Whinnybrae is a delightful traditional property, built predominantly of stone under a pitched slate roof. It is set in a particularly private, elevated situation, at the edge of the village. Approached via an unmade road leading from the village …
Whinnybrae is a delightful traditional property, built predominantly of stone under a pitched slate roof. It is set in a particularly private, elevated situation, at the edge of the village. Approached via an unmade road leading from the village green, it benefits from lovely south westerly views over the surrounding countryside.
The house was formerly believed to have belonged to the gamekeeper of the Carmichael Estate, and retains many period features including a traditional stone outbuilding, formerly used as kennels. The property has flexible accommodation and offers the opportunity to extend and renovate to create a lovely family home. There is further potential for it to be used as two self contained properties, each with its own front door.
From a gravelled sweep in front of the house, a welcoming porch leads to the hall of the main house. Off here is a spacious living room, with windows on two sides, and a dining/family room which in turn leads to the breakfasting kitchen. On the first floor there are two good sized double bedrooms, a useful study, and family bathroom. There is an additional bedroom on the ground floor.
Formerly a byre to the main house, the annex benefits from its own separate entrance and can also be accessed via a connecting door on the ground floor. It comprises a sitting room with kitchen off, bedroom and family bathroom.
Outside there is a good sized garden extending to the sides and rear of the house, which is mainly laid to lawn. A former ornamental and vegetable garden is enclosed by a sheltering hedgerow. There is a useful stone outbuilding, laid out as three kennels, a byre and workshop and which benefits from a power supply. It offers considerable potential for conversion to additional accommodation, subject to obtaining the necessary consents, and is an ideal opportunity for those wishing to set up a small business.
The pretty conservation village of Skirling is located deep in the Scottish Borders, to the west of Peebles and about 3 miles from the market town of Biggar. Skirling has a village hall and thriving local community, whilst Biggar offers a good selection of local independent shops, restaurants, a post office, garage, supermarket and health centre. There are primary schools in both Biggar and nearby Broughton (about 4.5 miles) and secondary schooling available in Biggar and Peebles (about 15 miles). The surrounding countryside, with its beautiful scenery and rolling hills, offers ample opportunities for outdoor pursuits. There are a number of well marked footpaths, including an ancient drove road which passes by Whinnybrae, as far as Broughton. Local bus services are available to Edinburgh and Biggar. Edinburgh and Glasgow, with their international airports, are about 28 and 43 miles respectively. The nearby M74 (around 14 miles) gives access to Carlisle and the South.