Ladykirk has been owned by the Askew (Robertson) Family since the mid-18th Century and is a traditional Borders Estate situated in the Berwickshire Merse amounting to about 3,200 acres.
The Robertson family acquired Ladykirk in 1737. Roger Robertson a noted antiquarian, devoted himself to landscaping the grounds and improvement work across the whole estate including tree oval plantations – the remnants of which can still be seen today.
Ladykirk passed from Roger Robertson through the Family to the current owner Henry Askew who, like his ancestor, has also engaged in a period of expansion, agricultural improvement and property enhancement.
Everly Meadows is being built by Ladykirk Estate’s development company, Hudson Ladykirk, in association with Hudson Hirsel.
Having secured an allocation for housing in Swinton, rather than sell their land to a third party house builder, Ladykirk Estate wished to influence the design and quality of what was to be built on the edge of the important old market village of Swinton. The Estate did not need to look further than in Berwickshire itself to find a suitable development partner and engaged with Jamie Hudson of Hudson Hirsel to develop Everly Meadow. Over the past 10 years Hudson Hirsel has developed scores of homes at their award winning at their developments of Leet Haugh in Coldstream and East Haugh in Birgham, where they and their team have won a series of awards including two Berwick Civic Society Architectural Awards Scottish Borders Council Design Award for Placemaking, NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards 2016, 2017, 2019, NHBC Seal of Excellence 2019 and NHBC Scottish Small Builder of the Year Award 2019.
Hudson Ladykirk will continue the legacy of developing quality homes in the Scottish Borders yet embrace the ever changing environment and ensure that new homes are built to meet aspirations of new home homes.
Hudson Ladykirk aim to focus on the needs of our customers who seek to remain in, or move to, a quiet Scottish Borders village and have a village lifestyle which many crave. Everly Meadows will provide what many new developments do not – large plots and a significant number of bungalows. The development reflects the changing world and the global, local and working environment. The homes include renewable energy products, significant landscaping and ecological designs as well as focusing on the requirements for home working by taking advantage of technological links and, when it necessitates, connectivity to cities by way of the nearby main line train station.
Everly Meadow will attract individuals, working couples, young families and those who wish to enjoy their retirement, or partial retirement, in a development with lots of space and a village with a sense of community.