doors leading out to a paved terrace offering lovely open views of the garden and surrounding farmland. There is a study off the dining area, a utility room and a cloakroom. Upstairs there are 5 double bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms and a dressing room. There is a separate staircase leading to the second floor which houses 2 further rooms used for storage (this area could be further upgraded to provide additional accommodation). In total the house extends to about 418m2.
The Old Manse is south facing and sits centrally in approximately 1 acre of walled garden grounds. Going through the entrance gates up the gravelled driveway leads to the front of the house, large lawned area and parking for several cars. Full planning permission has recently been granted for a double garage. A secondary driveway leads to the side of the Old Manse, additional parking and to the cottages, their gardens, coach house and stables.
Gable End and Honeysuckle Cottages were converted from original stone outbuildings (2 bedroom and 1 bedroom respectively). Alongside the cottages stands the coach house and stables which can be used as garaging and storage. This stone outbuilding could be converted into to a third cottage with the relevant consents from the local authority. The cottages each have their own private enclosed gardens and parking area and are independent from the main house. The cottages are presently run as holiday accommodation but can be let long term if so desired.
The garden grounds, along with expansive lawned areas, include several mature trees such as horse chestnut, holly, ash and cherry. To the back there are apple, plum and pear trees together with several fruit bushes including raspberries, gooseberries, black and redcurrants. Vegetable beds are also situated in the back garden. Throughout the whole garden there are a variety of flowers and shrubs.
Ground Floor - Outer Hall, Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen with Dining Area, Study, Utility, Cloakroom with WC, Rear Hall.
First Floor - Master Bedroom with Dressing Room, 4 x Double Bedrooms, 2 x Family Bathrooms.
Second Floor - 2 x Attic Storage Rooms.
Garden Grounds - Garden Grounds of Approx 1 Acre, Boiler House, Coal Store, Ample Parking, Wood Store.
Gable End Cottage - Hallway, Kitchen, Sitting Room, W.C, 2 x Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Private Garden.
Honeysuckle Cottage - Kitchen, Sitting Room, Bedroom, Shower Room, Private Garden.
Paxton 2 miles, Berwick upon Tweed 7 miles, Duns 9 miles, Kelso 19 miles, Melrose 33 miles, Edinburgh City Centre 53 miles, Edinburgh Airport 60 miles, Newcastle 68 miles. (All distances are approximate).
The Old Manse in Hutton is positioned on the edge of the village in a very private and secluded setting behind the church. Hutton is a pretty village with a strong community spirit centred around the village hall.
A couple of miles east of Hutton is the picturesque village of Paxton. The Cross Inn at Paxton is an extremely popular eatery and is open all year round. Paxton village has a vibrant community with a yearly Art Fair, village flower planting and community gardening, a Parish Church and community involvement in Paxton House, where the old watermill for Paxton House was renewed and is now up and running. Paxton House, once owned by the Home family, has wonderful walks, history, a tearoom and numerous events. It is a huge asset to the local area and is a hugely popular visitor attraction to the area.
Just beyond Paxton is the popular market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. It is famous for its stunning architecture, has a wide selection of amenities and is well serviced with local and national shops, five national supermarkets and schooling for all ages including a private school at Longridge Towers. Berwick also has a selection of leisure and sports clubs, banks, public houses, restaurants and The Malting theatre and cinema that offers daily shows and movies. There is a main line railway station that has regular trains to Edinburgh, Newcastle (approx. 45 mins) and London (3 hrs 45 mins). Both Edinburgh and Newcastle are sub one hour travel time and London in circa three hours forty five minutes. There is also the A1 trunk road that bypasses the town and provides easy access both north and south respectively.
The local area has a wide range of popular attractions and activities including Northumberland and Berwickshire's rugged coastline of unspoilt beaches and beautiful landscapes; Berwick walls and pier are only minutes away while Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, Bamburgh Castle and the ancient Border towns of Coldstream, Kelso and Melrose are within easy reach. Country and sporting pursuits are also readily available, including hill walking, salmon and trout fishing, riding, hunting and shooting. Golf is available locally; within five minutes' walk lies Berwick Golf Course and other courses can be found at Goswick, Eyemouth and the Hirsel. Swimming, gym, squash and indoor bowling facilities exist at the Swan Centre in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The Old Manse is situated in a quiet and peaceful part of the Scottish Borders but offers excellent links to Edinburgh, Newcastle and even London. The A697 provides easy commutable access to Scotland's capital city, Newcastle and Berwick upon Tweed which is only a 10 minute drive away. Berwick offers a mainline train station and a regular service up and down the country, with London being only a 3 ½ hour journey away.
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