Old Joiners Cottage, KelsoHastings Legal
4 Bed Country Home
Offers In The Region Of £335,000
Old Joiners Cottage is a period property, full of character, situated in the charming rural village of Eckford, near Kelso. With excellent views over the surrounding countryside, the semi-detached house was previously run as a bed and breakfast, and the integrated former Joiners Workshop with separate access could easily provide a self-contained granny flat or holiday let. In addition, there is an open garage and attached garden store/workshop.
Lying across two levels, the accommodation comprises four bedrooms, three en-suite shower rooms, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a dining room, a breakfasting kitchen with a utility room and pantry, plus a further ground floor room which could be an additional reception room or bedroom five.
Externally, there is plentiful parking in the driveway, and attractive garden to the front and side. There is also planning permission in place for a replacement detached double garage.
Most Border towns are readily accessible from this popular village location, with A68 only a few miles away, with Eckford also conveniently placed on the Kelso to Hawick bus route. The East Coast mainline railway station at Berwick-upon-Tweed is only half an hour from Kelso, and the new Borders Railway with trains running to Edinburgh lies only seventeen and a half miles in Tweedbank.
Old Joiners Cottage lies in the charming rural village of Eckford which lies approximately six and a half miles from the historic market town of Kelso, home of the famous Junction Pool, which boasts some of the best salmon fishing in the world. Situated on the banks of the River Tweed, Kelso is protected to the north by the Lammermuir Hills and the Cheviots to the south, and lies in one of the most beautiful valleys in the country. As a thriving market town, it provides an extensive range of amenities including a variety of specialist and high street shops, a Sainsbury’s supermarket, restaurants, an ice rink, a swimming pool, a community hospital and a medical centre. Local tourist attractions include Floors Castle, home of the Duke of Roxburghe, Mellerstain House and Kelso Abbey. There are a variety of outdoor pursuits in the area including horse riding, fishing on the River Tweed and River Teviot, mountain biking, National Hunt racing and a golf course in the town as well as the Championship course at The Schloss Roxburgh Hotel and Golf Course. For walkers, there is ready access to the Pennine Way and St Cuthberts Way, the latter which can be reached directly from the Jubilee Path in Eckford itself, which also benefits from an actively social Village Hall. There is also the popular Bowmont Forest, two miles away, with excellent woodland trials for dog walkers and ramblers.
The catchment for schooling is Morebattle Primary and Kelso High School, with private education available at Longridge Towers near Cornhill on Tweed or St Mary’s Preparatory School in Melrose.
Plentiful road links are accessible from Kelso plus the A68 which links Edinburgh to Newcastle, both of which have international airports, or via the A1 at Berwick-upon-Tweed only twenty seven and a half miles away which has a mainline railway serving the East Coast, with a fast train to London taking around four hours. The new Borders Railway, running from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, has recently opened and lies approximately seventeen and a half miles away, and the village also sits on the Kelso-Jedburgh-Hawick bus route which is a particular bonus.
All floor, wall coverings and integral appliances are included in the sale. Further furnishings, fittings and appliances may be available by separate negotiation. The village benefits super fast fibre optic broadband speeds.
Mains electricity, water and private drainage. Double glazing. Oil fired central heating.
To arrange a viewing contact the selling agents, Hastings Legal on 01573-225999-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.