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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.


Roisin Dhu, Holefield, Kelso




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.


“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.

Peace and Tranquility


Roisin Dhu Holefield , Kelso , TD5 8BW  
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