Quietly tucked away in a delightful rural location, this Victorian house is full of character and sits in almost an acre of beautiful gardens.

South Lodge was formerly part of the Minsteracres Estate and was built in 1850 with the current owners substantially extending their home to provide a spacious and versatile dwelling.

It is full of charm with original features such as stone mullion windows complemented by stylish modern additions including underfloor heating and contemporary bathroooms.

Standout features include a light and airy orangery with a sandstone floor and warmed by a wood-burning stove and a master suite with private sun terrace while the surrounding countryside and extensive views are superb.

South Lodge has an entrance porch leading into the spacious reception hall from where a solid wood staircase rises to to the first floor and double doors open out to the gardens. Attractive heated sandstone flooring unites hallway, kitchen and orangery with an sitting room having original parquet flooring.

The spacious dining kitchen is supplemented by a useful pantry with shelving and a door to the gardens and there is also a utility room.

The kitchen flows through to the fabulous orangery and off the orangery is a hobby room.

A separate dining room has a feature fireplace and the sitting room is kept cosy with a multi-fuel stove in an inglenook.

A study, two bedrooms, snug and shower room, complete the ground-floor layout while upstairs a galleried landing provides access to the superb master suite, two further bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study area.

South Lodge is surrounded by private mature gardens with lawned and seating areas, courtyard garden, vegetable garden, ponds and woodland with a range of outbuildings including a summerhouse. Ample parking is available at the front the house.

South Lodge, Minsteracres, is for sale at £595,000 from Andrew Coulson, tel. 01434 600146.