A SUBSTANTIAL UPGRADED COUNTRY HOUSE in Berwickshire
Presented for sale by Rettie and Co, Coveyheugh is a detached Victorian country house that is believed to have been built circa 1800 in Reston, near Eyemouth in Berwickshire.
Having been upgraded over the years by the present owners, Coveyheugh House now offers substantial accommodation over four floors, with many period features throughout including ornate plaster work, deep skirtings, panelled doors and attractive fireplaces.
The property occupies a secluded and private position in mature grounds yet is within walking distance of Reston village. The property sits in circa 8 acres of grounds and is approached by a private gravelled driveway which leads to ample parking.
The accommodation within the property is arranged over four principle floors and flows naturally from room to room.
Access to the house leads from the front driveway and into a welcoming entrance porch, an ideal place for coats and muddy shoes. From here, there is access through to the spacious reception hall, which has a staircase to the first floor, with a useful storage cupboard and a cloakroom.
To the right of the hallway is the formal drawing room, used a dining room by the current owners and with a multi fuel stove forming the focal point. There are large bay windows with two aspects, allowing for ample natural light.
There is a dining room towards the rear of the property with a window overlooking the driveway and an attractive Victorian fireplace and a multi fuel stove. There are also stairs leading down to the basement level.
The kitchen, which is conveniently located opposite, has recently been re-fitted with a good range of wall and base units and complimentary work tops. There is space for a table, ideal for informal dining, and a window overlooks the terrace and paddock beyond. Located off the kitchen is a useful pantry, a secondary kitchen offering further storage and useful utility room giving access to the outside.
Located to the rear of the property is a bathroom and a ground floor en-suite bedroom. From the reception hallway, the original staircase ascends to the first floor landing where all accommodation on this level can be accessed off. Steps lead up to the master bedroom suite which comprises a large impressive room with panelled walls and ornate cornicing. There is a fireplace forming the focal point of the room and two bay windows allowing for ample natural light. There is a shower room and a separate wc services this room. There are three further large bedrooms on this level, one en-suite, and a family bathroom. The hallway staircase continues up to the third landing where there are two further bedrooms and an office which are supported by cloakroom.
Coveyheugh House is a wonderful family home in generous mature grounds. The accommodation within is versatile and flexible, depending on needs, and offers a purchaser a lifestyle that is becoming increasingly rare.
Located at the entrance to the property is a detached lodge cottage which has in the past been used as a holiday let. The property offers accommodation over three floors and comprises a dining kitchen and sitting room on the ground floor, a bedroom and shower room on the first floor and a conservatory on the lower ground level.
The gardens that surround Coveyheugh House are mature and well maintained and comprises areas of lawn, mature woodland and a paved terrace offering an elevated view over the neighbouring grazing paddock and Eye Valley. Access to the paddock is via a timber gate and provides excellent grazing for horses or livestock
The property occupies a rural yet accessible location, within walking distance of the village of Reston, which offers all the amenities one would expect from a village including a village shop, post office and a primary schooling. Reston is also campaigning the re-opening of Reston Station which will make commuting to Edinburgh and Newcastle significantly simpler.
The property lies about equal distance between the market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Dunbar. Both towns offer an excellent range of facilities and amenities with a good selection of local and national shops and supermarkets. Both also offer wealth of cafes and restaurants and a wide choice of top class schooling for all ages.
Independent schooling can be found at Longridge Towers for day and boarding pupils and further private schooling is available within a short drive including Belhaven Hill prep School in Dunbar for children aged seven to thirteen and St. Mary’s prep School in Melrose
The immediate local area has a wide range of popular attractions and activities which include beach and coastal walks in Coldingham Bay, the theatre and cinema in Berwick upon Tweed and plenty of medieval castles and towns to explore.
Country and sporting pursuits are also readily available, including hill walking, salmon and trout fishing, hunting and shooting. Golf is available locally at Duns, Eyemouth and the Hirsel, with swimming, gym, squash and indoor bowling at the Swan Centre in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The A1 trunk road provides easy, commutable access to Edinburgh, Berwick upon Tweed or Dunbar otherwise Berwick’s mainline train station offers quick and effective transport up and down the East Coast of the country. Edinburgh’s international airport is just under an hour’s drive from Coveyheugh House.
There are very well respected local schools for all ages in and near Berwick, including the local Berwick Academy and beyond Berwick, there is a range of popular attractions including historic castles and villages dotted along the outstandingly beautiful Northumberland coastline, the renowned Holy Island, the Cheviot Hills and popular market towns of Alnwick and Kelso.
Originally published in the Scottish Field. Written by Kenny Smith - 3rd March 2020