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2 bedroom detached house for sale

Ettrickbridge, SELKIRK, Scottish Borders

Sold STC £99,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Modern detached home in picturesque Borders village
  • Well appointed with quality fixtures and fittings throughout
  • Quietly set with private deck to rear overlooking "Jeansburn"
  • Ideal as a bolt-hole from the hustle and bustle of modern life
  • Ideal first time, investment or retirement opportunity

Full description

This well proportioned, immaculately presented and well appointed two bedroom detached house with integral garage, together with its own private deck overlooking “Jeansburn” and surrounding countryside, is an absolute haven from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and is an ideal bolt-hole or full time home in the picturesque Scottish Borders village of Ettrickbridge. Kirkhope Stil boasts quality fixtures and fittings throughout including oak flooring and finishes, a modern Dining Kitchen and luxurious Bathroom facilities, nestled behind the popular Cross Keys Inn, and just a stones throw from all village facilities, yet only a few miles from the new Borders Railway transport interchange in nearby Galashiels.

Accommodation Comprises:

Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Kitchen, and Cloak Room.

First Floor: Two Bedrooms, and Bathroom.

Exterior: Integral garage with direct access into the Kitchen/Dining Room, and Private Deck to rear.

Edinburgh 44 miles Selkirk 5 miles Galashiels 13 miles
(All distances are approximate)

Kirkhope Stil is nestled in the centre of the picturesque village of Ettrickbridge, tucked away behind the popular Cross Keys Inn, and lies just a stone’s throw away from all the village amenities. This attractive and extremely popular Borders village, beside the river Ettrick, provides all the advantages of a rural lifestyle, yet lies only approximately 10 minutes from the larger town of Selkirk. We understand supermarket delivery vans from Selkirk and nearby Galashiels provide a service to Ettrickbridge.

The village itself has many excellent amenities including a sports club for field sports with a small pavilion and a new full-sized all-weather surface multigames tennis court. There is an active and welcoming village community and social events and other activities happen regularly in the newly refurbished village hall. This sits in the centre of the village beside the Cross Keys Inn, a former 17th century coaching inn, which offers bar, dining and accommodation facilities. Ettrickbridge has an excellent local primary school (Kirkhope) and secondary school students are transported by bus each day to continue their education at Selkirk High School.

The country park estate of Bowhill, with its magnificent grounds, majestic house, riding school, ranger service, tearooms and Little Theatre lies between the village and Selkirk. The Ettrick Valley itself is well known for its vibrant landscapes, an ideal place to be for country pursuits such as walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and shooting etc. Ettrickbridge is situated around 45 miles from the city of Edinburgh, and lies approximately 7 miles from the Royal and Ancient Burgh of Selkirk. Situated on the banks of the Ettrick Water this town has excellent leisure facilities including a nine hole golf course, swimming pool and fitness centre, camping and caravan site, cricket, rugby and football clubs and amateur operatic society. Selkirk has an excellent range of local shops and amenities, health centre, dental practices and veterinary surgery.

The nearby towns of Galashiels and Hawick offer an additional range of shops and amenities. Selkirk is centrally located within the Borders, providing easy access to Edinburgh and the North of England via the A7. A half hourly bus service operates between Selkirk and Edinburgh and Carlisle, and a half hourly train service to Edinburgh Waverley runs from both the Transport Interchange at Galashiels and the new railway station at Tweedbank, approximately 25 minutes drive from Ettrickbridge.

Kirkhope Stil is a well proportioned, immaculately presented and well appointed two bedroom detached house with integral garage, together with its own private deck overlooking “Jeansburn” and surrounding countryside, and is offered for sale in turn-key condition, tastefully decorated in neutral tones with hardwood oak flooring and finishes, neutral carpeting, and quality fixtures and fittings throughout. A substantial oak panelled door with decorative glazed inset affords access into the welcoming Hallway, finished with hardwood oak flooring and decorated in neutral tones, with carpeted staircase to first floor. The Sitting Room is a lovely bright room finished in neutral tones with coving to ceiling and hardwood oak flooring and natural light from the double glazed window which overlooks the rear deck. There is a useful understair storage cupboard, and the main focal point is a contemporary electric fire with surround. A timber/glazed door leads into the thoughtfully designed light and airy Kitchen/Dining Room, well fitted with a good range of “shaker style” base and wall units finished with ample oak effect worksurfaces and boasting a lovely “Belfast” sink set beneath the double glazed window overlooking the front of the property. Attractive tiled splashbacks compliment the units, and integrated appliances comprise dishwasher, electric hob and oven with built-in extractor above, and fridge/freezer. Hardwood flooring completes the style together with ceiling downlights and ambient under cabinet lights. The Kitchen/Dining falls naturally in to two areas, with ample space for a Dining Table and Chairs set to the rear, with “French” doors leading out to the peaceful deck. An internal door also affords access into the integral garage. A useful Cloakroom is located off the Entrance Hallway and benefits from a quality two piece white suite of WC and pedestal wash hand basin. A carpeted stairway from the Entrance Hallway leads to the first floor level, and the Master Bedroom is quietly set to the rear. This spacious double aspect room boasts a large built-in cupboard and is decorated in neutral tones with partially coombed ceilings adding character. Bedroom two is another good sized double again quietly set to the rear and also has partially coombed ceilings. The Bathroom is adjacent and is extremely well fitted with a luxurious suite of roll top bath, contemporary corner shower enclosure with modern shower and tiled splashback, pedestal wash hand basin and WC, decorated in neutral tones with complimentary ceramic tiling to floor and partially coombed ceilings.
Outside: Externally there is a private deck overlooking “Jeansburn” and the surrounding countryside, and an integral garage with metal up and over door, light and power, together with access directly into the Kitchen/Dining Area.


From Edinburgh, head south on the A7 and follow the road through Galashiels and continue on towards Selkirk. From the Market Square, turn immediately right onto West Port and continue down the hill, passing the Glen Hotel on the left. As the road turns, take the left hand turning signposted Ettrickbridge. Continue along this road for approximately 7 miles until you reach Ettrickbridge, and Kirkhope Stil is located behind the Cross Keys Inn, on the right hand side of the lane.

Satellite Navigation:
For those with the use of Satellite Navigation the postcode for this property is TD7 5JN.


Fixtures and Fittings:
The property will be sold with all carpets/floorcoverings, blinds, light fittings and integrated appliances in the Dining Kitchen.

Mains electric, mains water, mains drainage, electric central heating (radiators).

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


Council Tax: C

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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:
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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.
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Particulars prepared March 2016

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