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Whitsome Lea, Whitsome, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3NG

Built during the reign of George III, this most handsome Georgian Manse sits in over three acres just outside the small village of Whitsome and affords breath-taking views over the surrounding countryside. The property offers a high degree of privacy with three grand reception rooms, a contemporary kitchen, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. A short walk into the village, there is a shop and post office, an active village hall and a bus route linking the village to the nearby market town of Duns and Berwick-upon-Tweed. This charming house will appeal to those looking for peace and quiet in a comfortable rural family home.

3,457 SQFT
321 SQM
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Property Details & Description




Foyer, Hall, Cloakroom, Sitting Room, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Utility Room.  


Landing, Five Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Office.


Private Driveway, Ample Parking, Circa 3.17 Acres of Garden,  Grounds and Paddock, Storage Sheds.


Berwick Railway Station 9 miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 69 miles, Edinburgh 50 miles (all distances are approximate).



Whitsome Lea is positioned a short distance to the west of the village of Whitsome in the Scottish Borders. Facing to the south, the property affords far-reaching views over the Cheviot Hills and the surrounding countryside. The property is situated a short distance south of the Berwickshire village of Allanton which is served by an excellent gastro-pub and Chirnside, a little further to the north has a supermarket, primary school and other amenities. To the west are the market towns of Kelso and Coldstream, whilst to the east is England’s most northerly market town, Berwick-upon-Tweed, which offers the widest range of amenities including five national supermarkets, middle and secondary schools, a private school at Longridge Towers, a number of local and national shops, eateries and excellent sports facilities.  The region is well connected with the A1 trunk road leading both north and south to Edinburgh and Newcastle respectively, whilst there is also a mainline railway station at nearby Reston and at Berwick-upon-Tweed, which is nine miles away and connects to both cities in circa 45 minutes and London in circa 3.5 hours, making this an excellent commutable region.

General Description


Built in circa 1800, this handsome stone-built detached former Manse sits in approximately 3.17 acres with gardens, grounds and a paddock. The house stands proudly facing south towards the Cheviot Hills and enjoys a high degree of privacy. The house itself offers spacious living accommodation over two floors with three receptions, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The house is approached through stone gate piers and up over a gravelled driveway with ample parking. 


The front door opens into a foyer with an ornate tiled floor and an inner door leading into the hall. An ornate sweeping staircase rises from the hall to the first floor and there is a cloakroom. Off the hall are three grand receptions, two to the front and one to the rear of the house, all with fireplaces. Also off the hall to the rear of the house is the kitchen, fitted with a range of contemporary Shaker style floor and wall-mounted units with quality countertops over and integral appliances including a double oven, induction hob with extractor over, a dishwasher and a fridge and freezer. The kitchen leads into a rear porch with access to the garden and a rear hall leads into the utility room with stairs leading up to an office space. The utility room has plumbing for a washing machine and space for a dryer and a Belfast sink and floor-based units with countertops over.


On the first floor there are five bedrooms with one have access to a Jack & Jill bathroom and a family bathroom.


The house and gardens sit in just over half an acre and there is paddock extending to approximately 2.664 acres. A driveway offers ample off-street parking next to the house and there is a stone store and shed.


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Site Plan


Virtual Tour

General Remarks & Information

Satellite Navigation


For those with the use of Satellite Navigation the postcode for this property is TD11 3NG.




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Fixtures and Fittings


All fitted carpets, blinds and light fittings are included with the sale.

Listing and Conservation


The house is grade C listed.



Mains electricity, mains water and drainage. Oil central heating.

Council Tax


Band G

EPC Rating


Band F (29)

Agents Notes


Please note that the area shaded yellow on the site plan denotes the shared driveway.

Websites and Social Media


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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 & Co, 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 South 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 mis-statement 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 South 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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