- Large Garden
- Permission for Studio in the Garden
- Attractive Views
- Strong School Catchment
- Excellent Transport Links
- Gas Central Heating
But ‘n’ Ben Cottage is a very well presented and deceptively spacious four/five-bedroom mid-terraced cottage situated in the charming village of Maxton.
Only a mile and a half from the popular Borders village of St. Boswells, the property, previously two properties, that have been sympathetically joined into one, provide flexible family living throughout.
Of particular note is the generous, and attractive garden with plans for a studio, with a separate mutual access that would ideal for those looking to work from home.
The cottage is also located in a strong school catchment with the Borders Railway station at Tweedbank, and the A68 offering excellent transport links to Edinburgh and the North of England.
Lying across two levels the accommodation comprises of four main bedrooms, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a dining kitchen, a fifth bedroom/office, a utility room, a boot room and a downstairs wc. There is also good internal and external storage which is particularly useful as well as gas fired central heating.
Externally, there is a large L-shaped south-facing garden to the rear with an abundance of small trees and shrubs, borders and a lawn plus open fields to the rear. There is also a patio area accessed off the dining kitchen providing an excellent space for informal entertaining.
Most Border towns are readily accessible from the area, as is Berwick-upon-Tweed which has a mainline railway connection to Edinburgh, Newcastle and London. The Borders Railway, running from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, lies approximately eight and a half miles away and adds to the accessibility of the St. Boswells area.
Kelso 8.5 miles. Edinburgh 40 miles. Melrose 6.5 miles. St. Boswells 1.5 miles. Tweedbank 8.5 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
Council Tax Band: D
But ‘n’ Ben Cottage is located in the charming village of Maxton only one and a half miles from the popular Borders village of St. Boswells, which benefits from the famous Buccleuch Arms Hotel with Blue Coo Bistrot, a small supermarket, an award-winning bookshop, a garage, local cricket, tennis, golf and rugby clubs and a variety of small shops.
There is also a highly regarded primary school and the property is also within the Earlston High School catchment. Nearby Melrose offers a wider range of amenities as well as the well respected St Mary’s Preparatory School.
The area is one of great scenic beauty with the River Tweed snaking its way through the Borders countryside with its pretty towns and villages. Fishing, golf, shooting, horse riding, mountain biking and walking are all readily available. Kelso (10 miles away) is a thriving market town with a larger array of amenities including a racecourse, the historic Floors Castle, home of the Duke of Roxburghe, and a championship golf course.
Alternatively, Galashiels has a large selection of High Street names such as Tesco, ASDA, Next and Marks & Spencer, with Kelso also benefitting from a Sainsburys supermarket.
St. Boswells sits off the A68 which is the main route between Edinburgh to the North and Newcastle to the South, with International airports located in these cities. Berwick-upon-Tweed, reachable in under one hour has a mainline railway serving the East Coast, and a fast train to London taking around four hours.
The Borders Railway, running from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, lies approximately eight and a half miles away and adds to the accessibility of the St. Boswells area.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode is: TD6 0RL
Coming from the North, follow the A68 to St. Boswells. Proceed through the village passing the Buccleuch Arms Hotel on your right. Take the second turning on the left which is the A699 signposted Kelso and Maxton. Continue on this road for approximately one and a half miles. As you enter Maxton, proceed forward and you will come to But ‘n’ Ben Cottage, which lies on your right hand side.
Coming from the South, follow the A68 to St. Boswells. Before reaching the village, take a right turn after the tennis courts, onto the A699 and follow the above directions.