Berryhill benefits from a superb location which is both peaceful and accessible, lying just over a mile from the A1 at Grantshouse. The surrounding Berwickshire countryside is a delightful area which offers a mix of country pursuits and historic …
Berryhill benefits from a superb location which is both peaceful and accessible, lying just over a mile from the A1 at Grantshouse. The surrounding Berwickshire countryside is a delightful area which offers a mix of country pursuits and historic attractions whilst also benefiting from a rugged coastline. Berryhill lies within easy reach of the Lammermuir Hills, Abbey St Bathans and the ancient Edin’s Hall Broch - the largest broch (a stone structure from the iron age) in Scotland. The attractive small coastal settlements of Cove, Coldingham and St Abbs are all within easy reach. Nearby outdoor pursuits include walking, cycling, riding, fishing, surfing, diving and golf.
Berryhill enjoys excellent travel connections which include the nearby A1 and railway stations at each of Dunbar and Berwick upon Tweed, both of which are on the East Coast mainline. Indeed, the railway station at Reston (6 miles) is due to re-open in the near future.
Berryhill is an attractive working smallholding which has been both a home and a successful holiday letting business in recent years. It was awarded silver for the green tourism awards.
In addition to the main property, Berryhill House, there is Berryhill Cottage (a detached, traditional one bedroom cottage which has been let out as a holiday cottage with high occupancy rates for many years), the Growlery (a tremendous office space) and a fine eco tourism area offering off-grid self-catering accommodation with five caravan hook-ups and planning permission for three 2 bedroom lodges provides fantastic opportunity for future development. Berryhill House has delightful, well stocked gardens, two paddocks and three areas of mature woodland.
Berryhill offers a tremendous opportunity as a holiday letting business (www.visit-berryhill.co.uk), a smallholding and a lovely family home.
Ground Floor: Conservatory, entrance hall, sitting room, living room, dining kitchen with oil fired Rayburn, shower room (with shower, basin and WC) and rear porch.
First Floor: Landing, main bedroom with en suite bathroom (with WC, basin and bath with shower attached), 2 further double bedrooms, single bedroom/study and WC (with WC and basin).
Ground Floor: Entrance porch, hall and living room/kitchen.
First Floor: Landing, bedroom and shower room (with shower, basin and WC).
An impressive open plan home office/guest space with log burning stove and superfast fibre broadband.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Both Berryhill House and Berryhill Cottage have delightful well stocked enclosed gardens. The house garden has a wildlife pond and a productive kitchen garden, greenhouse and potting shed.
To the south west of Berryhill House there is a grassland paddock backed by a strip of native woodland. The paddock is currently utilised as part of a popular and well established ecotourism business. There is ample space for camping and there are 5 caravan hook-ups. There is currently a holiday lodge (for sale by separate negotiation) in the paddock and there is full planning permission for three 2 bedroom lodges. The eco tourism area is serviced by a stylish composting loo, shower and small kitchen area. The paddock is serviced by a treatment plant for the lodges.
A second paddock to the north of Berryhill House benefits from a large open stable (currently used for sheep) and generous feed/storage space with an electricity supply and double doors. To the east of the stable is a duck enclosure with small pond, further feed bins. The paddock also has the benefit of mains serviced electric fencing.
There is also a water shed (providing easy access to the filtration system), four wood sheds, a fully electrified chicken enclosure with pond, steel framed Nissan Hut, dog kennel, useful utility outhouse, coal store and basic garden store.
From the A1 turn right on to the A6112 (signed “Duns”) at Grantshouse. Travel on the A6112 for just over 1 mile before taking a minor left turn signed “Drakemyre”. Berryhill is the first property on your left.
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BERRYHILL HOUSE ENERGY INFORMATION::
Berryhill has Solar PV installed which affords a FIT (feed in tariff) payment averaging to approx. £1,200 per year. In 2019 a Tesla battery was installed. This battery allows the energy generated from the solar panels to be stored and used when energy is required in the house. Anything that the house does not use is exported to the national grid and Berryhill receives a payment per KWh of energy exported. The amount of energy used by the house and the amount exported, can be seen per day/month/year and is easy to monitor via the Tesla app.
Since the installation of the Tesla battery Berryhill house has been 57% self powered which means our electricity bills are reduced by just over half. In 2020 our electricity bill for the year was £658 and for the month of July 2021, Berryhill house was 99% self powered.
In addition to Solar PV, Berryhill house also benefits from solar thermal which is installed on the roof. The highly efficient solar thermal unit not only provides the house with hot water for much of the year but it also qualifies the house for the RHI payment of approx. £48/quarter.
The Rayburn, which acts as a condensing boiler and is used for heating and cooking, uses about 1000lts of kerosene per year.