South Mains Farmhouse
South Mains Farmhouse is a most attractive traditional stone house built in approximately 1850. Set in an elevated position the house has wonderful southerly views over the surrounding countryside. The house is approached along a shared private drive where there is ample car parking. The house has a number of attractive period features which include the original staircase, cornicing and pitch pine doors. The twin aspect sitting room has a multi fuel stove, and coupled with the formal dining room makes a lovely space for entertaining. The family room to the rear links directly into the kitchen and utility room. The main bedrooms are well proportioned.
The accomodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Entrance hallway. Sitting room with multi fuel stove. Dining room, Family bathroom, Family room, Kitchen, Utility room. There is a further room in a part timber extension.
First Floor: Three double bedrooms, one single bedroom, shower room and storage cupboard. A second stairway from the hall provides access to a further bedroom and a box room.
Outbuildings: The range of stone and slate outbuilding continue from the house with three stores and adjacent stands a brick and slate store and a further large garage/workshop of brick with corrugated sheet roofing. There is a power supply to one of the outbuildings.
Gardens and Grounds: The garden lies to the front and side of the house. It is mostly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and flower beds.
Available with the house is a grazing paddock lying to the west of the property. The paddock extends to approximately 3 acres (1.21ha) with a stock proof fence and access from the driveway with a field gate. This field has been used in previous years as grazing ground.
South Mains is located in a rural setting approximately 2 miles from the pretty conservation village of Skirling and approximately 3.5 miles east of Biggar. Biggar has 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 and senior schools in Biggar and Peebles. Locally there a number of well marked walks taking full advantage of the beautiful scenery and rolling hills associated with this part of the Scottish Borders. Edinburgh City bypass is about 30 minutes drive with access to Edinburgh Airport.