Broomhill House enjoys an excellent rural, yet accessible, location approximately 1 mile to the northeast of Selkirk. The house benefits from attractive outlooks and has a south westerly aspect to the front. The countryside around Selkirk is noted for ...
Broomhill House enjoys an excellent rural, yet accessible, location approximately 1 mile to the northeast of Selkirk. The house benefits from attractive outlooks and has a south westerly aspect to the front. The countryside around Selkirk is noted for its scenic beauty and outdoor pursuits.
Selkirk has a population of around 6000 and is beautifully situated on rising ground above the Ettrick Water. The town has a long and colourful history and its sports and leisure facilities include a swimming pool and golf course. Selkirk also has a well regarded secondary school and good primary schools. Shopping facilities include 2 small supermarkets and a variety of local shops. Selkirk has a central location in the Scottish Borders and straddles the A7 which provides good vehicular access both north to Galashiels and Edinburgh and south to Hawick and the northwest of England. The Borders rail link between Tweedbank/Galashiels and Edinburgh is within easy driving distance.
Travelling South on the A7 between Galashiels and Selkirk pass the turn to Lindean on your left and take the next left turn (after approximately half a mile) on to a minor country road. Follow this road as it curves right over a burn and continue for approximately one mile before reaching the left turn up to Broomhill. Broomhill House is then the first property on your left.
Broomhill House is a superb B Listed Georgian farmhouse providing nicely proportioned and well appointed family sized accommodation which has been sensitively renovated and modernised since 2010.
The house was built around 1750 and extended both in the 1830s and the 1920s. The property stands within several acres of gardens and woodlands, including a tremendous walled garden, and was the home of Scottish artist John McNairn (1910-2009) from 1970 until his death. The house and its walled garden inspired many of his paintings during this period and there remain traces of his artistic skill, along with those of his daughter, Caroline McNairn, in the decorative features of the house.
The sensitive renovation and modernisation works undertaken since 2010 include the renewal of roof coverings, the re-coating of external walls, rewiring, re-plumbing, the installation of a new oil fired central heating boiler and the installation of a Mark Wilkinson kitchen (with Miele ovens, drawer fridge and built-in dishwasher). Bathroom fittings have been renewed and the house has been redecorated. The attractive cast iron radiators and wood burning stoves add to the appeal of Broomhill House.
There is a 4 acre paddock adjoining the garden ground and woodland with Broomhill House and the range of useful outbuildings include a garage and some stores. An attractive feature of the property is the Gin Gang (Horse mill) which is currently used for wood storage to fuel the wood burning stoves.