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A modern detached villa near Kelso situated high above the River Tweed with mesmerising views across the border

Completed in 2007, Roisn Dhu is a handsome detached villa situated within a small and exclusive cluster of similarly individually designed properties. Designed and built for present owners Paul and Maria McGinley, the house occupies a sizeable elevated plot that provides amazing open views across the Tweed and nearby village of Sprouston and beyond, over the border to Northumberland – and on a clear day, even the coast is visible.

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Roisin Dhu, Holefield, Kelso


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Roisin Dhu, Holefield, Kelso

“We were instantly drawn to the site because of the rural aspect and views,” says Paul. “It’s also a very quiet and peaceful spot, yet only a short drive to Kelso for schools, shops and other amenities.” Now 10 years old, the villa has had time to become established into the landscape, while the surrounding gardens – mainly lawn with planted borders, the result of Maria’s green-fingered endeavors – are fully enclosed and now include two large sun decks and a timber-built, double -glazed summerhouse that could easily be utilised as a dedicated garden office.

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The property also has a detached double garage and parking for several vehicles at the front. Internally, the two-storey house is configured to give an entrance vestibule (with cloakroom off) opening into a multipurpose 24ft hall - currently a dining hall -with an unusual feature in patio doors to the rear garden.

The hall also has access to a large breakfasting kitchen and adjoining utility with external access via a porch at the side of the property. Fitted and well equipped, the kitchen has a central island cooking hub and a dining area adjacent to a three-section bay window overlooking the front of the house and countryside beyond.


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“It’s a very quiet and peaceful spot, yet only a short drive to Kelso for schools, shops and other amenities”

The ground floor accommodation is split level, with steps from the hall leading to the master bedroom, a spacious and bright room with windows on three sides, built-in storage, and an en suite shower room. Positioned on the first floor, the living room maximises the views that give this home its wow factor. A lovely room that echoes the footprint of the master bedroom below, it has a multi-fuel stove on a slate plinth and windows on three sides, including French doors that open to a decorative Juliet-style balcony. Joining the living room on the upper floor are three further double bedrooms and a large family bathroom with vanity storage, bath and separate corner shower. Two of the bedrooms have built -in storage – a full wall of fitted wardrobes in the master bedroom, while the landing area also features extensive built-in storage as well as two deep cupboards and a walk-in cupboard in the main reception hall.

Roisn Dhu is a spacious and well-designed family home that celebrates its elevated setting and views to superb effect, indoors as well as out. For those seeking a more tranquil living environment with easy access to road and rail links and town amenities, this property has to be a serious contender.

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Roisin Dhu Holefield , Kelso , TD5 8BW  
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