Impressive house in private setting in the most desirable Borders town
Originally built in the 1870's as a Victorian house, the current property has been extended in recent years to include a stunning conservatory and indoor pool. The stone building with slate roof sits comfortably amongst its grounds extending to about 1.37 acres, all within a peaceful and private residential area. The property has recently been re-decorated creating light and neutral accommodation.
On the ground floor there is a wide entrance hall, three well-proportioned reception rooms and kitchen. A series of smaller rooms offer fantastic ancillary space and include a boot room, rod room, artist's studio, cloakroom, boiler room with stores and study. From the kitchen, a large and light conservatory provides access to a paved courtyard outside and opens on to the large indoor swimming pool house which accommodates a 14m swimming pool. A sauna and spa pool are located on one side of the hall, with store room with potential to be turned into a steam room, plant room and changing room with twin showers and WC. On the other side of the hall is a versatile room currently used as a large home office but could be well suited as a home gym or games room.
The sweeping staircase from the main entrance hall leads up to the first floor where a spacious games room, master suite, five further bedrooms, two family bathrooms and a laundry room are located. From the laundry room there is access to the floored attic which covers the span of the swimming pool house below. There is fantastic potential to convert this into further accommodation with the necessary consents.
The staircase continues up to the second floor landing where three large bedrooms and a family bathroom are located.
A back staircase leads down from the laundry room to the rear hall near the kitchen. Further stairs lead down to the cellar where a wine store and further storage are located.
A high stone wall, mature trees and hedges provide a private boundary for the property. There is an electric gated entrance connected to the internal phone system. A stone gravel drive circles around a large island of lawn and mature trees to the front of the house, providing ample parking and turning space. To the rear of the property are beautifully landscaped gardens with patio, courtyard with water fountain, kitchen garden and lawn previously used as a croquet lawn and for lawn tennis. A picturesque woodland pathway occupies a space between the boundary walls and the edge of the gardens. A greenhouse is connected to the property and is accessed from both the entrance hall, and patio outside.
Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3756.
Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas fired boiler. Heat recovery system connected to pool.
Local Authority & tax band
Scottish Borders Council tax band G
Fixtures & Fittings
Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.
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For those who yearn for space and peace, yet need to be in comfortable striking distance of the city, Beechwood offers the buyer a virtually unparalleled opportunity to combine all the best of both worlds.Anna Gardiner