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Old Howford Cottage, Old Howford, Near Cardrona, Traquair

Sold STC £290,000

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With a superb situation to enjoy all the picturesque Scottish Borders countryside has to offer and set within mature gardens, this spacious 3 bedroom, 3 public (plus Study and Conservatory), detached property sits on the doorstep of glorious woodland trails and the River Tweed. Surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside the cottage offers a rural lifestyle with a good sized garden and lovely setting with the possibility of rental of a pony paddock adjacent. The accommodation set over 2 floors comprises: Lounge, Living Room, Study, Dining Room, Kitchen, Utility Room and Bathroom on the ground level; with 3 double Bedrooms and Shower Room on the upper level; Garage and Garden externally.

The cottage is well presented and has spacious, flexible accommodation. The Lounge is a lovely, large room, with a feature fireplace with multi-fuel stove and a glazed door with side panels leading to the Conservatory. The Living Room is another good sized room which has a lovely open fireplace and could equally serve as a further Bedroom, the Study is accessed from this Room. The Dining Room is spacious, fitted with a range of base units and leads through to the Kitchen. The Kitchen also has a range of wall and base units, space for a cooker and a small dishwasher and leads through to the good sized Utility Room which has a sink, space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer and has a door to the garden. The Bathroom on the ground floor has a tile floor, three piece white suite consisting of roll top cast bath, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. and tongue and groove panelling to the walls.

The bright staircase, with wooden spindle balustrade leads to the upper landing which has a large shelved cupboard and hatch to the loft. The master Bedroom has built in hanging and shelving space and windows to two aspects. The two further double Bedrooms both have storage cupboards and under eave storage. The Shower Room on the upper level has a tiled enclosure with mains shower, a wash hand basin, w.c. and towel rail.

Externally the lovely Gardens enjoy all aspects with a pretty cottage garden, vegetable plots, lawn, mature shrubs and trees, 2 dovecots and the gravel driveway with single Garage. There is a path to the rear which leads to the forest walks behind and within a few hundred yards to the front lies the banks of the River Tweed.

The property is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty between the historic hamlet of Traquair and Cardrona village approximately 4 miles to the Borders towns of Peebles and Innerleithen which are easily reached while Edinburgh lies approximately 26 miles to the north. Innerleithen offers a good range of local amenities, with primary schooling and pre-school nursery at St Ronan's Primary school, while the neighbouring county town of Peebles offers more extensive shopping, leisure and recreational facilities including the local High School and three primary schools. Lying in the heart of the picturesque Tweed Valley, the area makes both an ideal commuter choice and a central base for indulging in the various sporting activities available nearby such as golf, fishing, hill walking and horse riding, not to mention the world renowned mountain biking centres of Innerleithen and Glentress being effectively on the doorstep and the Southern Upland Way close by. Traquair House (Scotlands oldest inhabited house) is nearby and the beautiful Kailzie Gardens are a short drive away.
From Peebles, proceed out of Peebles on the A72 towards Innerleithen. Continue past Cardrona Golf and Country Club turning right signposted Cardrona village. At the first roundabout take the first exit to Cardrona and at the second roundabout take the second exit. Proceed to the junction and turn left on the B7062 for Traquair. After approx 1.5 miles you have reached Old Howford, Old Howford Cottage is the last property on the right. EPC Rating - E

Entrance hall 


17' 9'' x 12' 10 (5.4m x 3.9m)

19' 8'' x 7' 10 (6.0m x 2.4m)

Living Room 
15' 1'' x 12' 6 (4.6m x 3.8m)

Dining Room 
15' 1'' x 12' 6 (4.6m x 3.8m)

9' 10'' x 5' 11 (3.0m x 1.8m)

11' 2'' x 6' 3 (3.4m x 1.9m)

Utility room 
8' 6'' x 6' 7 (2.6m x 2.0m)


13' 9'' x 11' 6 (4.2m x 3.5m)
@ widest & longest into coombe

Shower Room 



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01 April 2014


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