Classical Georgian mansion house with income producing accommodation and beautiful grounds extending to c.8 acres.
Cairnbank House is a charming and especially fine example of symmetrical Georgian architecture. The property provides flexible, easily managed family accommodation, and has been sensitively modernised to retain many period features.
A wide stone staircase leads up to the front door, and into the large, double wing entrance hall. A curved staircase lies ahead, whilst the hall splits both left and right. To the left of the main hall is a cosy sitting room with log burner, and a leafy outlook over the rear garden and small paddock.
At the west end of the hall. The elegant drawing room boasts an ornate plaster ceiling cornice and stunning views to the Cheviot Hills through a large bay window. A large log burning stove is set into the marble fire surround. There are two west facing windows, and a walk-in drinks cupboard.
To the right of the main hall is a kitchen with integrated appliances and a breakfast area overlooking the rear garden. At the east end of the hall is a spacious dining room. The dining room reflects the symmetry of the drawing room and features a large bay window with fabulous southerly views and two side windows. A door at the rear of the room provides access to a small lobby leading into a bathroom and adjacent cupboard.
The staircase from the main hall curves up to the first floor, where a glass partition and door create a divide between the ground floor, first and second floors. The first floor landing leads to a family bathroom, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, two further bedrooms and a south-facing study.
The staircase continues up to the second floor to two charming bedrooms with combed ceilings, both with bay dormer windows overlooking the front garden and rolling countryside. A WC off the landing separates the two bedrooms.
The basement level is accessed from a separate staircase from the main hall, and contains a utility room, access to the rear garden and, if required access points to both the West and East flats (these access points are currently blocked off).
Stone gate pillars mark the entrance to the leafy driveway that leads past the Old Stables up to the gravel parking area in front of Cairnbank House. The driveway forks at the Old Stables to provide access to the Coach House, the small paddock and to the two apartments beneath the main house. Mature trees, hedges, shrubs and lawns surround the property providing privacy for each of the dwellings.
The East Flat is a light and spacious two bedroom property with kitchen, sitting room, dining room and bathroom. The sitting room overlooks the secluded south garden and has access outside through a side door.
The West Flat has a spacious light and airy sitting room, kitchen with breakfast area overlooking the back garden, bedroom and bathroom.
The Lower Coach House
Accessed from the ground floor, The Lower Coach House offers two well-proportioned bedrooms, a spacious sitting room with dual aspect windows, kitchen and bathroom.
The Upper Coach House
Situated on the first floor, The Upper Coach House is accessed by external steps to the front door. An internal staircase leads up into a spacious sitting room flooded with light from two dormer windows and two skylights. The property also contains a kitchen, bathroom, and hallway to two double bedrooms.
Mains water and electricity, mains gas, and private drainage.
Fixtures and Fittings
All standard fixtures and fittings are to be included in the sale.
Cairnbank House is within Scottish Borders council tax band G
East Flat is within Scottish Borders council tax band A
West Flat is within Scottish Borders council tax band A
1 Coach House is within Scottish Borders council tax band A
2 Coach House is within Scottish Borders council tax band A
Cairnbank House along with the stables, Coach House and gatepiers are all B Listed.
A new owner will be obligated to pay 25% of any uplift in value as a result of any planning permission for the development of the paddock to the north of Cairnbank House and the fields to the south Cairnbank House as identified on the site plan. The clause will remain in place for 25 years from sale and will be enforceable regardless of owner. Further details are available from the agent.
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