4 Bed House - Detached
Offers Over £825,000
Tucked away in a rural idyll within the picturesque Liddlesdale Valley, Hewisbridge is a unique country property set in around 50 acres of woodland and grazing a few miles from Newcastleton village.
More than a forever family home, Hewisbridge offers a lifestyle that is hard to beat – an extended stone-built farmhouse and a fully renovated, detached 17th Century stone barn with endless potential.
This is a property that keeps on giving: surrounded by over 50 acres of land, it offers 11 acres of grazing, three stables, hay fields, two orchards, eight beehives (open to negotiation), a bountiful vegetable garden, chickens, greenhouse, summerhouse, over 36 acres of mixed woodland, riverside walks, fishing rights and land on either side of the Liddle Water – and to cap it all; river levels permitting; a bathing pool in the Larriston Burn. In every respect, this is a property that epitomises a magical family home.
Having completely transformed and restored the existing accommodation, the current owners have extended and cultivated the property and grounds over the past 13 years, successfully retaining Hewisbridge’s charm, character and in keeping with the captivating setting. A country house like no other, Hewisbridge has universal appeal, however its upsized status, setting, gardens and land are ideally suited to families and those seeking a large family home incorporating equestrian facilities.
Inside, the layout and accommodation extends on either side of the central hallway, which divides the three formal reception rooms– a dual aspect dining room with stone fireplace and views to the front gardens and orchard, large sitting room with bespoke fireplace in oak and ebony, housing a wood-burning stove, and triple-aspect sunroom. There is also an expansive open-plan kitchen/diner and adjoining family room, the latter with French doors onto the garden terrace with views down the valley. The ground floor also has a cloakroom, utility and plenty of built-in storage.
Upstairs are four comfortable double bedrooms, including a master with ensuite, and the main family bathroom complete with freestanding roll-top bath.
The two-storey barn next to the house – originally dating from the 17th Century and completed in 1851 – was given a new roof, floor and completely renovated. It presently comprises the lower level garage and various stores, while an external stone staircase leads up to a large floored space suitable for family use, as a home office, games room or studio.
In addition, the family has established orchards, gardens, stables, and amazingly, still found time to plant over 20000 deciduous trees and new hedging.
What we love…
•Interior highlights include oak flooring, latch-style solid oak doors featuring wrought-iron door furniture, freestanding solid oak kitchen units and marble worktops, travertine-tiled flooring.
•Eco Credentials with thoughtfully extended and upgraded accommodation, the property is fitted with a new artesian well water supply, high-level insulation, a ground source heat pump, underfloor heating throughout both floors, wood-burning stoves in the three public rooms, and energy-producing photovoltaic (PV) panels on the barn roof, which generates an income via the Feed-In tariff.
•Family Life an enviable spot for any growing family with plenty of room to roam and still within easy striking distance of amenities and schools.
•Equestrian Facilities 11 acres of grazing, three stables and hayfields, as well as open countryside for hacks and trails quite literally on the doorstep.
The location is blissfully rural without being remote, only four miles from amenities in the pretty village of Newcastleton, gateway to the Scottish Borders. The village hosts a good range of amenities including convenience stores, bank, café, tearoom, hotel and restaurant, fuel forecourt and garage.
Hawick (17 miles) and Carlisle (24 miles) are also within easy reach.
Newcastleton is named after the parish and old settlement of Castleton. The village is also known as Copshaw Holm and was founded in 1793 by the Duke of Buccleuch. Impressie and famous landmark Hermitage Castle is nearby, visited by Mary, Queen of Scots, who rode over the hills from Jedburgh.
Mains electricity, private water and drainage. Ground source heat pump and energy-producing photovoltaic (PV) panels.
Travelling from the North:
Take the B6399 from Hawick almost all the way to Newcastleton (about 16 miles) and when you reach the fork in the road take the left hand turn onto the B6357 signposted Jedburgh / Kielder. Keep on this road for about 5 miles passing a walled graveyard on your left and you will come to Hewisbridge also on your left with a dark solid wood gate and lots of newly planted trees. WARNING Due to ongoing road works the alternative route from Bonchester Bridge should be avoided as the B6357 is closed before you get to the property.
Travelling from the South:
Once you reach Newcastleton village go straight through and proceed about 1.5 miles out the other side of the village. You will come to am single lane hump back bridge and straight after this the road will fork. Take the road to the right at the fork signposted B6357 Jedburgh. Keep on this road for about 5 miles passing a walled graveyard on your left and you will come to Hewisbridge also on your left with a dark solid wood gate and lots of newly planted trees.
The property is available to view online by virtual tour. To book an appointment to view, or for any further information contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on tel 01750 724160 lines open until 10pm 7 days a week.
Offers are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Property Shop, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, 01573 225999, Fax 01573 229888. The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide the Selling Agents with advice on the source of funds with suitable confirmation of their ability to finance the purchase. Whilst these particulars have been carefully prepared, no guarantee is given as to their accuracy and they shall not form part of any contract to follow hereon.