Newlands House
3,478 sq ft(323.12 sq m)
Offers over £995,000

Newlands HouseWest Linton, Peeblesshire, EH46 7DD

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Superb old manse with excellent family accommodation
  • Recently renovated and stylishly finished to an exceptional high standard
  • Stunning position overlooking the rolling Peeblesshire countryside
  • Newly converted one bedroom cottage
  • Beautiful garden with a summer house

Charming period country house situated in a lovely rural setting

About this property

  • 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.

    Cottage
    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.

    GENERAL REMARKS

    Viewings
    Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.

    Services
    Mains electricity, private water and drainage, oil fired boiler.

    Local Authority
    Newlands House is within Scottish Borders council tax band H.

    Listing
    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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Local information

  • Newlands House is located within the rolling countryside of the Scottish Borders, next to the tranquil Lyne Water. The property is situated in a pleasantly rural and secluded location, yet remains easily accessible to both Peebles and Edinburgh.
  • The local conservation village of West Linton and market town of Peebles have an excellent range of local facilities, including shops, post offices, leisure centres with swimming pools, and both primary and secondary schools. Stobo Castle spa and leisure club facilities are 9 miles away.
  • All the fee paying schools in Edinburgh are within easy access, and Edinburgh city centre attractions and services are 20 miles away.
  • The property is in a particularly accessible position, well situated for the Edinburgh City Bypass (A720), the city centre (20 miles) and for routes to the south. The bypass is 16.5 miles to the north and gives access to the south, east and west of the city, Edinburgh International Airport (25 miles) and the motorway network. The A702 provides a good link to the M74, providing access to both Glasgow and Carlisle. Glasgow (46 miles) is easily accessible from other routes including the A721.
  • Newlands House is ideally positioned for outside recreation. The hills behind the house give immediate access to unspoilt hillside walking. To the south, close to Peebles and Innerleithen, there is the nationally-renowned Glentress mountain biking area with further cycle trails within the 7stanes network. There are a number of local golf courses including Glencorse, Peebles and West Linton, with all the links courses of East Lothian easily accessible via the Edinburgh City Bypass. The Pentland Hills Regional Park is popular for walking, mountain biking and fell running alike, and is home to the Midlothian Ski Sports Centre.
  • For horse riders, there is open countryside as well as the Esk Valley Trail, a riding route which is part of the Tyne Esk Trail network comprising 60 miles of bridlepaths. These can be linked into at Roslin and there are many old drove roads providing great variety for hacking.
  • The world famous salmon fishery, the River Tweed, is similarly accessible with many beats offering fishing for let on a day permit basis, as well as the Lyne Water which runs below the house. The River Clyde is nearby and offers a further choice of fantastic fishing.

Additional information

  • Directions: Take the A701 south out of Edinburgh crossing over the Edinburgh City Bypass towards Bilston. At the Gowkley Moss Roundabout, take the second exit and follow signs for the B7026. At the Leadburn Junction, continue straight over onto the A701. At Romannobridge, turn left onto the B7059, signposted for Peebles. Continue on the B7059 for 1 mile. After passing Newlands Church on the left hand side, Newlands House is the next immediate left, with a wooden gate providing access to the driveway up to the house.
  • EPC Rating = F