3 Bed Cottage End-Terraced
Offers Over £230,000
Stunning Country Cottage combining contemporary artistic design with warm traditional charm. Beautifully landscaped garden grounds with detached artist studio. Panoramic views over the tranquil Scottish Borders
A truly wonderful example of a traditional stone cottage, fused perfectly with modern elements, resulting in a quality bespoke home with captivating appeal.
Upon entering, the polished terracotta tiled floor of the reception hallway and the attractive rustic oak barn doors entice you to explore further. The front facing double aspect lounge is a warm and welcoming room with feature cast iron period working fireplace housing the multi-fuel stove, timber surround and tiled hearth. The large front window, boasting panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and the side window overlooking the garden are beautifully complete with the original working oak window shutters.
The wooden balustrade staircase leads to the upper floor galleried landing, with step up to home office area fitted with solid beech work station and velux window providing natural light.
The landing leads to the family bathroom, a three piece white suite with over bath powerful shower and modesty window to rear. The rear facing double bedroom is a generous size with ample space for free-standing furniture.
The master bedroom to the front is light and bright and of larger than average size, again, ample room for free-standing furniture. The picture perfect views from this room are spectacular, spanning the rolling countryside across to the Cheviots.
To the rear of the property, via wooden steps from the hallway, is the stunning family kitchen/diner extension. A fabulous room with high vaulted ceiling of magnificent design and quality, built of solid timber with ornate feature windows. A generous family room with solid oak fitted floor and wall mounted units, granite work surfaces, rustic wooden floorboards, integrated dishwasher and an overhead traditional style pulley. In one corner a modern, stylish, wood-pellet stove sits on a curved granite hearth. This provides the cottage’s hot water and central heating and offers a warm glow to the room in winter. Large French doors lead out to the raised wooden terrace which spreads the width of the property, taking in elevated views of the surrounding rolling hillside and the Eildons, down to the stream at the far rear.
Another unique selling point for this property is the Scandinavian Fjordhus design garden studio. Currently used as an art studio, fitted with power, light and wi-fi, this would make the most perfect home office, home gym or craft/games room. With natural light flooding in from the large, ideally positioned windows, this is a fabulous addition to perfect rural living.
Steps lead down to the first garden area and the detached garage, fitted with power and light. The garden here is well stocked with an abundance of home grown fruit trees and planted vegetables, all perfectly sectioned in their own easy maintained plots. The lower garden has the most wonderfuil stone patio, with views across the hillside, down to the water, this is an enviable spot for relaxing, alfresco dining, and enjoying the sunset over the Eildons.
It is surrounded by well established flowers shrubs and trees, adding to the beauty and privacy. Space too for chickens!
This is in many ways an 'Eco friendly house' as the wood-pellet stove and solar-thermal roof panel offer a highly efficient and cost effective biomass central-heating and hot-water system. Additionally the new occupant can apply to claim RHI payments on this system. There is still a year to run on the biomass RHI and three years on the solar thermal.
Whitelees Cottages are nestled just below the Eildon Hills, lying on the Bowden Burn and situated between the villages of Bowden and Newton St Boswells, with larger settlements of St Boswells and Melrose nearby. In addition to stunning local scenery, the property takes advantage of major road and rail links; sitting just off the A68 with connections via the Borders Railway at Tweedbank, as well as a local bus service. Edinburgh is within striking distance for the commuter, with the railway opening up the region for both work and leisure. With Gala Water Retail Park and larger supermarkets at Galashiels some six miles distant. Close by are a well-regarded Nursery and Primary School, a Health Centre, and the cottage also falls within the local catchment for the highly praised and award winning Earlston High School. The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is perfect for the keen walker or cyclist, with nearby sporting facilities such as golf, tennis, horse riding, fishing with Melrose proudly home to the world famous Melrose Sevens.
To arrange 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.
Offers are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Legal, 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.