Larch House, Clerklands, Melrose

5 Bed House - Detached 

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Offers Over £595,000

  • 4 public
  • 5 bed
  • 4 bath
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About the property

Built in 2010 Larch House is a stunning property set in the peaceful countryside hamlet of Clerklands; a position which boasts outdoor pursuits and excellent transport links in equal measure.
The joy of country living and contemporary styling come together masterfully in this impeccably designed and beautifully finished home. Incorporating a scenic backdrop which overlooks extensive and bountiful gardens, this architect designed property is clad in Scottish Larch, and takes inspirations from its glorious position with prominent oak features, elegant streamlined flourishes and a focus on natural light.

The joy of country living and contemporary styling come together masterfully in this impeccably designed and beautifully finished home. Incorporating a scenic backdrop which overlooks extensive and bountiful gardens, this architect designed property is clad in Scottish Larch, and takes inspirations from its glorious positon with prominent oak features, elegant streamlined flourishes and a focus on natural light.

Built in 2010 Larch House is a stunning property set in the peaceful countryside hamlet of Clerklands; a position which boasts outdoor pursuits and excellent transport links in equal measure.

With the ground level accommodating four generous double bedrooms, including an enviable master suite complete with a dressing room, luxurious bathroom and double French doors opening directly onto the private garden and a secluded patio, a sleek décor runs continuously throughout the property. With excellent practical additions including a selection of storage solutions and a convenient utility room positioned adjacent to the garden entrance, the thoughtfully considered layout caters ably for family and outdoor activities, and allows the public rooms upstairs to showcase the views.

With an ash stair extending to the upper level, a gallery reading area sits under the glorious apex window and solid oak beams above - setting the tone for a focus on natural elements framing a fine outlook. The open plan kitchen and dining room is nothing short of awe inspiring; fitted with modern cabinetry and a socialising island unit, the dining area allows for easy al fresco days and nights opening directly to a large enclosed terrace, with a further door from the kitchen making the garden instantly accessible via a walkway connecting garden and home – an incredibly successful design.

Beyond the kitchen, a comfortable lounge enjoys a panoramic garden view with floor to ceiling windows, and a warming focal point stove. Offering flexible use, a further living area or media room adjoins, with a separate home office, also suitable as a fifth bedroom enjoying its own private balcony with a shower room positioned across the hall – making it perfect for hosting guests or as separate self-contained family accommodation.

To complement the interior, and with such a focus on the outside aspect, the garden has been expertly cultivated and landscaped to create a texture and colour rich backdrop, with a planted woodland of deciduous trees and wildlife pond at the foot of the garden, to secure the outlook and encourage thriving local wildlife. With direct access from the connecting walk ways, the main section of garden hosts a large lawn bordered with mature planting providing all year colour, punctuating features include a waterfall pond, summerhouse with terrace, and gravelled paths and patios winding along the garden. Excellent storage is provided by a double detached garage, potting shed, with the undoubted jewel in the crown - Little Larch – a charming self-contained annexe providing excellent guest or potential holiday accommodation, hosting open plan kitchen, dining and living area, a spacious double bedroom, cloakroom, bathroom, and a second double garage.

Location

Clerklands is a quaint and picturesque countryside hamlet, positioned just past the village of Lilliesleaf on the Riddell Estate, with easy access to the vibrant towns of nearby Selkirk and Melrose. An enviable spot for those in search of a rural position with plenty of outdoor activities on the doorstep, it is particularly popular for equestrian enthusiasts, hiking, fly fishing, dog walking and cyclists alike – or indeed, for those looking to simply sit back and enjoy the view.

Local primary schooling is available at Lilliesleaf, as well as a variety of community groups and a local pub. Nearby Melrose is packed with independent traders and artisan shops, retaining a traditional market town feel with plenty to do - while still extremely well connected for modern requirement. The area is surrounded by historical landmarks; with Border heavy weights such as Sir Walter Scott’s residence, the Border Abbeys, the Haining and the Bowhill Estates all close to hand. Further towns providing a wide range of amenities, schools and shopping facilities are available at Selkirk, Galashiels and Hawick.

In addition to stunning local scenery, the well-connected hamlet of Clerklands takes advantage of major road and rail links; sitting just off the A7 and A68 with connections to the recently opened Borders Railway at Tweedbank and Galashiels, as well as a local bus service. Edinburgh is within striking distance, just a swift 60 minute drive for the commuter, with the railway opening up the region for both work and leisure – truly a countryside location which delivers on modern requirement.

Accommodation List

Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Hallway, Four Double Bedrooms including a Master Suite with Bathroom and Dressing Room, and a Second Bedroom with Ensuite Shower Room. Family Bathroom and Utility Room.

First Floor: Gallery Library, Living Room, Study/Bedroom 5, Shower Room, Media Room, Open Plan Kitchen & Dining Room.
Annexe Accommodation: Ground Floor: Entrance Hall,
Bedroom and Bathroom. First Floor: Open Kitchen-Living-Dining Room, Cloakroom WC.

External: Timber Summerhouse, Potting Shed, Greenhouse, Boiler Room & Timber Store. Detached Double Garage, Annexe with Adjoining Double Garage.

Services

Mains electric & water. Private drainage. Dual heating system with solid fuel fired boiler and oil fired boiler to underfloor heating.

Additional Information

All floor coverings, light fittings, blinds and curtains will be included in the sale. Integrated appliances and fixed items, as viewed, are included.
Double glazed timber frame windows with aluminium cladding.
317 sqm or thereby (including the annexe).
Plot extends to approx. 4.04 acres.

Council Tax

Band G.

Energy Efficiency

Band C.

Viewing & Home Report

To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on 01750 724 160 lines open until 10pm, 7 days a week.

Price & Marketing Policy

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.


All measurements are approximate and are taken at the widest point. 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.

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