This luxury country home in a converted mill comes with a cottage next door for granny or grandpa
With home-working becoming a ‘new normal’ and access to nature moving high up the list of priorities, there is a major shift people are looking to move to the countryside.
This stunning two-home property in the Scottish Borders ticks all the boxes, and many more to boot.
Situated just outside the village of Swinton, near Duns, Langbank Steading and its adjoining Garden Cottage offer a rare combination of a historical period features and 21st-century luxury.
With origins dating back to the 1700s, the property became a mill in the 19th century, then later a steading and latterly farm buildings.
It was in a semi-ruinous state when the current owners took it over in 2006, but a two-year renovation programme and the addition of a two-storey corner tower has seen it transformed into two modern, energy-efficient homes – the four-bedroom Langbank Steading and two-bedroom Garden Cottage next door.
Sitting in more than an acre of ground, complete with a stream running through it and breathtaking views across the Borders countryside, the property has all the green space anyone could dream of.