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Allanbank, Duns, Berwickshire

Offers in Excess of £420,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Outline planning consent
  • Private setting
  • Trout & salmon fishing rights
  • Mature grounds
  • Paddocks

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Allanbank is situated in a wonderful secluded position, to the south west of Chirnside, a small town with local services and a primary school. Duns, 5 miles away, is the county town and provides all essential local facilities, including a hospital, schools, professional offices, a supermarket and independent shops selling locally sourced produce.

There is a mainline railway station at Berwick-upon-Tweed, which provides a fast link to London Kings Cross and a service of approximately 45 minutes to Edinburgh and Newcastle making them both commutable. Edinburgh and Newcastle International Airports are within easy reach and have regular flights to London and other major national and international destinations.

Berwickshire is one of the genuinely rural areas of Scotland. Despite its proximity to both Edinburgh and Newcastle, the country has a low population and can therefore offer a quality of life that is becoming increasingly rare. The area provides excellent opportunities for the country sports enthusiast. Salmon fishing on the River Tweed, trout fishing in various local rivers and lochs and pheasant, partridge and grouse shooting on local estates. There are excellent opportunities for golf nearby, including the championship courses Muirfield and The Roxburghe, at Gullane and Kelso.


The property comprises a magnificent site, with outline planning consent to build a substantial family house on the site of the former mansion, Allanbank. This was built in 1848 by the renowned architect David Bryce. It is also thought to be the site of East Nisbet Castle, dating from the early twelfth century.

The site occupies a spectacular south facing position, at the top of a bank overlooking The Blackadder Water. It is approached from a minor road, through impressive gates and a drive that leads to the site. The house will sit at the centre of its 10 acres, enjoying a wonderfully private setting, sheltered to the north by mixed woodland, with a variety of mature trees including Beech, Copper Beech, Lime, Ash, Ancient Yew, Oak and Poplar. From the site, the land drops away to the haugh, next the river. Single bank trout and salmon fishing rights are included in the sale.

Planning Consent

Outline planning consent was granted on the 3rd October 2006. The planning application reference number is 06/01947/OUT and the planning authority dealing with the application is Scottish Borders Council, in Duns.

The consent is given subject to reserved matters, details of which can be obtained from the selling agent.



From Edinburgh take the A1 south. Just south of Houndwood turn right onto the B6437 and continue for 5 miles following the signs to Chirnside. At the junction with the A6105 at Chirnside, turn right and then left at the Chirnside Inn. Continue for about one mile and turn right immediately having crossed the bridge, before the village of Allanton. Follow this road for approximately ½ a mile, until you reach a stone wall on the left. The entrance to the site is just along the wall, through the stone pillars.

From Berwick-upon-Tweed take the A6105 towards Duns. Turn left at the Chirnside Inn in Chirnside and follow the directions above.

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08 March 2012

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