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- Borders Mansion for Sale and £1 will do…

Whitehall House, Chirnside
Old Whitehall House, a Category B Listed Georgian stately home near Chirnside in the Scottish Borders is on the market at a bargain basement price. For just £1, you could be the proud owner of this once-glorious 18th century stunner.

Before you rush off, I should warn you that you will be expected to shell out a further £1.2 million which will be required to restore Whitehall to its former glory.

The seven bedroom house has been derelict since 2007. The estate agents note that "The wings of the original house have long since been demolished leaving the main house which could offer spacious and flexible accommodation. Of note in the house is a Music Room with ornate plaster work."

Edward Seymour of estate agents Edwin Thompson said: "It is unusual. We don't want people pouring money into a black hole so we had to peg the price as low as possible." (You can't get much lower than £1, I suppose).

"The house provides a great opportunity for someone to rescue this historic building and create a wonderful home."

The property is, unsurprisingly, on the Buildings at Risk register.

If you have a spare £1.2 million and want a big DIY repair and redocoration project, contact the selling agents Right Move.

A stone (with a model of a racing car on top) at the entrance to Chirnside village recognises the former world champion racing driver Jim Clark, whose family farmed locally at Edington Mains. (Graphic by Walter Baxter via Wkimedia Commons).

Google Maps also has a location map and photos of the surrounding area at Chirnside.

Please give me whatever feedback comes to mind via tamfromrampant@gmail.com.

Tam O'Ranter
June 2014

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