Savills | Romavale, Hawick, Roxburghshire, TD9 8SZ | Property for sale
80 Ac(32.37 Ha)
Offers over £1,200,000

RomavaleHawick, Roxburghshire, TD9 8SZ

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Spacious five bedroom farmhouse
  • Gardens, driveway and garaging
  • Will appeal to a variety of buyers
  • General purpose sheds & cattlecourt
  • About 72.4 acres arable
  • About 2.5 acres woodland
  • Trout fishing on the River Teviot


About this property

  • Romavale is a charming and productive mixed farm situated on the southern side of the River Teviot close to excellent local amenities and facilities. At its core lies an attractive, modern farmhouse which is light and spacious and it provides all of the conveniences required for a working farming family. Close to the farmhouse there are a range of useful farm
    buildings. The surrounding farmland extends to approximately 80 acres in total and lies in a contiguous ring fenced block. The principal fields are edged by mature hedges which provide wonderful shelter for wildlife and stock kept on the ground. The fields are connected by internal gates which allows for easy movement of stock between fields. The northern and western boundary of Romavale is the River Teviot where there are trout fishing rights and many spots to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the river. Along the river there are wonderful walks and for the nature enthusiasts many different species of wildlife can be seen.

    Romavale Farmhouse sits in an elevated position and has a wonderful outlook and views over the surrounding farmland and countryside. The farmhouse can be accessed either from a front drive leading through a gated entrance or via the steading to an entrance at the rear of the house. Constructed in the early 1990s, the farmhouse was built to a high specification to ensure it is environmentally efficient and comfortable throughout the year. The accommodation is lovely and bright and is set out over two floors. Throughout the house there is flexible and spacious reception and bedroom space, as shown on the accompanying plans and photographs. The principal reception rooms on the ground floor include a drawing room (with conservatory off), a dining room and open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room. The main reception rooms have French doors which open to a west facing patio. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is the main bedroom (with Jack and Jill shower room), two further bedrooms, office and utility space. In addition, there is a practical double garage with front and back up and over doors. On the first floor there are two further bedrooms with their own bathrooms and a games room which could also be utilised as an additional bedroom if required. Romavale is a sheltered property and is accessed via a private driveway which leads down to the house and farm buildings. To the front of the farmhouse there is a tree lined drive and parking for a number of cars. To the rear there is a further parking area and access to the double garage. The house is surrounded by well maintained and generous gardens which are laid to lawn edged by mature beds, shrubs and fruit trees. To the south and west of the garden there are two paddocks which would be ideally suited for keeping horses or ponies given their close proximity to the house.

    Farm Buildings:
    Romavale is equipped with a useful range of modern farm buildings which benefit from good access and ample turning space. The surrounding yards and aprons are mainly concreted with some areas of gravel. Whilst the current owners have used the buildings for cattle housing and the storage of hay and straw they could be readily adapted for alternative uses.

    The approximate dimensions and construction are as follows:
    Cattle court (33m x 32m). Steel portal frame construction with a concrete base and box profile roof. Concrete block walls with timber space boarding above. Equipped with bull pens, drive through passage and an open court. Incorporates a secure workshop in one corner (9.7m x 9.2m).

    Straw / general purpose storage (31m x 17.2m across the spans). Steel portal frame construction with a hardcore base and box profile roof. Open sided but partially enclosed by gates for additional stock housing.

    The farmland mainly comprises level "holm" land, being largely alluvial silt and brown forest soils overlying gravel, which is predominantly free draining. This fertile farmland is mainly Class 3(1) according to the James Hutton Institute and sits at about 80 metres above sea level.

    The land is currently down to temporary pasture and carries a prized herd of pedigree Simmental cattle. The fields are fenced for stock and benefit from mains fed water troughs. All of the principal fields have been cropped in recent years including winter wheat, winter barley and potatoes.

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Local information

  • Romavale is located in the highly scenic Teviot Valley, an area known for its highly productive mixed arable and stock farms. This is reflected in the landscape, with prime arable land rising from the banks of the River Teviot up the valley sides to the more undulating pasture around Minto Hill and Rubers Law.
  • The Borders is a genuinely rural area which is favoured for its scenic landscapes and country sports. The area is renowned for its leisure and recreational facilities. Close to Romavale there is salmon fishing available on the River Tweed, one of Scotland finest salmon fishing rivers. There are also many opportunities to take driven shooting throughout the Scottish Borders and Lothians. For the equestrian enthusiast, there are a number of active hunts, pony clubs and riding events available nearby.
  • The closest settlement to Romavale is the village of Denholm which has excellent local amenities including a primary school, pub, general store and butcher. There is secondary schooling available in Hawick (about 4 miles to the west) and Jedburgh (about 7.5 miles to the east). In addition to local schooling there is a private prep school in Melrose and plenty of others to choose from in and around Edinburgh.
  • The town of Hawick provides a wider range of amenities which include supermarkets, restaurants and professional services. Edinburgh is approximately 50 miles to the north and is easily accessed from the A68.
  • The area is well served by agricultural suppliers and livestock markets, including St Boswells (11 miles) and Kelso (19 miles).

Additional information

  • Directions: From the north, take the A68 south to St Boswells. Pass through St Boswells and continue for about 7.5 miles and turn right on to the A698. Continue on the A698 passing through the village of Denholm. Shortly after leaving Denholm (approx. 2 miles) there is a sign to Cavers; at this sign turn right into Romavale and follow the road to the farm. The nearest postcode is TD9 8SZ. From the south, take the A68 north towards Jedburgh and turn left onto Jedburgh High Street. Continue on the high street/B6358 for 4 miles to the junction with the A698. At the junction turn to the left towards Denholm. Shortly after leaving Denholm (approx. 2 miles) there is a sign to Cavers; at this sign turn right into Romavale and follow the road to the farm. The nearest postcode is TD9 8SZ.
  • EPC Rating = E