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The Walled Garden House, Venlaw Farm Road, Peebles, EH45 8QG

Property Details

Peebles EH45 8QG


A substantial, detached modern house in an enviable and private, edge of town setting, which is sheltered and screened within its own walled garden of just over one acre.

House Sold - Peebles

The Walled Garden House is a substantial detached house, built in the 1990s within the original walled garden to Venlaw Castle.

The house is constructed of rendered external walls under a tiled roof. Internally, it is designed with a mixed layout of contemporary open plan, large principal reception rooms and more traditional living spaces with extensive use of windows and skylights allowing natural light in to create a bright and airy feel in all rooms. It is finished to exacting standards with kitchen and bathroom suites being of the highest quality.

Adding appeal to the house is Planning Permission for a south facing conservatory/sunroom, replacing and enlarging the existing conservatory.

The property is enclosed by the mixed height stone walls of the original walled garden and includes a good-sized attached double garage with ample car parking adjacent. Adjoining the house on the north, south and east sides are sizeable paved terraces and patio areas designed to take advantage of the sun all day. The rear patio gives access to a covered pizza oven and “sitooterie” and catches the evening sun to create an enclosed and private outdoor entertaining area.

Outside, the garden gently slopes to the south and comprises lawn areas with individual ornamental shrubs/trees. The garden offers a high level of seclusion and amenity with open fields to the rear and mature woodlands (forming part of the surrounding Venlaw Castle driveway and policies) to the front and sides adding to the privacy of the property.

In addition to the attached double garage, the property includes a substantial detached garage/workshop (approx. 138 sqM) built to house a private car collection and offering itself for similar or a variety of alternative uses.  Adjoining the garage/workshop is a sizeable outside hardstanding area.

For those with a mountain biking or equestrian interest, Venlaw Farm Road (the private road providing access to the property) leads directly into a network of nearby forest trails (eventually leading to a direct connection with the mountain biking trails of Glentress Forest) without the need to use or cross any public roads.


The Walled Garden House is approached off a shared private road (the original drive to Venlaw Castle) which leads from Edinburgh Road at the north-east edge of the town of Peebles, in the western Scottish Borders area. The town centre lies less than one mile to the south of the property.

Peebles is a thriving market town set on the River Tweed and surrounded by magnificent countryside. It lies approximately 25 miles south of Edinburgh, which makes it popular with commuters and families. There is a regular bus service into Edinburgh city centre and Galashiels to the east, with local town and rural bus services available in addition.

Peebles retains a full range of shops and services and an abundance of outdoor pursuit opportunities, including fishing, hillwalking, trail running; horse riding and mountain biking, with the famous mountain biking location of Glentress Forest situated 2 miles to the east of the town. In addition, there is a golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, sports centre, bowling, football and rugby clubs and a vast array of local clubs and activities within the town. The town is also renowned for its attractive surroundings and cultural events.

There are 3 primary schools within the town, in addition to a well-regarded secondary school.

The property offers a country/rural lifestyle within easy distance of all town services and easy commuting distance of Edinburgh.


From Edinburgh, take the A703 south to Peebles. At the “30 mile” limit of the town, continue for a further 100m or so and turn left onto “Venlaw Farm Road” (not signposted) opposite the “Crossburn Caravan Park” entrance. Venlaw Farm Road leads past the original lodge house uphill through woodland policies for approximately 200m (blue line on the marketing plan) with the entrance gates to The Walled Garden House on the left.

From the west end of Peebles High Street (Parish Church end), head east along the High Street/Eastgate to the roundabout (next to the BP/M&S petrol station). Turn left onto Edinburgh Road and continue north towards the edge of the town. The entrance to Venlaw Farm Road is on the right-hand side, just beyond “Harrisons Garage/Crossburn Caravan Park”.

Post Code: EH45 8QG. 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.


Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor – Front door hall; hall with understairs cupboard; WC; living room with patio doors to front and rear and gas flame fire; conservatory; sitting room with patio doors to external terracing and gas flame fire; dining room with built in shelving and sideboard storage; large kitchen/breakfast room with sink, gas oven range with five gas hobs and hotplate, integral microwave oven and  integral dishwasher; utility room with sink, wall/base units, washing machine, separate drier and rear door.

An open staircase with light from large Velux window leads to:

First floor – Landing with linen cupboard; master bedroom with cupboards, dressing room with built in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom with bath and separate shower; guest bedroom with cupboard and ensuite shower room; two further bedrooms, each with cupboards and ensuite shower rooms.


Attached Garage – double garage with electric roller double door. Concrete floor. Boiler and hot water cylinders.

Detached Garage/Workshop – large adaptable building (approximately 138 sqM) with electric roller door. Concrete floor. Electricity and water. Separate WC cubicle with WC and hand basin.

Greenhouse – aluminium framed.

Pizza Oven/”Sitooterie” – partially covered area with pizza oven and seating area.

Potting Shed – Stone building under slate roof.

Aviary – Timber frame under slate roof with store and aviary area.

Implement/Machinery Shed – Steel frame with timber side cladding.  Concrete floor.  Single up and over garage door.  Electricity. 


The property is assessed for Council Tax as Band G.


Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas. Security alarm system.

Gas boiler central heating and hot water with two modern storage tanks.

CAT 5 wiring providing linked media and satellite TV connections.


Fitted carpets, blinds, curtains and light fittings. Integrated kitchen appliances. Free standing fridge freezer, washing machine and drier.

John Deere ride on lawnmower.


Planning permission (ref 19/00962/FUL) was granted by Scottish Borders Council on 8 August 2019 for the addition of a conservatory/extension to existing conservatory.


Venlaw Farm Road is a private road over which the property retains access rights and to which there are shared maintenance obligations.

The title also includes additional access rights over adjoining land to the south and east of the garden wall.


A copy of the Home Report is available to interested parties from the selling agents.


By mutual agreement.


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.


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”.

Property Features
  • House
  • 4 bed
  • 3 Rooms
  • 2 Parking Spaces
  • Land is 1 acre
  • 4 Ensuite
  • 2 Garage
  • 8 Open Parking Spaces

Contact Us

Walker Scott Ireland Ltd.
82 High Street,
Scottish Borders
EH45 8SW
Tel: 01721 721669
Company Number SC500115
Regulated by RICS

Scottish Letting Agent Registration – LARN2007001

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