A former nursing home requiring refurbishment within an impressive B-listed mansion house in the Berwickshire countryside.
Peelwalls House lies less than a mile from the historic village of Ayton in the Scottish Borders. The village has basic shopping facilities, a bank and a post office. For a wider range of amenities and shopping, Eyemouth is 5 miles away and is the biggest town in Berwickshire as well as being a fishing port since the 13th Century.
For education there are primary schools at nearby Ayton, Coldingham and Eymouth with secondary schooling at Eyemouth. For private education Longridge Towers is nearby at Berwick-Upon-Tweed with additional schools in Edinburgh .
Peelwalls House has excellent transport links with the A1 providing direct links north and south, whilst the mainline station in Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Dunbar offers direct links to Edinburgh , Newcastle and London (which is a scheduled 3½ hour journey).
Some of Scotland 's finest golf courses are within a very short drive of Peelwalls House. There is a popular local course at Eyemouth and first class links courses are further up the coast at Muirfield, Gullane and Luffness.
The spectacular coastline of East Lothian and Berwickshire has always drawn people to this area. Coldingham Bay is the closest of several sandy beaches and there are opportunities for a range of water sports. The beaches of North Berwick, Belhaven, Pease Bay and Coldingham are popular with surfers and kite surfers and there are sailing and kayak clubs in North Berwick , Eyemouth and Berwick. There are also opportunities to dive around the St Abbs Head Wildlife Reserve, Holy Island , The Farne Islands and the Bass Rock which are all local and famous sea bird colonies.
Built in approximately 1830, Peelwalls House is a Grade B listed mansion house lying to the southwest of the village of Ayton in The Scottish Borders. It is predominately constructed from sandstone beneath a slate roof with Doric columns flanking the entrance, and bay windows in main reception rooms.
Although it has been more recently converted for use as a residential nursing home, the house still retains numerous original features such as sash and case windows, decorative cornicing in the principal reception rooms, an original main staircase naturally lit by a wonderful cupola, and several period fireplaces. A more recent flat roof extension was added to provide additional accommodation for the elderly.
Whilst the house is currently converted to have about 20 bedrooms, the new extension and stud walls in the main house could be removed to reinstate the original home. Due to the size of the house, it could be converted into a boutique hotel, a substantial private residential home, or possibly converted into apartments. These are all subject to the appropriate planning permissions being granted.
To the northwest of Peelwalls House is a former coach house which is currently used for storage. It is a substantial stone building constructed from stone beneath a slate roof. It may be possible to convert this building into additional residential accommodation, subject to the appropriate planning permissions.
To the northwest of the house is a Grade C(s) listed walled garden, which was built in the same era as the principal house. It is spacious with ample room to provide a wonderful kitchen garden or landscaped into a formal garden. There is a summer house at the north end of the garden.
Coming from Edinburgh head south on the A1 for approximately 44 miles turning right into Ayton. Continue on the High Street for approximately 0.8 mile then turn right to stay on the High Street/B6355. Continue on this road for 0.7 mile and the entrance to Peelwalls House will be on the right.
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