Whaups Whirr

Spottiswoode, Gordon, Scottish Borders, TD3 6NQ

Guide Price £550,000


  • Charming rural property

  • Peaceful, yet accessible location

  • About 9.36 acres in total

  • 3 Public, 4 bedrooms (1 en suite)

  • Bathroom, shower room.

  • Landscaped gardens, ornamental ponds.

  • Trees, small paddock.

  • Outbuildings - garaging, animal shelters, sheds.

LOCATION
Whaups Whirr has a tremendous rural location, Spottiswoode enjoying peace and tranquillity whilst being within comfortable commuting distance of the main Borders towns and Edinburgh.

Spottiswoode’s favoured location has meant that there is likely to have been a house ...

LOCATION
Whaups Whirr has a tremendous rural location, Spottiswoode enjoying peace and tranquillity whilst being within comfortable commuting distance of the main Borders towns and Edinburgh.

Spottiswoode’s favoured location has meant that there is likely to have been a house here since late medieval times. Spottiswoode House was built in 1832 and whilst it has subsequently been demolished (around 1928) a small number of residential properties remain on the Estate. Houses on the Estate benefit from its rich policy landscape including rustic gothic archways at Pyatshaw and Bruntaburn.

Local amenities in Westruther include a primary school, inn, village hall and church. Secondary schooling is at the well regarded Earlston High School. There is a good range of shops in Lauder and the A68, which links Edinburgh with the northeast of England, is within easy reach. The countryside around Spottiswoode is perfect for those who enjoy outdoor sporting and recreational pursuits.

DESCRIPTION
Whaups Whirr is a tremendous detached house which exudes character and provides versatile and well proportioned family accommodation. The property’s name comes from the Scottish noun for a curlew (Whaup) with Whirr being the sound of its call.

Whaups Whirr benefits from calor gas fired central heating and has a Rayburn cooker in the kitchen. The house has good storage space.

The beautifully landscaped garden grounds extend to approximately 2.65 acres and include lawns, ponds, shrubs, trees and a small paddock.

Outbuildings include a spacious traditional stone and slate building with garaging and storage space, timber animal shelters/stables and a number of modest sheds and shelters.

In addition to the garden there is approximately 6.71 acres of largely deciduous woodland lying to the east of Whaups Whirr. This woodland includes two ornamental ponds.

SERVICES
Mains electricity. Shared private water supply. Private drainage. Calor gas fired central heating.

COUNCIL TAX
The Scottish Assessors website shows Whaups Whirr as being in Council Tax Band G, this band having been effective since 1st April 1993.

VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.