Occupying a magnificent hillside location within a small hamlet setting, a spectacular architect designed family home perfectly positioned to make the most of the picturesque panoramic views over the hills and countryside surrounding the Borders village of Cardrona. Built in 2007 with the modern family in mind, The Old Paddock is a contemporary five-bedroom house offering well-proportioned accommodation totalling an impressive 3,379 square feet over two floors. Finished to an extremely high standard with design features such as underfloor heating, integrated sound and lighting home automation system, and its very own cinema room, this fabulous family home has been designed to provide for every desire that a family need and so much more. Decorated throughout to an excellent standard in natural tones, allowing you to simply move in, sit back and relax in your dazzling family home.
Internally, this captivating house begins with an inviting bright circular entrance hall with impressive sweeping glass balustrade staircase leading to the upper floor. Continue through to a wide reception hallway providing access to all the ground floor accommodation. The beautifully designed kitchen is the hub of the house and offers more than enough luxurious space for cooking and dining alike, being fitted with an array of fashionable wall and base units with contrasting granite worktops incorporating an under counter sink unit and a gas hob, with tempered glass splash back finishing the look. High quality integrated appliances include an electric oven with heated drawer below, cooker hood extractor, microwave grill, dishwasher and larder style fridge and freezer. A hardwood breakfasting island provides for informal dining whilst the spacious dining area which is open to the kitchen makes the perfect space for entertaining family and friends. The open plan dining kitchen enjoys a dual aspect with fully glazed floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors to the side and rear of the house making the most of the fabulous views. All laundry facilities are provided in a separate adjacent utility room, which again is finished to the same high-quality standard and provides the convenience of an external door out to the gardens. At the end of the hallway, the relaxing elegant living room enjoys uninterrupted views with dual aspect windows making this a beautifully bright and tranquil room which also features a contemporary remote controlled integrated gas fire. Adjacent to the living room, featuring sliding doors out to a decked area is the sitting room. This room boasts of a log burning fire giving the room a real focal point and could equally be used as a separate formal dining room if so desired. Also on the ground floor is the fabulous cinema room with luxurious reclining chairs - a real treat for all those movie fans. The professionally installed high-grade cinema equipment is available to purchase under separate negotiation. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is the guest bedroom suite featuring a dual aspect and a private deluxe en-suite shower room.
Taking the unique curved stairs to the upper floor hallway, you will find an exceptionally large and versatile space perfect for a home office, play area or further living space, and features two useful built in storage cupboards. More five-star hotel suite than a standard master bedroom, The Old Paddock’s master suite, is a most impressive space and comes with its own private balcony looking out over the garden and the hills of Lee Pen. There are double fitted wardrobes and a frosted glass door leads into the beautifully tiled en-suite shower room complete with a walk-in digitally controlled shower, WC, wash basin and handy fitted storage. At the opposite end of the hallway, there is a further generous double bedroom with private en-suite shower room, also finished to an exceptional standard with walk-in digitally controlled shower. There are a further two comfortable double bedrooms on this floor which both are positioned to the front of the house. Completing the accommodation is the show stopping stylish family bathroom. Cleverly designed around the curved staircase wall, this luxurious bathroom is a design feature in itself, and incorporates a fully tiled walk-in shower, deep bath positioned underneath a Velux window, WC, and a wash hand basin.
Externally, electric remote-controlled gates lead into a large monobloc driveway providing parking for several vehicles which leads to a detached double garage with electric roller style door. The Old Paddock enjoys private and enclosed wrap around gardens surrounded by mature trees. The garden features many planted bedding areas with a mixture of mature plants, shrubs, and bushes. There are several sun filled paved seating areas and a large decked area levelled with the open plan dining kitchen and the sitting room, making the perfect spaces for alfresco dining in the summer months. With its magnificent seating areas and breath-taking views this garden is perfect for entertaining family and friends or to simply sit back and relax with an aperitif.
