Inside the trophy house founded on golfing knitwear

Sarah Coles
Pringle mansion
Pringle mansion



Do you fancy owning the poshest house in town? Just £495,000 will buy you a mansion built for Robert Pringle - the man who ran the knitwear company that is so beloved by golfers. This isn't just any house either, the estate agents confirm that Robert was determined to have the fanciest house in the town - so you're buying a Pringle trophy house.

The nine-bedroom home is in the borders town of Hawick, famous for its woollen mills. It's on Sunnyhill Road, which the agent says is the most prestigious address, and it's in almost 3 acres of grounds overlooking the town.

Hallway
Hallway



For your money you get impressively large and lavish rooms, packed with original features. There's the entrance hall with a barrel-vaulted ceiling and sweeping staircase, then the ballroom with elaborate plasterwork and a chimneypiece with garland and cherub detailing. Among the other reception rooms are a drawing room, study, dining room, sitting room, and breakfasting kitchen.

Study
Study



It could admittedly do with a little updating, as everything from the carpets to the wallpaper and the kitchen are starting to show their age, but with a bit of investment you could have a trophy house of your own (1 hour 20 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh).

The drawing room
The drawing room



You'll also have bragging rights to a property founded on the Pringle empire - which lays claim to the popularisation of both the argyle pattern and the twinset, as well as being the fashion of choice for everyone from the Duke of Windsor to Ronnie Corbett.

If you snap it up, you'll be getting a bargain too. The house has been on the market for eight months so far, and the price has been reduced twice from its original asking price of £525,000 to just £495,000. It's not a bad property for the price of a studio flat in Kings Cross.



Pringle of Scotland - Spring/Summer 2016 - London Fashion Week - Videofashion Collections
Pringle of Scotland - Spring/Summer 2016 - London Fashion Week - Videofashion Collections