*** CLOSING DATE SET FOR FRIDAY 25TH OF MAR 2022 @ 12:00 ***PART EXCHANGE AVAILABLE! McEwan Fraser is delighted to bring this 6/7 bedroom double upper villa to the market. Tantah House Top offers nearly 300m² of flexible living accommodation over two floors and further benefits from a large private garden and a garage. The property is well-positioned in a rural setting on the edge of Peebles. Tantah House stands at the end of a private drive at the top of Edderston Road and the house and grounds have outlooks over the hills and forests surrounding Peebles from all aspects.
Tantah House is Grade B listed and was built in 1884 by James Inglis of Peebles. It is an imposing 3 story Victorian villa & was originally a small self-contained estate with staff accommodation, a lodge house, a walled garden, paddocks & an imposing driveway. The estate has long since been broken up and Tantah House itself was split into two dwellings in 1949. Despite this, the house & neighbourhood remain unspoiled and Tantah retains much of its original character, having been listed as being of Regional Importance by Historic Scotland.
The Top House is accessed via a staircase to one side of the building. An external door opens into a handy vestibule which is perfect for taking off coats and muddy boots. The main door then opens into the central hallway which gives access to all apartments on the entry-level. The high ceilings, exposed flooring and ornate coving are quite striking and give the first proper clue to the scale and grandeur of the property. Accommodation on this level is focused on a magnificent living room which would have been the main drawing room of the original house. As such, it enjoys magnificent proportions and has retained many original features including working shutters, ornate coving, wood flooring and a ceiling rose. The original marble fireplace contains a modern stove and while this creates a natural focal point, the proportions on offer give plenty of flexibility over furniture position. This will give the new owner the scope to create their ideal entertaining space.
The dining kitchen is positioned across the hall from the living room and enjoys open views over the hills to the rear of the property. The kitchen offers a full range of base and wall-mounted units arranged around a flueless Esse cooker. There is space provided for further free-standing appliances and a central island ensures there is plenty of prep and storage space for the aspiring chef. The kitchen offers ample additional space for a dining table beside the fireplace which also includes a multi-fuel stove.
Accommodation on the entry-level is completed by two generous double bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a home cinema/music room, a bathroom and a room in the lower level of the turret which is currently used for gym equipment. The bathroom boasts an immaculate contemporary finish with partial tiling and a white suite with shower over bath.
The majority of the bedrooms are found on the upper level. Alongside the master suite, there are two magnificent dual aspect doubles, a good-sized single bedroom, a further single bedroom positioned in the turret, and a bathroom. The room in the turret is a wonderful quirk of design and would make for a superb study if one was needed. The master suite is a real delight with enormous floor space for a full range of bedroom furniture. There are double doors opening onto a balcony which is perfect for a morning coffee, a large walk-in wardrobe and a large en-suite shower room with a sauna. The jewel in the crown of the master suite is the cupola which is a very unusual feature in a bedroom. This provides immense natural light during the day and at night you can actually lie in bed and look at the stars at night.
Externally, Tantah House sits at the end of a 200m long drive, shared with neighbouring properties, and there is ample parking available. The property also enjoys one of two garages located in a separate detached building and further benefits from a substantial rear garden with an open aspect over hills and rolling countryside.
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