Historic former coaching inn set in attractive village within Scottish Borders
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.
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.
Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.
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
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 villageAnna Gardiner