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Birchy Brae

Cappercleuch, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5LG

Offers Over £405,000


  • A place to unwind.

  • Rare location near St Mary's Loch.

  • Spoacious garden and grounds

  • 2 receptions, 3 bedrooms

  • Detached garage.

  • Planning consent for additional dwelling.

Birchy Brae is located within the small settlement of Capperleuch, close to the banks of St Mary’s Loch,
at the head of the Yarrow Valley.

The rural area is renowned for its unspoilt beauty, being nestled amongst dramatic rolling hills. …

Birchy Brae is located within the small settlement of Capperleuch, close to the banks of St Mary’s Loch,
at the head of the Yarrow Valley.

The rural area is renowned for its unspoilt beauty, being nestled amongst dramatic rolling hills. At certain times of the year it is possible to watch red squirrels and deer from the kitchen window as well as the occasional osprey fishing in the loch.

It is particularly popular with visitors and is a useful starting point for various walking routes around the
loch as well as being on the long distance walking route The Southern Upland Way. Cappercleuch and
St Mary’s Loch benefit from a café and an active sailing club and the popular hostelry The Gordon Arms is close by.

A wide range of services can be found in historic and picturesque towns of Innerleithen, Selkirk and
Moffat and the area falls into the catchment of Yarrow Primary School and Selkirk High School, both of which are serviced by a school bus. The A74(M) can be easily accessed at Moffat.

DESCRIPTION
Birchy Brae (at one timed called Gillwood Cottage) was originally built in the mid 1900s as the Police
Station with adjoining police house for the locality, Alterations have been made in the last few years to
convert the police station and incorporate it into the current accommodation.

The single storey accommodation is in good order throughout. The flexible accommodation can be
used as a family home and benefits from the option of utilising the setting room as a fourth bedroom
with en suite shower room. This room, originally the Police Station, has independent access and would
equally well make an excellent annexe/holiday let.

Although now lapsed, Birchy Brae previously had planning consent for a full height loft conversion
(08/01012/FUL).

More recently, and included with the sale, Planning Permission in Principle (19/01395/PPP) was
granted in April 2021 for a detached, two bedroom house to the east of the main house and
incorporating the existing garage.

GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Birchy Brae sits within spacious garden and grounds that extend to about 0.2 acres. The enclosed
garden surrounding the house is nicely landscaped and includes areas of lawn surrounded by
decorative borders. The grounds extend to the area currently used for off street parking and a drying
green. This area also includes the detached single garage.