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Georgian country house in heart of Scottish Borders hits the market

Friars Hall, an historic and elegant Georgian country house in the heart of the Scottish Borders, has come to market for offers over £1,200,000.

Friars Hall is noted by Historic Scotland to be of special historic interest with the original house built in the 1750’s while the east wing was added in the mid-19th century.

James Denne, Property Agent at GSC Grays said “Friars Hall is a magnificent family home located in the picturesque Tweed Valley with stunning views of the Eildon Hills and Melrose Abbey. It sits at the centre of a beautiful 2 acre garden, and it is possible to walk from the house direct to Melrose, crossing the historic Chain Bridge which was built in 1826.”

The seven bedroom house has been updated and is in immaculate condition. It has an impressive front and retains many original features, including working shutters, ceiling roses, mouldings and cornicing. It has four reception rooms, including an oval drawing room, and its own wine cellar

At the back of the house is garaging for two cars, the old laundry, workshop and store – all of which are connected. Subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents, these buildings could be converted to create additional living accommodation.

The nearby village of Gattonside is a vibrant community, just north of the river Tweed while Melrose has a remarkable combination of historic architecture and a full range of amenities. Melrose plays host to the extremely popular annual Borders Book Festival in June, along with the world famous Melrose Sevens rugby tournament held in April each year.

Edinburgh, with its international airport, is easily accessible via the main East Coast rail line at Berwick-upon-Tweed (37 miles), which provides regular trains to London, Newcastle and Edinburgh. The terminus for the Borders Railway at Tweedbank has a regular train service to Edinburgh and is within walking distance.

Friars Hall has been launched on the market with a guide price of offers over £1,200,000 through the GSC Grays Alnwick office, 01665 568310.

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