Saughtree Station, Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, TD9 0SP | Property for sale | Savills
2,902 sq ft(269.60 sq m)
Offers over £500,000

Saughtree StationNewcastleton, Roxburghshire, TD9 0SP

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Former station house converted in the 1990s
  • Unique opportunity to purchase a diesel locomotive and stretch of track (in addition)
  • Flexible accommodation to suit a range of purchasers
  • Kitchen with AGA. 2 spacious reception rooms
  • 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms
  • Elevated setting with far reaching views
  • Built of stone under a slated roof
  • Spacious garden with lawns and a terrace

Converted station house with the opportunity to purchase and own your own locomotive and private train track

About this property

  • Saughtree Station is a wonderful stone built property in the rolling Scottish Borders set in an elevated position in the Liddlesdale Valley. The former station building dates back to 1867 and was converted for residential use in the 1990s by the current owner. The house has exceptional panoramic views in all directions and mainly faces south.

    The accommodation is mostly arranged over the ground floor which is accessed from the east end of the property, adjacent to the main car parking area. There are two generous reception rooms, one of which is next to the kitchen and the other situated in the more modern part of the building which was finished around 2007. The first sitting room off the main hallway also doubles up as a dining area and there is a wood burning stove for warmth throughout the winter. There is a bedroom wing off the sitting room with a utility area, bathroom and bedroom. The old ticket office is situated up a small flight of steps from the main hallway and there are two further bedrooms and an en suite shower room.

    The kitchen is set centrally within the house and looks over the garden to the south. It is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units and there is an AGA in a cheerful shade of terracotta, as well as space for a breakfast table. There are a further three bedrooms at the west end of the house which all have a dedicated bath or shower room. The second sitting room has an open fire and staircase.

    To the south of the property is a generous lawn bound by open hill ground to the south. There is also a south facing terrace where outdoor dining and entertaining can be enjoyed. The driveway approaches the house from the east and there is a generous parking area by the front door to the house. Throughout the garden is a variety of shrubs and trees which provide shelter and are host to a range of wildlife.

    To the north is the old railway platform and former railway line. This area is currently laid with railway track which is available to purchase along with “Meg of Saughtree” a Ruston diesel shunter, two wagons and a guard's van.

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This is one of the most unique properties I have come across. It must be one of the only properties available in recent years with an opportunity to also purchase a working private railway and diesel locomotive

Andrew ThomsonProperty agent

Local information

  • Saughtree is located just a short hop from the England/Scotland border and is equidistant between Newcastleton and Bonchester Bridge. Newcastleton is a village idyllically nestled in the Liddlesdale Valley in the Scottish Borders, enjoying an active and vibrant community life and offering a very good range of recreational amenities as well as facilities catering for everyday needs, including shops, bank, health centre and primary schooling. Secondary schooling is available in Hawick or Langholm.
  • The Border towns of Hawick and Jedburgh supply more comprehensive facilities, and the English city of Carlisle is easily accessible. There is an abundance of activities available for those with an interest in sporting and country pursuits and interesting popular local attractions such as Kielder Water and Hermitage Castle are close by. Despite being a rural locale, the area is surprisingly accessible - with Scottish Borders towns including Hawick (around 18 miles) Jedburgh (18 miles) and Langholm (18 miles) all easily reachable. Southbound, the M6 and M74 can be accessed in about half an hour by car and Carlisle is approximately 32.5 miles away.

Additional information

  • Viewings - Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.
  • Services - Mains electricity. Private water supply and drainage. Electric radiators.
  • Local Authority & tax band - Scottish Borders Tax Band E.
  • Fixtures & Fittings - Light fittings, integrated white goods and window coverings are included within the sale.
  • The diesel locomotive, stretch of train track and other rail components can be purchased in addition to the house. All railway memorabilia in the house can also be purchased separately.
  • Access - The access track is owned by the adjacent estate. The estate also has a right of access over part of the driveway.
  • Solicitors - G and J Oliver. 13 High Street, Hawick, TD9 9DH
  • Photos Taken - September 2022.
  • Date produced - September 2022.
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: E