Old Bewlie, near Lilliesleaf, Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9ER











(2.6 Acres)



(5.8 Acres)

Old Bewlie is a beautiful 18th century country house set in particularly stunning garden grounds and offers a 5 acre grazing paddock. The property has been completely rebuilt in recent years by the current owner and now offers very comfortable, well-appointed family accommodation located in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. Old Bewlie extends to about 3715 Sq F / 345 Sq M and comprises of a very handsome family sitting room positioned off the family kitchen breakfast room, a dining room and the parlour. The first floor has 5 comfortable double bedrooms, 3 family bath / shower rooms and offers access to attic space. Much of the accommodation on the ground floor opens out to the stunning 2.6 acres of garden grounds. The main entrance to Old Bewlie is approach up the private driveway which also offers access to the car port and stable block. In addition to the generous garden grounds there is a separate 5.8 acre grazing paddock.


Accommodation Comprises

Ground Floor

Reception Hallway, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Parlour, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Pantry, Workshop / Home Office, Utility Room, Downstairs Shower Room, Boiler Room.

First Floor

Master Bedroom, 4 Further Double Bedrooms, 3 Family Bathrooms.


Ample Off-Street Parking, Car Port, Formal & Informal Garden Grounds of about 2.64 Acres, Grazing Paddock of about 5.8 Acres, 4 x Stables, Tack Room, Feed Store.

In Total 8.44 Acres / 3.42 Hectares.


Tweedbank Train Station 10 Miles

Melrose 9 Miles

Lilliesleaf 2 Miles

Ancrum 4 Miles

Edinburgh Airport 51 Miles

Berwick upon Tweed Train Station 36 Miles

(all distances are approximate).


Garden Grounds and Grazing Paddock

A particular feature of Old Bewlie is the 2.6 acres of garden ground that enclose the property. They have been a labour of love for the current owner who is a garden designer and created them from scratch when the house was rebuilt in 2006. A secure gate leads up the driveway, past the stable block and 3 berth car port to a turning circle in front of the house. Formal and informal areas around the grounds are interspersed with box and beech hedging, mature beds, fruit trees and an abundance of colourful flowers and bushes. There is a productive kitchen garden off the sitting room room which offers a number of raised beds and a green house. A rose arbour connects the different part of the garden with each other and a pergola which is draped with climbing roses offers a wonderful place to sit in summer months.

In addition to the stunning garden grounds, Old Bewlie offers a 5.8 acre grazing paddock which is fully fenced and offers two vehicular access points. The paddock also has a water supply.


Area Insights

Old Bewlie is situated in some of the most varied and beautiful countryside in the U.K. Although very much in a rural position the border towns of Selkirk, Jedburgh and Galashiels are all within a short drive along with the local and national amenities and services they offer. Melrose and St Boswell’s, two of the prettier border’s town are also nearby. Although many of the border towns offer national conveniences like Sainsbury’s, M&S and Morrison’s supermarkets there are some truly fantastic local suppliers on the doorstep that would love your support. There is a list of useful links below that might be of interest.

The area has many historical attractions to explore like Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott, the Abbey in Melrose or Floors Castle and Gardens in Kelso to name a few. Schooling for all ages is available nearby with a very well thought of local primary school in Lilliesleaf. Secondary schooling can be found in Selkirk, otherwise nearby private education can be found at St Mary’s in Melrose or Longridge Towers near Berwick upon Tweed. The area offers some fantastic sporting pursuits including cycling, bowls, curling, golf, hill walking and fishing on the River Tweed, arguably the most famous salmon river in the world. In general, the Borders offer excellent riding facilities with Ian Stark Equestrian Centre only 6 miles away. There are also a number of local point to points, hunting with the well-attended Jed Forest, Buccleuch and Border Hunts nearby and the annual Common Riding which takes place throughout the Borders. Tweedbank Railway Station which is situated between Galashiels and Melrose provides a regular train service to Edinburgh and the A68 gives easy access north to Edinburgh and south to Corebridge and Newcastle.






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Useful Links

St Mary’s School - https://www.stmarysmelrose.org.uk

Longridge Towers - https://lts.org.uk

Walking in the Elidons - https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/borders/eildon-hills.shtml

Minto Golf Club - https://www.mintogolf.co.uk

Melrose Rugby Club - https://melroserugby.org

The Melrose Sevens - https://melrose7s.co.uk

The Ancrum Cross Keys Public House - https://www.ancrumcrosskeys.com

The Main Street Trading Company - https://www.mainstreetbooks.co.uk

The Denholm Meet - https://www.denholmantiquesandinteriors.co.uk/the-denholm-meet-restaurant-cafe

The Borders Book Festival - https://bordersbookfestival.org

Fishing on the Tweed - https://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Tweed/?dom=Pal

Simulated Shoot Days - http://www.rulevalley.com

Walking in the Scottish Borders - https://walkscottishborders.com

Johnstons of Elgin - https://www.johnstonsofelgin.com/retail/visit-us/hawick-mill

Tweedbank Train Station - https://www.scotrail.co.uk/scotland-by-rail/great-scenic-rail-journeys/borders-railway-edinburgh-tweedbank

Abbotsford House - https://www.scottsabbotsford.com

Floor Castle - https://www.floorscastle.com

Equestrian Facilities - https://ianstarkequestriancentre.co.uk

Common Riding - https://returntotheridings.co.uk



Fixtures and Fittings

Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price. A list of separate items for sale will be available.


Listing and Conservation

Please note Old Bewlie is B Listed but not in a conservation area.


Oil fired central heating.

Main’s electricity

Drainage to a private septic tank and soakaway reed bed system.

Standard Broadband services are available, otherwise superfast broadband is on offer through Borderlink.


Council Tax

Band G.

Energy Efficiency Rating

Band D (Rating 68)

Local Authority

Scottish Borders Council
Telephone: 0300 100 1800


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Photographs taken in April 2021. Particulars prepared in April 2021.