Fairnington House enjoys an excellent rural, yet accessible, location in a scenic part of the Scottish Borders. The property is surrounded by rolling farmlands and within easy reach of the main Borders towns. Fairnington is close to local amenities with …
Fairnington House enjoys an excellent rural, yet accessible, location in a scenic part of the Scottish Borders. The property is surrounded by rolling farmlands and within easy reach of the main Borders towns. Fairnington is close to local amenities with the attractive village of St Boswells 5 miles to the north offering a small range of independent shops including a bakery, butchers and an award-winning book shop with a café and delicatessen. There is also a popular traditional inn.
Fairnington House forms an attractive country dwelling built from traditional stone with harled walls and red sandstone dressings under a slate roof providing spacious accommodation over four storeys.
Located to the west wing of the house there is a former coach/chauffeurs house, now forming a double garage of traditional stone and slate construction with storage and play rooms above. A short distance to the west of the house lies a heated swimming pool within an aluminium framed and PVC building. Adjacent to the swimming pool is a timber built pool house and a number of stores. Beyond the swimming pool there is an all-weather surfaced tennis court enclosed by a high netted fence. To the west of the house there is a further small store which may be suitable for conversion to a small stable block or for use as an ancillary garden store.
The property benefits from well maintained gardens and grounds which surround the house to the south and west and are mainly down to lawn, interspersed by shrubs and specimen trees. The house is approached via a tarmac drive lined by mature trees and rhododendrons, leading from the public road through the grounds and gardens to the property. There is a large gravelled area lying to the front of the house, and the drive continues round the property to a courtyard area to the rear of the house.
Forming the southern and eastern boundary of the property there is an area of pasture land which is contained within a ring fence intersected by the principal drive and the Stockstruther Burn. The accompanying area of ground extends to about 14.25 Ha (35.21 Acres) in total including policies and garden ground, and would be well suited to a small amount of livestock or equestrian use. Within and surrounding the property there are a number of broadleaved plantations of mixed age and species which provide amenity, shelter and provide an excellent back drop to the property.