Trinity is set in a secluded and private setting within the attractive Borders town of Duns. The property benefits from a peaceful rural outlook yet has all the town's amenities less than half a mile away.
Duns is a characterful town with the historic market square offering a range of shops and services and an excellent sports centre with swimming pool, tennis courts, and two gyms. Duns also boasts both a new primary school and a new high school. Private schooling is available at St Mary's in Melrose and Belhaven in Dunbar – both a short drive from Duns, while Longridge Towers close to Berwick provides a daily bus service. Edinburgh's many excellent private schools are just over an hour away.
The property is just over an hour's drive from both Edinburgh and Newcastle airports with frequent services to international and UK destinations. Berwick-upon-Tweed, a 20 minute drive to the east, has a mainline railway station with a fast and regular service south to London, via Newcastle, and north to Edinburgh.
The rolling countryside of the Scottish Borders offers fantastic outdoor pursuits including walks, fishing on the River Tweed, several sporting estates and golf courses including The Roxburghe.
Dating back to the early 1800, Trinity is a fine example of Victorian architecture and has maintained a private setting within the town.
A light, half glazed vestibule provides a snug reading nook and access to the main entrance hall with fan window allowing natural light into the area. A sweeping staircase made of wood from a ship owned by the original owner of the property, provides a wonderful central feature. Two generously sized reception rooms lie symmetrically opposite each other from the hall, both with wood burning stoves and dual aspect windows. A convenient boot room provides storage space. Towards the rear of the property is a light kitchen with adjacent dining room. Both rooms overlook the rear courtyard and garden. The kitchen includes painted base units with an induction hob, and two portholes also relating to the maritime connections of the original owner. A utility room, and back staircase leading up to a former maid's room are accessed from the kitchen. There is also access to the garage.
The main staircase leads up to the first floor landing where the master bedroom with en suite shower room is located, along with three further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate shower room. Stairs lead up to the attic floor where a further three bedrooms and another bathroom are located.
The driveway opens up to a large parking area, with lawn stretching out to the boundary line created by mature trees including a fantastic mature sycamore tree. Javanese bamboo, yew and Wellingtonia trees also feature in the garden, amongst the woodland, patio and courtyard areas. To the rear of the property is a separate stable block comprising two large stores; there is potential to integrate this into the main house, or convert into separate accommodation. A large garage is set to the east of the property.
Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Three wood burners in the ground floor reception rooms.
Local Authority & tax band
Scottish Borders Council tax band G
Trinity owns the driveway leading to the property, with the neighbouring properties having a right of access over it. There is shared maintenance over the driveway.
Conservation Area and Listing
Trinity is a C Listed building.
Fixtures & Fittings
Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.
Entering Duns from the west on the A6105, continue through the town and continue straight over the roundabout next to the car garage. Take the next immediate left on to Bridgend. Continue down the road onto the driveway leading to Trinity at the end.
Entering Duns from the northeast on the A6112, turn left onto A6105 and continue as above.