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Hume Hall, Kelso, Borders, TD5 7TW

6 bedroom detached house for sale

Property Details

Hume Hall is a wonderful country house situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders offering some of the best and most picturesque southerly views the area has to offer.
The principal accommodation is set over ground and first floors and offers four particularly stunning formal and informal public rooms, a large country kitchen and six main bedrooms, with a further two rooms on the second floor. Hume Hall offers stunning garden grounds, an all weather tennis court, a paddock of about 2 acres and a secure 4 car garage. The house is mostly double glazed and with 3 professionally installed multi-fuel stoves, the AGA and 14 solar panels means this is a warm cosy house.

Property Description
Hume Hall is a wonderful country house situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders offering some of the best and most picturesque southerly views the area has to offer. Approached through electric gates to a large, gravelled parking area in front of the property, this fabulous family home offers a wonderful light and bright atmosphere, providing flexible accommodation over three floors. The house in the main is double glazed throughout and has a southeast facing façade with attractive Palladian arched windows and many impressive features such as the decorative cornicing, three beautiful professionally installed log/multi-fuel stove fireplaces, and a bay window in the drawing room. It is believed that the original part of the house dates from the early 1700s with three further sections being added at various stages up until 1900.
The principal accommodation is set over ground and first floors and offers four particularly stunning formal and informal public rooms. The large country kitchen is the heart of the home. It has a four oven AGA and bespoke painted fitted units around a central island with contrasting timber and granite worktops. There is an area for informal dining and relaxing. The kitchen opens through half astragal glazed double doors into the conservatory. In addition to the lovely drawing room and dining room this adds to the superb entertaining space the house provides. There is also a cosy sitting room as well as a study which, together with two upstairs bedrooms, could be annexed off to create a self-contained wing. Superb ancillary accommodation is found throughout the ground floor, with a larder style pantry, utility room with fitted cupboards and washing facilities, boot room and good storage. On the first floor the master bedroom has lovely views over the garden. It has an en suite bathroom with twin basins, a corner bath, separate shower and a WC. There are five further bedrooms on the first floor and two more rooms which could be used as bedrooms or storerooms on the second floor. The principal guest bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin. Two of the bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom and the remaining two bedrooms, together with the two second floor bedrooms share a shower room. There is potential to install a further bathroom facility on the second floor.
The double glazing throughout collective with the 14 solar panels mean this is a warm cosy house.

Outbuildings and Grounds
Hume Hall is set in beautiful gardens and grounds of about 2.3 acres. The grounds surround the property on all sides and provide an attractive and mature setting for the house. On the eastern side of the hall is an extended garage block / garden stores, ideal for vehicles and garden machinery and like the house these are fully alarmed and offer electric up and over doors. There is also further parking on this side of the property and a rear drive. To the west is a large expanse of lawn interspersed with a mature hedge, trees and shrubbery. Off the conservatory is a west facing patio, an ideal space for summer BBQ. A path runs from the house through an archway in the hedge to another large lawned area and summer house, ideal for games such as croquet and this is adjacent to the all weather tennis court.

The Paddock
To the north of the house there is a paddock extending to about 1.90 acres. There is an agricultural building, which could be utilised as stables.

Accommodation Comprises
Ground Floor - Vestibule, Reception Hallway, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Conservatory, Family Sitting Room, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Pantry, Home Office, Utility Room, 3 x W.C, Boot Room, Rear Vestibule.
1st Floor - Principal Bedroom (En-Suite Bathroom), Bedroom 2 (En-Suite Bathroom), Bedrooms 3 &4 (Jack &Jill Bathroom), Bedroom 5 &6, Family Shower Room.
2nd Floor - Bedroom 7, Bedroom 8 / Storeroom.
Outside - Garden Grounds of about 2.3 Acres, All Weather Tennis Court with Pavilion, Far Reach Views, Garage Block / Garden Stores, Paddock of about 1.9 Acres, Stable / Stock Shed. In Total 4.26 Acres.

Kelso 5 Miles, Coldstream 11 Miles, Melrose 16 miles, St Boswells 11 miles, Tweedbank Train Station 17 miles, Berwick upon Tweed Train Station 22 Miles, Edinburgh By-Pass 42 Miles, Newcastle 72 Miles. (All distances are approximate).

Area Insights
Hume Hall is situated in an elevated position in the heart of the Scottish Borders. It is positioned in an idyllic rural setting with unrivalled southerly views and is situated around five miles due north of the historic market town of Kelso.
Kelso is considered one of the most picturesque market towns in Scotland with cobbled streets and historical attractions such as Kelso Abbey and Floors Castle on the doorstep. Further afield the beautiful country homes of Bowhill, Paxton, Manderston, Mellerstain, and Abbotsford are also easily accessible. There is an excellent choice of local shopping with many independent retailers, a vibrant café culture, popular bars and restaurants. Kelso is home to family friendly Kelso racecourse and leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, fitness centre, a lively curling club and two fantastic golf courses including Kelso Golf Club and the championship course at the Schloss Roxburghe Hotel. Kelso has a bustling events scene including the renowned Border Union Agricultural Show, The Borders Art Fair, and numerous concerts/theatre productions at Floors Castle. There are excellent options for schooling nearby including the reputable Kelso High School, and private schooling is available at St Mary’s School in Melrose or Longridge Towers in Berwick-Upon-Tweed.
The picturesque town of Coldstream is also close. Coldstream is full of Scottish charm and is home to the Coldstream Guards, one of the oldest regiments in the British Army. Coldstream also offers a thriving art scene, local attractions such as the Hirsel Estate with its farm shop and café, the Coldstream Museum, and the well regarded Hirsel Golf Club.
The countryside surrounding Hume Hall offers access to a beautiful coastline around the towns of Berwick Upon Tweed, St Abbs and Coldingham. The Northumberland National Park, St Cuthberts Way, and the Cheviot Hills are close by. The popular historic towns of Melrose and Jedburgh are also easily accessible.
Hume Hall is in a quiet and peaceful part of the Scottish Borders, but offers excellent links to Edinburgh, Newcastle and London. The A697 provides easy, commutable access to Scotland’s capital city, Newcastle and Berwick upon Tweed. Tweedbank train station provides a direct link to Edinburgh Waverly, whilst Berwick-upon-Tweed offers a mainline train service to London Kings Cross in 3 ½ hours.

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