A 3 bedroom, detached, carbon neutral house constructed in 2016 showcasing modern technology and insulation to achieve the required standards and to create a dwelling with minimal running costs. The house is EPC A rated, triple glazed and triple sealed to create an airtight home with an efficient ventilation and heat recovery system plus the bonus of 14 photovoltaic roof panels producing cheap electricity with a feed in tariff. The accommodation has 3 double bedrooms, bathroom, en-suite shower room, separate W.C., living room, kitchen, dining room and utility room. The kitchen is well fitted to include granite work surface, integrated equipment and boiling water tap. The garage has an electric car charging point and there are ample satellite TV, telephone and broadband points and a pleasant garden.
Gretna is situated on the England Scotland Border, close to the Solway Estuary and is a popular tourist and marriage centre due to the renowned Gretna Green village. There is also now a popular retail outlet village and easy access onto the M6 south, the A74M north and the A75 west to Dumfries and Stranraer. There are local facilities in Gretna and the nearby towns of Annan, Lockerbie and Longtown with most amenities available a short drive south in the City of Carlisle. This is also an excellent location for exploring the Solway Estuary, Border hills or the Lake District National Park. The Hawthorns is a residential cul de sac in the eastern outskirts as shown on the Location Plan.
99 The Hawthorns is part of a small development of quality detached energy efficient and environmentally friendly housing at the end of The Hawthorns cul-de-sac. This particular property is a “carbon neutral” house which is difficult to achieve but modern construction techniques enables homeowners to dramatically reduce their ‘carbon footprint’ and create a comfortable and environmentally friendly house with minimal running costs. Clever computer software maximises the design of the dwelling in terms of insulation, ventilation and position and size of windows. A “zero carbon” house (sometimes called a Passivhaus) does not necessarily require heating although this property does have an under floor heating system in the kitchen plus heated towel rails which are sufficient to heat the dwelling. A copy of the Pasivhaus Certificate is available from the selling agents. The house has been built to exacting standards in order to obtain an airtight shell in which the air in the home is continually being changed thanks to an efficient ventilation and heat recovery system which works silently in the background. The windows and doors come from a supplier in Austria and are all triple glazed and triple sealed at the openings, with the glass designed to limit heat loss. 99 The Hawthorns meets the necessary standards and is classed as having zero carbon emissions and “A” rated in the Energy Performance Certificate. In addition there are fourteen photovoltaic roof panels producing around 3,500 kwh per annum with an index linked Feed In Tariff for approx. 17 years of around 15p/kwh. The house has been let since construction in 2016 and is now being marketed for sale on the open market.