CLOSING DATE SET 12PM NOON THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2022.Traditional country cottage in need of renovation; peaceful setting within commuting distance of Edinburgh
3 reception rooms • 4 bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms (1 ensuite) • kitchen • utility room • laundry • consevatoryGood range of outbuildings • conversion possibilitiesLauder 5.5 miles, Edinburgh 29miles, Earlston 6 miles, Melrose 18 miles (Distances approximate)Formerly two semi-detached period estate workers cottages, Laidlaws provides an exceptional/pretty (L-shaped) opportunity to create a wonderful family house by refurbishing/altering the existing accommodation. The attached courtyard outbuildings, consisting of a garage, workshop and store, add another dimension and more possibilities to extend the accommodation. On two floors, Laidlaws is predominately built of stone under a slate roof. Subject to obtaining the necessary consents it requires a thorough and extensive program of work. That said, there is huge potential and terrific scope for a really special home. Outside is a single garage with workshop space, also with stone detailing and a sheltered garden with a limestone patio. From the shared access road there are two vehicle access points to the front yard and garden, which is formed from the original courtyard area, with hard standing car parking and formalgardens enclosed by stone walls and hedges all mainly down to grass with small trees and shrubs. To the north and east, is the rear garden, which is accessed directly off the shared access road, and consists of a substantial gravel area; lawns; flower beds and shrubs, and is sheltered by mature trees along the boundary margins. (See floor plans for room layout and dimensions.)ServicesMains-water and electricity, private to setic tank., oil fired hot water system; oil stove servicing some radiators. These services have not been tested and therefore there is no warranty from the agents.
Lying 29 miles south of Edinburgh city centre in the highly desirable settlement of Spottiswoode, Laidlaws lies about 5.5 miles by road east of the Royal Burgh of Lauder, in the Scottish Borders, where most day-to-day amenities can be found. The house is within commuting distance of Edinburgh, either by road or rail (Borders Railway/Stow Station approximately 4 miles west of Lauder). Berwick-upon-Tweed, lying approximately 26 miles to the east, is on the main east coastline linking Edinburgh, Newcastle and London. The area has a good selection of schools. Beechwood is within the catchment area for Lauder's (possibly Gordon's or Westruther's) excellent primary school and the well-regarded high school at Earlston. There is a good school bus service, together with regular buses from Lauder to and from Edinburgh and the rest of the Borders. The Borders is an area renowned for its beauty and has a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. Laidlaws is well placed for those who enjoy walking, cycling, game shooting, fishing, horse riding and golf (Lauder has its own course).