Broughton Green
2,488 sq ft(231.14 sq m)
Offers over £395,000

Broughton GreenBroughton, Peeblesshire, ML12 6HQ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Beautifully presented traditional village house
  • Connections to renowned author John Buchan
  • First time to the market for 100 years
  • Set in centre of village with vibrant community
  • Sunny southwest rear garden with terrace and backdrop of open countryside
  • Steading with garaging, stores and development potential (available in addition)

Historic former coaching inn set in attractive village within Scottish Borders

About this property

  • HISTORY
    Broughton Green is a prominent house lying at the end of a traditional 19th century grouping of single storey cottages in the heart of the old village of Broughton. The house has a pivotal historical importance to the village having at one time been the farmhouse, the inn and the stagecoach post on the Edinburgh to Dumfries stagecoach route. The small window to the north gable was where the groom looked out for the approaching carriages.

    Broughton Green has been continuously lived in by generations of the same family since being bought by the then tenants in 1919. The property has compelling connections to John Buchan; acclaimed author, statesman, Governor General of Canada and man of Tweeddale, who spent all his holidays at Broughton Green as a young man and, again with his own family in later years. The property is being sold by John Buchan's granddaughter.

    DESCRIPTION
    The principal entrance to Broughton Green leads through a vestibule into a central reception room, currently used as a dining room. There is a bright study or sitting room with windows to the east and south and, adjacent to this, is the ground floor bedroom with an outlook over the garden. A spacious laundry room provides superb utility space with washing machine, tumble dryer, a large Belfast sink and pulley. The cloakroom has a shower, WC and wash basin. In addition to the access from the dining room, there is a secondary entrance and vestibule from the street opening directly into the kitchen. This cosy room, with space for a dining table, has an AGA, sink and painted timber units supplemented by many more cupboards in the scullery where there is also a large double sink and dishwasher. The boot room provides access into the garden. In addition to the principal staircase, a back stair rises from the kitchen to the first floor.

    On the first floor the drawing room occupies the southeast corner of the property. It is a beautiful room which is bathed in natural light. The original plasterwork was crafted in 1929 by renowned plasterers, Leonard Grandison & Sons of Peebles. The plaster ceiling rose is a more recent work by the same family firm, added in 2000. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, one with an en suite WC with bidet and basin. A bathroom lies en suite to the northern most bedroom with a second door onto the landing. In order to provide privacy without closing off the room the sanitary ware is all cleverly tucked into a cupboard system.

    Outside there is a pretty garden with a variety of planting providing year round interest, and a large lawn. A gazebo sits in an elevated sunny position and there is a paved terrace which makes a superb outside dining area. Current garaging is provided within Green Farm Steading located opposite the house (available in addition). Subject to the necessary planning requirements, there is ample space to build a new garage to the south of the house where there is direct access from the road.

    GENERAL REMARKS

    Viewings
    Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.

    Services
    Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating (boiler located in scullery). Hot water provided via AGA.

    Local Authority & tax band
    Scottish Borders Council tax band G

    Listing
    Broughton Green is Category C listed.
    Green Farm Steading is Category C listed.

    Fixtures & Fittings
    Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale with the exception of the two chandeliers in the drawing room, the light fitting in the master bedroom and the weathervane on the gazebo which are expressly excluded from the sale. It should also be noted that the young lilac tree and three roses which hold sentimental value will also be removed prior to the sale completing.

    Green Farm Steading
    The south and west ranges of Green Farm Steading currently provide garaging and stores for Broughton Green. This property which has development potential is available in addition to Broughton Green and will not be sold prior to the house selling. Floor plans are available on request.

    Right of Pre-emption
    There is a right of pre-emption in favour of the owners of Broughton Green over the dwelling comprising the north and east ranges of Green Farm Steading.

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A beautifully presented house in a community minded village

Anna GardinerProperty agent

Local information

  • Biggar 6 miles, Peebles 13 miles, Edinburgh 28.3 miles, Glasgow 45 miles
  • Broughton Green is situated in the centre of Broughton, a thriving village in the Scottish Borders almost midway between the towns of Biggar and Peebles. It is set in the heart of the village with a backdrop of rolling fields. The village hall provides a hub for community activities including a playgroup and choral society and across the road from here there is a popular bistro and café, Laurel Bank Tea Room. The village is also home to Broughton Brewery, a craft brewery established in 1979. The towns of Biggar and Peebles offer a wide range of professional services as well as secondary schools, supermarkets and a variety of sports facilities. They are also host to a number of theatre and music clubs. The local community has recently been awarded a grant from the Scottish Land Fund to buy Broughton Stores and the reopening is scheduled for the summer of 2019.
  • Broughton is situated on the A701, so has good road links to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the south. There is a public bus service between Biggar and Peebles and Edinburgh International Airport is about 34 miles away. The Caledonian Sleeper service calls at Carstairs Junction station (15.5 miles) providing a useful railway link to and from London.
  • The local area provides an abundance of outdoor sporting opportunities with exceptional hill walking and mountain biking on the 7 Stanes. There is shooting and fishing to let locally, and the spa at Stobo Castle and Dawyck Botanic Garden are a short drive away. Furthermore, the area has been immortalised in the writings of John Buchan. The John Buchan Way passes a short distance from the property as it winds its way over the hills from Peebles to Broughton.

Additional information

  • Directions: Biggar 6 miles, Peebles 13 miles, Edinburgh 28.3 miles, Glasgow 45 miles From Edinburgh take the A701 south to Broughton. Broughton Green is in the centre of the village on the right hand side after Laurel Bank Tea Room and the village shop.
  • EPC Rating = F