The plot has an excellent situation on the north side of Smailholm and enjoys extensive northerly outlooks over the surrounding farm land. The plot lies within Smailholms conservation area, opposite the attractive Parish Church.
Smailholm (means small village) has …
The plot has an excellent situation on the north side of Smailholm and enjoys extensive northerly outlooks over the surrounding farm land. The plot lies within Smailholm’s conservation area, opposite the attractive Parish Church.
Smailholm (means “small village”) has an active community based around the village hall along with an attractive Parish Church. Indeed the Church, part of which dates from 1632, is the centre piece of Smailholm. Although substantially altered it is a pleasing building surrounded by trees.
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.
This is a generous residential plot which extends to approximately 0.27 ha (0.67 acres).
The plot undulates and contains old stone and slate coaching stables along with the remains of an old quarry.
Any new house built on the plot should enjoys tremendous outlooks
Planning permission in principle for a single dwelling was granted on 17th January 2019. The planning reference is 18/00370/PPP.
A condition of the planning permission is that a new access to the plot will need to be created a short distance to the northwest of the attractive old coaching stables. Another condition of the planning permission is that a programme of archaeological work will need to be agreed.
Mains electricity and water are available nearby.
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. Pass the Church on your left and the plot, with its old coaching stables, lies on your right as the road bends to the northwest to leave the village.
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.
Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, TD6 0SA. Tel: 01835 824 000.
Roads: Scottish Borders Council Roads Department, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, TD6 0SA. Tel: 01835 824000.
Servicing: Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Burnbrae, Mossilee Road, Galashiels, TD1 1NF Tel: 01896 754797.
Scottish Power: Riccarton Mains Road, Currie, Edinburgh, EH14 5AA.