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5 bedroom detached house for sale

The White House, Swinside Townhead, JEDBURGH, Scottish Borders

Offers Over £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Recently extended detached country home
  • Approximately three acres of land incorporating immediate garden/grounds, paddock and floodlit ménage
  • Stable Block with five loose boxes and tack room
  • Detached garage/workshop with hay store
  • Solar Panels
  • Stunning views

Full description

A Beautiful Rural Family Residence & Perfect Equestrian Package

The White House is a desirable country home with equestrian facilities set in approximately three acres with stunning Borders countryside views just outside the quaint hamlet of Oxnam near Jedburgh. Recently extended to create deceptively spacious versatile accommodation in well presented turn-key condition, and offering large paddock with field shelter, flood lit ménage, stable block incorporating five loose boxes and tack room with simply stunning rural views. Easily commutable via the A68 to Edinburgh and Newcastle.

Accommodation Comprises:

Vestibule, Hallways, Formal Sitting Room, Dining Kitchen, Utility Room, Family Room, Family Bathroom, WC, Master Suite with Dressing Room and En-Suite Shower Room, Guest Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, two further Double Bedrooms, Study/Bedroom 5.

Exterior: Detached Stable Block built by Scott’s of Thrupston, comprising 5 Loose Boxes and Tack Room, detached garage/workshop with separate store, set in approximately 3 acres including garden and grounds, paddock, and flood lit ménage.

Edinburgh 51 miles Jedburgh 6.5 miles Oxnam 2.5 miles (All distances are approximate)


Oxnam is a pretty hamlet tucked away in tranquil countryside, and Swinside is a small rural haven of just a few neighbouring country properties, well placed to escape the fast pace of modern life and local owners enjoy the fabulous far-reaching views and the country lifestyle associated with rural living. The White House enjoys an idyllic setting in the rolling Borders countryside, and yet is only a short drive from the popular market town of Jedburgh. Evolving around the spectacular 12th century Augustinian Abbey, the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh is one of the most historic market towns in the Scottish Borders. This extremely popular and picturesque town boasts a number of buildings of architectural significance including the famous Mary Queen of Scots fortified house and the Victorian County Jail, together with the attractive Market Square. Excellent amenities are available in the town and surrounding area including a good range of independent retailers, which mix well with an eclectic collection of restaurants and bars. Recreational facilities are well catered for in the town, and these include a popular swimming pool and fitness centre, golf course and beautiful parkland. Primary and secondary schooling is available locally, and with enviable links both north and south via the A68 and A7 to Edinburgh, Carlisle and Newcastle. Berwick-upon-Tweed is the nearest main line railway station, and domestic and international flights can be accessed easily at both Edinburgh and Newcastle Airports.

The White House is a desirable country home boasting fine equestrian facilities set in approximately three acres with stunning Borders countryside views, just outside the quaint hamlet of Oxnam near Jedburgh. Recently extended by the current owners to an excellent specification, to create deceptively spacious versatile single level living accommodation in well presented turn-key condition. This beautiful country home offers a large paddock with field shelter, flood lit ménage (approximately 41m x 22m), large detached timber garage/workshop with store, and stable block built by Scott’s of Thrupston, incorporating five loose boxes (3.65m x 3.65m approximately) and tack room (4.88m x 3.65m approx.) with simply stunning rural views.

The generous, well proportioned accommodation is arranged over one floor, well designed to provide the modern family with truly usable space, finished to an exceptional standard with modern Kitchen, Bathroom and Shower Room. The UPVC front door has attractive leaded glazed features and leads into a spacious Vestibule with double glazed astragalled window, with hardwood flooring and oak door with glazed panels leading to an Inner Hallway which has an access hatch with pull-down ladder to part floored roofspace providing rough storage space. There is a large walk-in cupboard affording copious shelved storage space. A further Inner Hall boasts three storage cupboards, one housing the hot water cylinder and another containing the central heating boiler. A useful Utility/Boot Room is well appointed with a range of oak effect base units incorporating a ceramic “Belfast” style sink unit and space for white goods, and UPVC door leadingoutside, together with access to the useful Cloak Room benefiting from a 2 piece white suite of wash hand basin and WC, and attractive shelved display recess. The large Dining Kitchen is well fitted with a good range of oak effect floor base and wall units, and forms the heart of the home with ample informal dining space, beautiful double aspect views and has been cleverly designed to incorporate a good range of integrated appliances including fridge/freezer, and dishwasher, and the freestanding “Rangemaster” electric range style cooker with five ring ceramic hob and matching “Rangemaster” extractor are included in the sale. Finishing touches include ceiling downlights and cabinet underlighting, with complimentary vinyl flooring completing the modern yet homely feel. The rear Hall has a UPVC half glazed door to the enclosed rear garden, and offers access into the formal Sitting Room which boasts double aspect views, and an open fire with slate hearth and attractive timber fire surround is a stunning focal point. This room is large enough to accommodate a formal Dining Table, and the room falls naturally in to two useable spaces. The well proportioned Family Room offers day-to-day family living space and has a splendid multi-fuel stove to gather around and relax on cold winter evenings. The Bedroom accommodation is also generous, beginning with the Master Suite comprising double aspect Master Bedroom, Walk-in Dressing Room with built-in wardrobe facilities with power and light, and generous En-Suite Shower Room incorporating a contemporary suite of double shower enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin and W.C. A guest Bedroom is also of a generous size, again with built-in wardrobes and En-Suite Shower Room comprising contemporary three piece suite of double shower enclosure, wash hand basin and W.C. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are both good sized double rooms and Bedroom 5 is currently used as a Study/Home Office space, fitted with a built-in desk and shelving, together with large storage cupboard/wardrobe. The Family Bathroom boasts a superb cast iron roll top claw foot bath, with modern wash hand basin and W.C.

Double white gates open onto a large tarmac drive/hardstanding area, and the timber garage/workshop with store is set adjacent to the range of loose boxes, with a useful Tack Room abutting. The paddock is set to the rear of the property, together with the field shelter and the floodlit menage. An enclosed garden is set to the rear and offers plenty of space for outdoor entertaining and children’s play equipment.

Head south from Edinburgh on the A68 and follow the road through Jedburgh. At the swimming pool, turn left onto Oxnam Road, and continue on this road for approximately 6.5 miles. Continue driving through Oxnam, towards Camptown, and take the second left turning. Continue for approximately two miles, and The White House sits on the left hand side of the road.

Satellite Navigation:
For those with the use of Satellite Navigation the postcode for this property is TD8 6ND

Fixtures and Fittings:
Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.

Mains electric, range of solar panels, private water supply and septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating system.

Local Authority:
Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.

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Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves:
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Property ref: 121_2523_3954843

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Added on Rightmove:
11 December 2015


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