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Whitchester’s House, Hawick, Roxburgh, TD9 0NR


Whitchester’s House is a beautiful, detached family country home enjoying a private rural position in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The property is in turnkey condition, beautifully presented inside and out, offering stunning garden grounds, a paddock, and unspoilt views of the Borders.

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Nicola Crombie
Senior Sales Consultant

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Property Details & Description

Accommodation Comprises

Ground Floor

Entrance vestibule, Reception Hall, Family Room, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen + Utility Room, WC, Bedroom/Study, Bathroom.

First Floor

Bedroom with Shower Room and Dressing area

Second Floor

Landing, Four Bedrooms – 2 with En-suites, Main Bathroom

Third Floor

Landing, Three Bedrooms, Bathroom


Garden Grounds, Driveway, Serviced Garage, Log Store, Woodland, Paddock 2.6 acres.


Hawick 3 miles, Galashiels 21 miles, Melrose 22 miles, Edinburgh 58 miles, Berwick-upon-Tweed 45 miles, Carlisle 41 miles.

(All distances are approximate)


Whitchester’s House is situated about a mile off the A7, south of the popular Scottish Borders town of Hawick. The property offers miles of unspoilt countryside to explore whilst still offering easy access to all the Borders and up into Edinburgh. The nearby town of Hawick provides excellent leisure and shopping facilities as well as several cafes, restaurants and some interesting independent shops.

The region boasts some of the most impressive countryside in Scotland and there are a wide range of country pursuits available including fishing, shooting, golf and hill walking. The Borders offer excellent riding facilities, local point to points and hunting with the Jed Forest, Buccleuch and Border Hunts.

The nearby towns of Melrose, Kelso and Galashiels offers further shopping facilities and historical sites as well as the regions excellent Border General Hospital; and Tweedbank railway station providing a regular train service to Edinburgh.


Built in 1870 Whitchester’s House sits up a single-track road which only offers access to the residents on it. The property is approached down a private gravel drive to a parking area outside the house.

Internally the property benefits from an abundance of period features including; sash and case windows, Window shutters, plaster coving and a carpeted oak staircase to name a few.

A spacious vestibule leads you into the welcoming reception hallway which gives access to most of the accommodation within. The ground floor comprises of two north facing reception rooms both with beautiful wood burning stoves, a separate Dining Room with French doors perfect for entertaining inside and out, a double bedroom/study, a shower room cleverly equipped with shower WC and Hand Basin, a separate WC to the rear and finally the bright and spacious kitchen diner, which is modern and stylish, finished with a beautiful granite worktop. It is complete with an instant boiling water tap, induction hob, double oven, Micro-oven, coffee machine, integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and island. The kitchen diner also benefits from dual aspect windows showcasing views out to the rear garden and gorgeous countryside. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room with tiled flooring, wooden units and ample space for essential white goods. 

The beautiful original staircase leads you to both the first and second floor.  The master bedroom located on the first floor has a large en-suite, dressing room and separate staircase leading up from the kitchen adding a feel of privacy. Four further double bedrooms are also situated on the first floor, two benefiting from modern en-suites and an additional bathroom equipped with shower, bath, WC and Hand Basin. 

Completing the accomodation on the second floor are the last 3 bedrooms, all benefitting from Velux windows allowing a flow of lovely natural light and another a separate bathroom to serve these 3 rooms. 

Garden Grounds

Whitchester’s House sits in attractive garden grounds in a plot of around 6 acres including a fantastic Paddock. To the right side of the property is a large, serviced garage, a log store, an expansive woodland and a private gravel drive adding to the impressive amenities this property holds. The rear and surrounding garden is mostly laid to lawn with a patio directly to the back of the property and an abundance of mature trees shrubs and beautiful flowers adding colour and interest.  

A paddock of around 2.6 acres is included in the boundary of Whitchester’s house, perfect for equestrian use or livestock. 

As is evident from the photography, the property enjoys beautiful scenic views out over the rolling countryside.


General Remarks & Information 


Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agents Rettie & Co, 1 Abbey Street, Melrose TD6 9PX. Tel: 01896 824 070.

Satellite Navigation

For those with the use of Satellite Navigation the postcode for this property is TD9 0NR.



(please download the application “what3words” for the exact location)



Fixtures and Fittings

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

Listing and Conservation

Please be aware, Whitchesters House is not listed, nor is it in a conservation area.



Oil fired central heating.

Mains electricity.

Private drainage to a septic tank.

Mains water.


Entry & Possession

Entry and vacant possession will be by mutual agreement and arrangement.

Council Tax

Band G

Energy Efficiency Rating

Band E

Local Authority

Scottish Borders Council - Telephone: 01835 824 000.

Home Report

A Home Report incorporating a Single Survey, Energy Performance Certificate and Property Questionnaire is available for parties genuinely interested in this property. Please contact us, either by telephone or via the website entry for this property, to request a copy. No charge is made for electronic copies; a paper copy can also be made available from our offices or by post, at a charge of £20 to cover reproduction and administrative costs.


Offers should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to the selling agents Rettie & Co at 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6DH and Rettie & Co, 1 Abbey Street, Melrose TD6 9PX. Tel: 01896 824 070

Internet Web Site

This property and other properties offered by Rettie & Co can be viewed on our website at as well as our affiliated websites at and

Proof and Source of Funds/Anti Money Laundering

Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage, or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction.


All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.

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 Borders LLP, 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 Borders 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 misstatement 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 Borders 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.

General Remarks
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