The subjects are situated within a highly desirable, rarely available residential area, just minutes walk from the town centre, in a quiet pretty street, surrounded by properties of a similar quality and style. Kelso, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot and having as its focal point a Flemish style Town Square, has a population of approximately 6,200 and is considered by many to be the most attractive town in the Borders. There are excellent shopping, educational and recreational facilities, the latter including National Hunt Racing, Curling, Golf (including the magnificent Roxburghe championship course), Swimming, Rugby, Tennis, Cricket, Bowls and Fishing. Kelso is within easy reach of all other parts of the Borders and lies approximately 43 miles south of Edinburgh, 25 miles west of Berwick-Upon-Tweed, with its main line Railway Station and 70 miles north of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
Forestfield is a one way street, with access off Inch Road.
Entered by Lichen green painted storm doors with original brass fittings this small storm porch has attractive tiled flooring with an inset mat and gives access through into the house by a substantial wooden door with twelve paned bevelled glass inserts. HALLWAY
21β3" x 6β4" (6.47m x 1.93m)
A very welcoming slightly L-shaped entrance into the property, which has practical tile effect vinyl flooring and features natural wood original finishings, deep skirtings, facings etc. The ceiling has plaster coving and the staircase is fitted with a cast iron white painted banister with wooden handrail, exposed treads and attractive jade green carpet with brass rods. To one end there is a very useful storage cupboard next to which there is a WC. Also has a radiator.
4β2" x 3β5" (1.26m x 1.04m)
A very useful extra facility with two walls tiled and the remaining two and the ceiling painted in a deep shade of blue. Fitted with a white WC and very stylish round blue glass wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap. Floored in the same vinyl flooring as the hall, and also has a stylish white vertical radiator.
12β5" x 18β1" (3.79m x 5.52m)
A very comfortably sized formal lounge tastefully decorated in almond to picture rail height with white above, including the deep original plaster cornice. The skirtings are painted cream and there is a large box bay window to the front with working shutters and specially designed wrought iron curtain pole. A very unusual and stylish black fireplace with living flame fire gives a focal point. There is an Antique Pine floor.
12β9" x 11β9" (3.89m x 3.58m)
An opaque frosted glass door at the end of the hall leads into this open plan dining room/kitchen separated by a large square arch, above which is an attractive plate rack. The dining section is large enough to give a formal dining room housing a table to sit six or eight quite comfortably and to one end has a range of units, which match the kitchen cupboards. The ceiling has coving and there is a glass door and two windows through into the conservatory. Also contains two radiators.
16β2" x 6β1" (4.92m x 1.85m)
The kitchen features a very attractive range of light oak purpose built floor and wall mounted units with attractive handles, wood effect worktops and blue and cream tiling to splashback areas as well as to the large canopy around the extractor hood above the range sized Leisure Master 110™ cooker, which can be made available under separate negotiation if required. There is a row of modern spotlights, plumbing for dishwasher; a sink and drainer unit, a shelved pantry cupboard giving useful extra storage and space for a fridge freezer. The attractive pale terracotta floor tiles extend through into the utility room.
6β3" x 12β3" (1.91m x 3.73m)
A fifteen paned glass door from the kitchen leads to this large utility area which gives very useful extra working space and has a half glass door out to the garden with extra light given by an opaque glass window. There is plumbing for a washing machine and large Belfast china sink with hot and cold-water taps. Louvered doors lead into a deep under stairs cupboard housing the central heating boiler and the ceiling is fitted with a pulley. Also contains a radiator.
12β1" x 7β10" (3.68m x 2.40m)
A glass door off the dining area leads into this very charming additional day room from where to enjoy the outlook onto the pretty courtyard gardens.
