Shielfield Farm Cottage, Lauder, TD2 6PG
An exciting opportunity to acquire a rarely available, immaculately presented 5-bedroom detached property situated in stunning countryside between Lauder and Oxton. Shielfield Farm Cottage is a superb family home, within easy commutable distance to Edinburgh it combines the advantages of semi-rural life with easy access to the city.
Entrance Hall, Living Room, Kitchen / Dining Room, Sunroom, Utility Room, Study, Bathroom, Bedroom with ensuite.
Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5 with Shower Room, Sitting Room.
Large landscaped garden, Driveway Parking, Garage, Multiple Patio Areas, Greenhouse, Fruit Cage, Vegetable Beds, Summer House with Decking area, log store, Garden Sheds.
Lauder 3 miles, Oxton 2 miles, Galashiels 14 miles, Borders Railway station in Stow 5 miles, Melrose 15 miles, Edinburgh 24 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
Shielfield Farm Cottage occupies a private plot extending to around ¾ of an acre. The property benefits from the best of both worlds, tranquil rural living whilst being just a few miles away from Lauder and within close proximity to the A68 giving easy access to Edinburgh making this the perfect property for the commuter.
Lauder offers all the facilities expected of a thriving small town including a Co-operative supermarket, a popular art gallery and coffee shop, a delicatessen, three hotels, an artisan baker, an award-winning butcher, a greengrocer, a petrol station, a pharmacy, a post office and a number of independent retailers contributing to the strong sense of local community. Both the primary school and the health centre have been rebuilt in recent years. Lauder lies in the catchment area for the highly regarded Earlston High School (11 miles), which enjoys a splendid new campus and consistently scores well in national league tables. In the private sector, St Mary’s School in Melrose (15 miles) includes kindergarten, pre-prep and prep classes. Being both close to the Lammermuir Hills and at the start of the Southern Upland Way, Lauder is able to take advantage of all the outdoor opportunities nearby including walking and riding, the latter either informally or during the week of the Common Riding. Field sports and fishing on the Leader and the Tweed are also all readily on hand. There is also a community run Leisure centre and gym as well as a football club with youth and amateur teams.
Easily commutable to Edinburgh by car (20 minutes to Edinburgh City Bypass) and by bus, this property is well positioned for those looking for a more peaceful way of life while still being commutable to the capital. There are regular bus services throughout the Borders connecting Lauder and Oxton to the principal Borders towns and the Borders railway at Edinburgh can be joined at both Tweedbank, Galashiels and Stow just a 5-mile drive away which provides a direct rail link into Edinburgh with a journey time of around 45 minutes.
EPC Rating - D
Council Tax - B
Tenure - Freehold
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