Reclamation is a booming business these days, but the concept behind a house like Fenwicks Close was well before its time.
At first glance, a modern five-bedroom detatched house in a wonderful rural location, Fenwicks Close is a curiosity.
Built in 1991, the dressed stone used in the construction was reclaimed from the old office of Allan Brothers in Tweedmouth with other materials such as teak and pine floor boards reclaimed from other sources.
This combination of old materials with new design concepts has resulted in a house that answers many questions posed by modern householders.
A generous double garage, utility space, kitchen diner, sun room and large reception create a balance of accommodation that put simply, works and feels very bright and spacious. Upstairs, the bedrooms are all a good sized and well balanced with five bedrooms in total and three bathrooms, two of which are en suite.
This balance, combined with features such as deep skirting boards, ornate cornicing and open fireplaces, gives it a great sense of age and permanence lacking in some modern homes.
The house was built to benefit from the wonderful southerly views across rolling fields to the Cheviot Hills and sits in a commanding position.
Being south facing this means that the property benefits from a lot of light and warmth when the sun shines.
The southerly aspect is also of huge importance to the garden. The house sits in a plot of 1.22 acres of well tended gardens, with a great potting shed built from the same stone as the house, as well as a green house for the more fragile summer flowers.
The garden is well considered with sensitive plantings of shrubs trees and positioning of flower borders that in season, provide great splashes of colour.
The house is located in a great rural spot being only six miles from Berwick.
Fenwick’s Close would make an excellent family and comes with a sense of history.