Thorncroft is situated on the Main Street in the centre of Lilliesleaf. Lilliesleaf, with a population of over 300, is a peaceful rural village comprising mostly traditionally built houses lying on a ridge of ground above the Ale Water. The …
Thorncroft is situated on the Main Street in the centre of Lilliesleaf. Lilliesleaf, with a population of over 300, is a peaceful rural village comprising mostly traditionally built houses lying on a ridge of ground above the Ale Water. The surrounding countryside is noted for its scenic beauty.
The village boasts an excellent primary school.
Local shops and services can be found in nearby St Boswells, Selkirk and Melrose. Galashiels, 11 miles north of Lilliesleaf, offers a broader range of amenities (including 2 major supermarkets) and a wide variety of recreational and sporting facilities.
The Borders General Hospital and Scottish Borders Council headquarters are both within easy reach. The Borders Railway, with a station at Tweedbank, has a regular train service between the Borders and Edinburgh and the village is well placed for access to both the A68 and A7 trunk roads.
The very attractive detached property was originally built as a single dwelling in the early 1800s. The building was converted into two apartments in 2009, the upper apartment being called Thorncroft
Cottage and the lower apartment being called Thorncroft Studio. There is a single garage connected to the property that offers access to the
lower Studio apartment via a passage at the back of the property.
The pretty double upper apartment, Thorncroft Cottage, retains lovely period proportions and benefits from a solar hot water heating system.
The accommodation has been extended into the attic to provide two further bedrooms and a useful seating/storage area. Thorncroft Cottage has access into the garden.
Having been successfully rented out for a number of years, Thorncroft offers an ideal opportunity to reinstate the house into a nicely proportioned detached, 3 storey family house (subject to the
appropriate consents) or as two separate apartments for future rental.
Thorncroft benefits from a sheltered and spacious garden on the south side of the property. It is mostly level and is laid to lawn with some
mature trees, shrubs and borders for year round interest.
The garden benefits from a timber summer house as well as a useful log store/garden shed. There is a single garage with an electric door (not tested) on the eastern gable of the property.