- Flexible Family Accommodation
- Potential Holiday Let/Annexe
- Trout Fishing Rights
- Charming Garden
- Rural Views
- Private Driveway Parking
- Garage & Workshop
- Electric Car Charging Point
The Old Schoolhouse is the most charming four-bedroom stone-built detached family home situated in the attractive village of Yarrowford, which lies in the heart of the Yarrow Valley. Around five and a half miles from Selkirk, this well-appointed property blends the old with the new and with period features throughout, which include the old school room with vaulted ceiling, arched doorways, cornicing and working shutters.
Offering the most flexible accommodation with a self-contained annexe, it provides opportunity either as a family home or two bedroom home with holiday let providing a potential income stream. With the area popular for mountain biking, walking, and fishing, the 0.9 miles of riverbank with riparian rights, is a particular feature.
Set in a large plot with lovely garden to the front, side and rear there is plentiful driveway parking for the main house, as well as the annexe plus a detached garage with workshop.
Lying eleven miles from Tweedbank where the Borders Railway has a station, that runs to Edinburgh. The A7 road link at Selkirk provides excellent access to Edinburgh, Carlisle and other Border towns.
Internally, the main accommodation comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom, a shower room, a sitting room, a family room, a dining room, a kitchen, a garden room, a utility room/wc, and a further wc on the ground floor. The potential annexed accommodation, with separate access comprises two bedrooms, two shower rooms, a generous open plan sitting/dining room and a kitchen.
Externally, the extensive driveway parking to the side of the property for several cars, with an electric vehicle charging point, also benefits from a detached garage which makes an ideal workshop/store. There is an abundance of lawns to the garden ground to the front, sides and rear with old stone walls, pedestrian gated access, that includes a well stocked side garden with borders and shrubs, and includes a large patio area, accessed from the garden room, ideal for informal entertaining. There is also an internal courtyard that provides an excellent space for drying clothes, and there is a small area outside the potential annexe too.
Across the road, on the banks of the Yarrow Water is an area of ground that is mainly grass and holds a small orchard of trees, which is ideal for picnics, whilst providing access to the 0.9 miles of trout fishing.
Whilst situated in a semi-rural location it provides an accessible and popular location in the Central Scottish Borders.
Edinburgh 46 miles. Tweedbank 11 miles. Galashiels 12 miles Selkirk 5.5 miles
(All distances are approximate)
Council Tax: F
The Old Schoolhouse is located in the charming small village of Yarrowford, set in the picturesque and rolling countryside of the Yarrow Valley, approximately five and a half miles from Selkirk. Selkirk is a popular market town, which used to be home to numerous textile mills and is situated just above the banks of the Ettrick Water. With a range of independent shops, hotels and pubs plus a small supermarket, there is also a popular delicatessen, and numerous places to eat.
Local tourist attractions include Bowhill House and Country Park, Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, Philiphaugh Visitor Centre and Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott, with its award-winning visitor centre as well as many other attractions in nearby Melrose. Local sports teams include Selkirk Rugby Football Club and Selkirk Cricket Club and there is also a swimming pool, and a nine-hole golf course within the town. Local festivals include the historic Common Ridings held in the summer which is of particular note.
There are also a variety of outdoor pursuits in the area that include fishing on the River Ettrick and River Tweed, fieldsports, horse riding, golf, lawn bowling, mountain biking, and a selection of walks in and around Selkirk. There is primary and secondary schooling within the town, which is the catchment for Yarrowford, as well as a doctor’s surgery. The Borders General Hospital, the largest hospital in the Scottish Borders is only eight miles away, on the fringes of Melrose.
Selkirk sits in an easily accessible area and can be reached by the A7 which runs through the town and provides the links to Edinburgh or the north of England. The area is also served by the Borders Railway which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with a station in Galashiels and the terminus in Tweedbank both of which are approximately seven miles away from Selkirk. There is also a bus service, which passes through the town, which runs from the Interchange in Galashiels with links to Carlisle in the South, as well as Edinburgh in the North plus the other Border towns.
Edinburgh International Airport and Newcastle Airport offer an excellent choice of destinations and are approximately 49.5 miles and 71 miles away respectively and easily accessed from Yarrowford.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode is: TD7 5NA
Coming from Selkirk and the A7 either from the North or South, take the A707 from the town down towards Philiphaugh, and signposted St. Marys Loch. On passing the rugby club take the next left onto what becomes the A708. Proceed on this road for approximately four or so miles, until you reach Yarrowford. Halfway through the village is a layby on your left. The Old Schoolhouse sits directly opposite on your right-hand side.