Kirkton is a charming hamlet of traditional properties, situated in stunning Border countryside. The increasingly popular village of Denholm is close to hand; a quaint village with an attractive Green at its centre, Denholm enjoys excellent amenities with independent shops, two popular village pubs, a well regarded Italian Bistro, coffee shop, garage and Primary School. Secondary education facilities are available nearby at Hawick or Jedburgh, with private education located at St Mary’s in Melrose. Further shopping and amenities are provided by Hawick, which lies some 4 miles distant and includes major supermarkets, banks, doctor’s surgery and dentist, with leisure and sporting facilities available including the swimming and sports centre. The much acclaimed Wilton Park is popular for walks and an active theatre and cinema scene thrives at ‘The Heart of Hawick’. The area is renowned for its beautiful scenery and has strong rugby and horse riding connections.
Transport links are well provided; with Denholm offering swift access via the A698 and easy access to both the A7 at Hawick and nearby A68 - linking Kirkton to further Border towns and making it manageable for the commuter. The Borders Railway at Galashiels and Tweedbank lies 25 minutes away, providing a rail link to the heart of Edinburgh, and with good links to airports at both Newcastle and Edinburgh.
From Edinburgh, head South on the A68, taking the A698 for Denholm. 3 miles after Denholm, turn left onto the A6088, where Kirkton Farmhouse is positioned 2 miles down the roads, with iron gates and parking to the front.
An impressive frontage provided by a gated entrance and generous driveway, the main door opens to a vestibule and welcoming hall; with doors to the receptions rooms and a carpeted stair to the far end. The drawing room opens to the right, and is a comfortable and spacious public room with wonderful retained features including a bay window to the front with working shutters, and impressive focal fireplace with woodburning stove. Across the hallway, the formal dining room is elegantly finished, with a bay window to the front, feature fireplace and ample space for furnishings. The hallway leads to the rear, with a convenient study and cloakroom opening off, with a further door leading to the kitchen. This stunning family kitchen is the definite heart of the home, with the open plan layout giving a more relaxed feel and wonderful levels of light provided by the front-facing window and French door. The kitchen is fitted with a timeless Shaker style base units and excellent counter storage space, with range style cooker with extraction over and American fridge freezer giving a more contemporary look. There is of plenty space for a large dining table and chairs, with a comfortable snug area with Charnwood burner. Ideal as an informal day room and perfect for family life. A large pantry is accessed directly from the kitchen. A rear hall leads to the utility/laundry room with back stairs and also to a useful bootroom.
The first floor accommodation is finished in a continuous style, and equally as impressive and well presented; hosting five well appointed double bedrooms, one with the benefit of an en-suite, a separate shower room and luxury family bathroom opening from the hall. The master is positioned to the front, with wonderful outlooks across the garden and king sized proportions, fitted with a neutral and fresh décor and feature fireplace. The second principal bedroom lies to the far end of the landing, with a lovely dual aspect and decadent en-suite complete with roll top bath. The further three bedrooms are well appointed doubles, with the neighbouring shower room sitting towards the rear of the property, and a luxury family bathroom further down the hall; fully fitted with freestanding bath and walk-in shower, with high-end finish and further bathroom accessories.
Wrought iron gates give a grand entrance to the striking grounds, which are a perfect compliment to the house and as functional as they are attractive. With ample space for parking provided by the sweeping gravelled drive, a grass tennis court and flourishing kitchen garden sit proudly to the front, with seating area and planted borders giving the farmhouse an appealing frontage. There is a chicken house and run in the corner of the vegetable garden, with a separate right of way leading to the rear gated entrance; with parking, a secure garage/workshop, bothy with fitted electrics & woodburner (ideal as work or hobby space!), a triple custom built dog kennel and a shed for the ride on mower. There is also a convenient access to the house via the bootroom from the enclosed rear garden.
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating, private drainage.
Viewing & Home Repo
To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report or floor plan, contact the selling agents; Hastings Legal, Selkirk on 01750-724160 - lines open until 10pm 7 days a week.