- Popular Residential Area
- Fabulous Outlook And Views
- Flexible Family Accommodation
- Large Mature Garden
- Summerhouse With Stove
- Plentiful Private Parking
- Variety Of Outbuildings
- Gas Central Heating
Garth Cottage is a charming four-bedroom detached property dating from 1875. Situated in the popular Borders town of Selkirk, the property offers well-proportioned and flexible accommodation with period features throughout. The house enjoys wonderful outlooks to the front, over the local cricket pitch and to the rolling hills beyond, with delightful spacious gardens to the rear, a particular feature of this property. Beyond the garden lies The Old Mill Lade with a peaceful woodland backdrop leading to the Ettrick Water.
The house is situated in easy reach of the town centre of Selkirk, which provides a good range of amenities, and is around six and a half miles from for the Railway stations in either Galashiels or Tweedbank with a train running to Edinburgh.
Internally, the property is set over two floors, with the accommodation comprising four main bedrooms, an ensuite wc to the principal bedroom, a shower room, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a dining room, family room/bedroom four, a kitchen and a rear porch/sun room. Offering a flexible layout, with good storage throughout, there is also gas central heating.
Externally, the property benefits from an abundance of space. To one side there is a two-three car driveway parking leading to a small timber garage/outbuilding, which has a handy office to the rear, and to the other are double gates providing a second entrance accessing further parking, ideal for a caravan. The extensive and well stocked mature garden is quite enchanting and encompasses a number of outbuildings including a garden room; an ideal little haven great for summer parties with a wood burning stove. In addition, and of particular appeal to those with ideas for a vegetable garden and chickens there is a large chicken run and well positioned polytunnel. Alongside the garden lies three separate timber-built sheds currently used as office, a hobby room and a workshop respectively which allows those wishing to work from home or have a small hobby some great space, outwith the main house.
The property is situated in a very accessible location with excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7.
Edinburgh 42 miles. Tweedbank 6.5 miles. Melrose 8 mile. Peebles 22 miles
(All distances are approximate)
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Garth Cottage is located in the popular market town of Selkirk, situated on the banks of the Ettrick Water. With a range of independent shops, hotels and pubs plus a small supermarket, there is 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 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 recently opened and runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with a station in Galashiels and the terminus in Tweedbank both of which are approximately seven miles away. 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 and the other Border towns.
Edinburgh International Airport offers an excellent choice of destinations and is approximately 47 miles away, as does Newcastle International Airport which is 67.5 miles away.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD7 5AX
Coming from the North or South, take the A7 into Selkirk. From the town centre turn into West Port following the signs for the A707. Continue on this road turning left into Ettrickhaugh Road just after the bridge. Follow the road along and Garth Cottage sits on the left opposite the cricket pitch, approximately three quarters of the way down.