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Space, style, adaptable accommodation and a lush garden setting combine to offer a Lauder lifestyle opportunity too good to miss Built during the 1930s and later extended, Bramblings is an impressive individually built detached property set in around half-an-acre of garden grounds only two minutes walk from the centre of Lauder – and ideally placed for the main A68 for easy commuting to Edinburgh, Galashiels and throughout Borders’ region. This homes other unique selling point is a layout spanning 2,700 sq ft or thereabouts which makes it a spacious family home with the potential to incorporate a granny flat or provide an income from Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
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The present owners bought the property eight years ago as it more than met their need to house elderly parents in a way that would give everyone their own personal space. Bramblings ticked all the boxes but in addition, they loved the light and airy interior and convenient location. To date, they have also transformed the rear garden with planting that provides a riot of colour during the summer months. Presented in beautiful condition throughout, the interior is quite lovely and incorporates many standout features, one being the decorative tiled floor in the spacious reception hall, which leads to a series of rooms on one side that flow in a seamless fashion.
Featured Property Bramblings, Harryburn Road, Lauder, TD2 6PA
Asking Price £390,000 • Details on: Page 10
It flows from the dining room into a visually striking 20ft kitchen and on into a sitting room with feature fireplace and open fire – the present owners are leaving a good supply of logs. Also on the ground floor is a living room with external access to the front, adjoining double bedroom with extensive built-in storage, a further double bedroom with en suite bathroom, and an additional shower room.
For ease of access, the house has two staircases – one in the dining room that only leads up to a superb 26ft room (currently a first floor family room but could equally be used as a bedroom, games room or office) with a cloakroom off and French doors out to a private balcony overlooking the rear garden.
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“Bramblings is an impressive individually built detached property set in around half -an-acre of garden grounds only two minutes walk from the centre of Lauder” The other staircase in the living room gives access to the first floor landing, off which is a third double bedroom, and opposite, a charming master bedroom with a wall of built-in storage and sizeable en suite bathroom with corner bath, twin basins and separate shower. Whilst boasting an array of superb accommodation, Brambling’s desirability owes much to its impressive specification and quality of finish – the dining room and kitchen flooring, for example, is tiled throughout to maintain visual continuity, while the fully fitted kitchen has high-end units with solid wood doors, range cooker, integrated appliances and Americanstyle fridge freezer. It also incorporates an attractive central island breakfast bar for informal dining. Windows are another key feature, both in terms of their attractive small-pane style and sheer number, which coupled with the neutral colour palette, explains why the interior is so light and airy and feels so comfortable.
Outside, the house makes the most of its verdant setting with expansive decks to the front and rear and a long tree-lined driveway with a lawn to the side ending in a sizeable parking area at the front of the house. The mature gardens are a joyous reason alone to want this house. Lauder is one of the most desirable Border towns, renowned for its local amenities, primary school (catchment area for Earlston High School) and recreation facilities that include a leisure centre, golf club and bowling club. The town’s close proximity to the A68, Galashiels (10 miles) and railway station at Stow (only a ten-minute drive) also makes it a favourite lifestyle location with Edinburgh commuters. Bramblings is a house that needs to be seen to fully appreciate space and special features in abundance.
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