Charming period country house situated in a lovely rural setting
There has been a building on the site at Newlands since the 16th century. The current building was first mentioned in local correspondence in 1709 and Newlands House is arguably the oldest inhabited manse in Peeblesshire. While the property has been adapted and renovated by the current owners, it has retained its charming character and original features, including working internal shutters on all sash and case windows, ornate cornicing and feature fireplaces.
The main entrance to the property is through a vestibule on the west side of the property which opens up onto the hall with a staircase leading up to the first floor. There is a spacious drawing room on the right of the hall and a dining room on the left. There is also a WC off and a cloakroom. Inner doors from the hall lead into an open plan modern kitchen with a smaller sitting room off. The kitchen has been renovated to a very high standard complete with current technology but also features a five door black AGA and is a welcoming space for family living. A vestibule includes a boot/cloak room, utility room and access to the driveway outside.
The stone staircase from the hall leads up to the first floor mezzanine where a study is located along with a double bedroom and en suite shower room. On the first floor there are two further double bedrooms, including the master bedroom lit by dual aspect windows with a dressing area and en suite bathroom. The other bedroom also has an en suite bedroom. The staircase continues up to the second floor landing where three further bedrooms and family bathroom are accessed.
The current owners have converted the old stable block into a one bedroom cottage. There is an open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room. The cottage has been ideally set up for holiday lets or to be used as an annexe to the house.
Gardens and Grounds
Set in about 1.7 acres of beautiful grounds with mature trees, Newlands House enjoys a secluded and private position overlooking the Lyne Water. To the rear of the cottage is a walled garden and vegetable patch. To the east of the property, the lawn slopes uphill, where a landscaped terraced garden leads up to a lovely pond which feeds into a stream that runs down to the Lyne Water.
Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.
Mains electricity, private water and drainage, oil fired boiler.
Newlands House is within Scottish Borders council tax band H.
Newlands House is a B listed building
Fixtures and Fittings
Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. The bird bath, new greenhouse and hot tub are excluded from the sale.
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