A 'STUNNING' country home is the ideal property for those looking to balance family living and working.

Vineleaf, a detached, architect-designed home, just four miles from Lauder, is great for a family looking to be out in the countryside, while also having access to excellent education and commuting opportunities.

On the market for offers over £595,000 with Hastings Legal, Vineleaf has five bedrooms, including the primary bedroom with ensuite.

A Hastings Legal spokesperson said: "Vineleaf is a striking detached home set against a glorious countryside backdrop, conveniently placed for excellent access to the charming villages of Lauder and Oxton, and within easy reach of the linking A68 connecting north to Edinburgh in around 30 minutes.

"This impressive family home has been beautifully maintained and upgraded by the current owners to provide a wonderful space for family life and entertaining friends, with a generous garden and plot extending to just under an acre, all with a restorative backdrop of rolling fields.

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"Built in 2004 Vineleaf is positioned just a few miles from Lauder in the countryside hamlet of Carfrae, accessed wither via the Carfrae turn off just after Oxton off the A68, or behind the Carfraemill Hotel via Hillhouse Farm– making it an enviable balance between rural life while still catering easily for modern life.

"Of particular note, the property is in a strong school catchment for both Lauder and Channelkirk Primary schools, and the well reputed Earlston High School."

On the ground floor there is a large lounge with adjoining kitchen diner which leads to the garden room which wraps around the north-western corner of the property.

There is also bedroom number five, a bathroom, the large utility room and boot room, as well as a conservatory leading off the utility room.

From the ground floor utility room, a spiral staircase acts as the only access to a home office and studio space - ideal for homeworking or as an additional guest bedroom. The study also has its own balcony with stairs leading to the rear garden, and cannot be accessed from the first floor of the property.

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The remaining three double bedrooms can be found on the first floor, as well as the primary bedroom and ensuite shower room.

A family bathroom and additional storage space can be found on the upstairs landing.

Externally the elevated property looks out on to the local countryside, a lawned garden and a decked terrace surrounding the front of the home.

In the garden there is a summer house and woodstore.

There is a gravel driveway leading up to the property with an EV charging point and an additional woodstore and chicken coop.

To book a viewing and for more information, visit the ESPC website.