5 bedroom detached house for salePeebles, Scottish Borders
Closing Date: Tuesday 13th September at 12 noon.
Westloch Farmhouse is a charming, detached, period farmhouse, which is situated in a magnificent, rural position. It sits beautifully within the centre of its 12.5 acres and enjoys wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. The house has extensive accommodation, which is arranged over ground and first floors and extends to 3,105 sq ft, which is augmented by a re-furbished bothy, which lies to the rear of the house. This provides excellent additional accommodation, which could be used for a family member or let out on a short or long term basis.
The accommodation in the main house is approached via a front porch, which leads into the hall. From here, there is a staircase to the first floor and access into the drawing room. This has an open fireplace with a marble mantelpiece and slate hearth, and a decorative cornice. A door leads from the drawing room into a large study/library with a wall of fitted shelves and cupboards. There is a substantial formal dining room, which has windows on two aspects, as well as an open fireplace with a red-tiled surround. The kitchen has an extensive range of wall and floor units, which incorporate a Rayburn cooker, a 4-ring electric hob with an electric oven below and a stainless steel sink. There is space and plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a large fridge freezer. From here, a door leads into a utility room, which has a sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a WC and a side hall/boot room.
On the first floor, there is a master bedroom. This has an open fireplace and lovely views on two aspects as well as an en suite bathroom with a free-standing bath, basin and WC. There are 3 further bedrooms, which are serviced by a family bathroom, which has a shower over the bath.
There is an internal workshop accessed from the back of the house, which also houses the central heating boiler.
At the back of the house is a single storey, stone-built bothy. Accommodation has been refurbished and provides excellent ancillary accommodation, with 2 bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms.
Westloch Farmhouse has a large garden, which lies predominantly to the south of the house. There is a gravel parking and turning area immediately to the front of the house, a large lawn, a number of shrub beds and a raised summerhouse with slide. Situated to the south and west of Westloch Farmhouse is a substantial paddock of approximately 7.5 acres. This provides excellent grazing. Further land is available if required, subject to separate negotiation.
There are a number of outbuildings associated with Westloch Farmhouse. These include a substantial, corrugated clad barn, and two sheds currently used as aviaries. On either side of the drive leading to Westloch Farmhouse is an area of mixed, deciduous woodland and on each side there is a pond, providing a haven for wildlife.
Westloch Farmhouse lies in the beautiful Scottish Borders countryside, equidistant between Penicuik and Peebles. Local services in Penicuik cater for most daily requirements with a selection of banks, a post office, a public swimming pool, medical centre, optician, dentist and a variety of shops. Peebles, a Royal Burgh since the 12th century, is a lively market town. Its high street offers a wide range of independent shops and professional services. The Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre offers a year-round programme of drama, music, dance, comedy, films and family shows. Peebles is also a festival town, with a number of annual celebrations, including the famous Beltane festival. Edinburgh is to the north and provides the wide range of services and cultural experiences to be expected of Scotland's capital.
In terms of education, Penicuik has 6 primary schools as well as 2 high schools; Peebles has 3 primary schools and a High School which is recognised as one of Scotland top-ranked state schools. There are independent schools in and around Edinburgh. This includes George Watson's College, which operates a daily school bus service from Penicuik.
Westloch Farmhouse is well placed for all modes of transportation. The A703, A7 and A68 trunk roads provide good access north and south. There are Park & Ride bus services at Straiton and Sherrifhall, which operate services into Edinburgh. Edinburgh airport (21 miles) has flights to UK, European and international destinations.
The countryside around Westloch Farmhouse is a mecca for outdoor activity enthusiasts. The Pentland Hills Regional Park has over 100km of walks and cycle paths together with trout fishing on several reservoirs and a dry ski slope at the Scottish Ski Centre, Hillend. Nearby Glentress Forest is recognised as one of Europe's top mountain biking centres. With its world renowned and consistent prolificacy as a salmon river, the River Tweed attracts anglers from around the globe. In addition to the Championship course at Cardrona, there are courses locally at Glencorse, Rosewell, West Linton, Peebles, and Innerleithen. The famous links courses of East Lothian (including the Open Championship venue at Muirfield) as well as the highly regarded Roxburghe course at Kelso can be reached easily. A feature of the Borders is the 'common ridings', where towns have an annual gatherings on horseback for a cross-country ride. There are several active pony clubs and a network of bridleways in the area and there is National Hunt Racing at Kelso.
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