Bakers Road is in an excellent location on the edge of Gattonside. The road has a southerly aspect and views towards the Eildon Hills. Gattonside sits on the north bank of the River Tweed, in an area renowned for its …
Bakers Road is in an excellent location on the edge of Gattonside. The road has a southerly aspect and views towards the Eildon Hills. Gattonside sits on the north bank of the River Tweed, in an area renowned for its natural beauty. The village is a popular and desirable residential area and is within comfortable walking distance of Melrose town centre. Melrose is a thriving small market town which has a wide variety of independent shops, restaurants and hotels, a health centre and professional services plus local and independent primary level schools.
Popular walking routes that are easily reached from Hassendean Cottage include the Southern Upland way, St Cuthbert’s Way and the Borders Abbeys Way.
The Borders General Hospital is less than 1.5 miles away. The Scottish Borders Railway, with a station in nearby Tweedbank, provides excellent access by rail to Edinburgh and both the A68 and A7 trunk roads are within easy reach and provide good road links to the north and south.
Hassendean Cottage is one of the earliest traditional buildings in Gattonside’s conservation area. The oldest part of the house is 250 years old and the back addition was added 100 years later. Historically, Hassendean Cottage operated as the local bakehouse with the cellar/kiln still evident off the front sitting room.
The living accommodation is laid out in a split level arrangement. The spacious kitchen and sitting room on either side of the hallway on the ground floor have a spectacular uninterrupted view of the Eildon Hills through large windows.
The kitchen features early 19th Century fitted timber cupboards and drawers together with a dual fuel “Stove” range and modern floor based units.
Upstairs on the 150 year old mezzanine addition is the large high ceiling drawing room/bedroom with refreshed cornicing and ceiling rose, swept open fire and huge Tripart window with working shutters. Across the spacious hall is a back porch to the garden and a modernised bathroom.
A programme of modernisation has been carried out at Hassendean Cottage in recent years by the current owner. The extensive work has included overhauling the roof, tanking and damp proofing, re-wiring, retro fitted double glazing and some replacement windows. A new gas boiler and Italian designed column radiators have been installed.
The attic floor has been lined with insulated plaster board and streamlined for adaptable use. The interior has been altered and includes the installation of an en suite shower room and three new bathrooms including a high spec Cubuchon, UK made eco sit down bath made with ficore-insulated composit.
Lakeland VOC free non toxic paint has been used throughout the house, as used by National Trust, River Cottage and Grand Designs.
To the rear of the house is a terrace of 3 traditional outbuildings which offer the potential for further development.
The garden at Hassendean Cottage is generous and diverse and totals approximately one third of an acre. The side and rear garden are south facing and currently provide a wildlife haven.
The garden is known locally as being part of the old Melrose orchard and includes mature fruit trees including pear, apple, plum and cherry plus red and black current bushes together with an impressive weeping willow. The landscaping provides privacy and shelter for both humans and animals.