An impressive five-bedroom detached family house with an additional two-bedroom annex accommodation, situated within an exclusive development on the edge of the village of Romanno Bridge. Built in 1999 to an exceptional high standard, this substantial modern house which extends to over 3,500 square feet, benefits from a super high quality Poggenpohl kitchen, Italian bathrooms, and an integrated Bose sound system. Additionally, the ground floor features walnut hardwood flooring and under floor heating throughout.
Internally, the versatile and immaculately presented accommodation comprises: covered entrance porch, spacious central hallway with storage cupboard and guest WC. There is a family room, which has lovely views across the garden and pond. This room could also be used as a formal dining room and has two large storage cupboards. Neighbouring this, there is a bright and generous living room with feature sandstone fireplace, multi fuel stove, and door to the garden. From the hallway, steps lead through to a stylish kitchen with large centre island unit incorporating a breakfast bar, four ring Miele induction hob with retractable extractor fan, and a sink. This stunning room is fitted with a range of wall and base Poggenpohl units and Corian work surfaces. The kitchen features many integrated appliances including two generous Gaggenau fridges, separate freezer with water dispenser and a wine cooler. There is also a Miele double electric oven, microwave, combi oven, coffee machine, instant hot water tap, and two convenient dishwashers. Further wall and floor units incorporate another sink with waste disposal unit. From the kitchen, two separate arches lead through to a stunning light filled sitting and dining room, with floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the rear garden. There are also sliding doors which open out to an extensive decked patio area, providing a delightful space for alfresco dining. This contemporary room, which is ideal for entertaining as it flows from the kitchen, has ample space for both seating and dining. It also features a stylish wood burning stove.
On the upper floor there is galleried hallway landing, three further double bedrooms and a single bedroom. Two of the double bedrooms benefit from having en-suite facilities, one having a bathroom with separate shower cubicle and the other with a shower room. There is also a superb family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, walk in Italian shower and wall mounted basin.
There is a separate two-bedroom annexe which is located above the detached garage. The annex has its own main door and its accommodation includes entrance hallway with stairs leading to the first floor, two good sized double bedrooms and a shower room. This would be ideal space for additional family accommodation or could be utilised for guest or staff accommodation. The lower half of the garage has been subdivided, with a double garage with two electrical operated metal up and over doors. The second half of the garage has been converted to form a gym, which is accessed from the double garage.
Externally, the house is approached by a private sweeping driveway leading to a large mono blocked parking area and the adjacent annexe housing the garage, gym and two further bedrooms. The front garden is laid to lawn with mature shrub borders and coniferous trees. The impressive south facing rear garden has a large lawn, with patio and decking areas adjacent to the house. This beautiful garden features a stream, two waterfalls and a large delightful pond, stocked with aquatic plants and flowers. There is also a pretty timber summerhouse with decking, a lovely spot to relax and enjoy views of the garden, water features and countryside beyond. The garden also features a trellised area leading to three large beds perfect for vegetable growing, there is also a garden shed and concealed oil tank. Adjacent to the garage there is an orchard area which is planted with fruit trees. In total, the garden ground surrounding the house extends to over three quarters of acre creating a good degree of privacy.
Romanno Bridge is a small rural village, just off the A701 within easy reach of Edinburgh and the City Bypass which allows convenient access to the City Centre, Airport and Motorway network. The village itself has a well-regarded primary school which has been recently modernised and extended to include a vibrant sports and community facility, offering a range of services and activities. The award-winning Whitmuir Organic shop and restaurant is located within the vicinity and the property is located just three miles away from the historic conservation village of West Linton, a vibrant and popular village with local shopping facilities and services including a co-op supermarket, bank, pharmacy, Health Centre, Post Office, restaurant and pub. There are a variety of recreational amenities available in the area including fabulous walking, fishing, tennis courts, bowling green and West Linton Championship Golf course. Penicuik and Peebles are both only around ten miles away and provide a choice of restaurants, shops, leisure centres and outdoor sporting activities. Straiton Retail Park is easily accessible and here you can find a Sainsbury’s, M&S and Ikea. Regular bus services operate to West Linton and Peebles from where there are regular bus services to Edinburgh City Centre and the surrounding borders towns. There is also a school bus pick up from the village to the well-respected Peebles High School.
Mains water and drainage. Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating. Timber framed and uPVC double glazed windows. Telephone and broadband connection. Intruder alarm system.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category H. Amount payable for the financial year 2018/2019 - £3,692.34. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
Viewing is available 7 days a week strictly by appointment by calling JBM Estate Agents on 01721 540170. Telephone lines are open 7 days a week, from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday.
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 (63) with potential C (80).
A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to JBM Estate Agents, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, 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:
Updated regulations from June 2017 require us, the Selling Agents, to preform checks on the property buyer. 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 evidence of the buyer’s residential address before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed. We will be unable to proceed or mark the property as under offer without this information. You should 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.