Magnificent Arts and Crafts house and cottage set in an elevated plot with views across the Scottish borders countryside
Coille House occupies a mature elevated plot in the Scottish Borders and dates from 1904 when the property was built for a local mill owner. The property has generous accommodation over three floors with a large basement and superb period features throughout.
The ground floor has a welcoming entrance hallway with parquet flooring and a cloakroom. Immediately ahead is a sitting room which has panelled walls, and an impressive original open fire with stone surround as well as French doors which open onto the outside terrace. The drawing room is adjacent and has a west facing bay window over the gardens. It also features an open fire and has wonderful southerly views.
The kitchen is partially open plan to the dining room, which has a substantial wood burning stove set beneath a timber mantelpiece that provides additional heat for the two rooms in the colder months. The kitchen is fitted with traditionally styled base and wall units, with hardwood tops. There is a range cooker and central island as well as access at both ends of the room into the butler's pantry and scullery.
The billiard room is located at the east end of the property and has a double height ceiling as well as an open fire and large south facing windows.
The principal bedroom is located on the first floor and has its own en suite bathroom and dressing room. There are a further three bedrooms which are serviced by two bathrooms, one of which also acts an en suite. There is additional accommodation on the second floor where there are three bedrooms, a family bathroom and a store room.
The basement of Coille House is reached from a staircase by the kitchen. There is a generously sized laundry room on this level and plenty of storage. It is also where the biomass boiler is located as well as the hopper.
Coille House is set within approximately 5.7 acres of mature policies which include well-established woodland, and formal gardens. The front gardens are laid to lawn with planted borders and a mass of rhododendrons which give a magnificent annual show of vibrant colours in May. The gardens are interspersed with a variety of fruit trees and there are many seating areas around the house which benefit from the southerly aspect. Coille House is approached from the north by a long private driveway which loops past the house and back up to the public road. In additional to the garden grounds there is a tennis court, garden stores, a greenhouse and two garages, one with a workshop to the rear.
There is a two bedroom cottage located within the grounds of Coille House which has produced a small rental income over the years. The accommodation is set on one level and comprises a kitchen, sitting room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage to septic tank. Central heating provided by biomass boiler which is subject to a renewable heat incentive.
Local Authority & tax band
Scottish Borders Council tax band H.
Fixtures & Fittings
Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.
G and J Oliver. High Street, Hawick, TD9 9DH. Tel: 01450 372791
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