Family home with beautiful views and B&B potential hits the market in peaceful Borders location

A superb family home set in more than three acres of scenic Borders countryside is now on sale.

Brimham House is a spacious five-bedroom home lying a short distance from the historic town of Kelso.

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The property enjoys beautiful views to the Cheviots, Smailholm Tower and the Eildons.

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The property was built in 1998 and has been finished to a high standard by the current owners.

The spacious, versatile and thoughtfully designed accommodation is all on one level and benefits from oil fired central heating with biomass option.

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This is all thermostatically controlled and profits from an RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) scheme.

Brimham House has four reception rooms including a sitting room, conservatory and family room. The dining kitchen has an oil fired four-oven Aga.

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Other rooms, all of which are well appointed, include a study and utility room as well as the central hallway and WC.

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The master bedroom with dressing area and en suite shower room is a superb and tranquil space to rest in and Brimham benefits from four further double bedrooms, two of which come with en suite shower rooms. There is also a family bathroom which is finished to a high standard.

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Outside, Brimham House has a lovely driveway leading to a wide range of outbuildings.

These include a range of garages/workshops (10m x 15m) with WC, open wash area, covered shed, timber stables (14m x 4m) with hay shed, tack room, storage and two loose boxes, lawn tractor/garden tool shed and poly tunnel.

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The garages/workshops have been used for a business in the past and have had consent for this use which means that it should be possible to put them back to business use in the future - if desired and subject to planning.

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There is a useful cattle grid at the entrance gate and there is generous off-road parking with Brimham House - including hard standing areas for horse boxes, trailers, etc.

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There are two fenced paddocks with another grassed area with fruit trees, which could be used as a further paddock or riding arena.

In addition to the outbuildings, Brimham House’s gardens are landscaped to a wonderful standard and provide a fine mix of lawns, borders, woodland, patios, many scented plants, vegetable plot and a natural pond, all of which add to the appeal of the charming property.

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Kathleen McIntee, of the Galbraith Kelso office which is handling the sale, said: “Brimham House offers an exquisite combination of an elegant family home set within an accessible yet picturesque rural location.

“The house is contemporary in terms of construction but exudes the charm of a property that is much older.

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"The current owners have upgraded Brimham House to a high standard and it would be the perfect home for a family looking to be based in a countryside location but with the advantage of a town close at hand.

“In addition to being a fine family home, Brimham House would be well suited to B&B use. It has been used for this in the past and could present a business opportunity, if desired by future owners.”

Brimham House is being marketed for sale as a whole at offers over £625,000.

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Alternatively, a sale would be considered for Brimham House without outbuildings and accompanying land at offers over £595,000.