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2 bedroom detached house for sale

Shedden Park Road, KELSO, Scottish Borders

Sold STC £145,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A charming former Lodge
  • Formerly offices would readily convert back to residential
  • Site area 0.81 ha (o.21 acre)
  • Potential for new-build house plot
  • General Purpose Building included
  • Lodge GEA 94.55 sq m (1,017 sq ft)
  • Depot Building GIA 174.96 sq m (1,883 sq ft)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A Charming former lodge cottage together with a general purpose steel framed building.

The lodge has most recently been occupied as offices but would readily convert back to residential use. The general purpose building is of clear span steel portal frame design. It offers considerable potential for a range of commercial uses or general storage.

Informal soundings with the Area Planning Officer and Road User Manager would suggest that the Planning and Regulatory Services Department of Scottish Borders Council may support proposals to remove the shed and re-development of this part of the site for a single house.

Access via the main gates to Rosebank Cemetery will be limited to Pedestrian access. The Purchaser will be required to form a new access via Dryinghouse Lane to the West.

Offers over £145,000 are invited Ref. GS-472-22

General Information
Rosebank Lodge and Depot are situated within the walls of the Rosebank Cemetery to the west of Kelso town centre, a short walk north of the River Tweed.

This site is understood to have originally formed part of the former Rosebank Estate where Sir Walter Scott is reputed to have spent many summers during his childhood. He went on to own it briefly in 1804 when he inherited it following the death of his uncle Captain Robert Scott.

Kelso is a thriving town with a population of approximately 6,300 located to the east of the central Borders. The town acts as an important local centre serving a wide rural hinterland. The settlement is located approximately 18 miles to the east of Galashiels, 44 miles south of Edinburgh.

Kelso is a sought after residential area. The area is renowned for its quality of life boasting a wide range of attractions ranging from historic houses, abbeys and castles to internationally acclaimed fishing on the Tweed and its tributaries. Recreational facilities in Kelso include an ice rink, swimming pool, health and fitness centres, golf courses including the Roxburgh Championship Course at Sunlaws, and national hunt racecourse. The town also benefits from a wide range of shops with attractive market centre with a number of niche local retailers.

A Category C Listed single storey 19th century gate lodge occupying a site of approximately 0.081 ha (0.20 acres) which includes a steel framed storage building within the grounds to the north.

The Lodge is of traditional sandstone construction with polished dressings under pitched slate roofs. Nortable features include an open timber gabled entrance porch and octagonal chimney stacks. The property has most recently been occupied as offices but would readily convert back to residential use.

The windows predominately comprise timber framed single glazed casement windows. There is a detached single garage to the rear.

Within the grounds to the rear there is a modern three bay general purpose building, together with surfaced yard.

This building is of steel portal framed construction with galvanized z-purlins supporting a pitched roof clad in corrugated fibre cement cladding incorporating polycarbonate roof lights. The external elevations are finished in box profile metal sheeting with blockwork perimeter walls to a height of approximately 1.3 metres. There is a personnel access door to the southern elevation and sliding double doors (3m x 3m) to the north elevation provide vehicular access. The building has solid concrete floors. Eaves height 3.25 m. Ridge height 4.60 m.

The yard is gravel surfaced bounded by a stone wall to the north and west, hedging to the east and the lodge to the south.

The site is currently accessed via the main gates to Rosebank Cemetery. This will be limited to pedestrian access. The purchasers will be required to form a new access via Dryinghouse Lane to the West.

The lodge has been configured as offices but would readily convert back to residential use. The layout currently provides:

Entrance hall, three offices, kitchen and WC.

The subjects have been measured in accordance with the RICS Code of Measuring Practice (current edition), to provide the following areas:

Lodge: Gross External Area 94.55 sq m (1,017 sq ft)
General Purpose building: Gross Internal Area 174.96 sq m (1,883 sq ft)

The site extends to approximately 0.81 ha (0.20 acres) or thereby.

Rateable Value
The rateable value on the offices have been assessed to £1,825 effective from 01-Apr-10.

Interested parties are advised to discuss proposals with the Development Negotiator at Scottish Borders Council, with regards to development contributions that may apply from a change of use, prior to submitting an offer.

Offers should be addressed to:

Chief Legal Officer
Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells

A copy of the offer should also be faxed to 01896 758883.

Offers should include:
The identity of the purchasers; the price offered; clear details of any conditions attached to the offer; proposed timescale for conclusion of missives, completion and payment.

A closing date may be set for offers. Please note that only those parties who formally notify their interest will be informed of the closing date. Interested parties are advised to notify the selling agents of their interest as soon as possible. The sellers reserve the right to sell privately and are not bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.

Energy Performance Certificate
The subjects have been assessed to an Energy Performance rating of

Any prices are exclusive of VAT. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves independently as to the instances of VAT in respect of any transaction

Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:

Edwin Thompson LLP, Chartered Surveyors
76 Overhaugh Street

Tel: 01896 751300
Fax: 01896 758883

Property ref: 121_2523_4170179

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
20 June 2016

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