Attractive Georgian house with superb elevated setting by the River Tweed
Sharpitlaw House is a traditionally styled Georgian property which sits elevated above the River Tweed just to the east of Kelso. The house has beautifully proportioned rooms and accommodation over three floors with period features throughout. The house dates back to the 1740s and is B Listed.
Sharpitlaw House is believed to have served as the miller's residence of the now ruinous Sharpitlaw Mill. Originally the house would have provided accommodation for the miller on the first and second floor levels with kitchens and simple servant accommodation at the basement level, it is now a lovely family home suited to a variety of uses and changing demands.
On entering the house the vestibule gives access to both a cloakroom and WC and forwards into a spacious hallway. The kitchen is situated off the hall and is large enough for a big dining table in front of the south and east facing windows. The kitchen units are L shaped and feature polished slate work tops with an integrated sink. Appliances include a dishwasher and range cooker with extractor fan above. There are double doors which open out onto a terrace which overlooks the surrounding countryside.
Across the hallway is an attractive sitting room with double aspects to the south and west. The room is a bright space thanks to the large windows and is heated in the winter months by a wood burning stove which is set beneath an attractive mantelpiece.
Three of the double bedrooms are accessed by the central staircase which leads to the first floor. The principal bedroom takes in the wonderful southerly and easterly views and has a walk in wardrobe. Adjacent to the principal bedroom is a spacious bathroom with roll top bath, walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin. Two further bedrooms share a shower room and also have lovely views, with one looking over the parkland of Hendersyde Park.
The lower ground floor has in recent years been used as self-contained holiday accommodation, but also forms part of the main house. This level has its own front door but can also be accessed by the main stair where there is a locking door. There is a cosy sitting room with wood burning stove, a fully fitted kitchen, shower room, double bedroom and utility room.
The property is accessed by a gently sloping driveway from the main road which leads up to a spacious gravel parking area. To the front of the house are lawns which are interspersed with well stocked and colourful flower beds which continue to the east of the house where there are a variety of shrubs and trees. At the back of the house is a large paved area with summerhouse and to the side is a further raised patio which is ideal for outdoor dining. There is plenty of outdoor storage with two stores located on the east side of the house and one to the west by the parking area.
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