Property of the week

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In north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders we are blessed with some of the finest scenery in the United Kingdom.

The combination of huge skies and open rolling countryside makes it a special place.


Alwinton, 41 Castle Terrace, Berwick

Asking price: £320,000

Contact: Edwin Thomson


The variety of views is staggering, from rugged cliffs and coast to, moors and open heather clad uplands, river valleys and woodland.

For thousands of years these views have been enjoyed with Bronze age and earlier settlements positioned in prominent places, and more recently houses and cottages being built with a southerly 
aspect to so that they may best enjoy the warmth of sun.

Man has changed little in his desire to look out over a wide reach of countryside and to benefit from the warming rays the sun.

It is rare, however, to find a practical smaller house that has been designed specifically for a view and natural light. Alwinton, is one such house.

Built in the mid 70s, the house is built so that the principal rooms are south facing and have the most wonderful views across the Tweed Valley to the Cheviot Hills.

The views also encompass the Berwick bridges and the coast and, being south facing, the house is flooded with natural light. The reception rooms overlook a pleasant and easily managed garden at the back.

There is also a useful conservatory providing an extra reception room. In addition to the reception rooms and kitchen downstairs, there is a study/bedroom three and a shower room as well as lots of useful storage.

Upstairs there are two equally-sized double bedrooms and a bathroom. Both bedrooms have large picture windows that have stunning views.

The house has secure parking with a double garage and ample parking in front on the drive. It is well screened from Castle Terrace with mature shrubs and a hedge.

Alwinton is the perfect house for the purchaser
 looking a home which is 
designed to benefit from a huge amount of natural light and wonderful views.