Birchy BraeCappercleuch, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5LG
Offers Over £375,000
SITUATIONBirchy 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.DESCRIPTIONBirchy 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.ACCOMMODATIONSitting room with en suite shower rom, open plan kitchen/dining/living room, 3 double bedrooms, family bathroom. GARDEN AND GROUNDSBirchy 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.