Hunters Cairn House
, Duns, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders, TD11 3TR

Duns, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders, TD11 3TR
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Detached House


5 Bedrooms


4 Bathrooms


5 Reception Rooms


407 sq.m


About 9.32 Acres


Double Garage


Property Description

A substantial five-bedroom modern country house occupying a private position, in grounds of circa 9.32 acres with breath-taking views over the surrounding countryside. The property offers 407 sq. metres of accommodation over two floors, with four reception rooms, a large kitchen, five bedrooms and four bathrooms and despite its rural location, is easily accessible to the market town of Duns (approx. 4 miles) and the mainline train station at Reston (approx. 10 miles).

Accommodation Comprises

Ground Floor: Reception Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Living Room, Study, Dining Kitchen, Sun Lounge, Utility, Cloakroom.

First Floor: Landing, Bedroom 1 (En-Suite), Bedroom 2 (En-Suite), Bedroom 3 (En-Suite), Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Family Bathroom.

Outside: Private Driveway, Detached Double Garage, Mature Garden Grounds, Two Paddocks.

Distances: Duns 4 miles, Reston Railway Station 10 miles, Berwick upon Tweed 17 miles,
Edinburgh 50 miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 82 miles (all distances are approximate).

In All Circa 9.32 Acres (3.77 Hectares)

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Tenure: Freehold
EPC: D (65)
Council Tax Band: H
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Built in circa 2008, this substantial and impressive modern country house sits in approximately 9.32 acres with gardens, grounds and two grazing paddocks. The house stands proudly, surrounded by well-maintained garden grounds and enjoys a high degree of privacy. The house itself offers spacious living accommodation over two floors of circa 407 sq. metres with four public rooms, five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The house is approached through stone gate piers and via a sweeping driveway which leads to ample private parking and a large detached double garage.

Ground Floor:
The front door opens into a welcoming and generous reception hallway which has a sweeping staircase to the first floor and doors leading off. From the hallway are three reception rooms, all to the rear of the house with lovely views out over the garden grounds and there is a study located to the front of the property. The kitchen is located at the southerly end of the house and is very much the heart of this wonderful family home and has a sun lounge leading off. The kitchen has been well fitted with a bespoke range of units which includes a large central island. There are a range of integrated appliances, a free-standing range cooker and ample space for informal dining. Comnvienly located off the kitchen is a generous utility/boot room. Supporting the ground floor accommodation is a cloakroom.

First Floor:
On the first floor there are five bedrooms, all generous double and three have en0suite facilities whilst the other two bathrooms are serviced by the main family bathroom.

The house is approached via a private sweeping driveway which leads to ample parking and gives access to the detached garage. The garden grounds surround the property and despite being generous, are fairly low maintenance, being laid predominantly to lawn and interspersed with trees. Three are several paved terraces, ideal for al-fresco dining and contains within the rear garden is a wonderful timber greenhouse/potting shed.

In addition to the garden grounds, there are two well maintained grazing paddocks, which lie to the side and rear of the house. Within the grounds, there is ample scope to erect equestrian facilities or additional outbuildings (subject to obtaining the necessary consent).

Hunters Cairn House occupies an idyllic rural setting, circa 4 miles east of the popular town of Duns which lies in the heart the Berwickshire countryside, about 15 miles due west of Berwick upon Tweed. The area is one of the genuinely rural parts of Great Britain despite its close proximity to both Edinburgh and Newcastle. Duns is a friendly town with a thriving and strong community spirit, it has a low population and can therefore offer a quality of life that is becoming increasingly rare.

The town is centred around a bustling market square which offers an excellent range of amenities including local shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and professional services. Within the town there is also a community hospital and a well-respected and successful High School and Primary School as well as Duns Castle which offers ample dog walking opportunities around the grounds and Hen Poo Park.

The immediate area provides a good variety of recreational activities from events and gardens, to excellent opportunities for the country sports enthusiast. There is salmon fishing on the River Tweed, trout fishing in various local lochs and pheasant and grouse shooting on local estates. There are a number of good golf courses in easy reach, including Duns Golf Club, Goswick Golf Club and the championship Roxburgh course near Kelso.

Berwick-upon-Tweed which is within a short drive is a vibrant town with a good range of national services and retailers and has a number of hotels, restaurants, pubs and wine bars. There is the popular Maltings Theatre and Cinema as well as a regular market and a number of galleries and arts and crafts shops. Berwick also offers private schooling from ages 3 to 18 at Longridge Towers School (

Duns also has good transport links with the A1 trunk road only 11 miles away and the mainline railway stations at both Reston (circa 10 miles) and Berwick-upon-Tweed provide fast links to London Kings Cross (3h 45 mins), Edinburgh (43 mins) and Newcastle (45 mins). Edinburgh and Newcastle airports have regular flights to London and a variety of domestic and foreign destinations.

Mains electricity.
Mains water.
Private drainage
LPG central heating.

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