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Glenrath Hope

Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9JW

Offers Over £350,000


  • Attractive rural house

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 2 reception

  • Separate bothy house

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 reception

  • Extensive outbuildings

  • Extensive gardens

  • Enclosed paddock

  • In all about 2.94 acres (1.19 Ha)

Glenrath Hope is a very special property
comprising two houses, one being the
original Shepherd’s cottage (The Bothy)
dating back almost 200 years and the
other being the new Shepherd’s cottage
(Glenrath Hope) which has been extended
to make a ...

Glenrath Hope is a very special property
comprising two houses, one being the
original Shepherd’s cottage (The Bothy)
dating back almost 200 years and the
other being the new Shepherd’s cottage
(Glenrath Hope) which has been extended
to make a comfortable home adjacent.
The setting is spectacular at the head
of a valley surrounded by beautiful hills.
Glenrath Hope is reached by a track from
Glenrath Farm, about 1.9 miles from the
public road.
Peebles is 8 miles to the north and is
renowned for its vibrant High Street with
a great selection of independent shops. It
also has 2 supermarkets, excellent hotels,
restaurants and cafes, a choice of primary
schools and a respected secondary
school. There are great facilities including
a sports centre, swimming pool, the
Eastgate theatre and a medical centre.
Edinburgh, in commuting distance to
the north, has all the benefits of a major
capital city together with an international
airport and mainline rail connections.
The area around Peebles is renowned for
outdoor pursuits, with hill walking, riding
and the international mountain bike tracks
at Glentress and Innerleithen. The River
Tweed is renowned for salmon fishing and
there are several excellent golf courses in
the area.
The property enjoys a great degree of
privacy and seclusion yet is accessible to
Peebles and Edinburgh. The surrounding
hills are magnificent and the area is
steeped in history with an ancient Iron
Age settlement on the adjacent hillside.
DESCRIPTION
Glenrath Hope has two storeys with light,
airy accommodation and magnificent
views. Downstairs there is a large dining/
kitchen area, sitting room, conservatory,
shower room with WC, understair office
area, utility room and separate WC. The
dining/kitchen area has a wood-panelled
ceiling and glass doors along one wall
leading to a breakfast (east-facing) patio.
In addition to the oven and ceramic hob
there is a solid fuel stove which can be
used for cooking. The sitting room has
picture windows, beams and a log burning
stove. From the conservatory a door
leads to the evening (west-facing) patio.
Upstairs there are 2 large bedrooms, one
with an en-suite bathroom, the other with
a walk-in wardrobe.
The Bothy has been used recently as an
office but the accommodation allows
for 2 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen,
shower room/WC, and also has a large
attic room reached by a folding ladder.
Glazed doors in the main room lead into a
south facing conservatory with doors into
the attractive garden. Above the former
door of the original building is a date
stone showing 1824 and the name “James
Burnett of Barns”. This has echoes of John
Buchan’s thrilling novel ‘John Burnett of
Barns’ which is set in the region.
OUTSIDE
The garden at Glenrath Hope is enclosed
by a drystone wall with a substantial area
of lawn bordered by a fringe of trees
including white rowan, red rowan, Korean
oak, silver birch and scots pines. There
are also some David Austin roses in the
border.
The Bothy garden has a variety of unusual
rhododendrons and interesting specimen
shrubs.
OUTBUILDINGS
There is a timber and corrugated iron
garage/store shed near the house and
Bothy and there is a substantial modern
storage building of steel and profile
sheeting in the paddock extending to
about 8.87 x 18.2m with a concrete floor
and containing the switchgear for the solar
array. The solar array is a tracker device
with an output of 9kw which follows the
angle of the sun throughout the year. Last
year FIT payments amounted to about
£1,000.
DIRECTIONS
Glenrath Hope is reached off the minor
country road leading from the A72 just
west of Peebles towards Kirkton Manor.
Take the right fork up the Manor Valley
towards Manorhead and turn left off the
public road at Glenrath Farm. Enter the
farmyard then turn right past the cattle
pens onto the track leading to Glenrath
Hope.
SERVICES
Main electricity
Private water
Private drainage
There is a 9kw Solar Tracker array
providing renewable electricity