BroughtonCharming, traditional, detached, stone cottage in an idyllic rural location. With the heart of the property dating from 1809, Holmsmill now offers deceptively spacious and flexible accommodation (196m2), over two levels. Set in 0.6-acre enclosed grounds, it is surrounded by spectacular countryside, with utterly breathtaking open views.
Located in scenic Glenholm, just outside Broughton village in the Scottish Borders, Holmsmill offers a peaceful, rural retreat with no immediate neighbours, yet is within easy commuting distance of both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Edinburgh City Bypass can be reached comfortably within a 40-minute drive and the M74 at Abington is only 19 miles away.
The property is well-served by the nearby, vibrant towns of Biggar and Peebles, where schools, shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres, health centres, swimming pools, golf courses, mountain-biking (Glentress) and other leisure facilities can all be found. Other local attractions are Stobo Castle, with health spa) and Dawyck gardens. Holmsmill is referenced in John Buchans novel John Burnet of Barns: the author had family connections in Broughton. The John Buchan Way now passes over the hills from Peebles to Broughton.
With its dark night-skies, abundance of wildlife, and numerous off-road walks or rides to be explored from the doorstep, this property will undoubtedly have broad appeal to the outdoor enthusiast, the gardener, or those simply seeking the serenity of a country lifestyle. The property layout also offers scope for running holiday accommodation.
Master bedroom: A bright, double-aspect room, with Charnwood wood-burner and picture window offering tremendous views up the glen. Currently in use as a sitting room.
Family bathroom: with large bath, WC and wash-hand basin.
Separate adjacent shower cubicle.
Lounge/Snug: with feature stone fireplace and 2018 Burley wood-burning stove.
Garden room: Hexagonal room with French windows to the rear garden, tile floor, full-length picture window drawing the eye to the impressive views up Glenholm. Radiator for all-year round use.
Kitchen: with ample fitted wall and base units, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, 6-burner range cooker.
Dining/seating area: with walk-in larder off. Picture window to front of the property.
Newly fitted shower-room with quadrant shower, WC & WHB.
Study/single bedroom 5: with views to the east.
Utility area: accommodating boiler with Watchman, plumbed for washing machine, with space for tumble dryer. Stainless steel utility sink and worktop.
Bedroom 4: Triple aspect double bedroom at the rear of the property, flooded with light. New full-length windows and feature arrow-slit windows. Fabulous views to Holms Water and the hills beyond.
Two further good-sized double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower room); spacious landing area, under-eaves storage cupboard with hanging rail.
The garden grounds which surround the cottage are mostly laid to grass, with established shrub borders, fruit-bushes, perennial flowers, bulbs and a variety of trees. Plenty of space for vegetable cultivation, poultry keeping, bee keeping, pet runs, ponds or play areas. There is a 6m x 3m workshop/shed to the rear of the property with power and light, plus a wood store, potting shed and superb 10x8 Gabriel Ash timber-framed greenhouse.
The property benefits from a new, oil-fired combi boiler, providing central heating and hot water on demand; two woodburning stoves and double glazing. The range cooker and fridge freezer are included in the sale. Other white goods / furniture may be included by separate agreement
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Kitchen - 4.8m (15' 7) x 3.6m (11' 6)
Dining Area - 4m (13' 1) x 2.5m (8' 2)
Lounge/Snug - 5m (16' 4) x 3.6m (11' 8)
Garden Room - 4.2m (13' 8) x 3.7m (12' 1)
Master Bedroom - 5m (16' 4) x 4m (13' 1)
Bedroom 2 - 4.8m (15' 7) x 4.2m (13' 6)
Bedroom 3 - 4.4m (14' 3) x 3.4m (11' 2)
En-suite Shower Room - 3m (9' 8) x 1.2m (3' 9)
Bedroom 4 - 4.7m (15' 3) x 3.3m (10' 8)
Study/Bedroom 5 - 3m (9' 8) x 2.5m (8' 2)
Family Bathroom - 2.9m (9' 4) x 1.7m (5' 6)
Shower Room - 2.7m (8' 7) x 2m (6' 4)
Shower Room 2 - 1.8m (5' 8) x 0.8m (2' 7)
Utility Area - 2.3m (7' 5) x 2.2m (7' 1)