Shepherd’s Cottage, Chapel Mains, Blainslie, Lauder

3 Bed Cottage - Detached 

Under Offer

Offers Over £255,000

  • 3 public
  • 3 bed
  • 2 bath

Contact us today to arrange a viewing.

01573 225999


About the property

A wonderful countryside retreat, this enviable spot has charm in abundance; with a quaint location, enviable mature garden and well-appointed accommodation. The period detached cottage caters for modern requirement with ease being well connected to Lauder for amenities, with excellent transport links via the A68 and nearby rail connection.

Shepherd’s Cottage is an idyllic find -with chocolate box charm and a wraparound cottage garden, it a super find nestled in glorious countryside while benefitting excellent road and transport links – a rural retreat feasible for the commuter.

The quaint village of Blainslie is home to a range of traditional cottages, farmhouses and modern design homes, all with a stunning backdrop of greenery and rolling countryside. Shepherds Cottage takes full advantage of this, with a generous plot providing a wonderful garden, fine outlooks and excellent privacy. The Victorian cottage has been thoughtfully modernised in recent years, while still balancing with the period features beautifully. The ground floor allows space for family, entertaining and working; with two comfortable reception rooms including a relaxing sunroom with fantastic outlooks across the mature gardens, a dining kitchen, rear utility doubling as a useful home office, and a further sitting room which would lend equally well as a ground floor bedroom. Upstairs, a lovely master bedroom benefits an ensuite facility as well as tranquil views across the garden and fields beyond, with a second double bedroom also on this level, and plenty of in-built storage. Outside is truly a haven; screened with mature sheltering trees and greenery, the garden is plentiful in both size and colour! Backing onto the stretching landscape of fields and hills beyond, the garden offers well kept lawn, seating areas, gravelled paths leading through woodland edges and raised beds and planted borders - there’s enough here to keep any green fingered enthusiast occupied, while still scope to personalise and cultivate further.


Blainslie is a charming village only a few minutes’ drive from the thriving town of Lauder, set within beautiful Border countryside. An increasingly popular spot, Lauder is arguably one of the best connected Border villages; the Borders General Hospital is only 20 minutes away and also allows swift access to Edinburgh in under an hour, or south via the A68, nearby train connection at Stow makes it a popular choice for commuters. The work-life balance of the village is another admirable feature; set in stunning rolling countryside with a host of outdoor and recreational hobbies well catered for, it is considered a great choice for families - with a well performing primary school and within the catchment for the top performing secondary Earlston High School.

Lauder is home to Thirlestane Castle; a magnificent 16th Century Castle set in a quiet meadow landscape and the family home of the Duke of Lauderdale. Thirlestane is one of the oldest and finest Castles in Scotland where you will find many beautiful and peaceful walks to enjoy. The Tour de Lauder sets off from Lauder every April attracting cyclists from all over the country. There is a real sense of community spirit within the village with many events for all ages held in the local pubs and Town Hall. There is a good selection of small outlets including an award winning butcher, baker, fruit & veg shop, restaurant, co-op and two very good coffee shops. Lauder also benefits from a local health centre.


Entrance Hall, Dining Kitchen, Sunroom, Sitting Room, Utility Room, Bathroom and Second Public Room/Bedroom 3 on the Ground Floor. First Floor hosts Master Bedroom with Ensuite, Bedroom Two & In-Built Storage. Extensive Gardens with Lawn, Stores & Driveway.


•Stunning Semi-Rural Location
•Cottage Charm & Landscaped Private Garden
•Ideal Country Getaway
•Excellent Transport Links
•Flexible Accommodation
•Lifestyle Choice


All floor and wall coverings and appliances as viewed are included. The sellers will be removing some light fittings in the living room and conservatory which will be replaced prior to entry.


Mains electricity & water. Oil Fired central heating. Private drainage. Full double glazing.


Band C.


Rating E.


Viewing is initially by virtual tour accessed via Hastings Legal, Hastings Youtube channel or website.

For further enquirers or to arrange an appointment to view, contact Hastings Property on 01573 225999 or – viewings are strictly by prior arrangement only.


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. 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.


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