Located to the east of the historic Borders town of Hawick, Linden Park is set in a private and peaceful countryside location.
Hawick is centrally located for all the Scottish Borders market towns, as well as being only 45 miles from Edinburgh. The town is well situated with good transport links: the terminus of the Scottish Borders Railway is 20 miles north, while both mainline train services and Newcastle Airport are 52 miles to the southeast.
The town, famous for its textile industry which dates back centuries, with its connection to cashmere production still very much alive today, offers a wide range of services including supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, professional services and a primary and secondary school. The town is an integral part of the Cashmere Trail and is the major remaining centre for that industry in the Borders. In addition the town hosts a number of spectacular events throughout the year, including the world famous Common Riding.
The Borders area is well known for its high quality field sports, including first class grouse shooting in the Lammermuir Hills and a number of extremely well run pheasant shoots. The River Tweed and its tributaries are internationally known for the quality of their salmon and sea trout fishing. Numerous local golf courses, including the recently renovated Roxburghe Championship Course near Kelso, cater for golf enthusiasts. The area also has plenty of walking trails and cycling routes for those wanting to keep fit.
Linden Park is an attractive property set around a courtyard, dating back to around 1885 and is the former stables and coach house to a nearby mansion house. In recent years the accommodation has been extended into the old stables providing spacious and comfortable accommodation throughout. The property has an attractive stone build with slate roof and interesting period features both inside and out. At one stage Linden Park had one of the first hydro-electric systems in Scotland and the evidence of this can still be seen throughout the grounds where there are a series of ponds and sluices along with an old turbine house.
The kitchen / dining room has recently been opened up to create a large open plan space with room for a dining table. The recently installed kitchen has a central island and a range of built in appliances and looks over the courtyard and front garden. Adjacent to the kitchen is a dining room /study which provides a link to the rear hallway which has a door through to the sitting room and drawing room. The sitting room is a cosy space with an open fire and door through to the south facing greenhouse via the garden room.
The drawing room is double aspect and has a door out to the courtyard. Having windows on the south side allows plenty of light into the room and to one end is an open fire, providing warmth in the winter months.
The bedroom accommodation is split between the west and east wings. Within the east wing there is a guest bedroom with en suite shower room on the first floor and on the ground floor there is an additional bedroom and two bath / shower rooms. The west wing was converted in 2010 and has three double bedrooms and two shower rooms. Both wings are linked by the drawing room
Linden Park is approached via a long, wooded drive. This leads to a parking and turning area adjacent to the house. The garden to the front of the house is laid to lawn with a shrub bed separating the formal garden from the paddock, which follows the burn down to the road.
Behind the house, there is a productive vegetable garden with segmented beds. There is also a large south facing greenhouse which is 16m x 5m, capable of providing a variety of fruit. Adjacent to this is a 30 m dog run with log store.
Further afield, there is a substantial area of woodland with wonderful secluded walks. The Trow Burn runs through this and sluice gates can be opened to form a further burn, creating an island. The woodland has a lovely mixture of deciduous trees, including horse chestnut, lime and ash, together with some coniferous trees. The burn is crossed in two places by bridges, the bridge nearest the house having wonderful conical turrets at each corner. On the west side of the burn is an orchard which has been planted with a variety of fruit trees and to the north is the old turbine house.