A rustic rural home

Stagebank Cottage is a charming semi-detached period cottage dating from 1860, with plenty of character.

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Located just outside the pretty village of Heriot, in the Scottish Borders, 1 Stagebank Cottage is in a lovely elevated position with views over the rolling countryside and the Moorfoot Hills.

The period features of the cottage have been well-maintained and sensitively upgraded to create a property that has the comfort and feel of a classic rural home. Some of the original features include sanded and varnished floorboards, deep window recesses and wooden beams. The stone façade has been painted white, adding to the charm of the home.

The living space has been created by extending into the old cellars and workshop, to form a well-proportioned contemporary kitchen and dining room space. Period features are complemented by the modern fitted kitchen with farmhouse-style solid wood worktops, ceramic Belfast sink and slate floor tiles.

The adjoining sitting room has a cosy feel with a log burning stove, exposed stone wall and wooden beams, and, like the kitchen and dining area, has access to the west facing rear garden through the patio doors.

 

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From the kitchen and dining area, there are stairs leading up to the sleeping accommodation, which forms the original main part of the cottage. The two double bedrooms have stunning views of the picturesque rural setting. These spacious bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and share a family bathroom with a white suite, corner bath and shower.

The attic room offers additional space and storage, while the home is heated by oil fired central heating.

The property has a driveway to the front, offering parking and a covered car port and log store. There are beautiful gardens to the side and rear, and the paved patio area is in a sunny position to enjoy the countryside air.

The rear garden is landscaped and well-maintained, with a large area of lawn, and with borders for shrubs and planting. The shed at the side of the property will be included in the sale, and offers additional storage space.

Heriot is a small village nestled in the Scottish Borders, approximately 19 miles south of Edinburgh on the A7. The nearby village of Gorebridge provides a wide range of local shops and facilities including a leisure centre, library and pharmacy, and a 24-hour Tesco superstore. Secondary schooling and a fuller range of amenities are also provided in nearby Galashiels, which is around 14 miles distance. Regular bus services run from the area to Edinburgh and the proposed railway line due to open in 2015 will connect the Borders to Edinburgh with the nearest station being in Gorebridge or Stow. The region is well known for its beauty and the lifestyle it offers, with both country and coastal pursuits on hand making the area an attractive and enviable part of the country to reside in.

 

1 Stagebank Cottage, Heriot, Scottish Borders EH38 5YR

2 bed cottage with 2 public rooms

Offers Over £200,000

EPC rating: E

ESPC reference: 343768

Contact: For more information call 0131 253 2964

Selling solicitor: VMH Solicitors