Whinstone, Stichill, Kelso, Scottish Borders


Whinstone, Stichill, Kelso, Scottish Borders, TD5 7TA







Whinstone is the beautiful former village school set in an elevated position in the peaceful village of Stichill homing 3 Bedrooms and 2 Reception Rooms, it has the potential to be a great family home. It is located around 2 miles North of Kelso, with spectacular southerly views and an abundance of period features.

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Hugh Rettie

Rettie & Co

01896 824070
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Hugh Rettie

Rettie & Co

01896 824070

Property Details & Description

Accommodation Comprises:

Ground Floor

Sun Porch, Sitting/Dining room, Kitchen, Snug, Bedroom with Ensuite, Shower Room, 


First Floor

2 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Study/Mezzanine

Garden Grounds

Driveway Parking, Double Garage, Front and Rear Gardens



Kelso 2 Miles, Melrose 12 Miles, Borders Railway Terminus 13 Miles, Galashiels 16 Miles,

Jedburgh 14 Miles, Edinburgh 42 Miles

(All distances are approximate)



Whinstone sits in an elevated position in the attractive village of Stichill, close to the popular Borders town of Kelso. Situated on the banks of the River Tweed, the town is protected to the north by the Lammermuir Hills and the Cheviots to the south, and lies in one of the most beautiful valleys in the country. Floors Castle is close by, and Kelso plays host to the annual Border Union Agricultural Show and world-famous tup sales. Kelso has a wide range of shops, supermarkets, and services with excellent schooling in the area. The town has very good primary and secondary schools, with private schooling available in Melrose (14 miles) and Berwick-upon Tweed. The area is well provided for in terms of recreation, leisure facilities such as rugby, ice skating, hockey, equestrian, tennis, and football. Edinburgh, and its international airport and mainline railway station, lies approximately 42 miles to the northwest of Kelso, while Berwick-upon-Tweed, with its mainline rail link (trainlinks and being able to arrive in London pre 9:00 am) and the A1, lies approximately 24 miles to the east. Newcastle airport is approximately 58 miles to the south. There are lovely walks in the area and fishing is available on the Rivers Tweed and Teviot including the famous Junction Pool. Organised pheasant and grouse shooting is available locally. There are frequent National Hunt race meetings at Kelso and the golfer is well catered for at the recently established 18-hole Roxburghe course.


Dating back to the late 19th Century, Whinstone served as the village school until the 1950s and was converted for residential use in the 1970s. Whinstone attained its name after the quarry where the stone originated.

Entrance to Whinstone is granted though the main front door into a spacious porch flooded with sunlight, a welcoming space with coat and shoe storage leading into both the main living area and the separate snug. The property benefits from large, south-facing windows, resulting in a wonderfully bright, living accommodation over two floors with far reaching views of the Borders countryside. The ground floor is centred on a double height capacious sitting/dining room with beautiful central fireplace, original sash and case windows and pine wood panelling on multiple surfaces. Further to the ground floor is a kitchen with adjoining utility room fitted with an abundance of cream wall and base units, integrated electric oven, gas hob with extractor fan and space for white goods, there is a door granting access to the garden from the rear of the utility room perfect for hosting al fresco dining. A snug/study is found to the front of the kitchen with a cosy electric fireplace and south facing views. To complete the ground floor is a principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom well equipped with shower over bath, WC, hand basin, an abundance of storage space and a further ground floor shower room.

Upstairs, via an open tread stairway an attractive mezzanine library/office space overlooks the sitting room. Bookshelves form the balcony sides ideal for ample storage, the high-level window nearby frames the perfect view from this library space. Two double bedrooms are accessed to the rear of the mezzanine, benefitting from far reaching views (The Cheviot’s to the front and the beautiful garden to the back). One of the two rooms has the bonus of fitted wardrobes with hanging and shelved space. Both bedrooms on the first floor are served by a main family bathroom, equipped with a bath, WC, hand basin and a heated towel rail decorated with wooden panelling and checked Victorian tiles.

Garden Grounds

The property and its gardens sit in a plot of around 0.66 acres.

To the front of the property is a gravel driveway with parking for up to 4 cars, a serviced double garage, a greenhouse and log store. The fully enclosed front garden is laid mainly to lawn and a combination of mature trees, shrubs and flower beds add colour, interest, and a haven for wildlife. A path to one side of the garden leads up to the slabbed area at the front door.

To the west side of the house a gravel path gives access to the rear garden which is laid mainly to lawn and delineated by a mixture of mature trees, hedging and a timber fence. A number of flower beds add character and charm.


Satellite Navigation

For those with the use of Satellite Navigation the postcode for this property is TD5 7TA.



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Fixtures and Fittings

All fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings may be available by separate negotiation.

Listing and Conservation

Please be aware, Whinstone is not listed, nor is it in a conservation area.


Mains electricity, oil-fired central heating, Mains water,

Mains drainage.

EPC Rating

Band …

Council Tax

Band G

Local Authority

Scottish Borders Council - Telephone: 01835 824 000.

Internet Web Site

This property and other properties offered by Rettie & Co can be viewed on our website at www.rettie.co.uk as well as our affiliated websites at www.rightmove.co.uk www.onthemarket.com and www.thelondonoffice.co.uk.

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 particulars 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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Hugh Rettie

Rettie & Co

01896 824070