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Bowmont Street

Kelso, TD5 7DZ

Guide Price £675,000


  • Detached Victorian Villa.

  • Extended and renovated to an exceptional standard.

  • Exudes character and charm.

  • 7 bedrooms (all en suite)

SITUATION
Bellevue 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 …

SITUATION
Bellevue 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.

DESCRIPTION
Bellevue House is an old Victorian villa which exudes character and is set exquisitely, with enclosed gardens, in a tranquil location just a short distance from the town square. The River Tweed is a 5 minute walk from the property with short or extended river walks in this glorious countryside.

Bellevue House was built in 1840 for the advocate, poet, professional angler and writer Thomas Tod Stoddart as his family home. The property in its day, described as a cottage, has since been extended and completely renovated to an exceptional standard while retaining its period features and still providing a wonderfully capacious modern family home with bright, versatile, and nicely proportioned accommodation. 

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. 

ACCOMMODATION
GROUND FLOOR:
Entrance foyer leading to main hall. Dining room, drawing room, study, inner hallway, kitchen, boiler room, ground floor bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom, boiler room, WC, garden room.

FIRST FLOOR:
Spacious landing, 6 bedrooms (all en suite), linen room.

GARDEN AND OUTBUILDINGS
There 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 room

On 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.