Guest house

Award-winning Galashiels guesthouse to be transformed into family home

Binnieymire House.

The Scottish Borders Council has received a planning request to change the use of Binniemyre Guest House in Abbotsford Road from Class 7 (hotels and hostels) to Class 9 (houses) use.

The plaintiff, Edinburgh-based Benjamin Brust, said in a statement accompanying the request: “We are in the process of purchasing the house and the sellers, who own the property and have operated it as a bed and breakfast in the past. , are familiar with the application.

“Since we are not proposing any current changes to the property or its grounds, we do not believe there is a need to make additional arrangements for trees, SUDS and / or waste disposal.

“We also hope that the conversion of use can be coordinated between us, you and the vendors to accommodate transaction times.”

Binniemyre Guest House is a grand Victorian mansion set in its own large grounds surrounded by beautiful 100 foot Canadian fir trees and award winning gardens.

It was built in 1862 for a local mill owner and was originally called Eildon View, as at that time no other houses had been built in the area and the house had stunning views over the beautiful rolling hills of ‘Eildon.

The gardens of the house won the Gala in Bloom competition in 2013 and 2014.

The house was built for the Morrison family, who were one of the area’s many wealthy mill owners.

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