Up Yonder is an exceptional detached house in a beautiful secluded rural setting.
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Up Yonder is an exceptional detached house, which is situated in a wonderful secluded rural position overlooking the surrounding countryside. The house was originally two cottages but over the years has been merged and extended to form one home. The accommodation extends to 2,831 square feet and is an ideal family home. It is arranged over ground and first floors and the quality of finish throughout is excellent.
The ground floor is approached through a front hall, off which is a cloakroom/WC. This leads into an inner hall, which gives access to the principal reception rooms. These include a study, a drawing room, with a magnificent bay window and a wood burning stove, and a playroom, which has a storage room off and also has a wood burning stove. The kitchen is the focal point of the ground floor accommodation and is superb. It has a range of units, with granite work surfaces. There is a Raeburn cooker, an island unit, with a four-ring gas hob, two ovens and a Belfast Sink. Integrated appliances include a fridge, freezer and a dishwasher. There is ample space for a dining table. Off the kitchen there is a utility room with excellent storage space, a central heating boiler and a back door.
On the first floor there is a master bedroom suite. This has a fabulous view, a dressing room and an en suite shower room. There are three further double bedrooms and a single bedroom (arranged as a bunk room), all of which are served by a family bathroom. Under the house, accessed from the lower lawn, is a large starage area, ideal for garden equipment.
Up Yonder is approached by a shared private access road, which leads to a parking area on the north side of the house. From here, a path leads to a terrace which overlooks the paddock. The principal garden lies to the south of the property and is predominantly laid to lawn. There is a zip-wire and a summerhouse, which has lovely west facing views. The lower part of the grounds has a small paddock, beyond which is an area of woodland, which is a haven for wildlife. Equestrian facilities have been rented by our clients nearby. The owner of these may be prepared to enter into a similar arrangement with the purchasers, subject to agreeing terms.
The property occupies a wonderful secluded position to the north of Gattonside, a pretty Border village on the banks of the River Tweed, opposite Melrose. Melrose is 3 ½ miles by road and boasts a variety of specialist shops, a supermarket, hotels, cafés, bars and restaurants. Excellent amenities in nearby Galashiels include a cinema, Asda and Tesco supermarkets and well known high street retailers. Local tourist attractions include Melrose Abbey, Harmony House, Priorwood Gardens, The Greenyards, home of Melrose RFC and Rugby Sevens, and Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott. There are a variety of outdoor pursuits in the area include fishing on the River Tweed, rough and syndicated shooting, horse riding, golf and a selection of walks including the Southern Upland way. The property is within walking distacne of a trout loch, with fishing available on a permit basis.
Local schooling includes Melrose Grammar primary school and the highly regarded St Marys preparatory school, as well as being within the catchment area Earlston High School.
The Borders General Hospital lies just outside Melrose and nearby Tweedbank, a 3 ½ mile drive from the property, has a station on the Borders Railway, providing a service into central Edinburgh with approximately an hours journey time. Berwick-upon-Tweed has a main line railway station (London Kings Cross approximately 3 hours 45 minutes) and for the frequent flier, there are airports in both Edinburgh and Newcastle.
From Galashiels, pass through Galashiels town centre and follow the A7 to the edge of town. At the roundabout where the A7 turns right to Selkirk, take the first exit, straight on to Melrose, Tweedbank and the Borders General Hospital. Continue over the bridge and take the second exit at the next roundabout. At the following roundabout, take the second exit, signed Melrose and Gattonside. Take the first turning on the left, cross the River Tweed and take the second road on the right, to Gattonside Mains and Housebyres. After about half a mile, turn left and follow this road for a further 1 ½ miles, when the drive to Up Yonder will be seen on the right. From the roundabout on the A68 to the north of Newtown St Boswells, take the A6091, signed Galashiels and the Borders General Hospital. Pass the hospital on the left and at the roundabout take the 3rd exit, signed Melrose and Gattonside. Take the first turning on the left, cross the River Tweed and take the second road on the right, to Gattonside Mains and Housebyres. After about half a mile, turn left and follow this road for a further 1 ½ miles when the drive to Up Yonder will be seen on the right.Read all
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
- Stunning rural views
- Ample parking
- EPC D
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