- Flexible 3/4 Bedroom House
- Semi-Rural Location
- Charming and Extensive Gardens
- River Frontage
- Strong School Catchment
- Excellent Transport Links
**CLOSING DATE SET FOR TUESDAY 3rd AUGUST 2021 at 12NOON**
Leader Cottage is a deceptively spacious three/four-bedroom semi-detached property set in the attractive grounds of Carolside House, only one mile from the Borders town of Earlston.
Dating from around the late 1800’s the house, which formed part of the original estate, benefits from an extensive garden and offers flexible accommodation across two levels providing the most charming home.
Situated on the banks of the River Leader with woodland walks and an abundance of wildlife, it is a very special location for those who love the outdoors.
Internally, the accommodation, which requires a degree of modernisation, comprises three main bedrooms, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a dining room, a breakfasting kitchen, a conservatory, a music room/bedroom four, a utility room, and a downstairs wc. With generous storage throughout, there is also potential to create a self-contained annexe to the rear.
Externally, the access driveway is through attractive parkland leading to a private driveway through a gate to plentiful parking to the side of the property.
The garden is a particular feature of this property which leads down to the River Leader and comprises of a charming south-facing garden to the front with lawn, borders and paved pathway leading to the front door.
To the rear are extensive lawns and the most attractive raised lawn with dry stone walls, and plentiful well stocked borders leading to a large vegetable garden at the rear.
Numerous storage sheds, two greenhouses, and a carport, provide excellent external storage or workshop areas.
Only eight miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, the property is conveniently located for commuting, and lies within a strong primary and secondary school catchment. Edinburgh is also easily accessible via the A68, with most Borders towns plus the Borders General Hospital readily available from this central location.
Edinburgh 33 miles. Earlston 1 mile. Melrose 7 miles. Tweedbank 8 miles. Lauder 7 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
EPC : F38
Council Tax Band : F
Leader Cottage sits just over a mile north of Earlston which has a wide range of amenities which include a Co-op supermarket, a selection of shops, pubs, hotels and a petrol station.
Melrose, six miles from Earlston, also provides a larger selection of shops, hotels and eateries plus access to the Borders General Hospital. For a wider selection of amenities, Galashiels is a further ten miles from Earlston and has a Tesco, an ASDA, a Marks & Spencer, many other High Street brands and a cinema.
Excellent primary and secondary schooling is available in Earlston, with the high school, continually ranking highly throughout Scottish state schools. There is also private schooling at St. Mary’s Prep School for ages 3-13 in Melrose.
Local tourist attractions can be found across the region including Scotts View, Melrose Abbey, Abbotsford House, Mellerstain House and a selection of gardens across the area. For the outdoor enthusiast there is fishing on the River Tweed, horse-riding, walking, golf, shooting, and mountain biking making it a highly desirable area with numerous activities. Leader Cottage is well placed for commuting to Edinburgh and most Border towns with direct access to the A68, which runs to Edinburgh in the North and Newcastle in the South. The Borders Railway running from Tweedbank to Edinburgh lies approximately seven miles from Earlston, with a further station in Galashiels at the Transport Interchange.
Edinburgh and Newcastle airports - both international, offer an excellent choice of destinations and are 40 miles and 66 miles away respectively.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD4 6AL
Coming from the North take the A68 South, passing through Pathhead, and Lauder. On leaving Lauder proceed South on the A68. After approximately six miles you will reach the turn off into Carolside on your right-hand side, which is a mile before Earlston. Turn right here and proceed down the private drive and keep right. Go straight on until you come to Leader Cottage which is the furthest property on your left-hand side. Go down the front of the buildings, through the gate and park to the rear.
Coming from the South take the A68 North, passing through St. Boswells. On reaching Earlston, proceed through the town going North on the A68. After around one mile you will reach the turn off into Carolside, on your left-hand side. Turn left here and follow the above directions.