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Key features

  • Exciting Countryside Cottage
  • Tastefully Renovated interior
  • Two double bedrooms
  • New central heating boiler & Air source Heat Pump
  • Off Road Parking
  • Large Rear and Side Gardens
  • Rolling Countryside Views


A rare opportunity for those seeking a country cottage set within a sought after village position close to Kelso, Elmbank boasts rolling countryside views, a thoughtfully modernised interior and large garden

Elmbank - Nestled in the serene village of Smailholm, this charming cottage presents an enticing opportunity for those yearning for a recently modernized cottage, all within easy reach of Kelso and its conveniences. Throughout the cottage, thoughtful modernization has been seamlessly integrated while preserving its inherent character.
At its heart, a generously proportioned open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area, loaded with captivating features. A striking contemporary forest green kitchen adorned with quartz countertops and a substantial central island commands attention, offering both style and functionality. The ambiance is further enhanced by the inviting glow of an open fireplace, housing a multifuel stove, creating a cozy atmosphere to be cherished.

Location - The position of Smailholm truly offers the best of
both worlds; central to the rest of The Scottish Borders but also within a short drive of the rail line at Tweedbank which makes this property ideally suited for those that commute daily to Edinburgh. Equally, the main East Coast rail line at Berwick Upon Tweed gives easy connections to London.

Smailholm is an attractive and historic village
located around five miles from Kelso and also within easy driving distance of Melrose and Galashiels. The area is famed for its natural beauty and is popular with tourists; the historic 15th century ‘Smailholm Tower’ is located close by which is a prominent landmark in the area which proved inspirational to Sir Walter Scott.

Highlights - •Exciting Countryside Cottage
•Tastefully Renovated interior
•Two double bedrooms
•New central heating boiler & Air source Heat Pump
•Off Road Parking
•Large Rear and Side Gardens
•Rolling Countryside Views

Accommodation Summary - Entrance porch, Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Living
Room, Conservatory, Two Double Bedrooms and Bathroom. External Store

Accommodation - Upon entering the property, you are greeted by a spacious entrance vestibule, setting a welcoming tone and offering practical functionality. Stepping inside, the open-plan kitchen/living area becomes the heart of social gatherings, ideal for entertaining loved ones. The kitchen itself is a masterpiece, featuring high-quality units, elegant timber shaker doors, and sleek quartz countertops. A generously sized island adds both practicality and style to the cooking space, complete with an electric hob and charming timber paneling. A central stove serves as a captivating focal point, enhancing the ambiance.

Moving through an internal hallway, you'll discover two well-proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom that has been tastefully modernized by the current owners. Adjacent to the kitchen, a delightful conservatory beckons, offering panoramic views of the rolling countryside and the majestic Eildon Hills beyond. Additionally, an external store with plumbing capabilities provides the opportunity to create a utility room, catering to your practical needs.

External - A small sheltered patio area The property boasts a large plot encompassing front, side, and rear gardens. Primarily consisting of lush lawn areas complemented by tastefully planted borders, this versatile space presents an array of possibilities for gardening enthusiasts, including the potential for raised planters, a greenhouse, or a vegetable patch.
Towards the rear, an elevated grassy expanse provides an opportunity for a viewing platform and patio, offering breath-taking vistas towards the Eldon’s and serving as a suntrap thanks to its optimal orientation.
Adjacent to the property's side, a generously sized shed and ample off-road parking accommodate multiple vehicles with ease. The abundance of space is ideal for families or pet owners seeking ample outdoor areas to entertain and enjoy.
lies to the side of the building in front of the kitchen window.

Services - Mains services. Double glazing. Air Source Heat Pump and Electric Heating. Drainage to Septic Tank

Council Tax - Band B

Energy Efficiency - Rating D

Directions - What3words gives a location reference which is accurate to within three metres squared. The location reference for this property is ///polo.seabirds.blocking

Viewing & Home Report - A virtual tour is available on Hastings Legal web and YouTube channel - please view this before booking a viewing in person. The Home Report can be downloaded from our website or requested by email

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Price & Marketing Policy - Offers over £220,000 are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Property Shop, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, , Fax Email - . The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide the Selling Agents with advice on the source of funds with suitable confirmation of their ability to finance the purchase.


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COUNCIL TAXA payment made to your local authority in order to pay for local services like schools, libraries, and refuse collection. The amount you pay depends on the value of the property.Read more about council Tax in our glossary page.
Band: B
PARKINGDetails of how and where vehicles can be parked, and any associated costs.Read more about parking in our glossary page.
GARDENA property has access to an outdoor space, which could be private or shared.
ACCESSIBILITYHow a property has been adapted to meet the needs of vulnerable or disabled individuals.Read more about accessibility in our glossary page.
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Hastings Legal, Kelso

28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH

Hastings Legal, Kelso
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Hastings Legal are dedicated solicitor estate agents who have been helping people buy and sell property in the Scottish Borders for over 25years.

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We have offices around the Borders including, Kelso, Duns, Eyemouth, Coldstream, Selkirk and Jedburgh.


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