- Open plan living
- Stunning views
- Under floor heating
- Strong school catchment
- Solar panels
- Bio-mass boiler
Huntshaw Cottage is a charming and spacious four-bedroom conversion which benefits from the most fabulous Southerly views.
Sitting in an elevated position, on a plot extending to around half an acre, the house sits in a strong school catchment with excellent transport links, and provides the most lovely family home, a short distance from the heart of the Borders town of Earlston.
Internally, the property is flooded by natural light and comprises four bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a generous open plan dining kitchen with family area with bi-fold doors accessing the patio and showing off the superb views, a utility room and a downstairs wc.
There is also excellent storage throughout with wardrobes in all of the bedrooms on the first floor, and solid oak beams in the sitting room which are a real feature.
Of particular note, are the solar panels and bio-mass boiler with quarterly payments payable to the new owners.
Externally, there is a private parking area to the front for two cars, and a generous lawn with garden shed. To the front is extensive garden ground, also with lawn plus terraced steps outside the sitting room, and patio accessed from the dining/family area from where to enjoy the superb views.
The plot extends to around half an acre and could provide additional space for growing vegetables or small trees and shrubs.
Only seven miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, Edinburgh is also easily accessible via the A68, along with most Borders towns plus the Borders General Hospital which is readily available from this central location.
Edinburgh 34 miles. Melrose 6 miles. Tweedbank 7 miles. Lauder 8 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
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Huntshaw Cottage sits in an elevated position above the popular Borders town 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.
The property 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 6AF
Coming from Edinburgh take the A68 South, passing through Pathhead, and Lauder. Enter Earlston and take the first left onto Huntshaw Road.
Proceed up the hill and go straight on which will take you on to a private road all the way up to Huntshaw. As you approach the buildings, keep going and follow the road round to the back. Go to the end and you will come to the driveway opening to Huntshaw Cottage on your right.
Coming from the South take the A68 North and on reaching Earlston continue through the town and take the right turn onto Huntshaw and follow the above directions.