Old Bewlie is a beautiful 18th century country house set in particularly stunning garden grounds and offers a 5 acre grazing paddock. The property has been completely rebuilt in recent years by the current owner and now offers very comfortable, well-appointed family accommodation located in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. Old Bewlie extends to about 3715 Sq F / 345 Sq M and comprises of a very handsome family sitting room positioned off the family kitchen breakfast room, a dining room and the parlour. The first floor has 5 comfortable double bedrooms, 3 family bath / shower rooms and offers access to attic space. Much of the accommodation on the ground floor opens out to the stunning 2.6 acres of garden grounds. The main entrance to Old Bewlie is approach up the private driveway which also offers access to the car port and stable block. In addition to the generous garden grounds there is a separate 5.8 acre grazing paddock.
Garden Grounds and Grazing Paddock
A particular feature of Old Bewlie is the 2.6 acres of garden ground that enclose the property. They have been a labour of love for the current owner who is a garden designer and created them from scratch when the house was rebuilt in 2006. A secure gate leads up the driveway, past the stable block and 3 berth car port to a turning circle in front of the house. Formal and informal areas around the grounds are interspersed with box and beech hedging, mature beds, fruit trees and an abundance of colourful flowers and bushes. There is a productive kitchen garden off the sitting room room which offers a number of raised beds and a green house. A rose arbour connects the different part of the garden with each other and a pergola which is draped with climbing roses offers a wonderful place to sit in summer months.
In addition to the stunning garden grounds, Old Bewlie offers a 5.8 acre grazing paddock which is fully fenced and offers two vehicular access points. The paddock also has a water supply.
Old Bewlie is situated in some of the most varied and beautiful countryside in the U.K. Although very much in a rural position the border towns of Selkirk, Jedburgh and Galashiels are all within a short drive along with the local and national amenities and services they offer. Melrose and St Boswell’s, two of the prettier border’s town are also nearby. Although many of the border towns offer national conveniences like Sainsbury’s, M&S and Morrison’s supermarkets there are some truly fantastic local suppliers on the doorstep that would love your support. There is a list of useful links below that might be of interest.
The area has many historical attractions to explore like Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott, the Abbey in Melrose or Floors Castle and Gardens in Kelso to name a few. Schooling for all ages is available nearby with a very well thought of local primary school in Lilliesleaf. Secondary schooling can be found in Selkirk, otherwise nearby private education can be found at St Mary’s in Melrose or Longridge Towers near Berwick upon Tweed. The area offers some fantastic sporting pursuits including cycling, bowls, curling, golf, hill walking and fishing on the River Tweed, arguably the most famous salmon river in the world. In general, the Borders offer excellent riding facilities with Ian Stark Equestrian Centre only 6 miles away. There are also a number of local point to points, hunting with the well-attended Jed Forest, Buccleuch and Border Hunts nearby and the annual Common Riding which takes place throughout the Borders. Tweedbank Railway Station which is situated between Galashiels and Melrose provides a regular train service to Edinburgh and the A68 gives easy access north to Edinburgh and south to Corebridge and Newcastle.
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Listing and Conservation
Please note Old Bewlie is B Listed but not in a conservation area.
Oil fired central heating.
Drainage to a private septic tank and soakaway reed bed system.
Standard Broadband services are available, otherwise superfast broadband is on offer through Borderlink.
Energy Efficiency Rating
Band D (Rating 68)
Tweedbank Train Station 10 Miles
Melrose 9 Miles
Lilliesleaf 2 Miles
Ancrum 4 Miles
Edinburgh Airport 51 Miles
Berwick upon Tweed Train Station 36 Miles
(all distances are approximate).