The Old Paddock enjoys an elevated hillside position overlooking the stunning Tweed Valley and the village of Cardrona, the first new village in the Borders for over two hundred years. The village is widely viewed as one of the most prestigious residential locations in the Borders and benefits from having a village hall, cafe, children’s playground and a Macdonald Hotel and Country Club. The Macdonald offers a full range of recreational and lifestyle facilities including a fitness centre, sauna, swimming pool and a championship golf course. Cardrona provides the perfect alternative to the stress and hassle of city living. You will enjoy village life in a most scenic and picturesque setting. A short distance away, the thriving market town of Peebles, three miles west of Cardrona, offers an excellent array of amenities including banks, post office, a range of independent shops, supermarkets, and restaurants, as well as schools at primary and secondary levels. The local area is particularly well served for recreational activities with excellent golf courses, fishing, walking and mountain biking all within easy reach. There is good access from Cardrona to the other Borders towns via the road network, with the A703 giving access to Edinburgh City Bypass, and the capital beyond. A regular bus service, which stops in Cardrona, runs to and from Edinburgh and to neighbouring towns including Galashiels.
From Peebles High Street, take the A72 towards Innerleithen. Continue past the Macdonald Hotel and Country Club turning right signposted into Cardrona village. At the first roundabout take the first exit to Cardrona and at the second roundabout take the second exit. Turn left at the junction onto the B7062. Follow this road for half a mile and take the first exit on your right and follow the road uphill. The Old Paddock is reached via the driveway on the right-hand side. For those with satellite navigation the postcode of the house is EH44 6PS.
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Mains water. Private drainage to septic tank. Mains electricity. LPG Gas fired central heating with underfloor heating. Timber framed double glazed windows. Telephone with fibre broadband connection (FTTP upgrade expected before 2022) and 4G LTE permanent connection via an external aerial.
Items to be Included:
All fitted carpets, blinds, curtains, and light fittings throughout the property will be included in the sale with exception of the entrance hallway light fitting. The washing machine and tumble dryer will also be included in the sale. The cinema room, home automation and IT equipment are available to purchase by separate negotiation. Additionally, some items of furniture are also available to purchase by separate negotiation.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category G, with an annual charge of £2,801.17 payable for the year 2020/2021. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
Viewings of this property are strictly by appointment. For more information or to arrange an appointment, please contact JBM Estate Agents on 01721 540170.
A Home Report incorporating a Single Survey, Energy Performance Certificate and Property Questionnaire is available for parties genuinely interested in this property. Please contact us to request a copy.
The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is D (62) with potential C (75).
A closing date may be fixed, however, there is no requirement for the seller to fix a closing date when more than one interest is noted. JBM Estate Agents is entitled to accept their client’s instructions to accept an incoming offer without having a closing date and without giving other parties who may have noted interest an opportunity to offer. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through their lawyers to JBM Estate Agents, in writing, will be advised of a closing date if set, unless the property has been sold previously.
Formal offers should be submitted to the Selling Agents in Scottish legal form: JBM Estate Agents, 10 Northgate, Peebles, EH45 8RS. Telephone: 01721 540170, Fax 01721 520104. The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide the Selling Agents with advice on the source of funds with suitable confirmation of their ability to finance the purchase. Viewers should be advised that even after an acceptable written offer has been received, in the event of any unreasonable delay by the purchaser in concluding missives, the Selling Agents reserve the right to resume viewings.
Anti-Money Laundering Regulations:
As with all Estate Agents, JBM Estate Agents is subject to the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. The regulations require us, the Selling Agents, to perform various checks on the property buyer and in order to comply with the necessary regulations, any offer presented to us must be accompanied with certified photographic evidence of the buyer’s identity and separate certified evidence of the buyer’s residential address before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed. Alternatively, if certified documentation is not available, the buyer must attend at our office with their original documents. Please note, until satisfactory documents have been provided and our checks have been fully completed, we are unable to mark the property as “under offer.” You should also be aware that we are required by law to report to government authorities any evidence or suspicion regarding money laundering and that we are explicitly prohibited from notifying you of the fact that any such report has been made.