The School House, Minto, Roxburghshire

4 Bed House - Detached 

For Sale

Offers Over £895,000

  • 3 public
  • 4 bed
  • 3 bath

Contact us to arrange a viewing. Our lines are also open at weekends and evenings.

01573 225999

About the property

Eclectic and unique in equal measure, The Schoolhouse is a true homage to period accommodation, with a tasteful modern influence and providing endless scope for a worthy buyer. The property is a strikingly beautiful 19th Century school, built in Gothic style in 1889 by prominent Scottish architect ‘Playfair’. In addition to the remarkable building, the property boasts an enviable backdrop; with generous garden grounds with extensive tree and shrub planting, established rhododendrons, fruit trees and restorative outlooks over the Teviot Valley and neighbouring countryside.

The main residence currently runs alongside the adjoining, and highly successful, holiday let apartment; based around the awe-inspiring Study, a 19th century Baronial reception room, with the additional Shepherds Huts in the grounds, the property offers a fantastic opportunity for a buyer in search of a portfolio comprising special something in the heart of the Borders – with options to continue with the interior styling, income potential to expand the holiday let business, and scope for permissions for a further self-build, this is an entirely unique prospect for those with a flair for period styling and a chance to create a wonderful home with viable commercial prospects, in a most desirable setting.


Minto is a much sought after Borders location near Denholm set in glorious countryside and nestling below the Minto Hills with some of the best views in the Borders. Local landmarks include Ruberslaw, an extinct volcano lying south of Denholm, and the Local Estate with excellent walks and woodlands including the landmark recently restored tower known as Fatlips Castle.

Minto is a mile or so from the thriving village of Denholm with its local shops, village pubs, bistro, garage and modern Primary School with Secondary Schools at Hawick or Jedburgh and Private Schooling at St Mary’s Melrose.

The area offers excellent opportunities for horse riding and walking in the surrounding hills and woodlands while the 18-hole Minto Golf Course is on your doorstep and one of the best in the Borders.

Accommodation Summary

Main Residence; Reception Hallway, Family Dining Kitchen, Back Kitchen/Utility Room, Drawing Room, Garden Room, Four Bedrooms, Study & Family Bathroom.

Adjoining Study Apartment: Hallway, Bathroom, Open-Plan Suite with Kitchenette, Bar, Dining Area and Lounge.

Grounds; Rear Enclosed & Private Garden Hosting Terrace, Patio, Extensive Lawn, Garaging for Six Vehicles, Workshops, Outbuilding with BBQ Area, Bar & W/C, Two Shepherds Huts, Paddock, Parking.


Minto provides a wonderful balance between a peaceful and stunning setting, while benefitting surprisingly swift connections to modern amenities, further Border towns and even the Border rail-link at Galashiels.

•Unique Period Property
With the Study at its heart, and finished in impeccable flair, the property boasts no-end of retained and reclaimed Victorian features, including the walnut and mahogany French Chateaux kitchen, wood burning stoves, Thomas Crapper sanitary ware, Lefroy Brooks shower and a salvaged 18th Century pine and gesso fire surround.

•Auxiliary Accommodation
With a wealth of space and choice of rooms offering flexibility of use, the property would suit a range of requirements and needs – whether for work, entertaining, as a commercial prospect or hosting family.

A proven successful record as a holiday let, there is obvious potential for supplementary income in the Study apartment and two Shepherd Huts, with further options to develop the paddock into a plot suitable for self-build with the relevant planning permissions to be sought.

The property is framed by stunning open views, taking in Ruberslaw, to the Teviot Valleys, to grazing fields, to Minto Hill and beyond! Such a serene setting provides a tranquil feel fitting the grandeur of the property perfectly.

Additional Information

Included in the sale are all fitted floor and wall coverings, curtain poles and blinds, integrated appliances.
The property is entirely furnished with exquisite French and Scottish Antique furniture, mirrors and art – some additional furnishings may be available with separate negotiation.

Energy Efficiency

Band E.

Council Tax

Band F.

Viewing & Home Report

To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on 01573-225999-lines open until 10pm 7 days a week.

Price & Marketing Policy

Offers Over £900,000 are invited and should be submitted to Hastings Property Shop, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, 01573 225999, Fax 01573 229888 or to the joint agents and appointed solicitors Messrs Geo. & Jas. Oliver W.S. 13 High Street Hawick TD9 9DH 01450-372791 Fax 01450 377654. The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide confirmation of the source of funds and 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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