This magnificent Grade C Listed mansion was designed by the renowned architect John Henderson and was completed in 1852. The mansion offers more than 10,000 square feet of elegant accommodation and numerous striking architectural features, including bartizan towers with decorative turrets.
The property benefits from numerous modern additions and updates, including a recently installed Biomass automatic feed wood pellet central heating system with electric heating to other parts of the house. There is also extensive double glazing and the roof has been replaced during the current owner’s tenure.
The main house features five ground-floor reception rooms, with a further reception room upstairs. These include the grand drawing room,the formal dining room, a study, a sitting room and a modern garden/leisure room with a bar, a hot-tub and bi-fold doors with lovely views to the gardens and pond. The imposing doubleheight reception hall has a trussed timber ceiling and an arch over the stairway, while doors lead to three of the main reception rooms. Each reception room has its own unique features and character, including decorative plasterwork, Jacobean ceilings, fireplaces and tall sash windows which welcome plenty of natural light. The ground floor also has the kitchen and adjoining breakfast room, with the kitchen offering plenty of storage and the breakfast room an ideal setting for informal dining.
There is one double bedroom on the ground floor together with one bathroom, while the first floor provides a further four generous, well-presented bedrooms, three of which are en suite. There is a splendid galleried first-floor landing along with a family bathroom and a dressing room. Additionally on the first floor is the property’s sixth reception room – built as a billiard room and currently used as a home cinema.
The house also benefits from three selfcontained additional residences. There are two one-bedroom flats with their own entrances on the ground floor as well as the first-floor guest suite, which is accessed via its own staircase in the main house. The flats provide ideal guest accommodation at the rear of the house and can be reintegrated into the main house, if desired.
Together with the rich period detailing and ornate period styling, the house offers modern comforts and technology including 900Mbps superfast fibre optic internet access, a gym, a spa with a sauna and hot-tub and a home cinema.
EPC Band E Local Authority: Scottish Borders Council, +44 (0)300 100 1800 Services: Mains electricity, private water and drainage. Council Tax: Main house: Band H, The Studio: Band A, Monk’s Retreat: Band A Tenure: Freehold Wayleaves and easements: The property is sold subject to any wayleaves or easements, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
This property has 11.76 acres of land.
The mansion sits within almost 12 acres of beautifully landscaped formal gardens and outer grounds. The formal gardens are mostly to the south of the house and feature a gravel terrace, a lawn beyond and a landscaped rockery with its own water feature and stone steps leading through an array of colourful shrubs, wellstocked flowerbeds and mature specimen trees, which climb the hillside to the circular dovecote. There are open paddocks to the north, northeast and south-east of the house, providing grazing or equestrian use. The driveway at the front of the house provides ample parking and access to the detached four-car garaging block, which has a large first-floor storage area which could be developed, subject to the necessary consents. There is also an EV charging point in the car park area at the west end of the Hall.
Borthwick Hall occupies a stunning rural setting in the Moorfoot Hills, in the tiny village of Heriot. Heriot is a thriving community with a local primary school, Heriot Primary School, and a village hall and a parish church. The town of Gorebridge, eight miles away, provides a range of everyday amenities including local shops, health centre and a railway line with half-hourly services into Edinburgh. Edinburgh city centre is approximately 20 miles away, providing access to first-class shopping, restaurants and cultural facilities, as well as excellent educational facilities. The area is well connected by road, with the A7 providing access towards Edinburgh and south towards the borders. Edinburgh’s transport connections include access to the A1 and Edinburgh Waverley mainline station, which provides regular services towards London. The surrounding area provides an ideal setting for walking, cycling and riding, while there are also number of golf courses within easy reach.
Mileages A7 1.9 miles, Gorebridge 8.3 miles, Gorebridge station 8.5 miles (26 minutes to Edinburgh Waverley), A1 15.0 miles, Edinburgh city centre 20 miles, Edinburgh Waverley mainline station 20 miles, Edinburgh International Airport 26 miles.
From central Edinburgh, follow the A7 (Dalkeith Road) to the Edinburgh Bypass (A720) cross the bye-pass and follow the A7 for approximately 11 miles and then turn right onto the B709 for Heriot. After a mile and a half, you will find the entrance to Borthwick Hall on the left-hand side