Old Belses Cottage, Ancrum, TD8 6UR

4 Bed House - Detached  

Under Offer

Asking Price £255,000

  • 2 public
  • 4 bed
  • 2 bath

Contact us today to arrange a viewing.

01573 225999


About the property

Old Belses Cottage enjoys a stunning countryside location just outside the popular village of Ancrum, this impressive and beautifully finished property has a Home Report value of £290,000. Located off a quiet country road in a peaceful spot this traditional sandstone property successfully combines two former cottages to provide a single four bedroom traditional home presented in style and offering ideal country living. A date stone on the front of the property dated 1860 is set in the local red sandstone frontage below a slate roof with cottage garden to front and enclosed private garden to rear.


Located within a small hamlet known as Belses between Ancrum and Lilliesleaf. The nearby village of Ancrum is an attractive Borders village with a traditional green, village shop pub and restaurant with further shops and facilities nearby. A great range of country pursuits are available nearby with golf at Minto and Melrose and the Championship course at The Roxburghe just outside Kelso.


Entrance Hall, Lounge, Conservatory, Downstairs Bedroom, Dining Kitchen, Utility, Cloakroom. Landing, Master Bedroom, Two further Bedrooms and Bathroom, Garage and Gardens.


A pebbled drive to the front provides off-street parking with the gated driveway leading to a timber garage to the rear of the property. An attractive picket fence encloses a cottage style garden frontage with paved path and gate to the side garden. Part glazed traditional style entrance door with leaded inserts and corbels below stone canopy.


This is well presented in neutral tones with white painted finishes and astragal double glazed windows to front providing good natural light. Neutral carpeting extends to the staircase off to the upper floor and the windows are fitted with timber window poles and matching curtains. Central heating radiator. Meter cupboard. Power point.


2.36m x 3.66m

Ideally located on the ground floor and with twin windows with private outlooks to the garden to rear. The room has a beamed ceiling and neutral décor with below window central heating radiator and could provide a downstairs bedroom or home office.


4.46m x 4.92m

This beautifully presented room has excellent space and good morning sunlight with two deep sill south facing windows overlooking the garden to open countryside opposite. Centre piece fireplace with multi-fuel stove set within recessed brick surround with oak over-mantel and tiled plinth. The room has a traditional beamed ceiling and period colours making this a most welcoming room again enhanced by quality carpeting.


Double doors open to the adjoining conservatory with wrap-around windows and door to garden. Tiled flooring. Central heating radiator. A lovely space for relaxing and enjoying the private outlooks over the garden.


3.42m x 4.87m

A truly attractive fitted kitchen by “Countryside Kitchens” of Keslo with cream units with oak handles, soft closing drawers, ample cupboards and granite worktops with splashbacks. A Belling five ring Range cooker with warming plate and double oven and grill lies below the Farmhouse style illuminated canopy. The kitchen has the benefit of partially tiled walls over the granite worktops and ample displays and units with under-unit lighting and plate rack. Dual aspect windows with deep sill window with ceramic tiled brick sill to front and the rear over integrated stainless steel sink with swan neck tap below window to rear garden. Integrated dishwasher and Siemens fridge. Ample space for dining table and chairs. Below sill radiator. Painted beamed ceiling with recessed lighting and connecting door to utility.


A good sized utility with ample units and quarry tile effect vinyl flooring. Sink with drainer and tiled splashbacks. Space and plumbed for washing machine and space for fridge/freezer. Shelved cupboard. Coat hanging over central heating radiator with further panelled cupboard providing boot store. Part-glazed door to garden.


With WC and white wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Deep sill modesty window with timber sill. Black and white chequer tiled flooring.


A carpeted staircase with handrail to side leads to a generous landing with good natural light provided by three deep sill windows to rear and neutral décor. Central heating radiator. Ceiling lights. Power point. Smoke detector.


4.82m x 3.60m

A truly lovely room located at the far end of the landing with deep sill dormer window to front with outlooks to countryside opposite. Enjoying lovely morning light and presented in neutral décor the room is spacious with ample room for a king size bed and traditional wardrobe furniture. Recessed bookshelf. Centre light fitting. Ample power points.


4.20m x 2.99m

A further double room with fitted wardrobe and cupboards, attractive outlooks, window to front and neutral décor. Central heating radiator. Ample power points. Ceiling light fitting. Door to eaves storage. Recessed shelf.


3.67m x 2.98m

A third bedroom with twin windows and deep recess to front. Wardrobe space with cupboards over. Timber flooring. Central heating radiator. Recessed ceiling light.


3.68m x 1.98m

A generous contemporary bathroom with wash hand basin below twin windows with tiled splashbacks and mirrored bathroom cabinet. Ceramic tiled flooring with tiled surround. White bathroom suite including contemporary shower over bath with screen to side and WC. Airing cupboard housing the central heating boiler and with slatted shelving. Hatch to attic. Ceiling light fitting. Central heating radiator.


A timber garage with drive to front and with light and power and garden storage.


A landscaped garden to the rear of the property with lawn surrounded by established hedging and fencing with planted beds, garden path and paved patio next to the house. A further area of lawned garden with beds lies to side and paths lead round to the front. Outside tap and lights.


Mains electricity, water. Oil fired central heating. Double glazing.


Band E


To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report contact the selling agents, Hastings Property Selkirk (01750-724160)-lines open until 10pm 7 days a week. Home Report Valuation £290,000.


Asking Price £255,000 are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Property Shop, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, 01573 225999, Fax 01573 229888. The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide the Selling Agents with advice on the source of funds with suitable confirmation of their ability to finance the purchase.

All measurements are approximate and are taken at the widest point. Whilst these particulars have been carefully prepared, no guarantee is given as to their accuracy and they shall not form part of any contract to follow hereon.