Belses House

Scottish Borders

This large, four double-bed family house is located near Belwie in the Scottish Borders and has fantastic views across the rolling countryside, Melrose and the Eildon hills.

Completed in 2005, this detached house is designed in a traditional style with arched windows, gable ends and a pitched roof. The rough rose sandstone façade is characteristic of the local area and allows the building to sit quietly within its surroundings.

Internally, the traditional style continues with features such as embedded oak beams, a multi-fuel stove set on a raise stone plinth and solid oak flooring. The bespoke oak staircase, which is the focus of the ground floor was designed and manufactured by local craftsmen.

A full height void accommodating the staircase is broken with mezzanine levels creates the feeling of space whilst allowing natural light deep into the building.

The client was keen that the house would update and change with requirements. A games room has therefore been designed over the detached double garage which is intended to provide additional accommodation for extended family in future.