AN ELEGANT SUFFICIENCY:
Georgian symmetry and Borders beauty are combined in this Premium Property
EADOW House is an achingly pretty pink sandstone Georgian villa set in around an acre of lush garden grounds within the heart of the conservation village of St Boswells, near Melrose in the Scottish Borders.
Only 39 miles from Edinburgh and easily commutable by road (A68) or rail from the Tweedbank terminus, this is a family home of substance in a secluded setting that incorporates a cobbled courtyard, mature gardens, woodland, fruit trees and vegetable patch, paddock, two stables, two garages, summerhouse and numerous outbuildings.
Displaying typical Georgian symmetry, elegant room proportions and original features, the house is believed to date from around 1800.
Over two floors, the property comprises of an impressive entrance hall, three reception rooms, kitchen with large four-door Aga, butler’s pantry and larder, plus a utility, cloakroom and rear hall – and on the first floor, five bedrooms, study, bathroom and shower/wet room.
Closer inspection reveals character
features, such as the partially wood-panelled downstairs cloakroom and commodious storage in the quirky butler’s pantry, the open archway at the end of the main hall leading to the rear hall – and the ornate white-painted wrought iron staircase balusters.
The 22ft drawing room and similarly spacious formal dining room both have deep square bay windows and feature fireplaces, while the informal sitting room is at the rear of the house, next to the utility and back door to the garden – and the upstairs bedrooms are all beautifully proportioned and spacious, master with dual aspect windows and dressing room/en suite. Meadow House is reached via a private driveway leading to a gravel front area with ample parking – a cobbled courtyard wraps between the rear of the property and the main outbuildings. The main garden is a mix of immaculate lawn, speciality trees and shrubs, established borders – at the rear is a good-sized paddock with fruit trees, greenhouse and vegetable patch.
Situated above the River Tweed, St Boswells is reputed to have the largest village green in Scotland. It also has a good selection of local shops, primary school (catchment area for Earlston High School) and numerous leisure opportunities. Meadow House is for sale with Rettie’s Melrose office at offers over £665,000.
IMPRESSIVE: The kithcen's four-door Aga dominates the space leaving a lasting impression to both master chefs and novices alike.