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5 bedroom detached house for sale
LOT 1: CHAPEL MAINS FARM (233.60 Acres)
Situated within the heart of the farm and accessed off the minor public road, this is a traditional, stone-built, harled, two-storey house beneath a pitched slate roof. Benefiting from oil-fired central heating, the accommodation is over two floors as follows:
Ground Floor entrance hall, dining room, drawing room, office, WC, gunroom, pantry, kitchen with sitting room, utility room and a secondary sitting room.
First Floor landing, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a dressing room.
The features internally include the gas-fired Aga in the kitchen, well-proportioned reception rooms and the sash-and-case windows. Externally, the window frames are dressed in red sandstone.
Adjacent to the farmhouse, there is a double garage. There is a lovely garden laid to lawn with planted borders and a stone patio with eating area. There is also an attractive burn which flows through part of the garden.
Chapel Mains is situated about 4 miles south of Lauder in the heart of the Leader Valley, yet only a 45-minute drive to Edinburgh.
Lauder has a range of local services including several shops, a church, garage, library, post office, hotel and a new primary school. More extensive services including an excellent secondary school can be found in Earlston. The well regarded St Mary's preparatory school is in Melrose, with plenty of other private schools to choose from in Edinburgh.
The A68 provides swift road links both north and south, and Edinburgh Airport (39 miles) has flights to a variety of UK, European and International destinations.
For the golfer, there are plenty of courses in the area, including the renowned Roxburghe course at Kelso where there is also a National Hunt racecourse.
The farm is situated within the heart of the Lauderdale Hunt, and the Berwickshire and also the Buccleuch Hunts are within close proximity.
As well as the sport available on the farm itself, pheasant shooting can be rented locally as well driven grouse shooting in the Lammermuirs. For the fishing enthusiast, the River Leader offers trout fishing and the River Tweed offers superb salmon fishing.
The area is well served by agricultural suppliers and grain merchants. St Boswells has a busy livestock market.
To the north of the farmhouse, there is a range of modern and traditional farm buildings which can be summarised as follows:
General Purpose Shed: 10 bays, steel portal frame with corrugated roof and concrete floor (150ft x 65ft). Suitable for on-floor grain storage.
Storage Shed: Concrete walls and floors.
General Purpose Shed: 13 bays, steel portal frame with corrugated roof, part concrete floor (195 ft x 60 ft).
Cattle Court: 13 bays, steel portal frame with corrugated roof and concrete floor with lean-to. There are cubicles with slurry lagoon and outside feed passage (195ft x 55ft).
Dutch Barn: Corrugated roof and walls. Used for equipment storage.
Traditional Steading: L-shaped, stone-built with a pitched slate roof.
Grain Bin (380 tonne capacity).
There are cattle handling facilities with a crush.
The farm buildings are served by mains water and 3-phase electricity.
The land within lot 1 extends to 233.60 acres and comprises 212.74 acres arable, 2.78 acre permanent pasture, 13.80 acres woods and 4.28 acres of miscellaneous ground.
The ground is in a ring fence on the eastern side of the minor county road. It includes 12 field enclosures which are all of a good size. There are several parcels of woodland which provide useful shelter to livestock. Access to the fields is via the minor county road and tracks. There is a duck flighting pond.