The Mansion House Site at Fishwick Mains offers a very rare opportunity to build a substantial country house, centred on 9 acres of high and level grassland above and immediately adjoining the River Tweed, famous for its salmon fishing. It is a unique and exciting opportunity to totally replace a former riverside Manor House with spectacular panoramic river and open country views especially over unspoilt rural land to the Cheviots to the south.
Detailed planning consent and building warrants have been granted in 2018 to construct a Georgian style 6,399 square foot (626 square metre) residence. Comprising in the main house, 4 generous bedrooms en-suite bathrooms and dressing room, 4 south facing reception rooms including a large open plan kitchen family space, also a substantial 2 bedroom wing suitable for a variety of uses and ample garaging. Much work has gone into preparing for a 2019 build however alternative planning could be sought for an alternative design.
The location, off a private road, offers a high level of privacy and is situated in an elevated position overlooking the river and St Thomas's Island. It offers unrivalled south facing views over the Tweed and North Northumberland to the Cheviot Hills. The site is set in 9.185 level acres (3.717 hectares) which currently comprises the mansion project, equestrian paddocks all with a water supply and a recently constructed outdoor international sized (20m x 60m) drained ménage which is topped with a non-freeze equine surface.
Fishwick Mains is situated adjoining the Paxton House Estate and close to the well-known village of Paxton which boasts an excellent family Pub/Restaurant and the world-famous Paxton House.
6 miles east of Fishwick Mains is England's most northerly market town of Berwick upon Tweed with its superb Rail hourly connections direct to London and Edinburgh (3.45 hrs and 0.45hrs respectively). The walled town is on the sea and has an excellent range of shops and facilities and a wealth of cafes and restaurants. The Maltings Theatre and Cinema offers a wide range of entertainment daily and more mainstream supermarkets which include M&S, Tesco's and Morrison's. Berwick also has a good choice of doctors and dental surgeries, as well as the local hospital.
Within a short drive of Fishwick Mains are a number of well-respected local schools for all ages including Longridge Towers which offers private independent schooling. Beyond the local area are a range of popular attractions including historic castles and villages dotted along the outstandingly beautiful coastline; the renowned Holy Island, the Cheviot Hills and popular market towns of Alnwick and Kelso. Country and sporting pursuits are readily available, including hill walking, salmon and trout fishing, hunting and shooting. Golf is available locally at Duns, Eyemouth and the Hirsel, with swimming, gym, squash and indoor bowling at the Swan Centre in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The A1 trunk road provides easy, commutable access to Newcastle Upon Tyne and Edinburgh, with Berwick's mainline train station offering quick and effective transport up and down the East Coast of the country. Edinburgh or Newcastle Upon Tyne international airports are both just over an hour's drive from Fishwick Mains.
The Scottish Border Council approved the application reference 05/01875/FUL.
The building warrant was approved in December 2018. If the buyer only wanted to make non-material variations to the plans then, subject to the builders, the house is ready to be built.
• The site has already been serviced with water and a phone line and mains electricity is nearby.
• A main drain has been put in to drain into the river.
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