Hawthorn Cottage, Galashiels Plots from £245,000 Selling agent: Edwin Thompson

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Hawthorn Cottage steading is a conversion of an existing farm building into three large family homes.

Originally designed to be occupied by the architect developers’ own families, considerable thought has been put into the layouts and orientations that ensure a flexible and modern home.

The houses take full advantage of the beautiful surrounding Scottish Borders countryside, with every view from each window carefully considered to capture the breathtaking landscape as much as practically possible.

Almost entirely rebuilt with new foundations, masonry ground floor and substantial timber frame upper levels and roof structure, they demonstrate the developers’ desire to adhere to robust traditional construction methods and materials rarely seen in volume house-builder houses.

Very high specifications have been used to achieve very high standards of energy conservation and sound proofing, often in excess of that required by the permissions granted for the development.

Each house has also been provided with extremely large attic spaces that are almost entirely free of structure and are useful for a variety of uses, subject to further permissions to be obtained by purchasers.

These charming houses are a must see for those seeking individuality, generous modern flowing spaces and robust construction.

Although only one mile from the centre of Galashiels, the setting is a very peaceful, safe and a secure location.