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Bank House

Smailholm, Kelso, Scottish Borders, TD5 7PJ

Guide Price £90,000


  • Traditional detached house

  • Requiring complete refurbishment.

  • Accessible rural location.

  • Tremendous westerly outlooks.

  • Attractive development opportunity

SITUATION
Bank House has an excellent location on the southwest edge of Smailholm, a popular small Borders village with an active community based around the village hall. The property enjoys tremendous westerly outlooks over open countryside to the Eildons.

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SITUATION
Bank House has an excellent location on the southwest edge of Smailholm, a popular small Borders village with an active community based around the village hall. The property enjoys tremendous westerly outlooks over open countryside to the Eildons.

In addition to the village hall, Smailholm (means “small village”) has an attractive Parish Church and nearby Smailholm Tower inspired Sir Walter Scot - who spent his boyhood holidays at nearby Sandyknowe Farm.

The village is surrounded by picturesque Borders countryside which offers excellent walking, cycling and riding opportunities. 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 has a regular train service between Tweedbank/Galashiels and Edinburgh.

DESCRIPTION
Bank House is a traditional detached property which is currently in a very poor state of repair and is unsafe to enter. However, it is an attractive development opportunity which enjoys a peaceful, yet accessible location.

The house has been unoccupied for many years but was previously connected to mains electricity and water supplies. Drainage was to a septic tank.

The site is fairly level and extends to about 0.14 acres. Access from the public road is along a private drive immediately to the northeast of Glennewton.

SPECIAL NOTE
Bank House is unsafe and no attempt should be made to enter the building.

VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.

POST CODE
TD5 7PJ

PLANNING
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.

DIRECTIONS
From Kelso head north on the A6089 Edinburgh road turning left on to the B6397 (signed “St Boswells”) just after passing the Floors Castle wall. Continue on the B6397 until you reach Smailholm and take the left turn signed “Melrose” immediately after passing the Parish Church. Continue past the village hall on your right and head west towards the Eildons. The last house on your left before leaving the village is Glennewton and access to Bank House, which lies to the south of Glennewton, involves going down a private drive to the east of Glennewton. At present any viewers should park on the public road and walk along this access drive.