Impressive Victorian Scots Baronial house in the rolling Scottish Borders countryside
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.
Mains water, electricity and gas supply. Private drainage.
Access is granted from Peebles Road, with the entrance shared with Kirna Lodge.
Kirna House is Borders Council tax band H.
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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