The Dovecote Knowesouth, Jedburgh, TD8 6ST

3 Bed House - Detached 


Offers Around £300,000

  • 3 public
  • 3 bed
  • 2 bath

Contact us today to arrange a viewing.

01573 225999


About the property

The Dovecot

The Dovecot is a charming stone built cottage which has been sympathetically extended and upgraded by the current owners to present a bright and comfortable home- making the very most of its fantastic location. This quaint property is positioned at Knowesouth, set in the generous grounds of the former estate, allowing a rural setting with stunning views towards Minto Hill, while still within a short drive to amenities and towns. The property itself is in immaculate condition and well presented, and allows generous and flexible accommodation with three generous public rooms, a country style kitchen and three good sized bedrooms.


The Dovecot is positioned at Knowesouth; a former gate lodge of a country estate some four miles between Jedburgh and Denholm. The perfect blend of a traditional property within a rural landscape, the area is ideal for ease of access to the a68, allowing it to provide well for modern living. Denholm is a quintessential Scottish village and increasingly popular in recent years. Centred around the village green, Denholm boasts independent shops, a butchers, restaurants and village pub, with a well regarded primary school and variety of nearby leisure facilities. Jedburgh offers further facilities, with secondary school, supermarket and health centre.

Accommodation List

Sun Room, Hallway, Master With Ensuite, Bedroom Two, Family Shower Room, Living Room, Dining Room, Breakfasting Kitchen, Utility Room, Linking Hall, Snug/Bedroom Three.


The Dovecot boasts flexible living accommodation; making it ideal for a family, as well as an enviable second home or a quiet countryside retreat. The unique layout benefits from recent extension, with the reception rooms interlinking and providing the ideal space to enjoy the setting.

The main front entrance opens to the conservatory; a very welcoming reception room with its comfortable furnishings and panoramic views of the garden and beyond - a perfect “summer room” being glazed on three sides. This opens to the hallway, with further doors to the public rooms and the utility room which leads through to the kitchen. The kitchen is bright and spacious, and recently fitted with attractive units and worktops, tiled splashbacks, a five burner range cooker and excellent storage; further serviced by the utility room which houses the laundry facilities and boiler. The kitchen enjoys a great level of privacy, with a large window overlooking the rear garden and stunning solid oak external door to the enclosed courtyard. Also benefiting large larder and fitted with tile effect karndean, with adequate space for breakfasting table and chairs. The adjoining dining room also enjoys excellent levels of light with a dual aspect and French doors opening to the decking. The room is fitted with oak flooring continuous throughout the property, and allows ample space for freestanding furnishings. The sitting room adjoins and also connects both hallways, and is a cosy room perfect for relaxing, with feature fireplace and window to the front. The most recent extension is Scandinavian inspired, with hygge furnishings and blending well with the existing property in taking advantage of its fantastic setting. The linking hall leads from the living room and is very generous - easily accommodating study or hobby space, with wonderful levels of light provided by the three feature vertical picture windows. A glazed door opens to the main extension, suitable as a double bedroom and currently used as a lovely snug, with ample space for lounge furnishings and the wood burner creating a lovely focal point and excellent source of heat.


The master bedroom is accessed from the main hallway and is a well proportioned double; with in-built storage, views towards the garden and the benefit of an ensuite shower room. Bedroom two is a further double and positioned to the far end of the hallway overlooking the courtyard, with extensive in-built storage and a neutral décor with fitted carpeting. The family shower room is adjacent and fully fitted with large walk-in shower, W/C and stylish bowl wash hand basin fitted on vanity table. The shower room is finished to an excellent standard with attractive oblong floor tiles, wet walling and feature stain glass window.


The grounds have been beautifully landscaped and cared for, making them the perfect setting for this countryside cottage. The tarmac driveway, leads off the main road, flanked by well manicured lawn and mature conifers and evergreens – not forgetting the A listed stone dovecot itself! The drive leads across the burn with a gravel parking bay to the side of the house and gated entrance to the rear of the property; where there is further parking and access to the double garage. The rear garden is completely enclosed and perfect for entertaining with the promenade-like decking, lawn, vegetable garden and planted borders. Paving extends to the side where there are three stone coalhouses; ideal as a workshop for garden storage or potting shed. The side section hosts a courtyard style seating area, the LPG tank and gate to the front. The original stone walling is very attractive and in keeping with the property, while providing excellent levels of privacy. The grounds are home to further quirky features such as the quant wooden bridge and the lovely patio at the entrance where you can admire the beautiful views to Minto Crags.

Additional Information

All integral appliances are included in the sale, along with the Range Master Cooker, curtains, rails and blinds. Further appliances and furnishings are available on separate negotiation.

Mains electricity and water. Private drainage and LPG fired heating. Double glazed throughout.

Band E.

To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on 01750 724160 -lines open until 10pm 7 days a week.

Price & Marketing Policy

Offers 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.