Walkerburn EH43 6BASold
A well proportioned, detached modern house in an elevated position, with extensive south facing views over the River Tweed valley.
House Sold - Walkerburn
Bellenden House is a well-proportioned detached house constructed in 1991 with rendered external walls under a slate roof. The house is well designed with good sized principal rooms and has been updated in places to provide some excellent modern finishes. It is finished to a high standard and retains some attractive architectural detailing, all of which are designed to take advantage of the elevated setting and southerly views over the River Tweed valley.
Adding significant appeal to the house is Planning Permission for a south facing orangery and Building Warrant to re-configure the east wing to form a self-contained annexe, for use as a guest wing/rental unit/or separate home office.
The property also includes a good-sized double (tandem) garage and a large level drive with ample car parking. To the south, is a sizeable south facing paved terrace that is arranged with a number of different seating areas to take advantage of the sun all day. It provides impressive, elevated views of the River Tweed valley.
Outside, the garden is mainly sloping, with mature high hedges and shrubs/trees providing a high level of seclusion and amenity. Beyond the garden to the north (rear) and west are open fields, forming part of a “Special Landscape Area” and retaining adjoining prehistoric cultivation terraces, which are designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Direct access to the fields is provided by a style in the garden fence.
Walkerburn is a small village located between Peebles and Galashiels set on the River Tweed and surrounded by beautiful countryside, typical of the Scottish Borders. It lies only 2 miles east of Innerleithen and 9 miles east of the historic market town of Peebles, both of which provide a full range of shops and services.
Within Walkerburn, there is a post office / general store, village hall and café / tea room, along with a primary school. Secondary schooling is provided at Peebles High School. A regular bus service runs through Walkerburn along the A72, providing access to Peebles/Edinburgh and Galashiels. The bus service stops on the road just below the property. Innerleithen offers a mixture of shops and services, including highly regarded hotels and restaurants, primarily along the High Street. There are a wider selection of amenities including banks, post office, supermarkets, hotels, health centre, in addition to many highly regarded restaurants and a theatre, situated within Peebles.
Galashiels lies approximately 10 miles to the east and provides a large range of services along with a direct rail connection to Edinburgh which lies approximately 31 miles to the north of the property.
The Scottish Borders and more specifically Peeblesshire, supports a large selection of outdoor opportunities including fishing, hillwalking, trail running and mountain biking, with the mountain biking locations of Glentress Forest and “Innerleithen Bike Park” being nearby. Both locations are designated as 7 Stanes biking trails. Some of the more complex and challenging mountain biking trials are easiest accessed from Walkerburn.
The village is surrounded by rolling hills and valleys which provide a wealth of mountain biking and hill walking routes to suit many abilities. There are 18-hole golf courses in Peebles and at Cardrona, approximately five miles to the west, with a 9-hole course in Innerleithen. Peebles also boasts a local leisure centre and swimming pool. Walkerburn retains a small, but well supported Rugby Club, along with many other local sporting clubs, churches and societies.
From Peebles, head east on the A72 to Innerleithen. Continue east out of Innerleithen on the A72 (signposted for Galashiels). Walkerburn is approximately 2 miles to the east. Once entering the “20 mile” village speed limit, take the first turning on the left onto Caberston Avenue. This is a narrow road that has two double uphill sharp left-hand turns. After the second, continue to the end of Caberston Avenue, which leads to the gates of Bellenden House.
Post Code: EH43 6BA. It is strongly recommended that you do not rely on a Satnav in this location and check on a route map prior to any scheduled viewing.
Ground floor – Front door vestibule; hall with understairs cupboard; sitting room with two French windows to the front and gas fire; dining room; service hall with cupboard containing the boiler and hot water tank; utility room with sink and wall/base units; large kitchen with sink, 2 oven “Diplomat” range with 7 hobs, dishwasher and French windows to the front; rear door vestibule; WC; Guest bedroom with fireplace and ensuite wet room.
An oak staircase leads to:
First floor – Landing; master bedroom with built in wardrobes, dressing room with built in wardrobes and ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and wet room shower; three further bedrooms; shower room.
Attic – floored attic with drop down ladder access.
Garage – detached double (tandem) garage of block rendered walls under slate roof. Single up and over door. Concrete floor. Mains electricity.
The property is assessed for Council Tax as Band G.
Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas. Linked security alarm system.
Gas boiler (installed 2019) central heating and hot water with modern storage tank. Underfloor heating to ground and first floor shower rooms.
Current broadband connection via EE (4G). Full fibre connection scheduled to be installed during 2021.
Fitted carpets, blinds, curtains and light fittings. Integrated kitchen appliances.
Free standing fridge freezers are not included in the sale.
PLANNING PERMISSION AND BUILDING WARRANT
Planning permission (ref 21/00225/FUL) was granted by Scottish Borders Council on 16 April 2021 for the addition of an attractive south facing orangery.
In addition, Building Warrant (ref 21/00197/ALT) has been granted for “alterations to reconfigure ground floor layout” to provide a self-contained annexe within the east wing. This adaptable space could offer itself for use as a separate guest suite; a self-catering unit; or a home office type use, with its own outside access.
The property title boundaries do not match the fenced boundaries on the ground and it has been established that an area of occupied garden falls outwith the property title area. A personal agreement is in place between the seller and the neighbouring farmer relating to use and occupation of this part of the garden area. This area of occupation includes the present summerhouse site (which is therefore excluded from the sale). A detailed plan of the boundaries is available to interested parties on request. Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the implications of this matter.
SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT
Part of the garden to the south of the house and terrace forms part of the Scheduled Ancient Monument known as “Purvishill Tower, cultivation terraces, enclosure and tower (SM2391)”. Further details are available to interested parties on request.
The final section of Caberston Avenue is a private road over which the property retains access rights.
A copy of the Home Report is available to interested parties from the selling agents.
By mutual agreement.
VIEWINGS AND FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information or to arrange an appointment to view please contact Walker Scott Ireland Ltd. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Interested parties are advised to note interest with Walker Scott Ireland Ltd in order to be kept informed of any closing date that is set. Please note, our client need not accept the highest offer, nor indeed any offer.
ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS
To comply with current Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, any offer presented must be accompanied with Notarised/certified photographic evidence of the purchaser’s identity and separate evidence of the purchaser’s residential address, or the offering parties must attend our offices with the original documents, before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed and the property put “Under Offer”.
- 5 bed
- 3 bath
- Built 1991
- 2 Parking Spaces
- Floor Area is 273 m²
- 2 Garage
- 5 Open Parking Spaces