Home sweet home
THE delightfully named Honey House in the picturesque village of Swinton, near Kelso in the Scottish Borders, has no actual association with the sweet sticky stuff. However, the 10-year-old detached villa does have a light, honey-coloured façade, six bedrooms, two public and three bathrooms spread between three floors (while appearing to only have two), and a converted 100-year-old barn in the rear garden. Fully upgraded, the Honey Barn incorporates a 48ft-long double-height games room, cloakroom and storeroom, spacious fitting room with multi-fuel stove, doors onto a barbecue terrace, and stairs up to a mezzaninelevel fitted kitchen - the possibilities for this additional building are endless. Offers around £325,000 – details from Hastings & Co.
SHINE ON: Honey House’s barn, right, has 16 solar panels on the roof, which generate electricity into the grid to provide an annual income of around £1,800.