Beautiful rural home with bags of potential

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This substantial former farmhouse enjoys a beautiful rural yet accessible location and is set upon around two acres of mature grounds, including a large collection of steading buildings with obvious development potential.

Internally, this lovely family home retains numerous appealing traits and period characteristics, and provides a superb level of accommodation.

The small village of Bonchester Bridge lies on the Rule Water, six miles away from the busy market town of Hawick. For those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, or wish to bring up their family in an environment offering the many benefits of country living, this is an ideal location with much to offer.

Surrounded by spectacular scenery and countryside, the village enjoys an active community life, including a popular inn.

This former farmhouse has been extended over the years and now offers a spacious ideal family home, abounding in charm and character, with numerous appealing features. The current owners have improved the property, including refurbishment of the traditional farmhouse kitchen, which boasts an Aga as well as bespoke American walnut countertops.

Another improvement has been to create an en-suite to the principal bedroom, with the fittings used tying in well with the traditional nature of the house, as does the décor throughout.

Just some of the many appealing attributes include original woodwork to floors, doors and finishes, fireplaces in several rooms and working shutters on the majority of the windows.

As well as a fine bright hall, there are three public rooms and a super den/study. The Aga kitchen and versatile utility, pantry and storerooms complete the ground floor accommodation, while upstairs are five double bedrooms, full of character, and two bathrooms.

The house sits back off the road, bounded by drystane dykes and accessed via a sweeping and slightly sloped gravelled driveway.

The garden grounds have been greatly developed and improved upon by the present owners and abundant planting of mature flowering plants and shrubs and a wide variety of mature trees.

A stunning weeping ash provides the centrepiece.

The front elevation is festooned with flowering climbers, with a paved terrace extending to an arboured corner sitting area. All in all, the gardens create a wonderful environment, providing a safe and secure haven; perfect for children but equally entrancing to the horticulturist.

Set within walled grounds, the collection of traditional steading buildings form in the main an L-shape, with a separate building to the far end. Although planning consent has now lapsed, it has been granted for residential conversion in the past, with separate access.

The sale of Hawthornside Grange affords the purchaser a rarely found opportunity to acquire a lovely country home with the added benefit of having future profitable development potential.