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Lilliesleaf, Melrose Guide Price £150,000

A charming three-bedroom detached cottage located in the centre of the pretty and sought-after beautiful village of Lilliesleaf. Named Rose Cottage, the property benefits from being close to local amenities within the village, whilst enjoying a rural feel and lovely countryside views. Dating from 1850, and extending to some 1,244 square feet, this lovely home offers a generous sitting room, separate family/dining room, three comfortable double bedrooms, and attractive gardens bounded by open countryside. Rose Cottage is sure to appeal to many buyers and early viewing is recommended.


Internally, the well-presented accommodation comprises; ground floor, entrance vestibule leading through to the comfortable sitting room and the staircase to the first floor. The sitting room has a window overlooking the front of the property and features a fireplace with multifuel stove. It also provides access to a rear hallway, which has a door giving access to the rear garden. A further door leads to another internal hallway, which affords access to the open plan kitchen and dining/Family room. This bright versatile room includes a kitchen fitted with a range of floor and wall units and appliances including an electric oven, hob and extractor. There is space for dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer. Adjacent to the kitchen is the family/dining room which benefits from French doors opening to the rear garden and windows offering views over the countryside to the front and side. There is also a large storage cupboard/pantry and a cupboard housing the hot water tank. Also, on the ground floor is a generous double bedroom with a window overlooking the front of the property. Completing the accommodation on this floor is the family bathroom which is partially tiled and comprises of a three-piece white suite with electric shower over bath. On the first floor there are two further double bedrooms including the generous master bedroom which benefits from fitted wardrobes. Both bedrooms have lovely countryside views overlooking the back of the property.

Externally, the house is reached via a pathway from the main street of Lilliesleaf where ample on-street parking is available. The cottage boasts attractive gardens to the front side and rear. These are laid partly to lawn, with some, tree, shrub and flower borders. There is also a vegetable garden at the front of the cottage and a patio area with brick barbecue at the rear. The gardens open out onto countryside at side and rear and benefit from attractive views.


Rose Cottage is located in the pretty village of Lilliesleaf, with amenities including two pubs, a coffee shop and a primary school. A wider range of services is available at the nearby Melrose, which offers a range of specialist shops, small supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and a doctor’s surgery, while there are further services available in nearby Galashiels. Primary schooling is available nearby in Lilliesleaf (5 mins walk) with secondary schooling in the nearby town of Selkirk (7 miles). The Borders Railway Terminus is a short drive away in Tweedbank, with journey times to Edinburgh around 55 minutes.  Lilliesleaf itself is situated in the heart of the attractive Border’s countryside, ideally situated for outdoor activities and country pursuits.


Mains water and drainage. Mains electricity. Electric storage and panel heating.  UPVC double glazed windows and timber framed double glazed Velux windows. Telephone and broadband connection.  

Items to be included:

All fitted carpets, curtains, blinds and light fittings will be in included.  Additionally, the kitchen appliances will be included in the sale.

Council Tax and Local Authority: 

For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category D.  Amount payable for the financial year 2018/2019 - £1,587.42.  The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.

Home Report:

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.

EPC Rating:

The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is F (31) with potential C (80).

Viewing Arrangements: 

Viewings of this property are by appointment.  For more information or to arrange an appointment, please contact  JBM Estate Agents on 01721 540170. 

Closing Date:

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.

Important Note: 

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:

As with all Estate Agents, JBM Estate Agents is subject to the Money Laundering Regulations 2017.  The regulations require us, the Selling Agents, to perform various checks on the property buyer and in order to comply with the necessary regulations, any offer presented to us must be accompanied with certified photographic evidence of the buyer’s identity and separate certified evidence of the buyer’s residential address before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed.  Alternatively, if certified documentation is not available, the buyer must attend at our office with their original documents. Please note, until satisfactory documents have been provided and our checks have been fully completed, we are unable to mark the property as “under offer”.  You should also 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.    


Melrose TD6 9HX
County: The Scottish Borders
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000347

P: 01721 540170

Sitting Room

15' 3'' x 13' 8'' (4.65m x 4.17m)


11' 1'' x 11' 0'' (3.38m x 3.35m)

Dining Room / Family Room

17' 0'' x 12' 9'' (5.18m x 3.89m)

Bedroom 1

13' 7'' x 11' 11'' (4.14m x 3.63m)

Bedroom 2

13' 7'' x 8' 7'' (4.14m x 2.62m)

Bedroom 3

15' 3'' x 8' 11'' (4.65m x 2.72m)

Melrose TD6 9HX
County: The Scottish Borders
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000347

P: 01721 540170

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Melrose TD6 9HX
County: The Scottish Borders
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000347

P: 01721 540170
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