Tilton House Stables, Beltonford Villa, forms a substantial brick built semi-detached house set within a sizeable plot of ground with fourteen stables/loose boxes, two tack rooms, a large feed room, small hay shed, large hay barn and 4/5 turn-out paddocks which offer the potential for creating an arena. This unique property built by...
Tilton House Stables, Beltonford Villa, forms a substantial brick built semi-detached house set within a sizeable plot of ground with fourteen stables/loose boxes, two tack rooms, a large feed room, small hay shed, large hay barn and 4/5 turn-out paddocks which offer the potential for creating an arena. This unique property built by Alexander Annandale in 1865, was part of the Beltonford Paper Mill and originally used as the Managers house being built from hand made bricks from the nearby Seafield brickworks at Belhaven.
The house and yard have played a significant role in the training of horses in Scotland and its prime location offers an ideal opportunity for those seeking to start perhaps a training establishment, a small racing yard or as a private yard as it has the property and adjacent land offers a wide range of possibilities for use. A particular feature of the location is Belhaven beach which is situated close by has been used, since 1891 to date for the training of horses.
The main house enjoys panoramic countryside views, full gas central heating and has retained original features which include fireplaces and cornicing which adds greatly to its character. The accommodation comprises:
Entrance Lobby: Quarry tiled floor with glazed door to Hall. Modern fuze box and electric meter.
Hall: Original Victorian pine doors to all rooms with Amtico floor tiles on timber floor. Leads to a generous staircase with cast iron ballusters and mahogany hand rail. Cloakroom/WC below the stair. Full height window with views over the garden and stables to the Lammermuir Hills. Sliding secondary glazing.
Sitting Room (left front): Original cast iron fire surround with inset wood burning stove. Period doors and sash windows with working shutters and sliding secondary glazing. Open shelved press and ample sockets.
Kitchen (left rear): Concrete floor with Italian ceramic tiles. Glazed door to the rear garden. Gas condenser boiler for central heating and hot water. Hot water storage tank with backup electric immersion. A range of freestanding and wall mounted, beech cupboards, Aga cooker by separate negotiation.
Dining Room (right front): Original pine woodwork with working shutters and sympathetic secondary glazing. Victorian cast iron grate for an open fire in a generous pine surround. Edinburgh press and stained wooden floor.
Rear Lobby: With a full height cupboard, coat hooks, Amtico tiled floor.
Bathroom: Off rear lobby, with modern white suite and large cast iron bath in the Edwardian style. Tiled shower surround and room to dado, with Victorian cast iron fire surround and open fire. Sash window with working shutters and sliding secondary glazing. Open shelved press, electric power shower and extractor fan.
Studio/Office: Entered from the front garden by French doors. Two sash windows to the side with sliding secondary glazing, decorative cornice and electrical power.
Upper landing: Where there is a hatch to the attic, occupying the entire roof space and housing the cold water tank.
Drawing Room/Bedroom 4: Two sash windows with working shutters to the front with views over the John Muir park and Belhaven bay. Tiled open fireplace .
Master Bedroom 1: One sash window with working shutters to the front with views as above. Open shelved press and decorative cornice.
Bedroom 2: L shaped room with sash window and working shutters with views over the garden and stables to the Lammermuir Hills. Open shelved press, wash hand basin and single long book shelf.
Bedroom 3/Study: One sash window with working shutters, views to rear. Open shelved press and built in wardrobes.
Fully enclosed garden to the front, laid with gravel and herbaceous plants and shrubs. Path to the rear garden beside the studio/office. At the rear, a securely walled, south facing garden with an abundance of fruiting trees and shrubs. Gate to the stable yard.
5.00 m X 3.10 m / 16'5" X 10'2"
3.80 m X 3.60 m / 12'6" X 11'10"
3.80 m X 3.60 m / 12'6" X 11'10"
3.90 m X 3.80 m / 12'10" X 12'6"
2.70 m X 2.60 m / 8'10" X 8'6"
4.00 m X 3.90 m / 13'1" X 12'10"
3.90 m X 3.60 m / 12'10" X 11'10"
3.60 m X 2.70 m / 11'10" X 8'10"
Drawing Room/Bedrrom 4
5.00 m X 4.00 m / 16'5" X 13'1"
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