BellevueBowmont Street, Kelso, TD5 7DZ
Offers Over £649,000
- Period home.
- Full of character and charm.
- Extended and renovated to an exceptional standard.
- Excellent town centre location.
- Close to Kelso's Market Square.
- 7 bedrooms (all en suite)
DESCRIPTIONThe home of Thomas Tod Stoddart for 43 years in the 1800s, then known as Bellevue Cottage. Thomas Tod Stoddart was renowned as an expert angler and fly maker with published papers in the Chambers Journal and author of the poem “In Praise of the Tweed”. The River Tweed is only a 5 minute walk from Bellevue and offers short and extended walks in the glorious Kelso countryside. Now known as Bellevue, the property has been extended and completely renovated to an exceptional standard while retaining its period features. The extension to the rear provides a garden room and utility room and could be utilized as a self-contained apartment for extended family or letting use. Incorporated in the build is a fireproof corner area and ceiling to facilitate the installation of a multi-fuel stove. This part of the property could have its own access via the rear garden. The existing owners have used the property as an up-market guest house. Under previous ownership the property has benefited from having a licence for the sale of alcohol which, subject to the usual conditions, could be reinstated. The property at this time is rated as business and domestic and therefore only partial domestic Council Tax is payable. Bellevue’s many features include ornate style plaster cornices, Victorian tiled flooring and unique leaded inner panel doors in the foyer. The property benefits from gas fired central heating with Biomass Pellet option, double glazing and all bedrooms are en suite. SITUATIONBellevue is located within easy access to the town centre’s amenities as well as a short walk from the River Tweed. Kelso is arguably the most attractive of the Borders towns and is set in an area of great scenic beauty. The town is noted particularly for its fine market square and for the remains of one of the great Border Abbeys. Kelso sits at the confluence of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot, boasts good shopping, and provides an excellent range of social and sporting facilities including golf, bowls, tennis, swimming, curling, National Hunt Racing and fishing. A new high school has been built on the northern edge of Kelso and the town has good road links with the other principal towns in the Scottish Borders. There are railway stations at Tweedbank (16 miles), Galashiels (18 miles) and Berwick upon Tweed (24 miles). Edinburgh is an hour’s drive away and Newcastle Airport is one and half hours drive. The countryside around Kelso offers great opportunities for many outdoor pursuits and the Cheviots are within easy reach making hillwalking a popular pastime. Cycling is enjoyed by many due to the number of quiet country roads. There are many annual events at the Border Events Centre including the large agricultural show known as the Border Union in July each year.ACCOMMODATIONGROUND FLOOREntrance foyer leading to main hall with stairs to the first floor accommodation.Drawing Room/Lounge with bay windows to the front and window to the side.Dining room with bay window to the front and window to the side, oak effect flooring.Study/office.Kitchen which is designed as a professional kitchen with 6 burner Rangemaster stove, double oven. Larder with space for plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Leads through to the boiler/drying room.Boot room/utility room.Ground floor bedroom with en suite.Garden room and cloakroom (with WC and basin) with old fashioned style stone flooring. Spacious and bright room overlooking the garden with could be utilized for self-contained living. FIRST FLOOR:Spacious landing with ornate leaded window in the skylight atrium.Six Bedrooms (all en suite) and linen room.GARDENS AND GROUNDSThere are gardens to front, side and rear.The rear garden has a good degree of privacy and is laid out to lawn, borders, shrubs and trees. There is access from the garden room to the rear garden. There is a storeroom accessed from the gate which has electric lighting installed. There are outside plugs and a water tap. Timber sheds.At the top of the garden there is a shed which has been used as a small workshop / storage roomOn the south side of the property there is a timber shed housing the Biomass pellet boiler and water accumulator. Garage and off road parking for several cars.ADDITONAL INFORMATION From the porch just inside the outer door the electricity meter can be found. Just inside the inner front door the integrated smoke and fire alarms control system is installed. The gas meter is on the south facing side in a cabinet. The main water meter is to the right just outside the front gate. DIRECTIONSOn entering Kelso from the north you will pass the playing fields on the left. The Edinburgh Road becomes Bowmont Street and Bellevue House is situated on the right hand side.On entering Kelso from south or the east follow the signs into Kelso. As you pass the store Lidl on the left turn right at the mini roundabout. At the the next junction drive straight over in East Bowmont Street which will change to Bowmont Street and follow the road as if you are driving away from the centre and Bellevue House is situated on the left hand side.POST CODETD5 7DZWHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: appealing.refrain.duplicity