THE perfect home is on the market for a homeowner looking to be more environmentally friendly.

The Westruther property meets 'passive house' standards – being super-insulated with minimal thermal-bridging, extremely low air-leakage, triple glazing, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, and solar power generation.

The two-bedroom home, which sits near the Lammermuir Hills, is on the market with Melrose and Porteous for offers over £300,000.

A Melrose and Porteous spokesperson said: "The property and the garden are extremely low-maintenance and would be ideal for those looking for a 'lock-up and leave' home.

"Heatmiser room thermostats and App allow you to monitor the underfloor heating and room temperatures from afar.

"Pre-fitted wiring to windows facilitates installation of automatic blinds. Plumbing in the en-suite allows for a bath in place of the bidet if preferred.

"This exciting property also has many hidden extras for future improvement including cabling already ducted for sound, video and data and alarm systems.

"Infrastructure is also fitted for an Air Source Heat Pump should you wish to incorporate further renewables.

"Foundations and service connections are available for a porch to the front and, in place of the decking, a sunroom to the rear with countryside views.

"The property has been built with high quality materials and finishes throughout.

"Viewing this exceptional home is highly recommended."

The home has a private garden surrounded by native plants and trees and a front gated entrance which leads to the detached garage and workshop.

For more information on the home, visit the ESPC website.