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Elm Bank Cottage is an interesting property; the two bedroom detached period cottage with its associated workshop 'Lilac Cottage' and large garden with planning potential provide a rare opportunity for a purchaser to buy a property in a good location with obvious development potential. Recent discussions with the Scottish Borders Council planning department suggest that the council would support the development of either a new detached house in the garden or the redevelopment of Lilac Cottage. The council has further confirmed that if permission is granted to build a new house then Lilac Cottage could be refurbished to provide ancillary accommodation to Elm Bank Cottage.
This property has great potential and will be of interest to any purchaser looking to build a new home and have a further property either for letting out or for guest purposes. Elm Bank Cottage is a charming two bedroom property that has been refurbished by the current owners to provide a comfortable home. In addition there is a double garage and outbuildings. Lilac Cottage currently has planning permission for use as a workshop and provides a magnificent open space with electricity and water.
The garden at the rear is mainly laid to lawn with borders and an attractive summer house. There is obvious potential to build a detached three or four bedroom house which would have wonderful rural views.

Elm Bank Cottage is located in the peaceful rural village of Hutton, some seven miles west of Berwick upon Tweed which has a comprehensive range of shops and facilities. There is primary and secondary schooling nearby and independent schooling at Longridge Towers near Berwick. Berwick upon Tweed has a mainline station which has regular services to Edinburgh (40mins), Newcastle upon Tyne (45mins) and London (3 1/2 hours). The A1 is within easy reach providing good access to the wider road network. The beaches on the Berwickshire and North Northumberland coast are an easy drive away as are the hills and open moorlands of the Lammermuir and Cheviot Hills

Elm Bank Cottage
The accommodation includes
Front door
With an under stair cupboard and a further cupboard with shelved storage.

Kitchen 2.86m (9'4) x 2.63m (8'7)
With a range of fitted storage units, a gas hob with oven under and extractor over. There is plumbing for a washing machine and space for a fridge freezer. There is a sink with side drainer and window overlooking the village.

A fully tiled bathroom with a WC, wash hand basin and a panel enclosed bath with electric shower over. In addition , this well appointed room has a large mirror, a corner mirrored bathroom cabinet and an airing cupboard.

Sitting Room 4.43m (14'6) x 4.22m (13'10)
A bright and open reception room with a fireplace housing a gas fire with surround and mantelpiece over. There are three wall lights and a window to the side, and a glazed door leads through to the conservatory.

Conservatory 3.32m (10'11) x 2.23m (7')
A comfortable additional seating area with a door leading out to the drive way.

Stairs from the hall

Double Bedroom 4.06m (13'3) x 4.03m (13'2)
A good sized double bedroom with glorious southerly views over the village to the distant Cheviot Hills. There is a row of built in wardrobes providing hanging and shelving space.

Double Bedroom 4.74m (15'6) x 4.21m (13'10)
A similarly well proportioned double bedroom with marvellous views.

The cottage is double glazed throughout, with the exception of the conservatory. All carpets and blinds are included in the sale.

Courtyard garden
Double garage with electric power.
Second outbuilding

Lilac Cottage 13.10m (48'4) x 4.24m (14'7)
Courtyard parking for several cars.
The property has been stripped out to provide a large work space with windows looking into the courtyard. Access is via a single door and a double door suitable for vehicular access.
The workspace has light, power and water.
There is an external water tap.

The garden ground to the rear of Elm Bank Cottage has a lapsed Outline Planning Permission for the construction of a detached house (04/00010/OUT) which was approved in 2004. In recent discussions (July 2016) the planning department have confirmed that they would look favourably on an application for the construction of a house on the site. If a house were to be developed on the garden ground then Lilac Cottage could only be developed as ancillary accommodation to Elm Bank Cottage. The greenhouse is included in the sale.

Mains water and drainage
Mains electricity
Heating via slimline electric heaters

Council Tax: C


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Added on Rightmove:
09 August 2016


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