Under Offer – A traditional detached cottage with four bedrooms now requiring modernisation and upgrading, offering a sought-after semi-rural lifestyle within a substantial plot of land (approximately 1.69 acres) on the idyllic outskirts of Earlston, set beside the picturesque Scottish Borders countryside.
This four-bedroom detached cottage is a traditional residence with a secluded setting on the rural edge of Earlston. The Scottish Borders home is a unique and rarely available opportunity that presents buyers with a wealth of potential to become a dream countryside residence.
Whilst the property requires significant refurbishment and renovation, it has an abundance of charm and character, with large rooms that are finished with period and architectural features. The southeast-facing home also enjoys generous private parking and wraparound gardens, set within a large plot of land, approximately 1.69 acres.
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The front door to the cottage opens directly into the living and dining room, which is generously proportioned for comfortable lounge furniture and a table and chairs. In addition, the room sees a flood of natural light from a southeast-facing window, ensuring a bright and airy ambience throughout the day. It has a tiled floor and exposed stone work, as well as wooden ceiling beams, providing buyers with interesting features that could be preserved.
Likewise, there is a traditional open fire with a water heater, which forms an eyecatching centrepiece of the room. There is also a built-in cupboard for storing regularly used household items close to hand.
The kitchen is a good size, offering ample potential for a modern makeover. Whether opting for a farmhouse-inspired design or a sleek, contemporary aesthetic, it could easily become a focal point of the home. It comes with a range cooker and a large Belfast sink; plus, it has an adjacent porch area, which provides room for muddy boots and an alternate access out to the front garden.
Split equally across the ground and first floors, the home has four bedrooms that enjoy spacious proportions to accommodate a choice of bedside furnishings. From rustic walls, to exposed ceiling beams, the rooms also have characterful details that could be retained and kept as features to maintain a dash of traditional charm.
In addition, the principal bedroom has a feature fireplace and an alcove for storage, whilst the second bedroom has dual-aspect windows and the fourth bedroom has wooden floorboards that can be primed and varnished.
Located on the ground floor just off a naturally-lit rear hall, the bathroom has a large footprint, laid with floor tiles and with walls clad in wood. Equipped with a fivepiece suite, it is comprised of a toilet, a bidet, a pedestal washbasin, a bath, and a separate shower enclosure. The property has central heating via a gas boiler and Rayburn range cooker, and it retains its traditional sash windows.
Framed by mature trees, the cottage enjoys a secluded setting that offers excellent privacy. Adding to its serene natural location, it is also enveloped by private gardens that wraparound the home. Furthermore, it has a private driveway for multiple cars. The plot of land measures approximately 1.69 acres.
Earlston, Scottish Borders –
The historic market town of Earlston, located 8 miles from Galashiels and 30 miles south east of Edinburgh, enjoys a tranquil, rural setting in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Conveniently located close to the A68, the town is popular with commuters looking to escape to the country, and the recently opened Borders Railway (from Galashiels) provide further rail transport between Edinburgh and the Borders.
The peaceful yet thriving town has retained its rural charm and provides a quality of life that is becoming increasingly rare. The High Street offers a bank, Post Office, convenience store, café, coffee shop, restaurant, take-aways, hotel, two pubs, a pharmacy, an art gallery and delightful parks.
Both Earlston Primary and Earlston High are situated just off the High Street and are highly regarded. The town is well-positioned for a wide range of outdoor pursuits in the surrounding countryside including walking, fishing, golfing and horse riding, and the town itself boasts a wide range of community clubs and associations.