Rural dwelling perfect for horse lovers

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Set on the edge of a rural yet accessible village, this lovely property is a former blacksmith’s and benefits from five acres of land

Not occupied since a recent comprehensive refurbishment and enjoying fine pastoral views, Tighvonie is only around a 45-minute drive from Edinburgh.

A welcoming porch, which has windows to either side of the door, leads through into the main body of the house. The dining room could suit well as a fourth bedroom.

The charming sitting room has a focal point given by an open fire. French doors take you through to the fully double glazed conservatory, added on around three years ago, providing a most useful additional public room.

The kitchen has been newly refurbished with cream shaker-style units.

The upper floor is reached via a roomy landing which takes full advantage of the views from three double glazed windows. All three bedrooms are carpeted and comfortable doubles.

An unusually spacious, beautifully-appointed bathroom, complete with freestanding bath and separate shower cubicle, serves two of the bedrooms, while an equally well-appointed and stylish shower room backs to the third, acting almost as an en suite. Both feature stone floor tiles and contemporary white sanitary ware set into purpose-built cabinets.

The house sits upon mature gardens to front and rear, bounded by a dry stane dyke and screened by mature trees. A gravelled drive leads to the adjoining single garage, and there is ample space to park several vehicles. The front is laid primarily to lawn, with well-stocked borders and ornamental planting.

At one side, set off to the left, are two sheds, beyond which there is an area ideal for stabling, with a base for two stables and a tack room already in situ. This section also offers an ideal spot for the erection (subject to planning) of a bunk house for walkers on the Southern Upland Way, which passes through Longformacus.

The rear garden features a most attractive sunken York Stone patio, bounded by a low stone wall.

The quirky inclusion of a ha-ha ensures the views to the field and beyond are unrestricted, as well as achieving the major principle of preventing livestock from entering the gardens.

EPC rating – D.

Offers over £320,000 – contact Rettie Borders LLP on 01896 824070.