5 bed detached house for sale Chirnside, Berwickshire TD11
- Reston Primary School3.4 miles
- Ayton Primary School3.6 miles
- Berwick-upon-Tweed7.2 miles
Features and description
- 5 bedrooms
- 1 reception room
- 5 bathrooms
- 102.26 acres
- Holiday Let
- Home office
3 holiday lodges • planning permission for an additional 4 holiday lodges
Planning permission for 102 static caravan pitches • planning permission for 2 new houses
Let commercial premises
Stabling • 8.22 acres paddocks • planning permission for new stable block and indoor school
36.34 acres productive arable land • 50.21 acres woodland • trout fishing on the Whiteadder Water
Beautiful, expansive views of Cheviot Hills and the Borders countryside from the house and garden
In all about 102.26 acres • for sale as a whole
The Whitehall Estate is a secluded country estate on the banks of the Whiteadder Water with fabulous views south across the valley to the Cheviot Hills in the distance. At its centre is New Whitehall House built close to the site of a substantial country house demolished in 2015. It is an estate diverse in its extent and scope. Not only does it include traditional elements such as productive arable land, woodland, thoroughbred breeding and fishing but other income streams as well, such as let commercial property, and holiday accommodation. There is also potential to create additional income opportunities by utilising existing planning consent to develop additional holiday accommodation (Scottish Borders planning reference 08/01681/ful), static caravan plots stabling etc and housing within the estate (Scottish Borders Council planning reference 9910237FUL). Whether it is lifestyle, sporting, farming, tourism development, woodland management, re-wilding or the concept of natural capital, The Whitehall Estate offers a multitude of opportunities to buyers.
New Whitehall House is a bespoke designed (architect certificated) south facing contemporary country house which provides extensive family accommodation and, by virtue of its open aspect, benefits from a wonderfully light and bright atmosphere. Of particular note are the full-width, open plan living/dining/kitchen accommodation and kitchen with its feature fireplace/stove at its centre, the well-proportioned bedroom and bathroom accommodation, the hall and staircase, the upstairs reception room and the office (rateable value £4,500) which also runs the full width of the house. Until retirement, the current owner of the estate ran a thriving business from this office. The house has fantastic views to the south over the Tweed Valley to the Cheviot Hills and English border, not least from the balcony that runs most of the length of the house. Around the house are the paddocks; close by are the stables. Planning permission has been granted for a new stable block and indoor school.
(See floor plans for room layout and dimensions.)
Holiday lodges, static caravan pitches and commercial premises.
Set apart from New Whitehall House are the three extremely comfortable, timber clad, holiday lodges which generate a useful income. They occupy secluded woodland positions high above the Whiteadder Water and have spectacular views across the river. All have been finished to an exceptionally high standard with open-plan living accommodation, verandas and, in the case of The Lodge, the main bedroom suite has a fantastic balcony and a wood burning stove. They are very popular, with large gardens with privacy, generating a large number of bookings and repeat bookings. Planning permission for the estate includes four more lodges of similar type and a tennis court.
There is also planning permission for 102 static caravan plots in the woodland either side of the north drive and some mobile caravans. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a really progressive business that will contribute to the income stream. Beside the west drive is “The Laundry”, a commercial building that is let successfully to a local business and, which, produces a good income (rateable value £6,800).
The Whitehall Estate is situated in lovely countryside just to the south east of Chirnside. The estate has a secluded setting and has all the benefits of a rural lifestyle whilst being only 8.5 miles from the A1 and the main line railway station at Berwick-upon-Tweed. This excellent communication link to north and south places it firmly within commuting distance of Edinburgh. From Berwick-upon-Tweed there is a fast main line train service to Edinburgh and London with the journey times being approximately 45 minutes and 3¾ hours respectively. Plans are in-hand for the station at Reston (5 miles) on the East Coast Line to re-open. There are regular scheduled flights from both Edinburgh and Newcastle international airports to a number of UK and European destinations.
Berwickshire is a genuinely rural area, rich in agricultural and equestrian tradition, with a low population and a wonderful quality of life that is becoming harder to find. The countryside surrounding The Whitehall Estate is famous for its beauty and its wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. It is therefore an ideal base for those who enjoy all outdoor pursuits. Berwick-upon-Tweed and Duns, are the principal towns in the area with a good range of local services and both primary and secondary schooling. Day-to-day needs can be found in Chirnside. Just outside Berwick is Longridge Towers, a private school that takes children from the ages of three though to eighteen. The nearby coastlines of south east Scotland and north east England are exceptional and have wonderful beaches, golf courses and superb opportunities for walking, sailing, surfing and diving enthusiasts.
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