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Post Office House

East Third, Smailholm, Kelso, Scottish Borders, TD5 7PH

Guide Price £180,000


  • Traditional detached cottage

  • Small paddock

  • About 1.01 acres in total

  • Enjoys tremendous views

  • Scope for modernisation, upgrading and improvement.

  • Spacious garden

SITUATION
Post Office House has an attractive central location within Smailholm, a popular Borders conservation village to the northwest of Kelso.

Smailholm (means “small village”) has an active community based around the village hall along with a pretty Church. Nearby …

SITUATION
Post Office House has an attractive central location within Smailholm, a popular Borders conservation village to the northwest of Kelso.

Smailholm (means “small village”) has an active community based around the village hall along with a pretty Church. Nearby Smailholm Tower is a classic Border tower which inspired Sir Walter Scot- who spent his boyhood holidays at nearby Sandyknowe Farm. For lovers of the outdoors there is good walking in the area.

A wide range of amenities is found in Kelso, including a newly built secondary school, and Smailholm is also within easy reach of Earlston, Melrose, the A68, the Borders General Hospital, Scottish Borders Council’s Headquarters and the Borders Railway- which links Tweedbank/Galashiels with Edinburgh and has a regular service.

DESCRIPTION
Post Office House is a charming traditional detached cottage, with adjoining post office and garage, which has a pretty external appearance.

The cottage has scope for modernisation, upgrading and improvement and the existing accommodation could easily be extended – if desired – subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

ACCOMMODATION
Ground Floor:
Entrance hall, sitting room, former post office, kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom (with WC, basin and bath with shower above).

First Floor:
Landing, double bedroom and attic room.

GARDEN
There are areas of garden ground to both the front and rear of the property, these including lawns, borders and off road car parking. The bulk of the garden ground lies to the front/southeast of the property.

There is a useful garage (4.74mx 6.31m) adjoining the house and there is a potting shed in the garden

PADDOCK
To the south east is a small paddock of 0.75 acres (0.3 ha).

NB: The purchaser will be responsible for the cost of erecting a fence along the southern section of the southwest side of the paddock.

DIRECTIONS
From Kelso head north on the A6089 Edinburgh road turning left on to the B6397 (signed “St Boswells”) just after passing Floors Castle Wall. Continue on the B6397 until you reach Smailholm and take the left turn immediately past the Church (signed “Melrose”). Post Office House is on the left close to this turning.

VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.

POST CODE
TD5 7PH