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Lairhope

Hawick, Scottish Borders, TD9 0PS

Offers Over £400,000


  • A most attractively upgraded house with a fine southerly outlook

  • Modern kitchen/dining room, sitting room, utility and shower room

  • Four bedrooms, two bathrooms

  • Excellent outbuildings

  • Stabling and grazing

  • A superb fishing loch about 1.5 acres

  • In all about 10.18 acres (4.12 Ha)

  • EPC = F

LAIRHOPE, TEVIOTHEAD, SCOTTISH BORDERS, TD9 0PS
A superb country retreat in a delightful location
Teviothead (A7) 1.8 miles
Hawick 11 miles
Edinburgh 63 miles
Carlisle 38 miles

LOCATION
Lairhope lies beyond Falnash Farm surrounded by the forests around the ...

LAIRHOPE, TEVIOTHEAD, SCOTTISH BORDERS, TD9 0PS
A superb country retreat in a delightful location
Teviothead (A7) 1.8 miles
Hawick 11 miles
Edinburgh 63 miles
Carlisle 38 miles

LOCATION
Lairhope lies beyond Falnash Farm surrounded by the forests around the scattered rural community of Teviothead approximately 11 miles to the south of Hawick.
Access is from the A7, one of the principal routes into the Scottish Borders which links Edinburgh with Carlisle. Taking the turn to the west signed to Falnash, after passing the farm the house is reached from the public road by a shared private forestry road leading to Lairhope and the forests beyond. The area is noted for its scenic beauty and is rich in song and tradition, the latter stemming principally from the time of the Border Reivers when the area was known as the Debatable Lands and perpetuated via the writings of Sir Walter Scott among others. In addition to traditional country sports the area also offers excellent opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking, horse riding, golf and more.
Hawick is the main centre serving the area with extensive shopping, schools and recreational facilities.
DESCRIPTION
The house at Lairhope is a traditional farmhouse originally dating from the eighteenth century which has been considerably extended and upgraded over the years to provide a comfortable dwelling in a private and delightful setting, with the house overlooking the fishing loch and the Lairhope burn.
The house sits at about 230m above sea level. The land around the property extends in all to about 10.18 acres (4.12 Ha) which includes the loch, areas of mixed woodland and grazing. There is an enclosed garden around the house and a landscaped woodland area around the entrance drive.
The accommodation in the house includes a front porch, an attractively fitted dining kitchen with ample cupboards and island unit, Sitting room with wood burning stove and French doors to the garden. Bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Utility area and shower room at the back door, which is used as the main entrance. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a bathroom.
There are excellent outbuildings adjacent to the house including a painted corrugated iron log store 4.89 x 3.55m, a mono pitch storage shed of block work and with a steel profile sheet roof with two loose boxes measuring 14.21 x 5.67m, and a former stone Keb house measuring about 4.8 x 3.01m with a slate roof and a cobbled floor.
The fishing loch is a most attractive feature, extending in all to about 1.5 acres including a small island and with ornamental trees and paths surrounding it. The loch has been stocked with fish in the past and there are a number of wooden jetties at the sides.
The grazing land is partly improved hill pasture and extends in all to about 3 acres. This is subject to a terminable grazing licence.
SERVICES
Private water supply (uv filter)
Private drainage
Main Electricity
The house has oil central heating.
ACCESS
Lairhope will have a right of access up about 700m of private Forestry road from the public road after it passes through Falnash Farm.
COUNCIL TAX
Lairhope is in Council Tax band E
IMPORTANT NOTES
1 These particulars are intended to give a fair and overall description of the property. If any points are relevant to your interest, please ask for further information, prior to viewing. Prospective purchasers are advised to seek their own professional advice.
2 Areas, measurements and distances are given as a guide. Photographs depict only certain parts of the property. Nothing within the particulars shall be deemed to be a statement as to the structural condition, nor the working order of services and appliances.
3 These particulars shall not be binding on our clients whether acted on or otherwise, unless the same is incorporated within a written document, signed by our clients or on their behalf, satisfying the requirements of Section 3 of The Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.
4 A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to Galbraith, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously.
The Seller will not be obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any offer and has the right to accept an offer at any time or withdraw the property from the market. The Seller will not be liable for any costs incurred by interested parties.
5 Formal offers in the acceptable Scottish form should be submitted, through a Scottish Lawyer, to Galbraith, 7 bank Street, Galashiels, TD1 1EN Tel: 01896 754842, Fax: 01573 226676. Email: Galashiels@galbraithgroup.com.
6 The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others
whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof.
7 The photographs were taken in May 2018 when the property was furnished.