An impressive, listed period townhouse with spacious accommodation close to the centre of the historic Borders town
Edinburgh 42 miles, Berwick-upon-Tweed 24 miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 68 miles(All distances are approximate)Two reception rooms | Garden room | Five bedrooms | Bath/shower room and downstairs WC | Kkitchen/breakfast room | Laundry/utilityPrivate, walled garden | Outhouse/greenhouseParking availableLyme House is a charming Georgian, south-facing town house dating fromcirca 1830. It is full of character and is situated in the conservation areaof Kelso. Despite being close to the town centre, it is perhaps one of thetown's best kept secrets, with its wonderful walled garden which catchesthe late morning, afternoon and evening sun. Its accommodation is wellproportionedand allows, subject to obtaining the necessary consents forthe present accommodation to be altered. The principal reception rooms aregracious, with high ceilings and large windows. They look out on to SheddenPark, with French windows leading from the drawing room into the garden.However, of more recent note is the addition of the cleverly and attractivelydesigned garden room/home office, with its atrium that connects the gardenroom to the main body of the house. It also gives access to the garden andterrace through sliding doors. A side return from Shedden Park Road alsogives access to the terraced garden, with its well-stocked borders, raisedvegetable boxes, fruit trees and outhouse/greenhouse. Parking is availablein Shedden Park Road and under the archway to Shedden Park, directly opposite Lyme House
Kelso is a delightful and historic Border town with its uniquely cobbledsquare on the banks of The River Tweed, with Lyme House positioned closeto its centre in an area that is steeped in tradition. Floors Castle is close by,and Kelso plays host to the annual Border Union Agricultural Show and theworld-famous Tup Sales. The annual Common Riding festivities take placein July when the main starting point is in the square, with the backdrop of theresplendent two-hundred-year-old town hall. The town has a wide range ofshops, supermarkets, specialist stores, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.It also has very good primary and secondary schools, with private schoolingavailable in Melrose (14 miles) and Berwick-upon-Tweed. The locality is wellcatered for in terms of recreation, leisure facilities such as swimming, rugby,ice skating, hockey, equestrianism, tennis and football. Edinburgh, withits international airport and mainline railway station, lies approximately 42miles to the north-west of Kelso, whilst Berwick-upon-Tweed, with its maineast coastline rail link and the A1, lies approximately 24 miles to the east.Newcastle airport is approximately 58 miles to the south.