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Homes sweet homes on the TV

TWO stylish Annandale homes will be showcased on TV later this month.

The properties both feature in the fifth episode of popular BBC show, Scotland’s Home of the Year, airing on May 27.

Judges Anna Campbell Jones, Banjo Beale and Danny Campbell visited Kirtlebridge and Moffat in their quest to find the top home in the ‘South’ region.

First up was Kirtle Water Grange, above, owned by John Pagani and Dan Palmer and situated in a tranquil location on the river. The couple have created a series of outdoor living spaces perfect for their dogs Coco, Sheldon and Belle.

Meanwhile, the dramatic interior was designed for entertaining and there’s an eclectic mix of items collected on their travels as well as some clever upcycled pieces.

Viewers will also see the opulent bathroom complete with copper bath and tiger themed wallpaper and should look out for quirky features including a doggy treat station, flying saucers on the wall and a stuffed giraffe head.

Honeysuckle Cottage
Photos by Kirsty Anderson

Honeysuckle Cottage in Moffat is another contender for the title. It’s an 18th century stone cottage, which is home to Bryony and Mark Smith and their sons Grayson and Zavier.

Mark gave up his job to project manage the renovation, learning skills along the way. Today, he works as a tradesman thanks to the experience of working on Honeysuckle Cottage.

They have completely renovated the property with a modern glass sunroom extension and converted basement.

With Bryony’s vision and love for interiors and Mark’s practical skills, they have created a fun and cosy family home.

Tune in to BBC One Scotland on Monday May 27 at 7.15 pm to find out if either of the local houses will represent the South in the grand final.

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