Inside the home on Boglily Road, which was built in 1924
Inside the home on Boglily Road, which was built in 1924

Farmhouse offers lots of property potential

A beautiful 19th century farmhouse just a mile from the Scotland/England border is now for sale.

Presented for sale by Hastings Legal and Property, Branxton House is a five-bedroom property which provides particularly spacious and characterful accommodation with a wealth of original period features.

The property is now in need of complete refurbishment offering the purchaser the opportunity to create a fabulous family home with plenty of space both inside and out.

The annex was formerly the site of the village post office; whilst now also requiring refurbishment there is obvious scope to develop this building into a self contained holiday/granny annex which in turn could provide opportunities as a holiday let venture with associated income stream.

The building benefits from its own private access from the driveway so could easily be adapted to be completely self contained; alternatively as there is currently an internal connecting door from the farmhouse this space could be used to extend the main accommodation to provide a much larger family home.

Branxton is a five-bedroom farmhouse, which previously hosted the village post office

The coach house with hayloft over is currently used for storage and parking. Again this building offers plenty of space and could be upgraded to provide garaging and workshops if required. Alternatively there could also be scope to convert this building to provide further self contained accommodation, ideal as a holiday let or to cater for extended family if required.

Cornhill-On-Tweed, as the name suggest sits on the bank of the River Tweed, just a mile from the Scottish/English Border.

A traditional timber entrance door with a glazed transom over opens into a useful entrance vestibule area with a part-glazed door opening into the main entrance hallway with a carpeted staircase extending to the upper floor. Both public rooms are situated to opposite sides of the main hallway; the formal dining room being a particularly well-proportioned room with the lovely original feature open fireplace and large sash and case windows with working window shutters overlooking the garden ground.

The dining kitchen

The drawing room is equally well-proportioned again with a similar aspect over the garden thanks to the sash and case windows and also with a feature fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove. The bathroom which is located on the ground floor is fitted with a white suite comprising WC, washhand basin and traditional cast iron bath with tiled surround.

Steps to the rear of the hallway extend down into the kitchen which enjoys dual aspect windows; this is a traditional farmhouse style kitchen with timber cladding to dado height and a range of wooden base units with ample space for an everyday dining table and chairs if desired. The rear hallway which extends off the kitchen gives way to a useful understair storage cupboard and a further laundry room again with a sash and case window and with space and plumbing for additional kitchen appliances.

A carpeted staircase leads to a midway landing with a large window over ensuring floods of natural light. The stairs then continue to the first floor landing with cast iron decorative spindles and a small galleried style landing.

On the first floor there are five bedrooms; as you would expect, all bedrooms are well-proportioned double rooms with high ceilings, sash and case windows and some also featuring original fireplaces. The bedrooms to the front of the property enjoy an aspect over the private gardens whilst the bedrooms to the rear also enjoy an open aspect over the adjoining grassland with the village of Branxton beyond.

Adjoining the main house, extending over two floors and benefiting from its own private access from the driveway as well as a connecting internal door from the drawing room. This building was once the site of the village post office and provides a vast space with a selection of large windows, both to the front and the rear.

Branxton House is presented to the market by Hastings & Legal

A door from the main room on the ground floor opens into a further storage room with the original fireplace and a timber staircase which then extends to the upper floor. The upper floor benefits from a landing with windows to the front and rear and a small shower room off whilst the majority of the upper floor is occupied by a sitting area with kitchenette. This room has windows overlooking the garden and exposed ceiling beams.

Situated beyond the main farmhouse the coach house with hayloft over is currently used for parking and storage; again this building offers various opportunities with the potential for further conversion if desired.

The village itself is well appointed with a thriving local community and amenities including a popular village store and coffee shop, highly regarded hotel and restaurant as well as a church and village hall. Local primary schooling is available within nearby Ford village or Norham with middle and secondary schools located in Berwick-Upon-Tweed.

The agents will consider offers over £285,000.

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