- Spacious & Flexible Family Home
- Large Garden
- Charming 'B' Listed Outbuildings
- Private Parking
- Lovely Rural Backdrop
- Strong School Catchment
- Oil Fired Central Heating
- Double Glazing
The Old Stackyard is an immaculately presented, architecturally designed five-bedroom family home complete with a range of ‘B’ Listed outbuildings which are a particular feature. Located in a charming semi-rural position on Spottiswoode Estate, around five and a half miles from Lauder, it provides flexible living throughout along with excellent potential to develop the outbuildings subject to the necessary permissions.
Situated in a strong school catchment for Lauder Primary School and Earlston High School the area has strong transport links to most Border towns and is very commutable to Edinburgh via the A68. There is also a train station at Stow, that runs to Edinburgh, which is approximately ten and a half miles away.
Internally, the bright and flexible accommodation lies across two levels and comprises five bedrooms, two ensuite shower rooms, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a dining hall, a dining kitchen, a study, and a utility room. With good storage throughout, the property benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing and provides a warm and comfortable home with attractive rural backdrop.
Externally, the property sits in a large plot and has the most lovely garden to the rear with a stunning rural backdrop with views from a large patio accessed from the dining kitchen and sitting room, which is ideal for more informal entertaining. There is extensive lawn with shrubs and borders, plus a separate chicken run, vegetable garden and drying area. With extensive parking to the front for a number of cars, there is a garage/barn which provides excellent storage or workshop/hobby space, along with the unique outbuildings providing ample space for workshops, hobby space or annexed accommodation.
Edinburgh is easily accessible via the A68, as are most Border towns, with the Borders Railway running from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with a stop at Stow which is approximately ten and a half miles away, with the journey from Stow to Edinburgh Waverley being around forty-five minutes.
Lauder 5.5 miles. Edinburgh 31.5 miles. Earlston 11 miles. Melrose 18.5 miles.
(All mileage is approximate)
EPC : D62
Council Tax Band : G
The Old Stackyard is set in a peaceful, semi-rural location on Spottiswoode Estate, approximately five and a half miles from the ancient Borders town of Lauder, which is situated half-way between the Lammermuir Hills and the River Tweed, and is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside.
The town of Lauder provides an extensive range of amenities ranging from a variety of specialist shops, small supermarket, coffee shop/art gallery, and a well-known hotel. The thriving old mill town of Galashiels sixteen miles to the South West of Lauder offers a fuller range of shopping facilities, which include Tesco, ASDA, Next and Marks & Spencer. The Borders General Hospital lies just outside the town of Melrose which is eighteen and a half miles away.
Local tourist attractions include Thirlestane Castle on the southern side of Lauder, nearby Mellerstain House, and Abbotsford House on the outskirts of Melrose. There are also a variety of outdoor pursuits in the area that include fishing, rough and syndicated shooting, horse riding, golf, mountain biking and a selection of walks that cross through the Scottish Borders.
Local schools include the Lauder and Westruther primary schools, and the highly regarded St Mary’s preparatory school in Melrose, and the much sought after Earlston High School.
The Old Stackyard sits in an easily accessible area with Edinburgh in easy reach via the A68, which also provides links to the north of England, as well as other Borders towns. The Borders Railway, running from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, has a stop at Stow which is approximately ten and a half miles away. Edinburgh and Newcastle airports - both international, offer an excellent choice of destinations and are approximately 39 miles and 80 miles away respectively.
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For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD3 6NQ
Travelling from Edinburgh take the A68 South, signposted Jedburgh/Newcastle. Proceed through Pathhead and over Soutra. On passing the village of Oxton you will come to a roundabout at the Carfraemill Hotel. Turn left on to the A697 signposted Kelso, and continue for approximately seven miles. You will reach a picnic site on the left-hand side, turn immediately left here and keep left passing under the archway. Follow the road round the double bend and continue for around one and a half miles, turning right, a short distance after the left turn for Blythe. Proceed on this road, passing several houses, including Eagle Hall on your right and continue ahead. You will come to The Old Stackyard which lies ahead of you about three hundred yards on.
Coming from the South take the A68 to Lauder and turn first right onto the B6362 signposted Thirlestane Castle. Travel on this road for around one and a half miles, and you will meet the A697 signposted Kelso. Turn right here and follow the above directions.