The Rowans, Ashkirk, Selkirk

Scottish Borders, TD7 4NY

The Rowans, Ashkirk, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 4NY







An impressive, contemporary 3-4 -bedroom family home exceptionally upgraded by the current owners set in a stunning semi-rural location just outside the pretty village of Ashkirk and within close proximity of the A7. With a selection of remarkable features including a serviced triple garage, underfloor heating, annex style accomodation and stunning views to mention a few - this really makes an ideal family home.

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Rettie & Co

01896 824070

Property Details & Description

Accommodation Comprises

Ground Floor

Entrance vestibule, Hallway, Sitting room, Orangery, Dining room, Kitchen, Utility/boiler room, WC, Bedroom/Office Second Kitchen, Bathroom.

First Floor

Landing, Double Bedroom with Dressing area, bedroom 2 with ensuite shower room, bedroom 3, family bathroom.

Triple Garage with a workshop and storage space on the first floor

Garden Grounds

Extending to approx. three quarters of an acre. Landscaped garden, substantial driveway parking, Triple garage and workshop.


Edinburgh 44 miles. Tweedbank 12 miles, Hawick 7 miles, Selkirk 5.5 miles, Ashkirk 0.3 miles.

(All distances are approximate)


The Rowans is situated within the 105 acres of the charming private estate of The Woll, on the south facing side of the Ale Valley in Selkirkshire, above the pretty little hamlet of Ashkirk. Local amenities include a pub, a restaurant and a Village Hall, however more extensive facilities are available in the towns of both Hawick and Selkirk, which are 7 miles and 5.5 miles away, respectively. Both towns provide a wide range of amenities including supermarkets and extensive high street retailers. There are primary and secondary schools in both towns, whilst private schooling can be found in Melrose at St. Mary’s Private Preparatory school, 13.5 miles away. All manner of outdoor pursuits are available locally, with a number of golf courses including the Woll Golf Course, at Ashkirk, which is an 18-hole private parkland course. There is salmon fishing on the river Tweed, rough and driven game shooting on nearby estates, and excellent horse riding and hill walking in the area.


The Rowans is a substantial, contemporary 3–4-bedroom family home set in an enviable semi-rural location not far from the pretty village of Ashkirk, with excellent connections via the A7. With generous living space, an attractive wraparound garden, triple garage and 3-4 bedrooms this property is an impressive family home.

The property is accessed through a beautiful glass panelled front door into a tessellated tile floored entrance vestibule. From here the welcoming entrance hall gives access to all of the ground floor accommodation with the bonus of shoe and cloak storage and a WC. To the left is the inviting dual aspect sitting room with feature, flame effect gas stove to the centre and stunning views, a cosy place to relax in front of the fire; leading through double doors into the wonderfully light orangery. With wraparound views and access through the French doors onto the outdoor patio it is a wonderful spot to enjoy a flow of indoor/outdoor living. The dining room connected provides a more formal hosting area with ample space for a 6/8 seater table again flooded with natural light it is a wonderful space for a dinner party, both the orangery and dining room were added to the property by the current owners to enhance the accomodation and countryside views. The Kitchen, the true heart of the home has a number of enviable features including a gas hob (supplied by Calor gas bottles) with extractor fan, electric double oven, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge, a good number of oak wall and base units and a wonderful woodland view. A separate utility room containing the heat pump and central ventilation/heat recovery unit also provides an area currently housing white goods, including a washer/dryer, fridge and freezer - with separate access outdoors. There is also ample room for drying washing. Completing the accommodation on this level is a double bedroom (currently serving as a home office) with an ensuite bathroom and separate kitchenette – this has great potential to serve as an annex-style section to the property offering great accomodation for guests or for generational living with separate external door, it could be closed off to the rest of the house if desired. Having this ensuite bedroom on the ground floor also futureproofs the property as a forever home. A storage cupboard off the entrance hallway provides useful storage space.

Following the oak spiral staircase to the first floor the accommodation comprises a double bedroom with an ensuite shower room and built in wardrobes, a family bathroom and two further bedrooms one with fantastic walk-in wardrobe/ dressing area. A cupboard off the landing provides additional useful storage space.

Garden Grounds

The garden is fully enclosed by stock proof fencing fitted with electric fence to the field side of the rails, making the garden secure for children and pets, coupled with mature trees and shrubs it provides the property with excellent levels of privacy with no risk of livestock entering. A sweeping tarmac driveway with curved kerb edging and exquisitely landscaped banking provides access to the front of the property and the triple garage from the private gateway. To the side of the property is a large lawned area featuring a selection of pretty trees with a useful garden shed to the bottom corner. The garden allows you to follow the sun with 3 fantastic seating areas spread out - a patio, a decked outdoor dining area and a second patio to the rear of the orangery. An abundance of wildlife populate the garden with several bird feeders and a small pond.

The real showstopper of the outdoor accomodation is the detached serviced double level triple garage with mains electric, water and drainage it is an incredibly versatile space. The first floor and mezzanine currently utilised as a well organised workshop and the ground floor for storage and outdoor equipment with ample space for parking cars. There are multiple power and light points. A great addition to this wonderful family home.


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Fixtures and Fittings

The following should be noted:

(i) Fitted carpets are included in the sale.

(ii) Ceiling and window blinds are included in the sale. The curtains are included in the sale excluding the sitting room sets.

(iii) Light fittings are included in the sale, excluding the chandelier on the ceiling of the spiral staircase.

iv) The Garden Tractor and some furniture may be available by separate negotiation.

Listing and Conservation

The Rowans is not listed or in a conservation area.


Mains water and electric.

Private drainage to a septic tank.

Ground source heat pump to the underfloor heating and panelled radiators.

Central ventilation and heat-recovery system with room sensors.

Battery-operated ceiling blinds in the orangery and dining room.

Individual wireless thermostat controls in each room.

Outdoor Water and Power Supply.

Triple Glazing throughout.

Security and Decorative lighting

Council Tax

Band F

Energy Efficiency Rating

Band C

Local Authority

Scottish Borders Council - Telephone: 01835 824 000.

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Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Particulars and Plans

These particular and plan are believed to be correct, but they are in no way guaranteed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.


1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie Borders LLP, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.

2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.

3. Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Important Notice

Rettie Borders LLP, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Rettie Borders LLP have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.

3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance. No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties which have been sold or withdrawn.


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