A 'UNIQUE' 14-bedroom villa in the Borders is on the market for offers over £3 million.

Faldonside House, which sits along the Tweed between Melrose and Selkirk, features a tennis court, octagonal home cinema, all-weather equestrian arena, seven reception rooms and eight bathrooms.

Property agents Knight Frank said: "Faldonside House is unique in the Melrose area – probably in all the Borders.

"The original part began as a simple, classical three-bay villa with a column port dating from around 1800.

"It was enlarged in the late 19th century when wings were added and the front of the house was refaced in matching stone.

"A full sympathetic refurbishment of Faldonside House was undertaken over the last three years.

"This included new quality fitted bathrooms (all with under-floor heating), a complete interior design redecoration, a comprehensive repair/replacement of external woodwork, an update of the lighting systems and the addition of insulation to the house which, along with its roof and stonework, is maintained to a high standard."

As well as the main house, Faldonside House includes outbuildings which offer further accommodation.

The outbuildings feature storage space, a freezer room, garages and above are two refurbished mews flats - there is a one-bedroom flat, and the other has two to three bedrooms.

Knight Frank added: Faldonside House faces south.

"It therefore has a wonderfully light and bright atmosphere with adaptable accommodation and well-proportioned, formal reception rooms, which retain a number of period features.

"These combined with the reception hall make it a superb family house, excellent for entertaining.

"It is well-maintained both inside and out, and is beautifully presented."

Click here for more information, and to request a viewing of Faldonside House.

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