Guide Price £750,000
The Coppice, Hawick, TD9
The Coppice is a stunning detached family home built by the present owner approximately 20 years ago. The house is set in an elevated position well back from a quiet country lane ensuring privacy and enjoying views to the rolling hills opposite, and is within an area of the Scottish Borders considered to be a hidden gem.
KEY FEATURES Nestled in the rolling hills of The Scottish Borders 'The Coppice' is a stunning detached family home built by the present owner approximately 20 years ago. The house is set on an elevated site well back from a quiet country lane ensuring absolute privacy and enjoying stunning panoramic views to the rolling hills. It is within an area of the Scottish Borders still un-spoilt and considered to be a 'hidden gem'. There is no through traffic and basically this is an access road.
This immaculately presented property has been beautifully designed and laid out, with well-proportioned rooms, 9ft high ceilings, high quality fixtures and fittings and an abundance of light throughout. The flexible layout and additional accommodation within the Shepherd's Hut make this a very versatile property with many business/lifestyle opportunities.
GROUND FLOOR The property is accessed via double doors into the vestibule and then the glazed doors open into a welcoming reception hall offering a glimpse of the wooden staircase and attractive galleried landing above. The house has a really nice flow with the ground floor offering three reception rooms; a large sitting room with feature inglenook fireplace housed in traditional re-claimed brickwork and windows on three elevations with connecting glazed double doors opening into the more formal dining room with views over the rear garden. The gem is the superb study/library with bespoke fitted bookshelves and patio doors to the Japanese style side garden. The real heart of the home is in the open plan kitchen/living/dining room, which is a sizeable space and offers ideal cooking, relaxing and entertaining zones. The kitchen offers an excellent range of handmade units, a Rangemaster cooker and a walk- in shelved pantry. The Family room is a double height room with exposed attic trusses and a fully glazed dining area looking over the expansive views beyond. It is bathed in natural light but retains a cosy feel enhanced by the solid fuel stove at its heart housed in traditional 'Cheshire Weathered' brickwork. Accessed to the rear of the property is an attractive, newly upgraded utility room, boot room and back door to the rear garden.
FIRST FLOOR A carpeted staircase with timber balustrade leads to the first floor, where a very generous galleried landing can be found. There are five double bedrooms, all of which boast modern en suite bathrooms or shower rooms. The master boasts a freestanding roll top bath at its heart. All the bedrooms are extremely well appointed, bright, spacious and beautifully designed.
In all, the accommodation extends to approximately 4,000 sq ft.
OUTSIDE A sweeping tarmacadam driveway leads up to a large gravelled parking and turning area in front of the house giving ample parking for family and guests. There is an attached double garage with combined workshop area, with both power and light and additional parking in front.
To the front of the south facing property there are sloped lawns and beautiful mature trees. The rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn with herbaceous borders and offers ideal spots for al fresco entertaining. Of note within the grounds are two impressive shepherd's huts, one of which is presently used as a summer house in the rear garden. The other towards the front of the plot has its own parking bay and is currently run as a very successful self-contained holiday let and may be available by separate negotiation.
In all, the plot extends to approximately 1 acre.
LOCAL AREA The Coppice sits in a stunning rural location in the un-spoilt heart of the Scottish Borders and within walking distance of the River Borthwick. Craik forest is just 5 miles along the valley which attracts serious mountain bikers and walkers. The area is a rambler's and cyclists paradise and can be enjoyed without getting in the car! It is approx. 6 miles from the bustling market town of Hawick, and is well provided for with necessary amenities nearby boasting 4 main supermarkets, as well as providing excellent sport and recreational activities with a stunning Park and Rugby/football grounds and a modern leisure centre with lovely pool. The town hosts numerous events throughout the year, including the world famous 'Common Riding' and Rievers Festival. These are always enthusiastically attended by locals and visitors alike.
Edinburgh is 54 miles to the north being equidistant to Carlisle by road and can be easily reached via the A7. The Borders Railway Line connects the Scottish Borders with Edinburgh, making commuting on a daily basis easy. Both Edinburgh and Newcastle have airports, while Berwick-on-Tweed and Carlisle have mainline railway stations with fast and direct services to London. There is also a superb bus service which connects Edinburgh and Carlisle on an hourly basis terminating at the railway station.
The Borders area is very well known for its range of sporting activities and also sporting heroes. Rugby legend Bill Maclaren and Stuart Hogg both come from Hawick. The River Tweed and its tributaries are internationally known for the quality of their salmon and sea trout fishing. Numerous local golf courses, including the Roxburghe Championship Course near Kelso, cater for golf enthusiasts. More easily accessed are 'The Woll' at Ashkirk (5 miles) and two further golf courses in Hawick itself.
- Superb detached family home
- Built approximately 20 years ago by the present owner
- Plot extends approximately 1 acre
- 3 reception rooms
- Open plan kitchen/ living/ dining room
- 5 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
- Garden perfect for entertaining
- Large gravelled parking area
- Double garage
- Two shepherd's huts