Detached house for sale

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY, Sunnybrae Lodge, Galashiels Road, Walkerburn, Scottish Borders

Under Offer £65,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Exceptional Re-development Opportunity
  • Category A Listed Gate Lodge and Stable Building
  • Stable Building completely re-roofed
  • Extended Grounds
  • 366.82 sq m (3,947 sq ft)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

**CLOSING DATE SET THURSDAY 13 JULY 12 NOON*

An exceptional re-development opportunity in a scenic rural position. This most unusual F T Pilkington Category A Listed gate lodge and associated stable building offer considerable appeal. The stable building has recently benefitted from significant remedial works to the fabric of the building including complete re-roofing.

Gross External Area: 366.82 sq m (3,947 sq ft)

General Information
Sunnybrae Lodge is situated towards the east of Walkerburn.

Walkerburn is situated on the A72, 2 miles east of Innerleithen, 8 miles east of Peebles and approximately 10 miles from Galashiels.

The village is situated in a particularly scenic part of the Scottish Borders in an area boasting a rich history. It is understood that the village was founded in around 1854, when it was named Caberston, housing agricultural workers. At that time there was reportedly a small hamlet called Linkumdoddi to the south side of the river. The hamlet was immortalised in Robert Burns famous song during his travels in the Borders. The area remains a strong tourist area with other attractions in the area including the ruin of the 16th Century fortified Manor Elibank Castle. Renowned for its natural beauty it is a popular destination for outdoor pursuits including walking, golf, fishing, bowling and particularly mountain biking including the Red Bull project downhill course at Traquair Forest.

Local amenities within Walkerburn include a post office/village store and the George Hotel. The nearby town of Innerleithen has a wider range of immediate amenities. Further facilities, shops and services are available in the nearby centres of Peebles and Galashiels.
 
Description
Dating to 1868 Sunnybrae Lodge comprises a symmetrical lozenge-plan idiosyncratic Category A Listed entrance lodges with adjoining multi gable former stable range.

The fabric of the stable building has been refurbished including provision of a new roof structure with joists in place to accommodate an upper floor level. The lodge itself has been stripped back to shell condition. The outer walls of the connecting structure are still in situ but the roof has been removed.

Grounds include an enclosed walled gated courtyard to the south and an area of woodland to the west offering scope to be landscaped to form garden grounds and associated parking areas.

Planning
The refurbishment works have been undertaken in accordance with Listed Building Consent reference 14/00158/LBC and Building warrants 14/00568/ALT and 16/01125/AMD. The Council will encourage pre-application discussions from prospective purchasers to design approaches. Enquiries can be emailed to heritage@scotborders.gov.uk
 
Accommodation
Indicative layout plans have been prepared providing for conversion of the existing structure to provide:

Ground Floor:
Large open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and living area, master bedroom with en-suite shower room and dressing room, two further bedrooms, bathroom and integral double garage.

First floor:
The plans currently provide for a single bedroom, to the western end but the full area of the stable building has had floor joists installed, providing scope for a full upper level if desired.

There would appear to be additional potential for the area currently detailed as the car port to be incorporated within the living accommodation.

Externally, gates off the shared private drive lead to an enclosed courtyard to the north of the property.

To the west there is an area of woodland with vehicular right of access off the private drive providing scope to be landscaped to provide garden ground and parking.

Areas

Offers
Offers should be addressed to:

Chief Legal Officer
Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells
Melrose
TD6 OSA

A copy of the offer should also be faxed to 01896 758883.

Offers should include:
The identity of the purchasers; the price offered; clear details of any conditions attached to the offer; proposed timescale for conclusion of missives, completion and payment.

A closing date may be set for offers. Please note that only those parties who formally notify their interest will be informed of the closing date. Interested parties are advised to notify the selling agents of their interest as soon as possible. The sellers reserve the right to sell privately and are not bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.

VAT
Any prices are exclusive of VAT. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves independently as to the instances of VAT in respect of any transaction

Viewings
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:

Edwin Thompson LLP, Chartered Surveyors
76 Overhaugh Street
Galashiels
TD1 1DP

Tel: 01896 751300
Fax: 01896 758883
Email: s.sanderson@edwin-thompson.co.uk

Property ref: 121_2523_4423068


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09 May 2017

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Nearest station

  • Stow (7.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Edwin Thompson, Galashiels

76 Overhaugh Street, Galashiels, TD1 1DP

01896 555003 Local call rate

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