Hownam enjoys one of the prettiest locations in the Scottish Borders lying in the Kale Water Valley in the foothills of the Cheviots. It is a picturesque small hamlet with a row of cottages between Hownam Church at its …
Hownam enjoys one of the prettiest locations in the Scottish Borders lying in the Kale Water Valley in the foothills of the Cheviots. It is a picturesque small hamlet with a row of cottages between Hownam Church at its north end and the village hall at its south end. The settlement is old, having first been recorded in 1165, and the name possibly comes from the Honas - an early tribe believed to have built the numerous hill forts in the area.
Dere Street, the old Roman road, passes to the west of the village and the remains of many ancient iron age settlements can be identified in the surrounding hills.
Nearby Morebattle has a primary school, church, village shop and pub. In addition, each of Jedburgh and Kelso are within easy reach and provide a good range of schooling, health centres, shops, supermarkets, sporting and recreational facilities.
The countryside around Hownam is an excellent area for outside activities, including walking, and the St Cuthbert’s Way (a long distance walk) passes through nearby Morebattle. The Pennine Way, another fine long distance walk, starts/ends at nearby Kirk Yetholm.
The Scottish Borders is a particularly attractive area of the country and is ideal for those looking for a scenic, rural home whilst being within easy reach of Edinburgh, Scotland’s central belt and the northeast of England - with the ability to work from home using wi-fi.
The Old Post Office is a charming traditional end-terraced cottage providing versatile family sized accommodation. The cottage benefits from oil-fired central heating and there is potential to extend the living accommodation into the integral workshop/store if desired. At present the workshop/store has external access only.
Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room (with cloak cupboard off), kitchen (with larder cupboard off) and rear hall.
Two landings, 3 double bedrooms, bathroom (with bath, shower, basin and WC) and shower room (with shower, basin and WC).
GARDEN AND OUTBUILDINGS
The Old Post Office has a narrow gravelled border in front of the cottage and an attractive child/dog safe back garden with lawn, gravel and borders.
The useful integral workshop/store, with external access, could be incorporated into the living accommodation - subject to consents - if desired.
To reach Hownam from the A68 at Jedburgh head up Oxnam Road at the swimming pool and having left Jedburgh follow the signs along narrow winding roads as well as the famous Roman road “Dere Street” with its fantastic views.
To reach Hownam from Morebattle simply head south down the Kale Water Valley.
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.