4 bedroom house for saleMelrose, Roxburghshire
Under Offer £425,000
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Reception rooms
- Double garage
- Mature garden
- Stunning views
Wellrig Steading is a superb steading conversion, which occupies a wonderful, elevated, rural position with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside towards the Eildon Hills. The property was converted in 2009 and now forms a wonderful family home. Externally, the house is built and clad with local red sandstone and has a slate roof. Inside there are hardwood floors, and the bathrooms have been tiled and fitted with a contemporary finish. Much of the accommodation has views out over the lovely garden to the east and the courtyard garden to the west.
The property is approached through a porch, which has a large fitted cupboard and a cloakroom. This, in turn, leads into an internal dining hall with plenty of space for a dining table and a door to the internal courtyard. Off this, is a study with fitted desk, drawers and cupboards. The dining kitchen is extensive and has a superb range of wall and floor units, which incorporate a Rangemaster, electric range cooker with 2 ovens, a 1½ bowl sink, an integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is also an island unit with extra cupboard and drawer space. There is ample room for a dining table. From the dining kitchen there is a utility room, which has a further extensive range of wall and floor units with a stainless steel sink, space and plumbing for a tumble drier and dishwasher, space for a large fridge freezer and the central heating boiler. There is also a door to the internal courtyard and a further door to the garage.
On the far side of the dining hall, is the principal reception room. This has an inglenook fireplace, housing a wood burning stove and has double doors, which lead out into the main garden. From here, a corridor leads to the bedroom accommodation. This has 2 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes (one currently used as a sitting room). These are served by a large, family bathroom with a bath, separate shower cubicle, basin and WC. There is a guest bedroom, which has wonderful views, fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room. The master bedroom benefits from an en suite dressing room and shower room, and has double doors leading into the pebble courtyard and the hot tub adjacent.
Wellrig Steading is approached from a private farm track and a cobbled driveway leads to the garaging and parking area. From here, a wrought iron gate leads into the formal garden. Adjacent to the house is a herb and vegetable garden with a number of beds laid out in a formal, symmetrical way. These are bounded on two sides by a beech hedge. The main garden lies predominantly to the east of Wellrig Steading and has a curving lawn which sweeps round crescent-shaped borders. The lawn is interspersed with a number of trees including crab apple, apple, rowan and birch. In the northeast corner, there is an ornamental pond with a decked area adjacent. This has a number of water lilies and is surrounded by a variety of water-loving shrubs and plants. From this part of the garden, there are wonderful views over the Eildon Hills and adjacent to the pond is a bench, which is crafted out of a dry-stone, semi-circular structure. In addition, there is an octagonal summerhouse and at the south end of the garden, a shed, a potting shed and a large workshop. The flowerbeds adjacent to the house are stocked with a magnificent array of shrubs and plants including roses, heathers and hostas.
The internal courtyard garden is laid out in a formal, symmetrical way with 4 rose beds each with a box hedge surrounding it. At the centre is a stone fountain and the surrounding beds are filled with shrubs and plants including roses, poppies, pear trees amongst others. In the northwest corner is another further small courtyard, which has the hot tub.
Wellrig Steading sits in a secluded location about 6.2 miles from Melrose, one of the Borders most popular towns. Melrose has a picturesque setting between the River Tweed and the Eildon Hills and is well-served by local businesses, independent shops, restaurants, hotels and health centre. The Borders General Hospital sits on the outskirts of the town. Melrose has an active community with many clubs and events throughout the year. The Melrose Sevens is a very popular, family event, which takes place every April, with teams coming from all over the world to compete in this 7-a-side rugby tournament.
There are good primary schools in the area with secondary schooling at Earlston High School. There is a well-regarded preparatory school in Melrose and a number of independent schools in Edinburgh.
This area of the Borders has always proved popular with buyers being surrounded by beautiful countryside yet within 40.5 miles of Edinburgh via the A68, which also offers easy access to Newcastle and the south. The accessibility of the property has improved with the 'Waverley Line,' the railway linking Tweedbank with Edinburgh in less than an hour. Edinburgh airport (48 miles) has flights to UK, European and international destinations.
The Scottish Borders are well known for quality field sports, which can be rented locally with some of the world's best salmon fishing on the River Tweed, as well as a number of first class grouse moors in the Lammermuirs and Cheviots. For the golfing enthusiast, there are many local courses in the area and the championship course of Roxburghe at Kelso is within striking distance. There is an extensive network of local walkways in the surrounding countryside including the famous Southern Upland Way. The area is also well-known for its cycling routes, with Glentress Forest, outside Peebles, recognised as one of Europe's top mountain biking centres. There is National Hunt Racing at Kelso and several active pony clubs in the area. A feature of the Scottish Borders is the 'common ridings', where towns have an annual gatherings on horseback for a cross-country ride.
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