This property has been removed by the agent. It may be sold or temporarily removed from the market

View similar properties

2 bedroom cottage for sale

Rose Cottage, Gattonside, Melrose, Scottish Borders

Sold STC £175,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Pretty Chocolate Box Cottage
  • Period Features
  • Sought-After Location
  • Private Garden
  • Views of the Eildon Hills
  • Close to Melrose
  • Great Access to Edinburgh

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Rarely available in the pretty sought-after village of Gattonside, Rose Cottage is a delightful archetypal`chocolate box’ detached cottage with a wonderful Grecian style timber portico. This charming period property is offered in move-in condition and exudes old world character and charm, with wooden floors and sash and casement windows and a lovely secret garden with views of the Eildon Hills.

Accommodation Comprises:

Ground Floor: Welcoming entrance hall with plenty of storage, dual aspect sitting room with feature fireplace, country style kitchen with pantry, two bedrooms, family bathroom.

Exterior: Ample un-restricted on-street parking, private garden, storage shed, far-reaching views.

Edinburgh 38 miles. Melrose 2.5 miles. Galashiels 4 miles.
(All distances are approximate)


Rose Cottage sits on the main street in the sought-after village of Gattonside. Set back from the road, the cottage has a lovely private garden to the side and splendid views towards the Eildon Hills. The pretty village of Gattonside has two eateries and is linked to Melrose over the River Tweed by an impressive 19th century suspension bridge. The historic and highly sought-after town of Melrose provides a good range of amenities including a variety of specialist shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, small supermarkets, excellent schooling and a good selection of pubs and hotels.

The town is extremely popular with families, professionals, retirees and many tourists who flock to the area throughout the year. The Scottish Borders offers a quality of life that is second to none and in an area of 1800 square miles there is certainly plenty of space to enjoy our beautiful unspoilt countryside and individual towns. Home to world class activities and attractions, it’s no wonder that the area is so popular with visitors who come here to enjoy mountain biking at Glentress, salmon fishing on the Tweed, walking in our hills and forests or diving off the Berwickshire coast.

The area is also known for its’ spectacular Common Ridings, when whole communities come together to celebrate each town’s individual heritage and to cheer on hundreds of horses and riders every summer. The Borders is also a heartland of rugby in Scotland, with the names of our local towns being synonymous with the game and of course Melrose being the original home of rugby sevens. From our historic towns to rural villages, wherever you go you will be struck by the warmth of the welcome in our communities and the real pride people have in living in this wonderful part of the world. With good transport links, including the newly opened Borders Railway with regular services to Edinburgh, an excellent education system and stunning countryside, a move to the Scottish Borders really could be the best move of your life.


This charming detached cottage will appeal to a great variety of buyers and is offered in walk-in condition. The property is of stone construction under a slate roof with a most unique timber portico giving shelter from the elements above the front door. Stone steps lead up from the road to the front door which opens into a warm and welcoming hallway. The hall has delightful exposed timber floors that lead into the sitting room and bedrooms, two sash and casement windows to the front and it has a large walk-in cupboard offering plenty of storage. There are two further storage cupboards and an airing cupboard in the hall. The sitting room is a lovely reception room with dual aspect sash and casement windows, one to the side and two to the front of the cottage which offer views of the Eildon Hills. There is a feature gas stove with tiled surround and hearth, perfect for cosy winter evenings and an area for dining. The kitchen is to the rear of the cottage with three sash and casement windows providing plenty of natural light. There are a range of timber floor and wall mounted units with counters over, a tiled splashback and a stainless steel sink and drainer with a mixer tap. The kitchen is also fitted with an integral electric oven with four ring gas hob and an extractor over. There is plumbing for a washing machine, a recessed area providing space for a fridge freezer and a useful pantry. The terracotta ceramic tiled floor gives the kitchen a lovely country feel and a back door leads out into the garden, perfect for morning coffee, relaxing and entertaining. There are two bedrooms both with sash and casement windows to the front of the cottage and a bathroom fitted with a white suite consisting bath with shower over, wash basin and WC. There is a vanity cupboard and a sash and casement window to the rear.

Outside: There is a delightful well-stocked and well-tended gardens to the side of the cottage providing year-round colour and interest. The garden has a charming stone seating area overlooking the lawn with fantastic views across the glen to the Eildon Hills. There is plenty of unrestricted on-street parking directly in front of the cottage and in the immediate vicinity.

From Edinburgh, head south on the A68 and just before crossing the River Tweed turn left onto the B6360. Follow this road into Gattonside and the cottage is to be found after a short distance on the right hand-side.

Satellite Navigation:
For those with the use of Satellite Navigation the postcode for this property is TD6 9NP.


Fixtures and Fittings:
Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.

Mains electric, mains water, mains drainage, gas central heating.

Local Authority:
Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose
TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.


Council Tax: D

Internet Web Site:
This property and other properties offered by Edwin Thompson can be viewed on our website at as well as our affiliated websites at and

Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves:
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Important Notice:
Edwin Thompson, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or mis-statement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Edwin Thompson. have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.
3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance. No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

Property ref: 121_2523_4216196

More information from this agent

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
25 October 2016


Map & Street View

Disclaimer - Property reference 4216196. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Edwin Thompson, Galashiels. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

* This is the maximum possible speed. Broadband speed may be lower at peak times and can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website. The information is provided and maintained by

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.