Southdean Manse 1795 what a beautiful sit

What a beautiful setting at this sit. In the hills overlooking the Border between Scotland and England. The house is a Manse first built and occupied in 1795……and I thought I was old. Here are a few shots of the exterior and the new dogs we are watching over.

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Southdean Manse from the driveway
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The addition of a sunny conservatory South Facing

 

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The Front Door of the original house. The Bay windows were added 1890

The owner of the house is a world famous artist Issy Tennent Her studio is in the old servants quarters.

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Check out her website and articles:

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/stella-and-issy-tennant-in-the-studio-photographed-for-the-news-photo/452085393

Gilded Pleasures: A collection by Tennant & Tennant

Meanwhile back outside;

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Original Stone fences surrounds the property
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Water Buffalo from Indonesia
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Studio Door

 

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Studio Wing formerly staff quarters for the Manse and farm.

When you enter the Tack room  CANADA springs out ???

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The saddles are not for the Moose or the dogs The Horsies are down the road boarding at a stable.

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Last but by no means least for this page the Hounds:

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No wonder this wee guy is climbing the walls.
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The K-9 Couch

 

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Ahhhh Life at the Manse so relaxing
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This is “Shmall”
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This is “Wrinkles”
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This is the baby 18 months “Twiglet”

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