Impressive Georgian country house with land, outbuildings and walled garden
A fine example of a traditional Georgian country house, with Victorian additions such as bay windows, B Listed Orchard House has retained its period character and many original features.
Spacious accommodation is split over four floors, with the main entrance leading up stone stairs to the ground floor. The entrance hall frames the spectacular curved staircase through a pillared arch, and provides access to the formal dining room and kitchen to the left, and drawing room and study on the right. The dual aspect dining room with open fireplace can be opened up to the country style kitchen, or can be partitioned off by a pair of large doors. The kitchen features base and wall units with a cream electric AGA and LPG range cooker, and there is also space for a breakfast table. The light drawing room features one of the Victorian bay windows as well as an open fireplace and press cupboard. To the rear of the hall is a flexible room currently used as a snug but which would also make a useful study or family room.
Stairs lead down to the lower ground floor, where a utility room, cloakroom, larder, wine cellar and stores can be accessed. The main accommodation on the lower ground floor comprises of a spacious playroom/family room, office and boiler room which provides further storage space. A rear door provides access outside to the outbuildings.
From the main hall, the curved stone staircase leads up to the first floor where the master suite is located; this includes a generously sized double bedroom and en suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a large family bathroom on this level. One of the guest bedrooms also features an en suite bathroom.
A further staircase, concealed by a door, leads up to the attic floor where an additional two spacious bedrooms are located, along with a shower room and play area on the landing. Skylights provide plenty of natural light, and one of the bedrooms, facing east, features a dormer window with fantastic views over the walled garden and paddock.
The property is approached by a long driveway, with lawn and mature trees and hedges providing a boundary wall. A flat lawn lies directly in front of the house, while the driveway wraps around the property leading to the multiple outbuildings to the rear. These properties include a stable block with three loose boxes, a garage with adjacent store/ games room and bin store, as well as a large shed with space for multiple parked cars and garden equipment.
On the east side of the property there is a stunning formal garden; this offers a peaceful sanctuary in its symmetrical design and pond with fountain. A number of fruit trees can be found within this garden including apple and plum. A paddock of around 3 acres extends around the formal garden.
Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.
Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil fired boiler. There is an electric AGA as well as an LPG-fed cooker.
Local Authority & tax band
Scottish Border Council tax band G.
Neighbouring property, Charleston House, has a right of access over the entrance of the shared drive.
Orchard House has a right of access over the track down the drive towards the farm.
Orchard House is a B Listed property.
Fixtures & Fittings
Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. Items to be excluded from the sale include: entrance hall wall light, radiators in the attic rooms, garden bench, garden urns and curtains.
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