Newhope was built in 1978 of timber under a tiled roof to a Finnish design. It provides delightful family accommodation arranged on one floor, which is heated by a recently installed, readily controlled Fischer electric system. The sitting room …
Newhope was built in 1978 of timber under a tiled roof to a Finnish design. It provides delightful family accommodation arranged on one floor, which is heated by a recently installed, readily controlled Fischer electric system. The sitting room faces west and enjoys sunshine from midday into the evening as does the sun porch. The heating in this room can be supplemented by a wood burning stove. The dining room and study are excellent additional reception rooms and the fitted kitchen, utility room and cloakroom complete the public areas. The master bedroom, with sink, and 3 further double bedrooms all have generous built in wardrobes. The family bathroom and bedrooms are located on the south side of the house.
Outside there is a double garage with power and light and a generous gravel parking area.
The gardens and grounds extend to about 3.26 acres and surround and protect the house. The garden is laid out for ease of maintenance and is well stocked with spectacular flowering shrubs including azaleas and rhododendrons. Beyond the gardens is a charming area of mature native broadleaf trees together with a young plantation stocked with native trees including rowan, ash and elder and a hedge comprising holy, hazel, hawthorn and roses. An attractive burn runs through the woodland.
Newhope is situated at the head of the beautiful Ettrick Valley on a traditional hill sheep farm about 24 miles from Selkirk and 51 miles from Edinburgh.
The delightful village of Ettrickbridge has a primary school with secondary education available at Selkirk High School.
Selkirk has an excellent range of local shops and there are supermarkets in Galashiels, Hawick and Peebles. The recently re-opened Waverley railway line terminates at Tweedbank, midway between Galashiels and Melrose, and provides regular services to Edinburgh.
Unusually for such a quiet and secluded area there are a number of local pubs which serve meals and provide accommodation including the Cross Keys at Ettrickbridge, the Tushielaw at Ettrick and the Gordon Arms at Yarrow.
The Scottish Borders are renowned for their year round outdoor leisure activities. These include hill walking, mountain biking at Glentress near Peebles, salmon and trout fishing on the Rivers Tweed, Ettrick and Yarrow, a sailing club on St. Mary’s Loch with golf courses at Selkirk and Ashkirk. The Southern Upland Way passes along the public road adjacent to the property. Abbotsford House, Bowhill House and Samye Ling monastery attract visitors from all over the world.
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.
DIRECTIONS (See location plan)
From Edinburgh exit the city bypass at Lothianburn junction. Take the B703 to Peebles. Take the A72 to Innerleithen. Turn right in Innerleithen to Yarrow on the B709 past the Traquair Arms Hotel. Cross the A708 at the Gordon Arms Hotel and continue on the B709. Turn right at the ‘T’ junction and pass the Tushielaw Inn. After about 5 miles, you will reach the Ettrick signpost – take a right turn here. Pass through Ettrick village on the single track road travelling west. In about 5 miles you will cross a second cattle grid from the village with a wooded area on your left. In 50 yards, turn left, crossing the Ettrick Water, by the wooden bridge with Nether Phawhope farmhouse on the left. Go through the gate straight ahead and up the hill for about 200 yards. Then turn left to the gate in the dry stane dyke; you will see Newhope behind.
Private water supply
Private drainage (septic tank)
Scotnet telephone and broadband connection
THIRD PARTY RIGHTS & SERVITUDES
The owner of Newhope has rights of servitude for the services supplying the property.
Access from the public road is over a private, recently upgraded forestry road over which the owner of Newhope has a right of access.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fitted carpets, curtains and white goods are included in the sale. No additional items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.
Newhope falls into Band F for Council Tax purposes.
Newhope’s energy performance rating is band D61.