A substantial country property of about 8.50 acres (3.44ha) in an attractive rural location with a traditional five bedroom house, which is in need of some renovation and redecoration, 2 bedroom cottage, and an attractive range of traditional buildings around the original yard. The property would make an ideal home for a family with equestrian interests or a party wishing to set up a B&B/SC enterprise combined with riding stables and or other leisure and recreational facilities.
Situated in an attractive rural area adjoining the Borders Forest Park, Whisgills House also benefits from good road links being approximately 20 miles north of Carlisle (M6 J44) with Canonbie and Longtown 6.5 miles and 13 miles to the south respectively. Local amenities are available in Newcastleton, Canonbie and Longtown with a wider range of amenities in Carlisle, Langholm and Hawick. A primary school, together with a doctors, fuel station, butchers, spar supermarket and a variety of hotels and pubs are available in Newcastleton, approximately 4 miles north east of Whisgills House with secondary schools in Langholm, Lockerbie and Hawick. Private schools are available in Carlisle.
The house is built of stone under a slate roof and enjoys open views to the south east over the grazing paddocks and woodland areas beyond, providing spacious accommodation with UPVC and wood framed double glazing, partial LPG gas fired central heating to the ground floor rooms and electric night storage and panel heaters to the first and second floors. The house is accessed from the courtyard via the rear porch leading into the inner hall with store room off and access to a large dining kitchen, study, living room, dining room and bathroom on the ground floor. The dining kitchen has an extensive range of oak fitted wall and floor units and breakfast bar and has a LPG fired cooker which also heats some radiators. Bedroom 1 is located on a half landing just off the main stairs and is sub divided into two rooms with coombed ceilings and Velux windows. Four further double bedrooms can be found on the first floor along with a family shower-room. Bedroom 2 has its own en-suite, and bedrooms 4 and 5 share an en-suite shower room. On the second floor there are a further two rooms with coombed ceilings and Velux windows which could be used as a playroom or storage room.
There are garden to the front and side of the house with lawns, trees and shrubs and ample parking is available in the main yard. Historically there has been an orchard with fruit trees, gravelled beds and paths.
This two bedroom cottage is built of stone and slate and has the benefit of partial double glazing and does also require renovation and redecoration throughout. The cottage is accessed through an entrance hall with doors leading to the living room, bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen is accessed through the living room and has double glazed doors leading to the garden area. The second bedroom is accessed via the open staircase in the lounge and has coombed ceilings and a Velux window.
Finally there is access to a billiards room from the Old Bothy Cottage entrance hall. This room also has separate access to the yard and and emergency access door to the rear. Please note that the full size billiards table is included in the sale.
A single story range of stone and slate buildings forming former games rooms (22’5” x 14’4”), ladies and gents changing rooms (10’5” x 9’0” each) and shower and toilets, bar room (16’4” x 14’2”) and sauna room (14’10” x 10’0”).
These comprise a large range of traditional stone and slate buildings around the original yard with the main barn (32’7” x 17’0”), former bunk house (23’3” x 16’3”), workshop (22’0” x 13’2”), tack room (11’10” x 9’2”), and various stables, stalls, loose boxes and stores which could accommodate up to 12 horses.
The stabling and stores comprises stalls for three (38’6” x 16’3”), two loose boxes (18’2” x 15’0”), one loose box (16’2” x 15’7”) which can be split into two, one loose box (16’3” x 10’0”), stalls for five (32’0” x 15’7”), hay shed and garage (32’0” x 14’1”) timber under tin roof, corrugated metal feed store (18’10” x 8’10”) and dog kennel.
There is an outdoor all weather sand Menage with post and rail fencing and three grazing paddocks extending to approx 8 acres. Maintenance of the access track is shared equally between the various users although the Forestry commission have paid for the maintenance and upgrading of much of the track/road in the past as they use it for timber extraction from the adjoining forest.