- Charming Semi-Rural Location
- Deceptively Spacious
- Superb Garden Studio
- Two Shower Rooms
- Stunning Views to North & South
- Strong School Catchment
- Covered Decking
- Double Glazing
5 Whitelee Farm Cottages is an immaculately presented, and deceptively spacious two-bedroom terraced cottage situated about a mile from Newtown St. Boswells. Occupying a semi-rural position, with extensive parking, the property lies around six and a half miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh.
Benefitting from the most fabulous views across rolling countryside to the front and rear, the property has been thoughtfully renovated over time with excellent space inside and out. This includes a charming, detached garden studio which is a particular feature, plus separate garage with power and lighting, plus additional parking space.
Lying across two levels the beautifully appointed accommodation comprises two bedrooms, two shower rooms, one with a steam shower, a large sitting room, a breakfasting kitchen and a box room, which provides a perfect space for a foldaway office. With cleverly designed internal storage which includes two attic spaces, one with loft ladder access, and a utility cupboard, the property is also double glazed with electric radiators and a wood-burning stove in the sitting room.
Externally, the property benefits from private off-road parking for three cars to the front of the cottage, plus a semi-detached garage with further parking space. To the rear lies the most charming garden with a covered decked area leading to more extensive decking with lovely rural views. A paved patio area sits beside the old stone-built pig-sty and accesses the most fabulous timber-built garden studio with slate roof which provides excellent versatility either as a workspace or studio along with ‘bunk-bed space’ and is an excellent addition to the existing accommodation. Beyond the garden studio lies a generous lawn with a peaceful rural backdrop, a real feature of this property which should be viewed to be appreciated.
Edinburgh is easily accessible via the A68, with most Border towns readily available from this central location, along with the aforementioned Borders Railway.
Edinburgh 39.5 miles. St. Boswells 2.5 miles. Tweedbank 6.5 miles. Melrose 5.0 miles. Newtown St. Boswells 0.75 miles
(All distances are approximate)
Council Tax Band : C
EPC : F23
5 Whitelee Cottages is situated in a charming semi-rural position around three-quarters of a mile from Newtown St. Boswells which is home of the region’s largest employer, the Scottish Borders Council. There are also an excellent range of local amenities in Newtown St. Boswells including a health centre, a hotel, and a small supermarket. The nearby Milestone Garden Centre sits on the outskirts of Newtown St. Boswells and is a very popular attraction.
The popular Borders town of Melrose, over the Eildon Hills, is only four miles away from Newtown St. Boswells. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, Melrose is situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed. The town provides an extensive range of amenities ranging from a variety of specialist shops, small supermarkets, restaurants and a selection of hotels.
The thriving old mill town of Galashiels, a further four miles to the West offers a fuller range of shopping facilities, which include Tesco, ASDA, Next and Marks & Spencer. Alternatively, the village of St. Boswells lies two and a half miles to the east, also providing a generous selection of shops, and eateries.
Local tourist attractions include Melrose Abbey, Harmony House, Priorwood Gardens, the Greenyards, (home of Melrose RFC and Rugby Sevens), and Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott. There are also a variety of outdoor pursuits in the area that include fishing on the River Tweed, shooting, horse riding, golf, mountain biking, and a selection of walks including both St. Cuthbert’s and the Southern Upland Way.
Local schools include the primary school at Newtown St. Boswells, and secondary schooling at Earlston High School plus the highly regarded St Mary’s preparatory school in Melrose. The Borders General Hospital also lies on the outskirts of Melrose.
5 Whitelee Farm Cottages sits in an easily accessible area and can be reached by the A68 or A7 via Galashiels that provide the links to Edinburgh or the north of England. The Borders Railway, in Tweedbank with trains running to Edinburgh is approximately six and a half miles away is of particular note. The closest airport is Edinburgh, approximately forty-seven miles away and Newcastle to the South which is around sixty-two miles away.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD6 0SH
From the North take the A68 South and turn right into Newtown St Boswells and proceed through the town, turning right immediately after Cooks Van Hire onto an unnamed road signposted Whitelee. Follow this road for around three-quarters of a mile and you will come to 5 Whitelee Cottages on your right-hand side, the second property along in the row of cottages. You can park immediately outside.
Alternatively coming from the South, turn left into Newtown St. Boswells and proceed into the town, turning left immediately before Cooks Van Hire and follow the above directions.