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Space in abundance, a bountiful garden and glorious Built in 1875 as a mill house, Holm Hill is a one-off detached property that in the past has been home to a bank manager and a sea captain, while the side wing, which has seen previous use as a shop and a workshop and offers a myriad of other possibilities, is currently a sizable 16ft boot room. It’s also a house that gives little away from the outside with regards to some of its key features – most notably a large and beautifully landscaped rear garden and the most incredible completely unobstructed views of the Cheviot Hills. When present owners George and Sue Brown viewed the property nine years ago they were instantly captivated. “We knew within thirty seconds that we had to have it,” says Sue. “In particular, I loved the lightness of the hallway – and while the view is truly spectacular, it’s always different.” In the interim, the Browns have considerably upgraded and enhanced the interior of their spacious three bedroomed home.

“Amongst other things we have rewired, improved the insulation, installed a new shower room and kitchen and replaced the central heating boiler,” says Sue. In addition, they have landscaped the south-facing garden with the emphasis on making it as low maintenance as possible. But the garden has another dimension in that it also includes a large greenhouse and currently provides most of the family’s vegetables. Holm Hill is a sizable family home with high ceilings, decorative plasterwork, period-style fireplaces and open fires and some charming original features.

It also has an adaptable layout that includes an attractive entrance porch with space for coats etc leading through to an impressive hallway, off which is a shower room, sitting room, living room, a 27ft south-facing conservatory, large farmhouse-style dining kitchen, and a similarly spacious boot room/utility with an adjoining laundry room. Upstairs are three double bedrooms and a bathroom – the main bedroom is a charming room with windows to both the front and rear.


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views are the hallmarks of this family house in Chirnside Wow factor here comes from some unexpected sources – the downstairs shower room, for instance, which is significantly larger than the norm, has a door to the garden as well as access off the entrance and includes a corner power shower and wood panelled dado.

Completing what is an ideal family home, the setting is every bit as charming as the house. Chirnside is a picturesque country location with no shortage of outdoor leisure pursuits, while village amenities include a listed primary school, bank, post office, pub and an active community centre.

The sitting room has a black cast iron fireplace and adjoins the conservatory, the latter designed to make the most of the fabulous views across the garden and beyond to the Cheviots. Extending the full width of the house, it has space for both dining and seating areas and makes a tranquil haven.

Berwick-upon-Tweed is only a fifteen-minute drive for a wider range of shops and other amenities including a train station with a regular service to Edinburgh. The market town of Duns is even closer and provides a wider range of facilities including Berwickshire High.

The dining kitchen is equally charming and is fitted with Shaker-style units with chunky block-style wooden worktops and tiled splashbacks – the range-style gas and electric cooker and American-style fridge freezer are also included in the sale.

Holm Hill, Main Street, Chirnside, TD11 3XR Guide Price ÂŁ350,000 Details on page 12


Space in abundance, a bountiful garden and glorious views are the hallmarks of this family house in Chirnside in the Scottish Borders. Holm...