* Easter Howdean is a delightful detached family home. * Impressive well laid out accommodation. * Delightful mature gardens surround the south facing house. * With 6.5 acres of grounds located on the western edge of Minto.
Viewing by appointment with Geo & Jas Oliver W.S.
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Easter Howdean, Hassendean Road, Minto
Easter Howdean is a delightful detached family home with 6.5 acres of grounds located on the western edge of Minto. Minto is a popular and characterful conservation village, 2 miles from Denholm and 6 miles from Hawick. Easter Howdean has panoramic views of Minto Hills, Ruberslaw and the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders. Minto is ideally situated for those who enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, fishing, riding and espescially golf with the renowned Minto Golf Club within walking distance. The property is within the catchment area for Denholm Primary School and for secondary education there is a choice between Hawick High School and Jedburgh Grammar, all schools offering a high degree of education. Other Border towns are easily accessible, as are Edinburgh, Carlisle and Newcastle. Tweedbank is only 13 miles and offers a rail link to Edinburgh ideal for city commuters.
Easter Howdean was designed by a well known local architect and built in 1994 and is set back from the road with an imposing and sweeping drive which leads up to the house. Delightful mature gardens surround the south facing house with woodlands and paddock to the front. Internally the house is extremely spacious, thoughtfully designed and set out over two floors. The ground floor has a welcoming entrance hall leading to the impressive drawing room with a feature fireplace with multi fuel stove and enjoying natural light from the many windows and French doors leading out to the south facing garden and paved patio. There is a dining room, again facing south with a bay window. The cloakroom is accessed off the hall as is the spacious dining kitchen with fitted units, Aga, Belfast sink and room for a kitchen table and seating area. The kitchen leads to the utility room with Belfast sink, fitted units, electrical appliances and in turn leads to the store room with hatch to loft area and access to double integral garage and outside. The eye-catching stairway leads to the first floor with a large airing cupboard and attic hatch with a south facing master bedroom with the luxury of a dressing room. There are another 3 double bedrooms all enjoying beautiful views of the border countryside, a well-equipped family bathroom and separate shower room.
The grounds extend to 6.5 acres comprising of mature lawns with well maintained flower beds, kitchen garden with soft fruit area, cold frame and raised beds, shrubberies, orchard and woodland walks with specimen trees. Two outside taps. Double integral garage and a garden store room with power and light. The paddock, which is 2.5 acres, is beyond the woodland and has a separate access and is currently grazed but could provide ideal ground for stabling.