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May 31, 2016

Large family home for sale - currently run as a B&B

Filed under: Uncategorized — karol @ 11:30 pm

Number of beds: 7

This property needs to be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Guide price of £138,000 - Home report valuation: £210,000
The property is listed for auction with Future Property Auctions - the Edinburgh auction dates are listed on their website. An offer can be submitted to the company at any time and we may accept a serious offer before the next auction date.
6 bedrooms, 4 public rooms, 2 bathrooms, separate wc plus other rooms/large cupboards there are 17 rooms in total.
Well presented, spacious mid-terraced townhouse in the town of Duns, Scottish Borders. The street presence is very low-key, but dont be deceived - it has been nicknamed The Tardis because it really is bigger on the inside!
The property is set over 3 floors and sits on a plot that stretches back towards the town library. The property has great development potential and could be split into 2 or 3 flats (with appropriate planning consent obtained) as the front and back areas of the house could be quite separate living areas. Another option would be to use the property as a HMO (House with Multiple Occupancy) as there are various larger employers in the area.
The front half of the house is used for our bed and breakfast business and we hold a Visit Scotland 2 star grading. This grading could be improved upon if you want to continue running it as a B&B, by upgrading 1 or two of the guest rooms with en suite facilities. We have not gone down this route purely because we took the decision to sell and therefore we did not want to limit the use of the property as a family home.
The kitchen may look small, but we have successfully run our B&B business for 10 years with this kitchen. The layout of kitchen and dining room would lend itself to the kitchen being extended (quite easily) into the current dining room. The kitchen used to be in part of the existing dining room on the side of the wall towards the current kitchen, so there is easy access to services (electricity/gas/water).
Most carpets/floor coverings, curtains, blinds and light fittings will be left in the property. The B&B furniture, bedding, towels, white goods and any other fixtures and fittings are available by separate negotiation.
Duns lies 15 minutes from the A1 going North and South, Berwick is 25 minutes away with good rail links to Edinburgh and Newcastle and we are 30 minutes from the new Borders Railway terminus at Tweedbank in Galashiels. It takes approximately 1 hour to drive to Edinburgh (but not in peak time!). There are very good primary and secondary schools in the town. Berwickshire generally is a great area for nature lovers with easy access to lots of walking and cycling routes and good sports facilities. There is also an 18 hole golf course on the outskirts of town.
The accommodation comprises:
Entrance hall
Walk in hall cupboard with shelving and the central heating boiler is located in here as well.
Front room (private use) 4.22m x 3.67m
Large dining room with patio door leading into courtyard 3.78m x 5.48m
Kitchen 2.32m x 2.68m
Back hallway with stair to current owners private accommodation
Bathroom 1.7m x 2.9m
Utility room 1.27m x 3.75m
Upstairs at back (Owners accommodation)
Bedroom 4.32m x 4.38m
Office 1.81m x 2.3m
Living room 4.82m x 4.32m
Conservatory with doors leading to garden 2.82m x 2.9m
Upstairs at front (accessed from hallway)
1st floor
3 large rooms (currently used as our B&B bedrooms)
Room 1 (Oriental) 3.4m x 2.84m plus a small recessed area
Room 2 (Titanic) 2.75m x 5.87m
Room 3 (Scottish) 3.72m x 4.17m
Bathroom with storage cupboard off 1.54m x 3m
WC 0.82m x 2.07m
2nd floor
2 further rooms both with low and sloping ceilings. They are currently set out as
Lounge for B&B guests use 2.23m x 5.58m plus a recess 1.43 w x 1.13 deep
Bedroom (for private use) 4.31m x 3.75m
All windows (except one) are double glazed and the whole property is heated by gas central heating. Kitchen has a 5 ring gas hob with electric oven.
The garden is in the style of a cottage garden with mature fruit trees (Bramley and eating apples) and a plum tree and mature bushes including two camellia bushes and a small lilac tree. The beds have lots of spring bulbs planted and several small perennial flowers.
There is a 8ft x 6ft shed and a patio area with a stone built barbecue in the main garden area..
The former vegetable plot has been re-landscaped and laid to gravel with a small fire pit and a water feature, which makes this a nice area to relax in. It is planted up with a small acer tree, a hostas, 3 peony roses, 2 grasses and a lavender within this area and the whole area is easily maintained. The garden gets sun from the morning and most of the day; in the summer months, the garden also gets sun into the early evening.
The small courtyard has a smaller shed which provides ideal storage space for bicycles.
There is a small loft space at the front of the house and a larger floored loft area above the living room.
The whole property is in good decorative order throughout, is kept well maintained outside and painted and the garden is easily managed.
More photographs as well as a drawing of the floor plan are available to interested parties - please contact us by email and we can send these to you by return email. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us either by email or phone if you wish to arrange to view the property.
Home report value: £210,000
Guide price at £138,000

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