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Swinton Manse

Main Street, Swinton, Duns, Scottish Borders, TD11 3JJ

Guide Price £475,000


  • Impressive traditional detached manse

  • Outbuildings and paddocks, about 6.7 acres in total

  • 3 public rooms, 6 bedrooms, 2 attic rooms

  • Attached annexe with conversion potential

  • Garden, garage.

  • Detached former Guild rooms with loft and conversion potential

Swinton Manse has a peaceful and private location at the east end of Swinton, immediately to the west of Swinton Church (which dates from 1729).

Swinton is a picturesque and accessible conservation village lying between Duns and Coldstream amidst pretty ...

Swinton Manse has a peaceful and private location at the east end of Swinton, immediately to the west of Swinton Church (which dates from 1729).

Swinton is a picturesque and accessible conservation village lying between Duns and Coldstream amidst pretty Borders countryside. The village has a good range of amenities including the popular Wheatsheaf Hotel, a well regarded primary school and the Church. A wider range of amenities is found in nearby Duns, including a modern high school.

The surrounding area has a good range of outdoor activities available including fishing, horse riding, walking and cycling. In addition Swinton has good road links and easy access to the rugged east coast. There is a main line railway station at Berwick upon Tweed.

Swinton Manse is an imposing traditional detached manse understood to date from 1771, with more recent extensions having been added in 1815 and 1862.

The versatile, family sized accommodation is nicely proportioned and benefits from oil fired central heating.

Swinton Manse sits within attractive garden grounds which enjoy a good degree of privacy and include lawn, borders, vegetable garden/orchard and good off road car parking.

Outbuildings include an attached annexe (most recently used as a small Church Hall with 2 meeting rooms and 2 WCs on the first floor), a useful detached workshop (the former Guild rooms with loft which extends to approximately 7m x 5m and has potential for conversion to a studio/granny flat/workshop), a spacious garage and some stores.

There is an area of woodland immediately to the rear/north of the manse.

The glebe/paddocks lying to the north of Swinton Manse extend to approximately 5.7 acres. Please note that the glebe/paddocks are being sold subject to a development clawback condition whereby the sellers will be entitled to a share of any increase in value if they are developed within 20 years.

SERVICES
Swinton Manse has mains water, drainage and electricity. The water and electricity pipes and cables which pass through the manse grounds also serve the adjoining Swinton Church and appropriate servitude rights of wayleave and for access for maintenance and repair will be reserved to the sellers as owners of the Church.

SELLERS: Church of Scotland General Trustees—Scottish Charity Number SC014574.