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Superb stable conversion in the Scottish Borders

Stable House is a superb stable conversion in an excellent rural location within easy reach of St Boswells and the River Tweed.

Situated within walking distance of St Boswells, a charming village on the south side of the River Tweed, Stable House is a converted Edwardian stables that sits within pretty private grounds.

The conversion was undertaken by the present owners 35 years ago using architect Dennis Rodwell and completed in 1981. Rodwell is a well-known local architect who specialises in the field of cultural heritage and the rescue of historic buildings. His work has varied from the conservation of monuments in the ‘Ancient Reserve’ in Plovdiv, Bulgaria to new builds in historic settings, such as Aytounhill House in Fife. His expertise in cultural heritage and policy of best practice in the management of historical sites is clear throughout the detailed design of Stable House.

Stable House in Scottish BordersThe house has tremendous character and provides spacious, well proportioned and flexible family accommodation. On the ground floor, the accommodation comprises a drawing room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast room, back kitchen with larder, office, conservatory and garden store. The east wing (which currently holds the office, conservatory and garden store) has the potential to be transformed into auxiliary accommodation for guests and/or a dependent relative.

Upstairs, the master bedroom with dressing room and en suite shower room can be found, alongside three further bedrooms and family bathroom.

Stable House in Scottish BordersThe property sits within attractive, private garden grounds that include lawns, borders, a vegetable garden, a south facing courtyard and ample gravelled car parking. A small summer house also sits in the garden, perfect for entertaining on warm summer evenings.

Stable House occupies a tremendous location at Benrig, between St Boswells and Maxton. St Boswells boasts the largest village green in Scotland, and offers a good range of local amenities: shops, a primary school, a popular hotel and a church. St Boswells also boasts excellent sporting and recreational facilities including a golf course, rugby club, tennis courts and cricket ground. The Waverley Rail Link between Tweedbank/Galashiels and Edinburgh will terminate approximately 7 miles/12 minutes drive from Stable House when it re-opens – due in September 2015.

Stable House in Scottish Borders

Alex Inglis, handling the sale for CKD Galbraith, said: “Stable House is ideally located close to St Boswells which is an extremely picturesque and sought after village which reputedly has the largest village green in Scotland and sits above the River Tweed. There are a good range of local shops and amenities along with a primary school, popular hotel and filling station. Nearby Earlston High School is highly regarded.

“The property itself sits within attractive private gardens which include a summer house and delightful private courtyard where you can sit out on a summer day.”

The guide price is £600,000. For further information please contact CKD Galbraith on 01573 224 244.

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