Lantern Cottage

Newcastleton, Scottish Borders, TD9 0TD

Guide Price £230,000

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  • Particularly scenic rural location
  • Cottage with 2 bedrooms
  • Large shed with workshop
  • Stone byre
  • Ample parking
  • Garden
  • About 0.6 acres

SITUATIONLantern Cottages lies in a rural location about 1.5 miles south east of Newcastleton. The property has excellent access to part of the 7Stanes mountain bike trail on the edge of Newcastleton Forest.Newcastleton, known locally as Copshaw Holm is nestled in Liddesdale, the south western gateway to the Scottish Borders. The historic village, with a population of approximately 850, has excellent local facilities and shops including a primary school, bank and post office. Secondary schools are located in Langholm and Hawick. Although being a Scottish borders village, the area is comfortably accessible to Carlisle, the M6 and the north west of England.The area is surrounded by rolling hills and forests with fabulous scenery, abundant wildlife and historical sites - perfect for exploring the Borders lands. Newcastleton is recognised as one of Scotland’s bike friendly villages and is very popular destination for outdoor pursuits enthusiasts.DESCRIPTIONLantern Cottage was built in the late 1800s. The detached property has been used for a variety of uses including an administration base for the nearby working forest and as a café. However, in recent years is was converted into an attractive dwelling house. In keeping with many buildings in the area, the cottage is stone built under a pitched slate roof. Inside the accommodation has been upgraded and includes an open plan sitting room/kitchen. A wood burning stove has been installed and has the capacity to keep the house warm all year round. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of modern floor and wall units, gas hob and electric oven. The stylish bathroom has been upgraded with modern fittings including a bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC, and the room is decorated with elegant wall and floor tiles. The upstairs eaves bedroom has a roof light allowing far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. There is also a useful storage room at this level.The accommodation has been fitted with modern, double glazed windows. Lantern Cottage is in good order with fresh fittings and is decorated in a neutral palette.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Open plan living room/kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, utility room.First Floor:Bedroom, storage room.OUTBUILDINGSWithin the grounds of Lantern Cottage is a spacious prefabricated outbuilding extending to approximately 103.5 sq m. The interesting and useful building is currently divided into a number of rooms that include a cold store, workshop and shower room. The generous space is currently used as a workshop and storage but could be utilisied for a variety of other purposes. On the north west corner of the plot is the detached stone byre. It has most recently been used as a garage and for storage but would be suitable for conversation with the appropriate permissions and consents.GARDEN AND GROUNDSA cattle grid leads from the road into the grounds of Lantern Cottage. The enclosed garden and grounds extend to 0.6 acres. The generous outside space includes gravel parking, a paved terrace and areas of lawn. A wildlife pond has been created to provide added interest. The grounds are bordered on two sides by a mature hedge that provides a degree of shelter as well as a diverse habitat for flora and fauna.