Situated on the edge of charming small settlement of Cappercleuch, the three-bedroom detached property has lovely views towards St Mary’s Loch and the beautiful hills and woodland of the Yarrow Valley.
The area surrounding Cappercleuch is renowned for its unspoilt beauty, nestled amongst moorland, forest and hills. At certain times of the year red squirrels and deer can be seen from the kitchen window at Birchy Brae, as well as the occasional osprey fishing in St Mary’s Loch. The area is popular with visitors and is a useful starting point for walking routes around the loch as well as being on the route of The Southern Upland Way. Mountain biking is also a well-established sport in the region, with various trails nearby, including the Seven Stanes Innerleithen Loop and the Glentress Forest Trail.
Polly Cregan of Galbraith, said: “The location of this property is second to none, offering complete tranquillity, amidst the wonderful Scottish Borders scenery. Birchy Brae has been refurbished to a high standard throughout, creating a beautiful light and bright family home, whilst taking advantage of the stunning views over the garden and surrounding countryside.
“Also included in the sale is planning permission in principle for a detached, two-bedroom property to the east of the main house, incorporating the existing garage. This is an excellent opportunity for the purchaser to move forward with the development, in this very scenic and tranquil part of the country.”
The property was originally built in the mid-1900s as the police station with adjoining police house, for the local community in Cappercleuch.
Today Birchy Brae is a delightful three-bedroom house with two reception rooms, bathroom and shower room, all on one level. The kitchen has an attractive stone tiled floor, a range of fitted cabinets, integrated appliances and wooden countertops with breakfast bar. The living room has a woodburning stove, double doors to the garden and also has a stone tiled floor. The master bedroom is particularly pleasing with double glass doors providing direct garden access, a beautiful place to unwind and relax.
Alterations have been made in the last few years to convert the police station and incorporate it into the current accommodation to offer an additional sitting room with far reaching views over the garden and beyond. This space, with independent access, could be used as a fourth bedroom with en-suite shower room or could be converted as a separate annexe or as a holiday let, subject to the necessary consent.
Birchy Brae, Cappercleuch, Selkirk, Scottish Borders is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £385,000.