A stunning modern detached house enjoying a quiet semi-rural hilltop position overlooking the pretty Borders village of Clovenfords, with fabulous views over the tranquil countryside that the Scottish Borders is famous for. Completed in 2011 and set within a plot of approximately one acre, this super architect designed family home provides spacious and flexible accommodation totalling some 1,844 square feet spread over two floors. Named “Cloven View”, the house benefits from having three comfortable well-proportioned bedrooms on the first floor and two relaxing reception rooms on the ground floor as well as an impressive large dining kitchen. Early viewing of this beautiful house and gardens is highly recommended.
Summary of Accommodation:
Ground floor; entrance vestibule, hallway, sitting room, family room, shower room/WC, dining kitchen and a utility room. First floor; hallway landing, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms, and a family bathroom. Externally; large driveway and private garden ground extending to around one acre.
Internally the accommodation, which is presented in good neutral decorative order throughout, comprises; ground floor; spacious entrance vestibule with half glazed door leading through to a welcoming bright central hallway with spindled staircase to the upper floor and storage below. To your immediate left, at the front of the house, there is a wonderful bright dual aspect sitting room, which features a triple window that overlooks the front garden and the scenic views beyond. Perfect for the whole family to relax with plenty of space for all the furniture you would expect to have, the room also benefits from having patio doors that open out to the side garden. Located at the rear of the house is the family room, which again is a bright generous sized room with windows to both the side and the rear gardens. This versatile room could also be used as a formal dining room, music room or as a fourth bedroom if needed. Adjacent to the family room is a convenient shower room, which has been part tiled and incorporates a corner shower cubicle, WC and a wash hand basin with fitted storage below.
At the opposite side of the house you’ll find the large dining kitchen, with double windows affording fine views across the front garden and towards the hills beyond. The kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of shaker style floor and wall units and features laminated worktop surfaces to three sides. There is a stainless-steel sink unit along with an array of integrated appliances including an electric double oven, induction hob with extractor hood over, fridge freezer and a dishwasher. The dining area is fantastic space and large enough for the family to enjoy a sit-down meal together in the evening or to entertain guests in. There is ample space for a large dining table and chairs and patio doors open out to the south facing rear garden, which would be perfect during the summer months.
From the kitchen a door gives access through to the large utility room, which has a worktop surface incorporating a sink and space for a washer-dryer. There is also fitted storage cupboards and windows overlooking both the front and rear garden. This area also houses the boiler and has a half glazed external door giving access out to the side of the house.
On the upper floor you will discover three generous sized double bedrooms and the four-piece family bathroom suite. The bright hallway landing features two Velux roof windows and a useful storage cupboard for linen. The master bedroom, positioned at the front of the house, mirrors the floor space of the sitting room. This light dual aspect bedroom features windows to both the front and side and features a walk-in wardrobe. There is a well-appointed en-suite shower room, which features a WC, vanity wash hand basin with fitted storage below, tiled splashback and a shower cubical with mixer shower over. There are two further large double bedrooms both with fitted wardrobes. One at the front overlooking the front garden and the other at the rear offering a pleasing aspect over the rear and side gardens. Completing the accommodation is the impressive family bathroom which incorporates a white four-piece suite incorporating a WC, wash hand basin, with fitted storage below, corner spa bath and a separate shower cubical. There is a double window overlooking the rear garden. Access to the attic is via a hatch in the upstairs hallway landing, providing great additional storage space.
Externally, the house is approached at the front along a gravelled driveway which affords ample parking for several vehicles. The house sits in a large plot and has private garden ground extending to approximately one acre. The outdoor space is tranquil and serene and the wrap around lawn garden is bound by timber fencing and dry-stone walling. Rolling fields back onto the rear garden, offering privacy and great space for all the family to enjoy. There is adjoining paddock with timber field shelter and mains water trough, which is enclosed with post and wire fencing and dry-stone walling.
Cloven View is situated on the edge of the pleasant and peaceful village of Clovenfords which is nestled in the heart of the stunning Scottish Borders countryside. The village has a well-respected hotel with pub and restaurant, village shop, post office and a modern purpose-built primary school which opened in 2012. Secondary schooling is provided in the neighbouring town of Galashiels, which is considered the centre of the Borders. There you will find a wide range of amenities including a Tesco, Asda, M&S as well as other independent and national shops. There is also a cinema, swimming pool, sports clubs and other leisure facilities. Surrounded by stunning countryside there are many country pursuits on hand which include golf, rugby, fishing, hill walking and horse riding, not to mention the world-renowned mountain biking centres of Innerleithen and Glentress which are located nearby. With good links to the A7, the village it is a popular location for those looking to commute to Edinburgh, which is located 31 miles to the north. The new Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh with an approximate travel time to Edinburgh Waverley of under one hour, has a station in Galashiels and Stow which lie three and six miles away respectively.
Viewings of this property are strictly by appointment. For more information or to arrange an appointment, please contact JBM Estate Agents on 01721 540170.
Items to be Included:
All fitted carpets, blinds, curtains and light fittings throughout the house will be included in the sale.
Mains water and drainage. Mains electricity. LPG gas fired central heating. Telephone with broadband connection. Timber framed double glazed windows.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category G. Amount payable for year 2019/2020 - £3,082.61. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
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 B (86).
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:
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.