Loanfoot is a delightful B listed traditional property, built predominantly of stone under a pitched slate roof and sits on the edge of the village green. The accommodation includes a hall, sitting room with working fire, dining/kitchen with …
Loanfoot is a delightful B listed traditional property, built predominantly of stone under a pitched slate roof and sits on the edge of the village green. The accommodation includes a hall, sitting room with working fire, dining/kitchen with Rayburn, studio and conservatory. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom, bathroom and separate toilet. There are working window shutters in all the rooms.
To the rear there is a gravelled drive leading to the house and car port. Three outhouses with running water offer potential for conversion to additional accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. Small garden area with plants and shrubs.
Loanfoot the coaching inn was built by the Noble family, who in fact built and rebuilt much of the village using stone from Skirling Castle which had been demolished in 1568. The Pipers Stone from the castle is on the front of Loanfoot House. The drove roads provided the customers for the inn seeking warmth, food and shelter and the well at Loanfoot, the water for both animal and human inmates. The oldest part of Loanfoot, the inn, is now a studio and upstairs a bedroom. An important event which would find the inn at its busiest was Skirling fair on the village green, a regular happening until 1864. Loanfoot became a farm in the middle of the 19th century and run by John Noble, whose father had it as an inn from 1782. The farm thrived until 1970s when the house and steading were sold to the present owner, the second owner in 300 years.
The pretty conservation village of Skirling is located 15 miles to the west of Peebles and about 3 miles from the market town of Biggar. Skirling has a village hall and a thriving local community, whilst Biggar offers a good selection of local independent shops, restaurants, a post office, garage, supermarket and a health centre. There are primary schools in both Biggar and nearby Broughton (about 4.5 miles) and secondary schooling available in Biggar and Peebles. The surrounding countryside, with its beautiful scenery and rolling hills, offers ample opportunity for outdoor pursuits. Local bus services are available to Edinburgh, Biggar and Peebles, Edinburgh and Glasgow, with their international airports, are about 28 and 43 miles respectively. The nearby M74 (around 14 miles) give access to Carlisle and the south.
From the A701 Edinburgh Biggar road take the A72 just north of the town. Following this road to Skirling, Loanfoot is situated on the north eastern corner of the village green.
Oil central heating
RIGHT OF WAY
There is a right of access in favour of Loanfoot Croft over part of the driveway.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Most carpets, sideboard and piano are included in the sale. No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.
For Council Tax Purposes Loanfoot has been assessed as Band F
The Energy Efficient Rating is F, and the Environment Rating is F