Wall Cottage

Glenormiston, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders, EH44 6RD

Offers Over £650,000

7.19 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • Exclusive rural settlement
  • Superb family home with land
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Generous garden
  • Excellent equestrian facilities with grazing land
  • About 7.19 acres in total

SITUATIONWall Cottage is located beside the Glenormiston Steading rural settlement in the scenic Tweed Valley.Glenormiston lies between Innerleithen and Peebles in an elevated position above the River Tweed.The area is renowned for its rolling countryside comprising hills, farm land and woodland. There is excellent and extensive off-road hacking directly from the property and Glenormiston is at the heart of mountain-biking and outdoor activities in the Tweed Valley Forest Park, with the world famous Glentress mountain-biking centre a short pedal away.The nearby village of Innerleithen provides a good range of independent shops and services. The historic and popular town of Peebles offers a wide range of shops and services and two supermarkets.Galashiels lies 13 miles east of Glenormiston and Edinburgh is 22 miles north of Peebles. Both areas offer a wider range of popular high street retail outlets and cultural attractions.DESCRIPTIONWall Cottage formed part of the former Glenormiston Estate, which was established by 7th Earl of Traquair in the 19th Century and then latterly owned by William Chambers. The house has been extensively extended and modernised throughout to provide a well-appointed home that is filled with light, with spectacular views of the Tweed Valley.The generous hallway on the ground floor provides a spacious centre to the house and has previously been used as a dining hall. Improvements include an excellent addition to the sitting room to provide a modern, light filled extension with views and access to the garden. The improvements continue into the kitchen which has been fitted with country style wall and floor units and an Aga range cooker. Double doors lead outside onto a paved terrace.Downstairs has oak flooring which is both practical and elegant and incorporates underfloor heating.Both the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms have been re-designed and include stylish fittings.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor:Porch, hall, sitting/dining room, kitchen/dining room, study/bedroom 5, double bedroom, bathroom, utility/boot room with pantry and cloakroom.First Floor:Landing, master bedroom, 2 further double bedrooms, family shower room.GARDEN AND GROUNDSWall Cottage sits in a generous and landscaped garden that extends to approximately 0.48 acres. A wooden fence defines the north eastern boundary of the garden with gateways and a drive sweeping through. The garden is mostly laid to lawn with decorative borders and shrubberies placed around both the front and back of the house. An ornamental pond has been created to the side of the house to provide interest as well as a wildlife habitat. Outside the house and accessed from the kitchen and sitting room is a paved, partially covered terrace which is an excellent sheltered and private sitting area for al fresco dining. Part of the garden is bordered by the original estate wall which provides tremendous privacy at the rear of the house.In 2021 a fantastic greenhouse was added in a secluded position in the garden. This is not only a great space for gardening enthusiasts but also provides a hideaway for rest and relaxation. The garden also boasts a really useful Kingsland oak and timber garage block with space for 3 cars.LAND (Lot 2)Included with Wall Cottage are approximately 6.71 acres (2.71 hectares) of agricultural land to suit those with a desire to pursue the good life, or has the potential for tourism or residential development (subject to permissions).Currently the property has excellent equestrian facilities. Located close to the cottage the well thought out yard includes a Kingsland timber stable block comprising 2 stables and forage/feed store on a concrete pad with power and water. There is also an additional barn/store close to the stables. These buildings are surrounded by post and rail fencing. Just behind the stable block is an area of land that has been levelled and would be ideal for an outdoor arena (with the appropriate permissions). The fields have been divided into one large and two smaller paddocks to make grazing management easy and efficient.NB : The sale will include provision for a thirty year clawback in favour of the Vendors or their nominees, entitling them to 30% of any future development gain on the property. The purchaser shall be required to enter into a Minute of Agreement and grant a corresponding Standard Security over the property. The share of uplift due to the Vendor shall be payable on the first to occur of (i) the implementation of planning permission, or (ii) a disposal with the benefit of planning permission.IMPORTANT NOTEWall Cottage is available as a whole or in 2 lots. Offers for Lot 2 will not be considered before anacceptable offer for Lot 1 is received.