5 bedroom detached house for saleHeriot, Midlothian
Nether Brotherstone House is an exceptional detached house which enjoys a wonderful rural setting, with fabulous southerly views. The house dates from 1935 and was commissioned by a mill owner from Lasswade, Mr John Todd, as a country retreat. The architecture is charming and the extensive accommodation is arranged over ground and first floors. The accommodation, particularly the first floor, has been significantly improved during the occupation of the current owners and it is now ideal for modern family life.
At the centre of the ground floor accommodation, is a wonderful reception hall with a parquet floor and a fireplace with a wood burning stove. Over this is a gallery from the first floor accommodation, the creation of which has brought in a significant amount of light to the ground floor. The elegant drawing room has an open fire and the dining room, which leads directly into the kitchen, has ample space for a large dining table and a fireplace with a wood burning stove. Both rooms have dual aspect windows, maximising the wonderful views over the grounds and surrounding countryside. The kitchen has a 6-ring, gas range cooker (LPG bottle operated), a range of wall and floor units with space and plumbing for a dishwasher, and a large island unit with a breakfast bar. It also leads into the utility room, which has a door to the garden. Further ground floor accommodation includes the study, cloakroom, a snug and guest bedroom served by a separate shower room. The master bedroom is also on the ground floor, and has lovely views, from dual aspect windows, as well as an excellent en suite bathroom with a separate walk-in shower.
Upstairs, there is a guest bedroom with an en suite shower room and two further bedrooms, both of which are served by a family bathroom, which has a large roll-top bath.
Nether Brotherstone House is approached by a gravel driveway which leads to a parking and turning area at the front and side of the house. The property is situated in approximately 11.4 acres of gardens, grounds and woodland, providing a wonderful setting for the property. To the front of the house, steps lead down to a terraced lawn, which in turn leads down to a pond, which has an island and is a haven for wildlife. There is also a sunken garden, with a paved area ideal for outdoor entertaining, sheltered by a laurel hedge. There is a hard tennis court, which is fenced and overlooked by a summerhouse. The current owners have carried out an extensive programme of planting and the mix of trees, which are now beginning to mature, add amenity, privacy and shelter. A number of walkways have been created throughout the grounds. Behind the house is a walled lawn area and above the house, there is a fenced off area, which has been used as a fruit cage and vegetable garden. Adjacent to this is a garden shed. Beside the house is a detached garage with an electric door, a workshop, log store and extensive further storage.
Nether Brotherstone House enjoys a wonderful, rural location with excellent access to Edinburgh and further into The Borders, via either the A7 or A68. Humbie, 6.5 miles, is a thriving community at the centre of which is The Humbie Hub, with its shop and café. Stow, approximately 8.5 miles to the south, has a post office with a village shop and a doctors surgery. The centre of Edinburgh is about 21 miles to the north, offering a wide range of high street shops, professional services and cultural opportunities that you would expect from Scotland's capital city.
For local schooling, Nether Brotherstone falls within the catchment of Channelkirk primary school at Oxton and Earlston high school, the latter being highly recommended. St Mary's School in Melrose, is an independent co-educational, preparatory school for day pupils and boarders. There are also a number of independent schools in Edinburgh.
Heriot is accessible for travel both into the Borders and north to Edinburgh. There is a bus stop at the junction of the B6368 and the A7, which is just over 2 miles away. From here X95 bus service travels north and south with a good service. A Perrymans bus service operates on the A68. The Waverley Line provides regular train services between Tweedbank and Edinburgh. The nearest stops are Stow (8.5 miles) and Gorebridge (10 miles) whilst the East Coast mainline stations at Dunbar and Berwick-upon-Tweed offer links to Newcastle and London. Edinburgh Airport offers an excellent choice of domestic and international flights and is situated on the west of the city, approximately 28 miles away. Newcastle Airport an alternative to Edinburgh and is 84 miles to the south down the A68.
The surrounding countryside is 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 exceptional shoots in the Lammermuirs and Cheviots. For the golf enthusiast, there are many courses in the area including the championship course at Cardrona near Peebles, a 9-hole course in Lauder and a huge choice of exceptional courses in East Lothian. There is an extensive network of 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 racing at Kelso and Musselburgh and several active pony clubs in the area.
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