PROPERTY OF THE WEEK

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Levenlea is an impressive south west facing substantial yellow sandstone detached Victorian family villa set within exquisite and very private mature formal gardens.

The grounds extend to approximately 3.19 acres, located in an elevated position on the outskirts of the Royal and Ancient burgh of Selkirk with fine open views.

Built in 1876 for a local mill owner, Levenlea has been sympathetically and lovingly restored and renovated in 1999 by the current owners to an impressive standard.

Using specialist local tradesmen, the property retains much of the charm and character of a house of its age and grandeur, with features such as fine intarsia floor tiling, sweeping staircase, cornicing and solid oak flooring, working shutters, and marble fireplaces.

The well proportioned and immaculately presented versatile accommodation is set over three floors, with stunning views over the gardens to the town and countryside beyond.

The exquisite mature formal gardens have been extremely well landscaped to provide a large pond with gazebo and rockeries surrounding, together with an unusual decked viewing platform.

A large paved terrace is used for al-fresco entertaining, and a significant feature of the garden is the bespoke barbecue hut, which provides a lovely informal space for entertaining with a central fire pit.

The mature rockery is an enchanting feature of the gardens and leads up to an extensive greenhouse, with a prolific fruiting vine, Calor gas facilities and automatic mechanical opening ventilation system, together with light and plumbing/water.

The garden is a paradise for any horticulturalist with a range of raised beds, cold frames, kitchen garden, potting shed, fruit cage and herb garden. A red brick arbor is a lovely feature.

The amenity is further enhanced by grazing/potential paddock and by mixed mature woodland.

A recently constructed timber outbuilding currently arranged as garaging, could easily be adapted to form stabling.