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Renton House, Grantshouse

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Added on 07/03/2020
Hastings Legal, Kelso
954 sq. ft.
(89 sq. m.)

Property description

Nestled into a woodland setting, this characterful mansion boasts charm throughout with impressive accommodation spread across four floors offering a diverse and flexible layout. This Grade A property lies within seven acres of land and oozes potential. A detached outbuilding could be converted into additional accommodation or perhaps a workshop or studio.

Enjoying a woodland setting of approximately seven acres, Renton House has a quiet position, located on the outskirts of Grantshouse. As a truly remarkable ‘Grade A’ listed historic property, dating back to at least 1715, Renton House is simply breath-taking and has a very grand, yet surprisingly homely feel.

The characterful mansion house has enormous charm throughout, with many original features including imposing flagstone staircase, beautiful ornate cornicing, crafted wood panelling, working shutters, stained glass windows and fine fireplaces. The property clearly has an interesting history, having been altered several times throughout its existence, and now requires general modernisation and refurbishment throughout.

The impressive accommodation, extending to approximately 14,000 square feet over four floors, has an opulent layout that works extremely well, with eleven bedrooms, three reception rooms, six bathrooms and various service and store rooms.

The owners have recently had plans approved which would allow for the conversion of the Lower Ground Floor into a self-contained apartment. And, as viewers will see for themselves, there is also the genuine potential of converting the Pavilion building into additional accommodation. Both possibilities add further components to an already delightful opportunity for Renton House to become an expansive, beautiful family home, or even as an elegant events venue. Planning details can be viewed on the Scottish Borders Planning Portal using reference 15/00785/LBC

Location - Grantshouse is a quiet Berwickshire village, accessed off the A1, just ten miles north of the harbour town of Eyemouth, where there is a high school, and some eight miles from the lovely village of Coldingham which has great local amenities with a primary school, play-park, community hall and doctor’s surgery. Coldingham Priory is steeped in history and the fantastic ‘Blue Flag’ Coldingham Beach is a local attraction for surfers and holiday makers. A short distance north is the village of St Abbs where there is a wonderful Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary. The cliff top walk from Coldingham to St. Abbs is simply stunning and is highly recommended. The area also boasts some of the best diving in the UK and attracts divers from all over the world. Ten miles south, along the A1, is the historic walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed with a main line train station, while Edinburgh is within easy driving distance to the north. Nearby Reston Station is due to re-open in the near future providing further excellent commuter rail access to Edinburgh and Newcastle.

Accommodation - The raised ground floor level comprises arched porch, vestibule, entrance hall, expansive drawing room, truly impressively sized dining room which is a magnificent space for entertaining, kitchen with dumb waiter and lift, large study and cloakroom.
The lower ground floor has two bedrooms, one with a sizable dressing room, together with kitchen, laundry room, workshop, various storerooms, pantries and a cellar room. To the side of the lower accommodation is an extremely generous proportioned courtyard area, where once sat a very grand elevated orangery. The approved planning permission involves placing a roof over this courtyard area, making it a wonderful space for an open-plan kitchen, dining and family room.
The first floor landing leads to a marvellous master suite, with bathroom, dressing room and wardrobe. There are two more bedrooms with separate dressing rooms, together with the main kitchen and bathroom on this floor.
The second floor has two further bedroom suites, with their own bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes, together with four more spacious bedrooms.

External - The garden ground is superbly expansive and include mature woodland areas, lawns and patio areas. The driveway adds a real sense of splendour as visitors approach the building and parking is readily available on both sides. There is a generously sized wood store, which can house several seasons of logs, while the planning consent also includes permission for a detached garage which could be located close to the main property.
The Pavilion, situated to the left of the driveway entrance as you approach, is currently utilised as a garage and workshop, with parts of the space also used to store the mowers and garden equipment. However, if converted into separate accommodation, this would comfortably transform into a two, or even three, bedroom detached property.

Key Features - •11 Bedroom Country Mansion Property
•Grounds Extending to Approximately 7 Acres
•Opportunity as an Events Venue
•Excellent Commuter Access
•Requires General Modernisation Throughout

Dimensions - Ground Floor
Hallway - 5.50m x 5.48m (18’1” x 18’0”)
Drawing Room - 8.59m x 5.63m (28’2” x 18’6”)
Dining Room - 11.26m 5.41m (36’11” x 17’9”)
Study - 5.62m x 5.34m (18’5” x 17’6”)
Kitchen - 5.26m x 3.96m (17’3” x 13’0”)
Cloak Room - 2.72m x 1.38m (8’11” x 4’6”)

Lower Ground Floor
Lower Hallway - 20.86m x 1.37m (68’5” x 4’.6”)
Kitchen - 5.28m x 5.24m (17’4” x 17’2”)
Bedroom 10 - 5.48m x 5.31m (18’0” x 17’5”)
Dressing Room -5.30m x 2.74m (17’5” x 9’0”)
Bedroom 11 - 5.30m x 5.29m (17’5” x 17’5”)
Laundry Room - 4.59m x 3.80m (15’1” x 12’6”)
Workshop - 5.43m x 3.67m (17’10” x 12’0”)
Courtyard - 10.92m x 8.45m (35’10” x 27’9”)

First Floor
Landing - 15.83m x 1.32m (51’11” x 4’4”)
Dining Kitchen - 5.69m x 5.57m (18’8” x 18’3”)
Master Bedroom -5.61m x 5.47m (18’5” x 17’11”)
Dressing Room - 4.02m x 3.11m (13’2” x 10’2”)
En-suite Bathroom -4.51m x 2.71m (14’10” x 8’11”)
Bedroom 2 - 5.64m x 5.45m (18’6” x 17’11”)
Dressing Room -5.64m x 3.05m (18’6” x 10’0”)
Bedroom 3 - 5.41m x 4.04m (17’9” x 13’3”)
Dressing Room -2.72m x 2.39m (8’11” x 7’10”)
Bathroom - 2.90m x 2.01m (9’6” x 6’7”)

Second Floor
Bedroom 4 - 6.41m x 3.81m (21’0” x 12’6”)
Ensuite Bathroom -3.31m x 2.24m (10’10” x 7’4”)
Bedroom 5 - 4.81m x 4.52m (15’9” x 14’10”)
En-suite Bathroom -3.20m x 2.55m (10’6” x 8’4”)
Bedroom 6 - 4.15m x 3.52m (13’7” x 11’7”)
Bedroom 7 - 3.56m x 3.22m (11’8” x 10’7”)
Bedroom 8 - 3.50m x 2.73m (11’6” x 8’11”)
Bedroom 9 - 3.48m x 2.81m (11’5” x 9’3”)

Services - Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
Partial heating supplied by kerosene fired range cooker and various wood burning stoves in the main reception rooms.

Council Tax - Band G

Energy Efficiency - Rating F

Home Report - The Home Report which was completed by Allied Surveyors in March 2020 includes a valuation of £1,000,000. A PDF version of the report is available on request.

Viewing - To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on 01573-225999-lines open until 10pm 7 days a week.

Price And Marketing Policy - Offers around £850,000 are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Property Shop, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, , Fax . The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide the Selling Agents with advice on the source of funds with suitable confirmation of their ability to finance the purchase.

All measurements are approximate and are taken at the widest point. Whilst these particulars have been carefully prepared, no guarantee is given as to their accuracy and they shall not form part of any contract to follow hereon.


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Renton House, Grantshouse


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