Ancrum, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, TD8
Former manse in popular Scottish Borders village
Former Victorian manse in need of some refurbishment. The house presents many possibilities and has huge scope. It is full of character with high ceilings, working shutters on both floors and solid panel doors. Trout fishing. In all about 2.96 acres. EPC rating F. Alebank House is a really attractive Victorian family house set in mature, private grounds, having formally been a Church of Scotland manse. Although in need of some refurbishment, Alebank House presents many possibilities and has huge scope. It is light and bright, and the rooms provide adaptable family accommodation with well-proportioned reception rooms and good size bedrooms. It is full of character with high ceilings, working shutters on both floors and solid panel doors. Alebank House is approached along a gravel drive with a large parking area at the front door. Set apart from the house is a useful range of outbuildings constructed of solid natural stone walls with part sheeted, part slated roofs. They provide garaging for up to 3 cars, a store for garden equipment, a potting shed and a fuel store. At the northern end of the building is a lean-to greenhouse. Alebank House has an exceptional garden. The main garden, lying adjacent to the house, is bordered by wonderful mature trees, shrubs, hedges and stone walls. It is a sea of colour for most of the year with well stocked herbaceous borders, roses, an orchard full of productive fruit trees and beds producing beautiful cut flowers. There are extensive lawns, including a croquet lawn, whilst a circular ornamental pond is positioned in the middle of the main lawn outside the drawing room. A paved seating area, with a sun dial at its centre, overlooks the Alewater and paddock below.