Hartshaugh Farmhouse

Hartshaugh Farmhouse will provide a modern working farmhouse on a family estate in the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders. Designed in a simple classical style, the front facade is arranged symmetrically about a pair of double-height curved bay windows. The house has full stone cladding with traditional detailing, and a slate roof with circular glazed lantern. Internally, the house includes high levels of insulation, good air-tightness, and a mechanical heat recovery ventilation system, which exceed current building standards and will reduce heating costs to a minimum. Externally, an expansive garden will be created from the surrounding farmland to provide an attractive and traditional landscape setting for the house. Accommodation comprises four public rooms, including an open plan kitchen/dining room and orangerie, with seven bedrooms and various utility rooms including a bootroom, gunroom and plantroom. Planning approval was received in 2012 following detailed negotiations with the council, and the house is currently under construction.