6,424 sq ft(596.81 sq m)
Offers over £830,000

Kirna HouseWalkerburn, Peeblesshire, EH43 6DB

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2018
  • Superb views of the rolling countryside
  • Private setting
  • Large kitchen with annexe and back kitchen
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Reception rooms
  • Matured gardens and grounds

Impressive Victorian Scots Baronial house in the rolling Scottish Borders countryside

About this property

  • Kirna House is a magnificent A listed Victorian Scots Baronial house set in the lush Borders countryside. Designed by Frederick Thomas Pilkington in 1867, a renowned Scots Baronial architect, the property's facade boasts a plethora of detailed and ornate features. Entering the property under the intricate stone arches, a front porch provides access to a cloakroom with WC. An internal door leads out into a grand double height reception hall, lit by a large cupola.

    A light and well proportioned morning room is situated to the left of the entrance, with bi-folding doors separating it from the sitting room. The spacious sitting room contains an open fireplace and provides superb countryside views. From the sitting room, a games room can be accessed which contains a snooker table and open fireplace. An impressive formal dining room is entered from the main hall, and includes many original features including intricate cornicing and plasterwork on the ceiling and wooden floorboards. A large country kitchen with a gas fired Aga is also located on the ground floor with a fully fitted back kitchen and kitchen annexe attached. A rear door leads out to the patio connecting to the greenhouse and conservatory. There are two pantries, a larder and utility store located to the side of the kitchen, which are linked by a passageway leading to a back door.

    An ornate carved wooden staircase leads up to the galleried first floor landing. Three double bedrooms are accessed from this landing, as well as two large family bathrooms. In addition to this accommodation, there is a study and the master bedroom with views overlooking the stunning countryside. A secondary staircase from the landing leads up to a charming turret room currently used as an artist's studio with inspiring views down the valley to Walkerburn from both windows. Located on the first floor landing, a separated portion of accommodation consists of two double bedrooms with a separate WC and bathroom. A staircase leads down to the back kitchen, with a snug office and under floor storage room located on a small landing on the staircase. Below the property are two large cellars as well as a generously sized wine cellar.

    Gardens and Grounds

    Kirna House is situated in a peaceful location with views overlooking the River Tweed. The driveway leads up and around the front garden, with parking space for multiple vehicles. Bordering the front garden are mature trees, with shrubbery and flower beds planted on the slope up to the property. A lawn path leads from the front garden around the side of the house and passes an open garden store built into the property. Three wooden stores are located nearby, housing wood, coal and garden tools. A paved patio borders the property, leading to the two rear doors and onto the greenhouse and spacious conservatory which has space for dining. Up a gentle slope behind the property is a walled garden with wooded areas as well as mature trees and shrubbery. Two separate decked patios on opposite sides of the garden provide further alfresco entertaining space, with one located next to a small pond.


    GENERAL REMARKS

    Services
    Mains water, electricity and gas supply. Private drainage.

    Access
    Access is granted from Peebles Road, with the entrance shared with Kirna Lodge.

    Local Authority
    Kirna House is Borders Council tax band H.

    Listing
    Kirna House is category A listed.

    Fixtures and Fittings
    Standard fixtures and fittings are included within the sale. Other items may be available by separate negotiation.

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Local information

  • Kirna House is situated in the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders, between Innerleithen and Walkerburn and approximately 8 miles east of Peebles. Peeblesshire is one of the most attractive and accessible parts of the Borders with rolling hills, farmland and woodland. Both of the local villages of Innerleithen and Walkerburn provide a range of amenities including a post office, bakeries, playing fields, a large co-operative store and transport links. The attractive market town of Peebles offers excellent local services including shops, professional services and supermarkets. It has a well regarded secondary school, while local primary schooling is available at St Ronan's Primary School in Innerleithen. The private schools of Edinburgh and Loretto School in Musselburgh (28 miles) are within easy reach.
  • Kirna House enjoys a wonderfully peaceful rural position, and yet is extremely accessible. Edinburgh is only some 30 miles to the north, with Gorebridge Station a 25 minute drive providing direct access to the city. Edinburgh Airport has flights to an increasing number of domestic and international destinations, and is 33 miles away.
  • The area is renowned for its outdoor activities. The River Tweed is the most prolific salmon river in Scotland and shooting can be arranged on nearby estates. There are golf courses at Innerleithen, Peebles and Cardrona. The Peebles Hydro and Macdonald Cardrona Hotel and Spa both offer good leisure facilities and Glentress Forest is a fabulous facility for mountain bikers.
  • Innerleithen 1 mile, Peebles 8 miles, Galashiels 11 miles, Edinburgh 30 miles

Additional information

  • Directions: From Edinburgh head south out of the city on the A701 towards Auchendinny. Continue on the B7026 to Peebles, taking the A6094 at Howgate. At Leadburn junction, turn left onto A703/ Peebles Road. Continue on the A703 through Peebles, joining the A72/ Innerleithen Road towards Innerleithen. Once through Innerleithen, continue on the A72 / Peebles Road. Kirna House is on the left, signposted by Kirna Lodge's sign. Bear left and continue up the drive to reach the property.
  • EPC Rating = E