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A traditional semi-detached villa in Kelso with family-friendly extended accommodation

Laurelhurst is a handsome late Georgian/early Victorian semi-detached villa, a traditional style that keeps it at the top of the family market’s ‘most desirable’ chart. What gives this property added appeal – and more important, added value – is its central location within Kelso and improvements undertaken within the last two years, which include a rear extension/garden room, separate utility and a reconfigured kitchen, opened up to create a much larger and more sociable kitchen and dining area.


Laurelhurst, 14 Forestfield, Kelso







Laurelhurst, 14 Forestfield, Kelso

These improvements mean that behind this handsome property’s sandstone facade is a home that is considerably larger than the norm, while still retaining all the traditional hallmarks of the era – elegant, beautifully proportioned rooms, big windows (some with working shutters), high skirting and decorative plasterwork. Tastefully decorated in neutral shades throughout and beautifully presented in move-in condition, the entrance hall leads to a cloakroom with useful built-in cloaks cupboard, spacious bay windowed lounge with feature fireplace, and the reworked 22ft family kitchen.

Featured Property Laurelhurst, 14 Forestfield, Kelso, TD5 7BX

Offers Around £325,000 • Details on: Page 20

This well conceived open-plan kitchen/dining space incorporates contemporary-style fitted work units, glass splashback panels, range-style cooker and an island with integrated dishwasher and wine cooler, and a good-sized dining area beyond.

Without doubt the focus for everyday family living, the dining kitchen provides access to a fully fitted and well equipped utility/laundry room – and this home’s other key feature, a very impressive garden room, which has windows on three sides and French door access to the fully enclosed rear garden.

A period staircase with painted wrought iron balusters leads up to the first floor landing, off which are three bedrooms and a shower room. Echoing the lounge below, the front-facing master bedroom is a lovely room with a bay window (also with working shutters) and an entire wall of fitted wardrobes. Bedroom two also has built-in wardrobe/storage and both it and bedroom three overlook the rear garden. Completing this level, the bathroom has been upgraded to create a contemporary shower room, with white fittings (vanity basin) and corner shower with wet wall panelling. Outside, the chipped area at the front of the house has off-road parking space for several vehicles, while the sheltered, child-safe rear garden has been carefully designed to include a graveled seating area, lawn and shrub borders – timber shed and greenhouse included.

Forestfield is a particularly sought after residential location – quiet yet within walking distance of the town’s many amenities, which include notable historic landmarks – cobbled Flemish -style square, 12th Century abbey, Floors Castle and an historic bridge across the River Tweed – in addition to good schools, shops and outstanding sporting and leisure facilities over and above the many outdoor opportunities available in the surrounding countryside.

Desirable Location

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Laurelhurst, 14 Forestfield, Kelso, TD5 7BX. Offers Around £325,000. 3 Bedrooms and 3 Reception Rooms. Laurelhurst is a handsome late Georg...

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