Set in idyllic surroundings, with beautiful views over the Glen Valley and the scenic Borders countryside, Orchard Walls is perfect for those looking for a country retreat. Situated in a peaceful rural location on the outskirts of the notable village of Traquair, three miles south of the popular Borders town of Innerleithen, the subjects for sale are a two bedroom detached house and additional self-contained one bedroom detached cottage and double garage.
This charming solid stone built house was originally constructed in the 1870’s and has been subsequently extended and improved to provide a comfortable and spacious family home totalling 1,273 square feet. Internally, the bright and generously proportioned accommodation comprises: entrance hallway with guest cloakroom and staircase leading to the upper floor, sitting room with feature solid fuel stove, superb dining kitchen fitted with a range of wall and base units and solid stone and wood worktops with adjoining utility room. Elsewhere on the ground floor is a separate lounge which could be used to provide a third bedroom. On the upper floor there is a hallway landing, two good sized double bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes and eaves storage and the other with a storage cupboard. Completing the accommodation is a well-appointed family bathroom with power shower above the bath.
Dating back to the early 1800’s, the solid stone cottage and double garage, which is detached from the main house provides modernised accommodation over one floor totalling 980 square feet comprising of an entrance vestibule, spacious lounge with original stone fireplace with log burning stove, double bedroom, compact kitchen and a fully tilted bathroom with power shower above the bath. There is a substantial brick double garage attached to the cottage which has two metal up and over doors to the front and a timber pedestrian door to the side. The garage benefits from power and light and has a WC compartment within.
The cottage, which has its own oil fired central heating system, has been previously been run as a successful four star holiday let and offers excellent potential to be developed further for those looking for a small business opportunity.
Externally, there are delightful, well maintained hillside gardens surrounding the house. The gardens are generally laid with lawn, and they include a patio area and a gravel parking area. The cottage has its own private paved patio area. The garden ground is bound by dry stone walling, fencing and some hedging. The house is approached via a large private gravelled driveway. There is a brick coal store to the rear of the house.
Orchard Walls is located on the outskirts of the village of Traquair, near to the charming Borders town of Innerleithen, the main Border towns are easily reached while Edinburgh lies approximately 30 miles to the North. The town offers a good range of local shopping, medical centre, hotels, restaurants and cafes, as well as a primary school. The neighbouring town of Peebles offers further facilities including the local High School, Tesco and Sainsbury’s supermarkets, swimming pool and leisure centre. Lying in the heart of the picturesque Tweed Valley, the town of Innerleithen makes both an ideal commuter choice and a central base for indulging in the various activities available nearby such as golf, fishing, hill walking and horse riding, not to mention the world-renowned mountain biking centres of Innerleithen and Glentress being on the doorstep. In addition, Innerleithen and the wider area of the Borders has a thriving Arts Community, with many Art Galleries and a wide variety of arts and crafts activities for all ages. There is a multi-screen cinema in nearby Galashiels and there are a number of local theatre and music groups, notably St Ronan’s Silver Band and Tweeddale Pipe Band. There are also several annual events held in Innerleithen including: the Music Festival with the stars of Celtic music and more; Innerleithen Games week which includes the Cleikum ceremony, kids sports night, fancy dress parade, quiz night and more.
From Peebles travel approximately 6 miles south-east on the A72 to Innerleithen, on entering the town turn right onto Traquair Road (B709). Travel along towards the village of Traquair for approximately one and half miles. Turn right where signposted for Glen Estate and follow the road for appropriately half a mile. Orchard Walls is situated on the right hand side. For those with satellite navigation the postcode of the property is EH44 6PU.
Mains electricity. Private water. Private drainage to septic tank. Oil fired central heating to the house and cottage. LPG gas bottles connected to the gas hob in the kitchen of the cottage. Timber framed double glazed windows throughout the house and in the cottage. Telephone and broadband connection.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category E. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
Viewing is available 7 days a week strictly by appointment by calling JBM Estate Agents on 01721 540170. Telephone lines are open 7 days a week, from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday.
A Home Report incorporating a Single Survey, Energy Performance Certificate and Property Questionnaire is available for parties genuinely interested in this property. Please contact us to request a copy.
The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is F (24) with potential A (93).
A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to JBM Estate Agents, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously.
Formal offers should be submitted to the Selling Agents in Scottish legal form: JBM Estate Agents, 10 Northgate, Peebles, EH45 8RS. Telephone: 01721 540170, Fax 01721 520104. The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide the Selling Agents with advice on the source of funds with suitable confirmation of their ability to finance the purchase. Viewers should be advised that even after an acceptable written offer has been received, in the event of any unreasonable delay by the purchaser in concluding missives, the Selling Agents reserve the right to resume viewings.
Anti-Money Laundering Regulations:
Updated regulations from June 2017 require us, the Selling Agents, to perform checks on the property buyer. To comply with the necessary regulations, any offer presented to us must be accompanied with photographic evidence of the buyers identity and separate evidence of the buyers residential address before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed. You should be aware that we are required by law to report to government authorities any evidence or suspicion regarding money laundering and that we are explicitly prohibited from notifying you of the fact that any such report has been made.