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Striking 19th equestrian property in Roxburghshire

The beautiful 19th century home of Sylvia Loch, international dressage trainer and author, is for sale in Roxburghshire.

Eden Hall stands on a sunny, south-facing hillside with views to the Tweed Valley and the Cheviots, 4 miles east of Kelso, which lies on the banks of the River Tweed.

Roxburghshire has been the home of dressage writer and international trainer Sylvia Loch and her family for almost 20 years, and her beautiful property combines superb equestrian facilities with an imposing 19th century family home.

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With its turret, ornate cornices and galleried hall, Eden Hall is a Grade C listed building. The main house consists of a ground floor and upper storey approached by an elegant staircase – a special feature being the William Burns hall window. The ground floor also includes a reception hall opening onto a drawing room, a sitting room, dining room, study, cloakroom and family kitchen. A notable feature is the stone larder, with access to a well ventilated, flagged cellar below. Upstairs, the galleried landing leads to 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The largest bedroom is a former billiard room and it boasts its own kitchen and bathroom.

Within the fabric of the main house is the West Wing, a beautiful conversion of the servants hall and nursery quarters with its own entrance from a rear courtyard.

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Outside, the stable yard contains 10 large airy boxes, tack room, feed store, hay barn and ample parking on a concrete yard with front and back drives. An Olympic-sized manège provides the perfect training ground for any eventer, show jumper or dressage rider and the surrounding undulating countryside is ideal for fittening work. Surrounding the house is approximately 26 acres of land, which also includes 22 acres of good quality grazing.

There are lovely walks in the area and fishing is available on the Rivers Tweed and Teviot. Organised pheasant and grouse shooting is available locally and it is possible to hunt with a number of different packs, including the Duke of Buccleuch’s, Berwickshire and College Valley and North Northumberland Hunts.

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Edinburgh lies approximately 45 miles to the north west of Kelso, and Berwick-upon-Tweed lies approximately 20 miles to the east. Newcastle airport is approximately 58 miles to the south.

The guide price is £990,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 0131 222 9600.