11β7" x 5β10" (3.52m x 1.78m)
A door from the utility room leads to a fairly steep flight of stairs, carpeted and decorated in jade, up to a handy little hideaway office providing an ideal study or guest room. There are extensive bracketed shelves, phone point and astragalled windows enjoying a pleasing outlook over the surrounding locale.BEDROOM 1
11β5" x 15β11" into window (3.47m x 4.85m)
A charming double room, which features an astragalled sash and casement window to the rear overlooking the garden and having a handy window/blanket box beneath. The room is painted cream to walls and woodwork, including the deep skirtings and plaster coving. In one corner there is a purpose built range of wardrobe units painted white with louvered doors. There are two spotlights and a radiator. The windows have working shutters and a beautiful wrought iron curtain pole.
A very useful facility which has the benefit of a mains supply shower unit set into a shower cubicle with white tray, glass doors and blue melanin splash backing. There is also a pedestal wash hand basin, a wall mounted mirror and a range of chrome accessories including a towel rail. Also has an extractor fan.BEDROOM 2
12β8" x 14β8" (3.85m x 4.46m)
This front facing spacious double room features a box bay window with working shutters and useful display ledge beneath. This room is decorated in warm coral shades and carpeted to co-ordinate, has complementary woodwork and deep plaster coving. There is hand painted gold dart stencilling at picture rail height. Also contains a radiator.SHOWER ROOM
A door off the bedroom leads into this handy en-suite which is painted cream, has an extractor fan, a radiator, pine shelf, chrome towel rail and large shower cubicle with sliding glazed doors, mains supply shower and cream melanin backing to splash backs.BEDROOM 3
11β9" x 7β6" (3.59m x 2.28m)
An ideal childβs room/guest room, which could be used as a study if preferred, but offers a comfortable single. Decorated in cream with beige carpet, the woodwork is white, there is original plaster coving and a shuttered window, with wrought iron curtain pole and painted panel surrounds, overlooking the garden. RadiatorBATHROOM
6β1" x 9β10" (1.86m x 3.0m)
A spacious and extremely well appointed facility which features very attractive pale jade green marble effect tiling to above dado height on all walls with complementary carpet and stained woodwork to the bath front and around the vanity unit. The remaining walls are painted cream, the ceiling has plaster coving, and the woodwork is white. A very large shuttered window to the front with frosted glass bottom panel gives natural light and the quality white suite comprises; WC with pine seat and overhead cistern giving a traditional feel, large deep enamel bath with antique style chrome shower head attachment to the mixer taps and shell design china wash hand basin with chrome cross bar taps set into small unit. There is also a radiator, chrome towel rail and wall mounted spotlightOUTSIDE
There are two off road parking spaces to the front and a double garage to the side. The front garden is laid with paving and planted with an abundance of mature plants and shrubs. The delightful courtyard style rear garden is mainly paved, extremely private and secure - being fully enclosed by walls, screened by mature climbing plants. There are a variety of climbers, trees and shrubs including fruit trees. To one end there is a little outhouse with a vennel leading through to the garage. There is a water feature and tiled mural. Garden containers excluded.
GENERAL INFORMATIONCOUNCIL TAX
The property lies within the area of Scottish Borders Council. For Council Tax purposes the property lies within Band E The Council Tax payable for 2002/2003 based on occupancy by two or more persons is £1,536.03pFIXTURES & FITTINGS
The sale shall include fitted carpets (apart from Bedroom 1). the curtain poles were created for specific situations and will remain in situ. Some of the light fittings may be available by separate negotiation, along with the cookerServices
Mains water and drainage, electricity and gas. Telephone. Gas Central HeatingViewing
Viewing is by appointment with the selling agents.Offers
Anyone seriously interested in purchasing the property should, preferably through their Solicitor, contact Messs. Stormonth Darling, W.S., as soon as possible to have their interest noted. They will then be notified is a closing date for offers is fixed. The sellers are not, however, obliged to fix a closing date and are entitled to accept any offer at any time. Written offers should be submitted by a Solicitor to:
Messrs Stormonth Darling, W.S.
Bank of Scotland Buildings
Tel: 01573 224143Note
These Particulars, while believed to be correct, are not gauranteed. The measurements are approximate and for guidance only. Gas and electric installations and appliances in the house have not been checked by the selling agents.