Elegant house and estate offers chance to secure a piece of history

This magnificent Edwardian house, built in 1906, was originally the family home of John King Ballantyne, mill owner and son of Henry Ballantyne, who was substantially responsible for founding the Scottish Borders village of Walkerburn, having initially purchased land there to build a tweed mill in 1846.

Of late, the house – which forms part of a charming small country estate, set across approximately ten acres – has been operated as an independently owned luxury five-star hotel.

The period home features three reception rooms, a kitchen, sunroom, games room, ten ensuite bedrooms, an office, and outbuildings.

There is a mature garden comprising formal terraces to the front, with their flagstone steps descending towards the River Tweed, as well as productive grazing land of around seven acres.

Reception room receives plenty of light in the one-time five-star hotel. Image: Scott Clark Photogrpahy

Walkerburn, surrounded by the Tweed Valley, is active and friendly and has a great community spirit. It is situated between Peebles and Galashiels, and is popular with city commuters.

An open day to view the property will be held on Monday, 10 October. Call 0131-459 2222 to book a slot.

Galashiels Road, Walkerburn, Borders, EH43. Offers over £1.3m. Marketed by Ballantynes/Sotheby’s International Realty

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Just one of the home’s ten ensuite bedrooms. Image: Scott Clark Photography