Upper Brotherstone

Heriot, Scottish Borders, EH38 5YS

Offers Over £430,000

0.8 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 1

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • Off grid eco-friendly cottage.
  • Idyllic rural location.
  • Breathtaking views.
  • Yet accessible to A7 (3 miles)
  • 4 bedrooms.
  • About 0.8 acres in total.

SITUATIONUpper Brotherstone is located on the site of a former shepherds cottage nestled between the Lammermuir and Moorfoot Hills. It is situated up a 1 mile track off the B6368 Soutra Aisle to Heriot Road, just passed Gilston Farm when heading west.Upper Brotherstone enjoys a unique position overlooking Fala Moor to the north and west towards Middleton Moor and beyond. Although rural, the property benefits from being easily commutable to Edinburgh, either via train, from the local Stow and Gorebridge Stations. Bus, from the base of Soutra on the A68 or driving. It is approximately 16 miles to the Edinburgh City BypassHeriot is nestled in the Moorfoot Hills to the south of Edinburgh. There is a church, village hall and a primary school in the village and the area falls into the catchment for Galashiels Academy. Local shopping can be carried out in Gorebridge or Dalkeith, the latter enjoying the benefit of large supermarkets. A larger array of shopping options can be found at the Straiton and Fort Kinnaird Retail Parks.DESCRIPTIONUpper Brotherstone was built in 2008 and benefits from oil central heating. There is a log burning stove in the sitting room. Electricity is supplied by a turbine (Kingspan 2.5kW) and water is supplied via an 86 meter bore hole. There is a septic tank for waste water. The Broadband is presently supplied by Borders Online.The kitchen/diner is fully fitted with double doors leading to decking and the garden. There is ample cupboard and storage space and a fully insulated loft space. The floor to ceiling windows in the sitting room provide stunning north easterly views over moorland and countryside.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Sitting room, kitchen/diner, bathroom, utility room. First Floor:Landing, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom. GARDEN AND GROUNDSThe property sits within about 0.8 acres of garden grounds, laid out mainly to lawn with a gravel driveway and mature hardwood trees. There are 4 loose boxes of timber construction with concrete floors, a tack rom and hay storage. The loose boxes benefit from an electricity supply. Any grazing agreement would be via separate negotiation with the neighbouring land owner.DIRECTIONSFrom the A68, follow the sign for Soutra Aisle along theB6368 for 2.6miles. The turn off for Upper Brotherstone is just passed Gilston Farm. The distance from the main road to Upper Brotherstone is approximately 1 mile.From the A7, follow the B6368 for 2.9 miles. From there, turn left onto the track for Upper Brotherstone.The distance from the main road to Upper Brotherstone is approximately 1 mile.WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: policy.suprised.chargePOST CODEEH38 5YS