- Fabulous Views over Hawick
- Period Features Throughout
- Large Garden Grounds
- Integral Garage
- Gas Fired Central Heating
- Double Glazing
Gowanbank is an immaculately presented and spacious five/six-bedroom detached family home situated in an elevated position above the Borders town of Hawick.
Set in grounds of just over an acre, the property benefits from the most magnificent views over the town with period features in abundance which include ornate cornicing, original fireplaces, stunning plasterwork, impressive staircase, and fabulous leaded glasswork to internal doors and windows.
Dating from 1893 and designed and built by renowned local architect JP Alison, for a local Tweed and Hosiery Manufacturer, the property has been impressively maintained by the current owners with new timber sash and case windows over the first and second floors being a particular feature.
Internally, the property has six bedrooms, although one houses a sauna, and one currently doubles up as study, the property provides versatile accommodation over three mains levels and comprises four additional double bedrooms, two ensuite shower rooms, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a family room, a dining room, a dining kitchen, a conservatory, a utility room, a wc/cloakroom and a further wc on the ground floor.
Of particular note is the spacious landing on the second floor and the cellars on the lower ground floor which provide excellent recreational or hobby space, in turn creating a flexible home or potential business opportunity.
Externally, the garden grounds extend to just over an acre, with attractive terraced beds, lawns and a clever network of paths surrounded by shrubs, and small trees. There are also two outbuildings providing good storage to the rear. With an integral garage and plentiful parking, this property has the complete package.
Only eighteen miles from the Borders Railway, which runs to Edinburgh, it is conveniently located for commuting, and sits in a strong primary and secondary school catchment.
Edinburgh and Carlisle are easily accessible via the A7 with most Borders towns are readily available from this central location.
Edinburgh 55.5 miles. Selkirk 12 miles. Tweedbank 18 miles. Carlisle 43.5 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
EPC : D58
Council Tax Band : G
Hawick, the largest of the Border towns, with a population of over 14,000 lies on the banks of the River Teviot. The town is famous for its common riding, rugby and fine cashmere companies such as Hawick Cashmere, Johnstons of Elgin, Lyle & Scott, and Pringle of Scotland.
he town also provides an extensive choice of amenities ranging from a leisure centre, a variety of specialist independent shops including small supermarkets, and a selection of restaurants and hotels, mostly situated around the High Street area of town.
The annual Common Riding, which is one of the oldest Border festivals combines the annual riding of the boundaries of the town’s common land with the commemoration of a victory over an English raiding party in 1514.
Hawick is also well known for its rugby at Mansfield Park, home of Hawick Rugby Football Club, plus its events in the town which include the Summer Festival and the Hawick Reivers Festival.
Local attractions include the Borders Textile Towerhouse, the Three Stills Distillery, and Wilton Lodge Park, offering fabulous riverside and tree-lined walks, as well as a walled garden. The Hawick Museum and Scott Gallery also detail the town’s history and provide a venue for visiting exhibitions.
There are also a variety of outdoor pursuits across the region that include fishing on the River Teviot and River Tweed, fieldsports, horse riding, golf with a course in Hawick, lawn bowling, mountain biking, and a selection of nearby walks including the Southern Upland Way, St. Cuthbert’s Way and The Borders Abbeys Way.
There is also a good choice of primary schools available with secondary schooling at Hawick High School.
The A7 which runs through Hawick provides excellent links to Edinburgh or the north of England. The area is also served by the Borders Railway which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with the station lying approximately eighteen miles away. There is also a busy bus service with links to Carlisle, as well as Edinburgh and the other Border towns.
The nearest major airports are at Edinburgh and Newcastle, which are both around 57 miles away offering flights across the UK and to a number of European and International destinations.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD9 9LZ
Coming from the North via the A7 proceed South going through Selkirk following the A7 to Hawick. Continue on the A7 through Hawick and along Commercial Road before reaching the first roundabout at Sandbed and take the first left which is the B6399.
Follow the road through the gap in the buildings onto Slitrig Crescent and turn left onto Mill Path. Proceed up the hill and turn right onto Wellogate Brae.
Go up the hill and turn left into Braid Road. Take the first right turn and follow the private road up to the entrance of Gowanbank and follow the drive down to the house.
Coming from the South via the A7 proceed into Hawick via Buccleuch Road. On reaching the roundabout at Sandbed, take the second exit and follow the above directions.