Howford Hill

Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5JL

Guide Price £150,000

0.3 acres

Rarely granted full planning consent for demolition of the existing building to make way for a modern architecturally designed, environmentally friendly cottage with separate artist’s studio.SITUATIONHowford Hill Cottage lies in a remote location up a farm track about 1 mile from the B7009. The track leading from the road to Howford Hill Cottage is just over 1 mile east of Ettrickbridge. The site is bordered by farmland forming part of Bowhill Estate. The surrounding countryside of the Ettrick Valley is noted for its scenic beauty.Ettrickbridge has a useful range of local amenities including an inn, church, village hall and primary school. A wider range of amenities, including small supermarkets and a well regarded secondary school, is available in Selkirk.DESCRIPTIONThe consent is to replace Howford Hill Cottage with an architecturally designed, environmentally friendly cottage, constructed to an extremely high standard and making use of the latest renewable technologies and materials. The design is for a well integrated modern building which utilises the existing site.The current consent is for an off grid property. For electricity the proposal is to use solar roof tiles or equivalent that mimics the appearance of natural slate whilst providing an efficient energy source. For heating, the installation of a ground source heat pump along with a wood burning stove.PLANNINGFull planning consent has been granted for the demolition of the derelict dwelling house and erection of replacement dwelling house with detached studio (21/00320/FUL). The consent is for a dual pitched, single storey, detached cottagePROPOSED ACCOMMODATIONKitchen, sitting room, 2 double bedrooms with en suite facilities, boot/utility room - layout flexible.Detached artist’s studio/office space including a plant room for the off grid equipment and space for a bedroom/bathroom.GARDEN AND GROUNDSThe grounds were previously laid out with sheep handling equipment of which there is still evidence of wooden post and rail fencing. They provide a blank canvass to create a south facing garden with traditional stone wall.