This impressive six bedroom detached house lies on the outskirts of Kelso just a short 10 minute drive, with easy connections through to Edinburgh and within 35 minutes of Berwick. The architect designed property was built by highly regarded local firm, John Laidlaw and Sons of Jedburgh, and benefits from a luxury feel both in its grand proportions and quality finishing.
The house has a bright south facing aspect to the front, allowing full advantage of the panoramic views; spanning across the rolling landscapes of the lower Tweed Valley to the Cheviot range, and equally impressive views to the rear over the adjoining paddocks to Hume Castle and surrounding farmlands. Set within a generous 11 acre plot and enjoying great privacy with sheltering woodlands to the side, woodland paths and pond, mature planted gardens and an impressive sweeping driveway to the front with separate drive to the parking, extending onto the working kennels and stabling to rear. Presently operating as an upmarket boarding kennels licensed for 24 dogs, this could easily serve as an ideal equestrian property with private gardens and patio to rear overlooking the adjoining paddocks.
Entering off the driveway to the front, an elegant pillared entrance opens to a tiled vestibule with cloakroom opening from the hall. The dining hall is fitted with oak flooring with an impressive bay window to the rear giving open outlooks over the garden and paddocks beyond to Hume Castle. The lounge has a fantastic feature stone fireplace with a further bay window to the front, traditional décor and ornate cornicing and a comfortable garden room opening beyond with two sets of double doors and ideal for year round use.
The farmhouse kitchen, opens to the far side of the hall, with a central island and breakfasting unit, "Lacanche" range cooker and dual aspect with a sunken snug on the lower level with French doors out to the patio and garden. A rear hall leads through to the office and a generous wash room and utility, with a further cloakroom and an integral door to the double garage.
A timber staircase leads to the sixth bedroom which could also be a second office or enviable hobby room. Upstairs, a bespoke oak staircase leads off the dining hall to the landing; with an idyllic sitting or reading area with triple windows taking advantage of the glorious views to the Cheviots. The galleried landing leads to the bedroom accommodation; with luxury Master Suite including a Juliet balcony, his and hers wardrobes and a generous en-suite with jacuzzi bath and steam shower and underfloor heating. Four further double bedrooms also open from the landing, including a second bedroom with ensuite, with a generous family bathroom all well-proportioned and tastefully presented.
Kelso is one of the most attractive and unspoiled towns in the Borders. Notable features are the 12th Century Abbey, the Flemish style cobbled square, Floors Castle and the old bridge across the Tweed. The town has good educational and sporting facilities and many quality shops. The area has much to offer those interested in country pursuits with fishing on the Tweed and is an increasingly sought after location within the Borders.
From Kelso - take the A6089 main Edinburgh road out of Kelso then right at the B6364 for Stichill and Greenlaw. In Stichill turn right immediately after the row of blue & white houses, signposted Eccles 4 miles. Continue 1.5 miles to T junction. Turn left. Goshielaw lies at the junction on the brow of the hill.
Ground Floor; Entrance Vestibule, Cloakroom W/C, Dining Hal, Lounge, Garden Room, Breakfasting Kitchen, Family Snug, Rear Hall, Boot Room, Office, Utility Room, Cloakroom W/C, Integral Stair to Bedroom/Hobby Room.
First Floor; Gallery Landing, Master Suite with Walk-in Wardrobes & Ensuite Bathroom, Second Ensuite Bedroom, Three Further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. Integral Double Garage.
Vestibule: 2.20m x 1.65m
Cloakroom: 2.05m x1.25m
Hallway: 3.35m x 3.00m
Dining Area: 4.45m x 4.35m
Lounge: 7.50m x 3.90m
Garden Room: 5.40m x 4.25m
Breakfasting Kitchen: 7.55m x 4.40m
Family Snug: 3.90m x 3.65m
Back Hallway: 2.10m x 1.95m
Utility Room: 5.30m x 4.55m
Gardener’s Cloakroom: 2.00m x 1.00m
Garage: 7.35m x 6.60m
Hobby Room / Bedroom 6: 5.90m x 4.15m
Office: 3.00m x 2.00m
Boot Room: 2.60m x 2.25m
Landing: 9.30m x 4.30m
Gallery: 2.95m x 2.10m
Bedroom 1: 5.85m x 3.90m
En-suite Bathroom: 5.30m x 3.15m
Bedroom 2: 4.64mx 3.15m
En-suite Shower Room: 2.40m x 1.85m
Bedroom 3: 5.00m x 3.30m
Bedroom 4: 4.80m x 3.50m
Bedroom 5: 3.75m x 2.35m
Bathroom: 2.55m x 2.35m
Currently operating as a bespoke Boarding Kennels with a modern agricultural barn (designed by Shufflebottom) and providing an internal area extending to approximately 300 m2 including four stables, tack room and hay store. Accounts and trading information available from the sellers to parties who have viewed and noted interest.
Mains electric and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Under floor heating throughout the lower level and ensuites. Solar panels with a further 15 years to run on the Feed in Tariff scheme contract.
Price & Marketing Policy
Offers over £825,000 are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Legal, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, 01573 225999, Fax 01573 229888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide the Selling Agents with advice on the source of funds with suitable confirmation of their ability to finance the purchase.