The Old Dairy, Harpertoun, Kelso, Scottish Borders, TD5 7QW





The Old Dairy epitomises country living, whether it be making bread in the five-oven AGA, cocktails on the deck or warming your feet by the multifuel stove on a winter’s night, The Old Dairy meets all of your lifestyle aspirations.  South facing, with unrivalled views of the Cheviot Hills, the Old Dairy sits in spacious garden grounds.  To the Northwest are unrestricted views of Hume Castle and surrounding countryside.   The accommodation is a stunning 4/5 bedroom detached contemporary home, with a traditional country feel.  Individual rooms are well proportioned and combine to offer a breadth of possibilities for family living.  If you are looking to make your dreams come true and find your ‘forever country home’ The Old Dairy is an opportunity you cannot miss.


Accommodation Comprises


Ground Floor

Reception Hallway, Formal Lounge, Dining Room, Spacious Open Plan Kitchen and Large Entertainment Space,

Utility, Pantry, Bedroom 4, Home Office / Bedroom 5, Family Bathroom.

First Floor

Master Bedroom (En-Suite Shower Room), Fitted Dressing Room come study, Bedroom 2 (En-Suite Shower Room), Bedroom 3.


Gravel driveway, Extensive Front and Fenced Rear Garden, Decking Off Kitchen and Entertainment Space.


Kelso 4 Miles, Coldstream 8 Miles, Melrose 16 miles, Tweedbank Train Station 17 miles,

Berwick upon Tweed Train Station 19 Miles, Edinburgh By-Pass 43 Miles, Newcastle 65 Miles.

(All distances are approximate).


Area Insights

The Old Dairy is situated in an elevated position in the heart of the Scottish Borders in a small farming hamlet called Harpertoun. It is positioned

in an idyllic rural setting with unrivalled views north and south and is situated around 4 miles southeast of the historic market town of Kelso.

Kelso is considered one of the most picturesque market towns in Scotland with cobbled streets and historical attractions such as Kelso Abbey and Floors Castle on the doorstep. Further afield the beautiful country homes of Bowhill, Paxton, Manderston, Mellerstain, and Abbotsford are also easily accessible.  There is an excellent choice of local shopping with many independent retailers, a vibrant café culture, popular bars and restaurants. Kelso is home to family friendly Kelso racecourse and leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, fitness centre, a lively curling club and two fantastic golf courses including Kelso Golf Club and the championship course at the Schloss Roxburghe Hotel. Kelso has a bustling events scene including the renowned Border Union Agricultural Show, The Borders Art Fair, and numerous concerts/theatre productions at Floors Castle.

There are excellent options for schooling nearby including the reputable Kelso High School, and private schooling is available at St Mary’s School in Melrose or Longridge Towers in Berwick-Upon-Tweed.

The picturesque town of Coldstream is also close. Coldstream is full of Scottish charm and is home to the Coldstream Guards, one of the oldest regiments in the British Army. Coldstream also offers a thriving art scene, local attractions such as the Hirsel Estate with its newly opened farm shop and café, the Coldstream Museum, and the well regarded Hirsel Golf Club.

The countryside surrounding The Old Dairy offers access to a beautiful coastline around the towns of Berwick Upon Tweed, St Abbs

and Coldingham. The Northumberland National Park, St Cuthberts Way, and the Cheviot Hills are close by. The popular historic towns

of Melrose and Jedburgh are also easily accessible.

The Old Dairy is in a quiet and peaceful part of the Scottish Borders, but offers excellent links to Edinburgh, Newcastle and London. The A697 provides easy, commutable access to Scotland’s capital city, Newcastle and Berwick upon Tweed. Tweedbank train station provides a direct link

to Edinburgh Waverly, whilst Berwick-upon-Tweed offers a mainline train service to London Kings Cross in 3 ½ hours.


General Remarks



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Agent’s Notes

The farm track leading to the house off the B6461 is shared with the other residents

of the hamlet and there is a 1/20th share of maintenance of it.

Useful Links

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

The Hirsel Estate - https://www.hirselhomestead.co.uk/

Kelso Swimming Pool - https://www.liveborders.org.uk/health/swimming/swimming-pools/kelso-swimming-pool

Kelso Fitness Centre - http://www.abbeyfitness.co.uk

Kelso Medical Centre - https://www.kelsohealthcentre.co.uk

Kelso High School - https://www.kelsohighschool.org.uk

Kelso Rugby Club - https://www.kelsorfc.co.uk

Kelso Races - https://www.kelso-races.co.uk

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

Borders Abbey Way - https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/borders/borders-abbeys-way.shtml

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

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

Schloss Hotel and Golf - https://schlosshotel-roxburghe.com/en/home

Kelso Golf Course - http://www.kelsogolfclub.co.uk

Hirsel Golf Club - https://www.hirselgc.co.uk



Fixtures and Fittings

Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.

Listing and Conservation

The Old Dairy is not listed, nor in a conservation area.


  • LPG fired central heating.

  • Mains electricity and water.

  • Drainage to a shared private septic tank.

  • Broadband via Borderlink.




Council Tax

Band G

Energy Efficiency Rating

Band D (Rating 65)


Local Authority

Scottish Borders Council
Telephone: 0300 100 1800



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Particulars prepared in July 2022. Photos taken in July 2022.