Charming stone built detached steading conversion in a rural yet accessible location in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Current EPC Rating 74 (band C)
Engine House was converted in 2006 from a large stone granary and is a subtle redevelopment combining modern comforts with period features throughout all set within a peaceful rural location. The living accommodation extends to just short of 3,500ft over two floors with the principal reception rooms comprising an attractive living room with multi fuel stove, double height ceiling and access via French doors on to the west-facing courtyard garden.
The dining room offers formal dining space on the southern side of the property with French doors leading out to another walled garden. The kitchen and adjoining breakfast area forms the hub of the house with pitched pine units, Iroko worktops and an ESSE solid fuel cooking stove. There is a pantry adjacent. Arranged off the reception hallway is a convenient boot room, utility room and W.C. The first floor is accessed via two independent staircases. The master bedroom with en suite shower room is positioned on the south side and offers fine views across the garden and paddock to the west. There are four further bedrooms including a guest bedroom with en suite shower. The family bathroom is centrally positioned and an attractive galleried landing overlooks the living room providing a reading and study space.
Two large workshops form part of the original stone building. The larger workshop, with double height ceiling, provides ample garage space with roller shutter door, power and integral access from the utility room. Scope exists to create additional living accommodation or a self contained annexe subject to obtaining the necessary consents. A second workshop is accessed from the western patio and offers a high specification space with multiple electric sockets.
Ample parking and turning space exists between the entrance gates and the front of the house on the gravelled driveway. To the west of the house is the principal area of garden which is predominantly laid to lawn and is interspersed with trees. Immediately abutting the house on the southern and western elevation is a flagstone courtyard and a productive walled garden with cordon apple and pear trees. The paddock extends to about 1 acre and is fenced and level with a useful field shelter and adjoining tack room. There is vehicular access to the paddock from the drive. To the eastern side of the property is a useful single span agricultural store with enclosed sides.