Converted castle gifted by Robert the Bruce on sale in the Borders

If you dream of your future home being a historical castle with links to royalty then Wedderlie House in in Westruther in the Borders will definitely tick those boxes.

With an estate stretching to approximately 53.51 acres, which includes stables, outbuildings and cottages, the new owners of this country pile will be able to live the life of royalty.

Picture: Knight Frank

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Something that may have been on the mind of Robert the Bruce, when he gifted Wedderlie House and its land to Sir Richard Edgar in 1327.

The Edgar family then converted the original keep in to a mansion house in 1684, where it stayed in the family for over 400 years before being sold to Lord Blantyre.

Now on the market with Knight Frank for offers over £1,195,000, any potential buys may need a royal budget to afford such luxurious property.

The main house is a historic A listed castle with nine bedrooms, four main reception rooms, five bath/shower rooms, a superb kitchen and an office.

Picture: the estate, Knight Frank

The estate is also home to a three bedroom cottage, stables and outbuildings, which could be converted and used as holiday accommodation.

Although ruined by the later part of the 19th century, Wedderlie House has, in the meantime, been restored to create a truly remarkable family house which, over the last four years has been sympathetically modernised by the current owners.

Picture: the former fortified tower, Knight Frank

The house consists of a fortified tower, thought to date from the late 16th century, to which a larger house was added in 1680.

Picture: the kitchen, Knight Frank

Foodies or budding chefs will enjoy the kitchen/breakfast room with its Aga, Inglenook fireplace, breakfast bar and high quality kitchen units.

Picture: one of the nine bedrooms, Knight Frank

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The quality of the decoration and finish of the well appointed reception rooms contribute to making Wedderlie House an elegant and comfortable home, which would be ideal for a growing family.

Picture: the grounds include stables and a paddock, Knight Frank

The grounds include facilities for anyone that enjoys outdoor pursuits that go hand in hand with the life of a Scottish estate.

The woodland that makes up some of the grounds (approximately 23.12 acres) provides excellent shelter for the two paddocks (approximately 23.2 acres) and also cover for the small, but enjoyable, low ground shoot.

The paddocks are well fenced and have their own water supply, and are accessible from both the stables and the all-weather ménage. There are 2 walled gardens, one of which is dedicated to vegetables.

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