Aptly named, Neuk Cottage is a quietly tucked away in a tranquil and idyllic spot; with views over rolling fields and countryside, taking in the majestic Eildon Hills in the distance and nearby River Tweed. The cottage is a traditional stone built property comprising fitted kitchen and spacious living accommodation with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and decorated in an elegant country cottage style with high quality fixtures, fittings and furnishings. This property would make an ideal home for single occupancy or a couple looking for a rural location while still benefitting from excellent road links to the A699 and A68, with easy access to Border towns and beyond.
The Rutherford Estate lies just off the A699, set between the popular town of Kelso and St Boswells; positioned just 4 miles from St Boswells and 6 miles from Kelso. The area is surrounded in glorious working countryside, with farmland, trails and the River Tweed. Kelso, which lies at the meeting point of the Tweed and Teviot rivers, is one of the most attractive and unspoiled towns in the Borders. Notable features are the 12th Century Abbey, the Flemish style cobbled square, Floors Castle and the old bridge across the Tweed. The town has good educational and sporting facilities and many high quality shops. The area has much to offer those interested in country pursuits with Tweed fishing, National Hunt racing and walking in the nearby Cheviot Hills.
A paved entrance from the front leads to the garden and main door; opening to a vestibule ideal for coat and boot storage with further doors to the living room and bedroom one. The living room is spacious and bright, benefitting from triple aspect astragal windows and open fireplace creating a lovely focal point. The room is furnished with comfortable lounge and dining furnishings in a neutral palate with cream fitted carpeting and complimenting wall coverings. The kitchen is off the living room and is fitted with cream fronted base and wall units and contrasting wood effect worktop. A ceramic sink and drainer is fitted under window, with electric hob and oven with extraction fan over, washing machine, fridge freezer and space for further kitchen appliances and breakfasting table. The kitchen is fitted with tiled flooring and external door. The family bathroom also leads off the living room and is fully fitted with white three piece suite comprising panelled bath, W/C and washhand sink, with a modesty glazed window and Jack&Jill door to bedroom one; a well appointed double bedroom with wardrobe, bedside cabinets and double window. A carpeted stair from the living room opens to the master bedroom, a generous double with excellent in-built storage and natural light provided by velux window, with a well presented shower room with W/C.
Kitchen 2.14m x 1.80m (7’ x 5’10)
Living Room 3.45m x 7.16m (11’3 x 23’5)
Bedroom One 2.80m x 2.60m (9’2 x 8’6)
Bathroom 2.45m x 1.43m (8’ x 4’8)
Bedroom Two 3.57m x 4.29m (11’8 x 14’)
A sweeping drive leads past the main house, to a quiet corner with sheltering trees opening to the Cottage. There is ample parking and turning space, with a side door opening directly to the kitchen and paving leading round to the main entrance and garden. Fully enclosed and exceptionally private, the garden lies adjacent to rolling fields with views towards the Eildons and Tweed. This well established garden is mostly laid to lawn, with planted borders, rose bushes and sheltering trees and hedging. A further gate to the side opens to endless countryside walks.
Council Tax Band A
Oil fired heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.
Rent & Deposit
Rent £530 per calendar month, plus council tax & utilities. One month’s deposit is required and references are obtained for the successful applicant through Homelet Referencing. Offered on a Private Residential Tenancy, though a long term let preferred. The property is available on a fully furnished basis. No smoking is permitted on the premises. Sorry no pets .