Borders property: 19th century villa could be a “superb family home”


A ‘UNIQUE’ 14 bedroom villa in the Borders is on the market for offers over £ 3million.

Faldonside House, which sits along the Tweed between Melrose and Selkirk, has a tennis court, octagonal home theater, all-weather riding arena, seven function rooms and eight bathrooms .

Knight Frank realtors said: “Faldonside House is unique in the Melrose area – probably in all borders.

“The original part started out as a simple, classic three-bay villa with a columned port dating from around 1800.

“It was enlarged at the end of the 19th century when wings were added and the front of the house was redone in matching stone.

“A complete and sympathetic renovation of Faldonside House has been undertaken over the past three years.

“This included new quality fitted bathrooms (all with underfloor heating), a complete redecoration of the interior layout, a complete repair / replacement of the exterior woodwork, an update to the lighting systems and the addition of insulation in the house which, with its roof and masonry, is maintained to a high standard. ”

In addition to the main house, Faldonside House includes outbuildings which provide further accommodation.

The outbuildings have storage space, a freezer room, garages and above are two old renovated apartments – there is a one bedroom apartment and the other two to three bedrooms.

Knight Frank added: Faldonside House faces south.

“So it has a wonderfully light and bright atmosphere with adaptable accommodations and well-proportioned formal reception rooms, which retain a number of period features.

“These combined with the reception hall make it a superb family home, excellent for entertaining.

“It is well maintained inside and out and is beautifully presented.”

Click here for more information and to request a tour of Faldonside House.

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