Hawick, Scottish Borders, TD9 0PN

Offers Over £495,000

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  • Off grid eco detached family home.
  • Unique, idyllic location.
  • 3 receptions, 3 bedrooms.
  • Lovely gardens.
  • Solar powered with battery storage.
  • Fibre broadband (1000Mbs)

SITUATIONAlderybar enjoys an incredibly peaceful location sitting amongst broadleaf and deciduous woodland on the north side of Skelfhill Pen and only about 9 miles south west of Hawick. The cottage has a south easterly aspect to the front.Despite the rural setting and all the privacy that it offers, Alderybar is within easy reach of the A7, one of the main roads linking Edinburgh with the north of England.Set amongst stunning scenery, Alderybar and the surrounding countryside offers an excellent range of walks and biking trails as well as many other country pursuits. The area is also rich in wildlife and an excellent location for the keen bird watcher.Hawick is an important Border’s town lying on the River Teviot providing a useful shopping centre along with primary and secondary schools. The Town also offers a great variety of recreational and sporting facilities. Hawick has good road links with the other principal towns in the Borders and the A7 links Edinburgh with Carlisle. DESCRIPTIONThe property is an extremely attractive traditionally built cottage which was further extended and completed in the spring of 2021. The cottage is deceptively spacious which has been further enhanced by the extension. The property is fully double glazed.Alderybar is accessed off the Old Northouse Forest Walks road and sits in a forest clearing about one mile along a well maintained forest road.The property is entirely off grid and meets all its electrical power requirements from a ground based PV array. The system uses 20 solar panels with the capacity to produce in excess of 7kW of power which is then converted to provide a domestic supply. The excess power is stored via 8 Lithium batteries. The whole system is backed up by a diesel generator.This autonomous system was installed in May 2022 and is designed to increase capacity if need be. During the months of May – September, the system also produces hot water via an immersion heater.The oil fuelled Stanley stove in the kitchen provides heating and hot water requirements for Alderybar.From the newly created decking area, the cottage enjoys beautiful woodland views with a burn running down the garden boundary. There is a network of pathways and mulched beds throughout the garden with ease of management in mind.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Entrance hallway, sitting room, dining room, sun room, kitchen/diner, shower room,, utility room,First Floor: 3 double bedrooms, one with en suiteLoft space is fully insulated throughout.GARDEN AND GROUNDSThe property is approached from the north west along a well maintained forest road. At the entrance to Alderybar, a hedge lined gravel driveway leads to the back door with its paved covered area. The garden has been landscaped with a thoughtfully planned route of pathways providing easy access to various raised beds full of seasonal fruit and vegetables. All beds have been membrained and mulched to assist in management.There is a SW facing area of garden to the side of the property which has a polytunnel and greenhouse as well as various other workshops. This area of garden also houses the 20 solar panels which harvest 7.5 kW of sunlight. The control hub which contains the Lithium battery storage lies adjacent to the panels.DIRECTIONSApproximately eight miles south of Hawick on the A7 and 200 meters after the bridge over the Teviot at Commonside take the road signed to Priesthaugh, Skelfhill and Old Northhouse Forest Walks. At the entrance on the right, follow the well maintained forest road for one mile with Alderybar set in a forest clearing with entrance and parking to the rear. The forest road to Alderybar is well sign posted.WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words via the enclosed link CODETD9 0PN