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Burnhouse

North Lodge & Stables, Stow, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1 2RX

Offers Over £250,000


  • Charming traditional lodge

  • About 4.78 acres in total

  • Scenic rural location

  • Easy commute to Edinburgh.

  • Potential to create impressive family home.

  • Garden.

  • Organic vegetable garden.

  • Paddock, grazing, woodland.

SITUATION
Burnhouse North Lodge and Stables enjoy an excellent rural, yet accessible, location about 4 miles north of Stow on the bank of the Gala Water. The property enjoys the benefits of the Borders countryside whilst being within comfortable commuting …

SITUATION
Burnhouse North Lodge and Stables enjoy an excellent rural, yet accessible, location about 4 miles north of Stow on the bank of the Gala Water. The property enjoys the benefits of the Borders countryside whilst being within comfortable commuting distance of Edinburgh. There is a railway station in Stow with a regular service to Edinburgh.

Stow is a popular and accessible Borders village lying on the A7 about 7 miles north of Galashiels and 10 miles from Melrose (with its range of independent shops and restaurants as well as the Abbey and St Mary’s Prep School.)

The village is well placed for commuting to Edinburgh and the main Borders towns and has benefited from the re-opening of the Waverley Rail Link between Edinburgh and Tweedbank.

Stow has an active community and includes the lovely St Mary of Whedale Church along with a health centre, modern primary school and post office/general store. Galashiels has a well regarded secondary school as well as a good range of amenities including some large supermarkets and a swimming pool. The surrounding countryside is noted for its scenic beauty and is an excellent area for walking, cycling, riding and other outdoor pursuits.

DESCRIPTION
Burnhouse North Lodge and Stables is Listed (Category C) as being of special architectural or historic interest. The building is understood to date from around 1815 and is predominantly single storey, with attic space, although the east wing was raised to create the North Lodge with accommodation for a groom or gardener. The building is U-shaped and has some attractive arches to the south façade. The property is now in need of refurbishment and upgrading and it is anticipated that most purchasers will want to investigate extending the accommodation in to the adjoining stables and barns.

Burnhouse North Lodge and Stables are now in need ot refurbishment and upgrading and it is anticipated that most purchasers will wish to investigate the possibility of extending the accommodation in the North Lodge in to the adjoining stables.

ACCOMMODATION
Ground Floor:
Vestibule, living room, inner hall, kitchen, bathroom (with WC, basin and bath with shower above) and utility room.

First Floor:
Landing, bedroom and child’s bedroom/dressing room.

GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The adjoining stable block provides useful workshop/store/garaging and includes attic storage space. Planning permission was obtained (now lapsed) in 1995 (Ref 95/00476/FUL) for alterations to form a 4 bedroom dwelling house. In addition, a building warrant (Ref: 00/01353/COUALT) was granted in May 2001 although the work was never undertaken.

Formerly part of the Burnhouse Estate, North Lodge and Stables sit within approximately 4.78 acres/1.93ha of land that includes: garden with lawns and well stocked borders; large well-established organic vegetable garden with greenhouses; paddock and grazing and mature woodland. The west side of the land is bounded by the Gala Water. There are timber stables in the front paddock and other outbuildings include a timber garage and log stores.

DIRECTIONS
From Stow head north on the A7 towards Edinburgh and continue north above the Gala Water on your left. Pass Burnhouse Mains Farm on the right after about 4 miles and shortly after this a driveway on the left leads down to Burnhouse. Take the right turn at the foot of the drive down from the A7 and continue past the walled garden on your right to the North Lodge and Stables.

VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.

POST CODE
TD1 2RX