The conversion of this Edwardian stables to a home was undertaken by the current owners around 35 years ago using local architect Dennis Rodwell. Nestled in a tremendous location at Benrig, between St Boswells and Maxton, both of which are within walking distance, Stable House is an absolute gem.
Dennis 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 has tremendous character and provides spacious, well-proportioned and flexible family sized accommodation. A good deal of attractive timber work has been retained, along with many other original features.
The ground floor comprises the drawing room, dining room, breakfasting kitchen, back kitchen with larder. The east wing of the ground floor includes an office space, garden store and conservatory which have the potential for conversion into a granny annexe, if desired.
Further accommodation can be found on the first floor which includes the master bedroom with dressing room and en suite shower room, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Stable House has been tastefully modernised with both the modern central heating boiler and recent double glazing. There is an oil burning stove in the reception hall, solar panels to help heat the water, Corian kitchen work tops and an instant hot water tap all adding to the house's desirability.
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."
Stable House is available for a guide price of 600,000. For more information or to arrange a viewing of Stable House please contact CKD Galbraith's Kelso office on tel: 01573 224244.