Extensive range of outbuildings with development potential
12.10 acres of grazing land
In all about 13.71 acres
For sale as a whole
Cove House occupies an elevated position, with mature trees (on neighbouring land) forming the backdrop. The house commands wonderful views to the south, south-east and west over a patchwork of fields to the Cheviot Hills in the far distance, with Smailholm Tower and the village of Smailholm in the middle distance. Dating from the early part of 19th century, Cove House is a traditionally built stone and slate farmhouse. It is situated just to the south of the former steading which encloses an elongated courtyard at the rear.
In recent years an extension was added to the western gable of the house. This provides an entrance hall, shower/utility room/wc and a modern kitchen. Otherwise the house is unmodernised and requires significant upgrade. Although containing the one bedroom annex, the outbuildings otherwise are in a poor state of repair. That said, subject to obtaining the necessary consents, Cove House has significant scope for redevelopment. The majority of the land slopes away to the south. It is productive grazing land and capable of producing good crops of hay and/or silage. Cove House is a registered agricultural holding – reference number 266/0053. (See the floor plans for room layout and dimensions of Cove House.)
Cove House is situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders, in countryside made famous by Sir Walter Scott. At the end of the 18th century nearby Sandyknowe farm was tenanted by Scott's grandfather. The poet spent some of his formative years in the farmhouse, a short distance from Smailholm Tower which can be seen from Cove house, approximately two miles to the south (see below).
The nearest main settlement is Earlston with a good selection of local services, shops, pubs and a small supermarket. From Cove House it is an easy commute to Edinburgh and there are good road connections to all the main Border Towns. Cove House is in the catchment area for Kelso primary schools and Kelso High School. The A68 that passes through (in Earlston) is the main route between Edinburgh and Newcastle. It is i ideally suited for those wishing to take advantage of the wealth of recreational opportunities available in the Scottish Borders, an area renowned for its unspoilt beauty, strong equestrian tradition and rich variety of sport. Driven grouse, pheasant and partridge shooting are available locally together with salmon fishing on the Rivers Tweed and Teviot. There are endless opportunities for walking and riding and for the golf enthusiast there are a number of courses in the area including the championship Roxburghe course at Kelso.
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