Hume Hall

Stichill, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7TW
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Description

Attractive country house with land and expansive southerly views over the rolling countryside of the Scottish Borders. Further 37.11 acres 15 Ha agricultural land available in addition.

Location

Greenlaw 3.5 miles, Kelso 5.5 miles, Berwick-upon-Tweed 22 miles, Edinburgh 40 miles

Hume Hall is situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders countryside, 6 miles to the north of Kelso, with an outstanding setting looking out over open farmland.

The area has a vibrant agricultural community with a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities and a strong equestrian tradition. Kelso Racecourse is a key venue on the horse racing calendar. There are excellent golf courses nearby, including an 18 hole course at Duns and a championship course, The Roxburghe, at Kelso.

The nearby town of Kelso has a range of professional services, leisure facilities including swimming pool and ice rink, and a wide variety of shops as well as primary and secondary schooling. There are further local facilities at Greenlaw including a primary school, post office, village shop and garage.

There is good access to Edinburgh via the A68, while Berwick-upon-Tweed lies 22 miles to the east from where there are regular main line train services to London and Edinburgh. The Borders Railway runs regular services to Edinburgh from Tweedbank 18 miles to the west. Edinburgh (48 miles) and Newcastle (68 miles) airports provide a good range of domestic and International flights.

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Further Information

DESCRIPTION

Hume Hall is a gentrified farmhouse with spectacular southerly views. Built of painted harled stone under pitched slate roofs, it has been improved and extended over time. It is believed that the original part of the house dates from the early 1700s with three further sections being added at various stages up until 1900. The house has a south east facing façade with attractive Palladian arched windows.

The interior presents many impressive features such as the decorative cornicing, open fireplaces and a bay window in the drawing room. The house has excellent family accommodation with a large country kitchen which is truly the heart of the house. It has a four oven AGA and bespoke painted fitted units around a central island with contrasting timber and granite worktops. There is an area for informal dining and relaxing. The kitchen opens through half astragal glazed double doors into the conservatory. In addition to the lovely drawing room and dining room this adds to the superb entertaining space the house provides.

There is also a cosy sitting room as well as a study which, together with two upstairs bedrooms, could be annexed off to create a self-contained wing.

Superb ancillary accommodation is found throughout the ground floor, with a larder style pantry, utility room with fitted cupboards and washing facilities, boot room and good storage.

On the first floor the master bedroom has lovely views over the garden. It has an en suite bathroom with twin basins, a corner bath, separate shower and a WC. There are five further bedrooms on the first floor and two more on the second floor. The principal guest bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin. Two of the bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom and the remaining two bedrooms, together with the two second floor bedrooms share a shower room. There is potential to install a further bathroom facility on the second floor.


Outside:

Hume Hall is set in lovely established gardens of about 2.3 acres.

A stone boundary wall with a high hedge screens the property from the road. The drive leads through an iron electric-gated entrance to a gravel sweep leading to the front of the house where there is a large parking area and wonderful southerly views extending over the ha-ha. A gravel path winds around the house past the conservatory and terrace.

The mostly lawned garden is divided up and framed by a number of majestic mature trees, a beech hedge and shrubberies. A path runs from the house through arched gateways in the hedge to a large lawn and summer house, ideal for games such as croquet and this is adjacent to the newly resurfaced all weather tennis court.

To the north east side of the house the former stable building has been converted into garaging, kennels, workshop and garden stores. There is a tarmac back drive leading to a timber gate and the public road.

Paddock and Outbuildings (Lot 2)

To the north of the house there is a paddock (Lot 2) extending to about 1.94 acres (0.78 Ha). There are a couple of small agricultural buildings, which could be utilised as stables, with adjacent stock handling pens.

Available in Addition

To the west and north of the house there is an expanse of agricultural land which is currently farmed by a local farmer. This land extends to about 37.11 acres (15 Ha) of Class 3 land and is IACS registered. This land may be available to buy with Hume Hall and the paddock

GENERAL REMARKS

Services:
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage to septic tank. Oil fired central heating and hot water (new 2017). Mains electricity supplemented by PV solar panels providing annual feed in tariff of c. £1,500.

Fixtures and Fittings:
Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale of the property.

Council Tax:
Hume Hall is in Scottish Borders Council Tax Band G.

Viewing
Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3700.

Availability

Energy Performance

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Contact Property Agent

Anna Gardiner

Savills Country Houses Team

Wemyss House

8 Wemyss Place

8 Wemyss Place

EH3 6DH

+44 (0) 131 247 3738

Flora Geoghegan

Savills Country Houses Team

Wemyss House

8 Wemyss Place

8 Wemyss Place

EH3 6DH

+44 (0) 131 247 3738