Kippilaw GlenMelrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9HF
Offers Over £700,000
- Private and sheltered location.
- Open plan kitchen/dining/family room.
- Sitting room, playroom.
- 5 bedrooms (2 en suite).
- In all about 5.5 acres
SITUATIONKippilaw Glen is located in a special and much sought after location in the mature grounds of a former country estate. Kippilaw is in a rural position in the shadow of the Eildon Hills whilst being just over 3 miles from both Melrose and St Boswells.Melrose is a thriving small market town which has a wide variety of independent shops, restaurantsand hotels, a health centre and professional services plus local and independent primary level schools.The Borders General Hospital, which provides comprehensive medical facilities for the whole region is within easy reach.The Scottish Borders Railway, with a station 5 miles away in Tweedbank, provides excellent access by rail to Edinburgh. Both the A68 and A7 trunk roads are within easy reach and provide good road links to the north and south.DESCRIPTIONKippilaw Glen was originally built as an estate cottage in the 1850s and has been extended more recently. The result is a deceptively spacious and gorgeous family sized home. It has undergone major upgrading to create a home of traditional style whilst meeting modern living standards. The extension projects were designed to be in keeping with the original cottage.A particularly fine feature is the impressive kitchen/dining/family room fitted with a range of stylish floor units with reclaimed slate worktops, an Aga and a useful larder cupboard as well as French doors opening onto the paved terrace. Further additions include a spacious utility room, guest bedroom suite as well as the family bathroom and en suite dressing room and bathroom on the first floor.The house has been thoughtfully decorated in a traditional palette with excellent and stylish individual finishes throughout.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor:Entrance hall, kitchen/dining/family room, sitting room, playroom, bedroom 5 with en suite showerroom, utility room, cloakroomFirst Floor:Bedroom suite (bedroom, dressing room, bathroom), 3 further bedrooms, family bathroomGARDEN AND GROUNDSFrom the estate track a short gravel driveway leads to the parking area at the back of the House. The garden and grounds are surrounded by mature trees and shrubs that are not only beautiful but also provide privacy and shelter.The garden surrounding the house is laid to lawn with areas of interest for children formed within the trees and shrubs. An orchard with raised vegetable beds has been created on the south facing bank. The relatively level grounds extend to a partially fenced paddock that has previously been used forgrazing and is currently a wildlife haven.Kippilaw Glen benefits from a garage and workshop. The useful detached building is concrete block and timber construction and has been designed to ensure the internal layout can be easily altered. There are two detached summer houses within the grounds of Kippilaw Glen. Both are insulated and have a power supply and one has a phone line.The garden and grounds extend to approximately 5.5 acres.