Auld School is set at the top of a little lane off Chesters Brae, enjoying excellent privacy. It has a lovely enclosed garden to the side, which may be suitable as a building plot, and is fronted by a large area giving ample parking for a number of vehicles. Converted from a school by the current owner, the house has much character, but does however require some finishing work and general cosmetic improvement; making it an ideal prospect for those seeking a bit of a project. The windows are double glazed and heating is from the stove in the living room. The living space is open plan, all bedrooms are doubles and there is a bathroom. A largely undeveloped space running along the rear could be used as a study, or as a store room. This property offers masses of scope and could make for a lovely country home.
The small hamlet of Chesters lies approximately 6 miles from the Carter Bar and is in comfortable reach of both Hawick and Jedburgh, each providing a good range of amenities. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and there are a number of activities on hand for those with an interest in country pursuits. There is an active sense of community in the village, and it is a lovely setting for those seeking a peaceful country lifestyle but need to be within reasonable reach of major routes and towns.
At the crossroads in the village drive up the hill onto Chesters Brae. There is a little lane on the left about half way up the hill. Auld School sits at the top of the lane.
A double glazed door opens to the l-shaped hallway which is part tiled part carpeted with pine doors and finishes.
17'8” x 30'1” at widest and longest
This is a large l-Shaped room, combining dining space and a kitchen to the front, opening through to a good sized living area which includes a fireplace with a cast iron stove (firing the heating and water) set upon a large hearth within an inglenook. Good light is given by windows to each end and there is practical laminated flooring. The kitchen has modern units including an electric hob and oven, plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine and space for a fridge freezer. A pantry cupboard further enhances the storage space. A door off the living area leads through to a back section (3'9” x 23'8”) which is mainly undeveloped but could suit a number of uses, such as a home office or play den for example.
13'3” x 8'8”
This is a double room with dual aspect windows giving great light and lovely views.
13'2” x 8'6”
Presently housing twin beds, this too is a double and is lit by a window to the side.
11'0" x 17'0" at widest and longest
An l-Shaped room, which would make a good childs room/play room.
9'3” x 6'8”
Lit by a window to front with deep sill, the bathroom has tiled flooring and a white suite of WC, wash hand basin and bath with electric overhead shower unit.
The lane off Chesters Brae leads up to the property, which is fronted by a tarmacced and grassy area, giving lots of space for parking and turning. There is a log store to the side and the property is bounded by drystane walls. A mature beech hedge encloses the main bulk of the garden which is set to the side, laid to grass and enjoys great privacy as well as fine pastoral views; a lovely play ground for children.
We understand that a verbal in principal agreement has been made by Scottish Borders Council and that the garden may be suitable for sale/development as a building plot. Planning details can be viewed on Scottish Borders Council's website - Ref: 16/01542/ppp (consent not yet finalised)
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