|Property Name||Stunning Eco House, Stow, Scottish Borders|
|Property Location||view map|
|Property Type||5 bedroom detached house|
|For further information & viewings, contact||Rettie & Co|
tel: 01896 824070
Stunning, architect designed eco-house in the Scottish Borders, 25 miles south of Edinburgh. The house was completed in September 2009 and all three floors have been designed and built to maximise the south facing aspect. The house consists of 5 double bedrooms (two with en-suite), family bathroom and wc. A main feature of the house is a large kitchen/dining/living area with lovely views across the valley. In addition the house has two lounge areas, one currently used as a family room and the other with doors out onto the large roof terrace. This house allows for very flexible living to suit however you wish to live.
The eco features include significant insulation,, triple-glazed windows; heat recovery & ventilation system; solar-thermal panels for heating the water and a large enclosed log burner with back boiler. No requirement for gas or lpg.
|Kitchen||9.59 x 6.49|
|Lounge||6.17 x 4.29|
|Dining||3.88 x 3.25|
|Bedroom 1||4 x 3.44|
|Bedroom 2||3.45 x 3.23|
|Bedroom 3||3.1 x 2.75|
|Other Rooms||Bedroom 4 - 3.29 x 3|
Bedroom 5 - 3.74 x 3.28
|Details of Heating||Large log burner & heat recovery system|
|Average annual cost of utilities, electric, gas, oil, etc.||£85pm elec + wood|
|Details of any Accreditation or rating, e.g., BRE EcoHomes, SAP, NHER|
Garden to rear is sloped and is divided into sections with a good sized play area at the top.
|Parking facilities||Driveway Off-road parking|
|Secure bicycle storage?||Yes|
|Nearest shop/Post Office||1km|
|Nearest leisure facilities||8km|
|Nearest train station||2km|
|Nearest bus-stop to main town/city||0.2km|
September 2015 saw the introduction of the new Borders Railway, allowing passengers to take a train from Stow to Edinburgh Waverley in approx. 42 minutes. Thus making Stow an excellent place to commute from, so as to be able to enjoy both the country and the city.
We have lived here since we built it in 2009 and it is perfect for family life. The many rooms allow for flexibility in how you wish to live. It is similar to a Passive House and on a sunny day the house warms up nicely, also generating a good supply of hot water.
All bathrooms have modern fixtures and fittings and the kitchen is a lovely place to cook with a forward facing hob within a very large island unit.
On the ground floor we have a practical utility room as well as a number of storage cupboards around the house.
From the back garden you can step over the stile and enjoy walks over the nearby hills, without ever needing to get into a car.
Stow is a lovely village in the Scottish Borders with a vibrant and active local community. One of the highlights of the year being the Sports Week, which has run every June for almost 130 years!
Council Tax Band G.
Details last updated: 2017-02-20 13:46:28
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