Bowland estate, Clovenfords, for sale at £18.5m


Bowland, described as one of the finest moorland estates in the Scottish Borders, is up for sale with an asking price of more than £18.5 million.

Knight Frank said the estate offers over 8,000 acres of “in hand land” with significant agricultural and natural capital opportunities available as a whole or in lots.

Knight Frank said: “Bowland House and Policies with surrounding pastureland and Caddonhead Moor extending in total to 5,386 acres (2,179 hectares).

“Further lots available by separate negotiation including six agricultural holdings, 12 residential properties and a further 2,684 acres of agricultural land …

“Bowland House is a castellated Tudor-Gothic mansion built around 1813-15 to designs by James Gillespie Graham, set with far-reaching views across an attractive mosaic of green sloping parkland and mature trees.

“Bowland House is a striking Category B listed house of significant architectural merit with its impressive Porte-cochere.

“The principal accommodation is set over three floors with the formal reception rooms providing excellent entertaining space as well as comfortable day to day living.

“There are three bedroom suites on the first floor, and a further thirteen bedrooms, four bathrooms and three shower rooms across the first and second floors. There is also a large cellar with gun room, wine cellars and stores.

“Sloping gently away from the front of the house are immaculately maintained gardens and grounds with a south facing terrace for outdoor entertaining.

“To the west of the house is a traditional walled garden which extends to approximately half an acre and has been meticulously restored and maintained, with a wide variety of flowers for the house, fruit trees and vegetable beds.

“In addition to providing fresh produce for Bowland House, the Head Gardener also grows more unusual vegetables, supplying restaurants in Edinburgh and Melrose.

“There is a range of attractive traditional outbuildings predominantly used for garaging (heated) and garden machinery stores. Other outbuildings include a game larder and beaters’ lunchroom.

“To the north of the walled garden are a series of 5 cottages, with all but one having been unoccupied for a number of years. There is also a 3-bedroom detached gate lodge at the bottom of the main drive.”