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Howpasley Estate is an attractive estate located in the Scottish Borders which has good sporting potential including roe deer stalking, shooting and trout fishing.

Part of the Duke of Buccleuch’s estate until 1921, Howpasley has remained for the most part within the Scott family.

The primary residence is a classic substantial eight-bedroom house with a fine outlook constructed of stone, with some harling beneath a pitched slate roof. Features include decorative cornicing, sash and case windows, decorative spindles on the staircase and many other period elements which bring character. The property currently nearly has 5,000 sq ft of interior space, and there is planning permission for an extension which includes an orangery.

Accommodation includes glorious reception rooms with good outlooks and open fires, a large kitchen with Aga, and bedroom accommodation over the first and second floors.

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The gardens lie to the front and side of the house, with a spinney of wood on the western and southern flanks, while the lochan has brown trout up to 1lb in weight.

A pair of cottages are located a short distance from the house, and there is a range of modern and traditional farm buildings to the north. The land is around 200 metres above sea level and comprises pasture and woods and sporting potential includes roe deer stalking, shooting and trout fishing.

Howpasley Estate is located at the head of the scenic Borthwick Water Valley around 12 miles southwest of Hawick, and around an hour from Carlisle.

The guide price is £1.15m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 0131 718 4481 or visit

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