Howlands is a beautiful and superior upper villa flat with four bedrooms and a delightful sheltered garden enjoying a southerly aspect in a highly sought after residential area of Hawick. Roadhead is located north of the entrance to the award winning Wilton Lodge Park. It is within walking distance to the town centre, Wilton Park and the countryside beyond. Wilton Primary School and Hawick High School are both a short distance away.
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Howlands was originally built in the 19th Century for a Director of Braemar Knitwear and although in the heart of Hawick, the house and garden remain private. The accommodation lies over two floors making it an ideal family home. The house retains many period features such as original window panelling, ornate cornicing and high skirtings. A flight of external stairs lead up to the main door which opens into a vestibule and in turn leads to the main hall. The first door leads to a study which looks out over the rear. The well appointed bathroom is fitted with a white suite of wc, wash hand basin and bath with wood tongue and groove panelling fitted to most of the walls. The first public room is used as a living room but could also be used as a formal dining room. The bay window to the front overlooks the garden. The spacious dining/kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of wall mounted and base units giving ample storage and worktop space. There is a further utility room and linen room. At the end of the hall is the stunning formal sitting room accessed by the original wooden door with ornate detailing and brass plates. The well proportioned room features a bay window to the front with large windows giving lots of natural light, also enhanced by a window to the side. There is a substantial fireplace with open fire and tiled insert hearth.
The carpeted staircase leads to the first floor with storage cupboard and access to the fully insulated attic. The bathroom is fitted with a wc, wash hand basin and bath with a Mira Go shower overhead. There are two generous double bedrooms both with windows to the front and cast iron fireplaces (not in use). There is an office/single bedroom set to the rear. At the end of the hall there is a small flight of stairs which lead to the further two bedrooms. The master bedroom is a good sized double room with two windows, one to the front and one to the side, which provide super views over the town. The other bedroom is set to the rear with window to the side. Both bedrooms have cast iron fireplaces which are not currently in use.
There are three outhouses accessed to the side of the property in the garden. The first outhouse contains the oil tank and the oil fired boiler. The remaining two outhouses provide storage and have the benefit of water and power.
The gated driveway leads to a gravelled area providing ample parking as well as access to the single garage. The house commands a lovely south facing view of the Wellogate and beyond with the garden at the front mainly laid to grass, well stocked with mature shrubs, plants and trees. To the side there is a further area of grass which is bordered by plants, several fruit trees and a productive kitchen garden.