10 quirky properties for sale in the Scottish Borders

Whether you’re looking for a quiet country retreat or a family home in a historic town, here are ten of the most unique and unusual properties for sale in the Scottish borders right now.

Old Selkirk Waterworks, Selkirk

The former waterworks building in Selkirk has been transformed into a series of modern flats.

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This two bedroom flat, which is currently on the market at a fixed price of £90,000, offers spacious accommodation across a single storey, plus access to a shared patio and courtyard.

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Pleasants School, Jedburgh

Pleasants School retains several original features (Photo: Hastings Legal)

Formerly a village school, Pleasants School has been converted into a quirky three bedroom house with a stunning open plan living area.

The old school retains several original features, including the original door and vestibule with emblazoned tiling, and the school blackboard in the kitchen area.

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Galashiels Road, Stow

This unique property in the village of Stow has been designed in the style of an Alpine lodge, with three modern bedrooms and three reception rooms.

One of the central features is an impressive balcony, accessed from the master bedroom, with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

Maxwellheugh Terrace, Kelso

Maxwellheugh Terrace is situated near Kelso (Photo: Hastings Legal)

The unusual Gothic-style facade of this two bedroom property makes it look very distinctive, and the interior combines period charm with contemporary living.

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As well as pointed lancet windows, feature fireplaces and original exposed floorboards, the semi-detached cottage also boasts a modern kitchen diner and private garden.

Fallwood, Eildon

On the market for a guide price of £425,000, Fallwood is a modern energy-saving house with four bedrooms and three reception rooms.

The house has been specially designed to be eco-friendly, making use of features such as a ground source heat pump and underfloor heating.

Towerburn, Denholm

The property's drawing room features original plasterwork cornicing and tiled fireplaces(Photo: Hastings Legal)

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Located in a beautiful rural setting, Towerburn is B listed Scots Baronial mansion which has been converted into luxurious apartments.

This three bedroom garden flat is on the market for offers over £210,000, and includes an open plan kitchen diner, plus a separate drawing room with original plasterwork and cornicing, tiled fireplaces, feature lighting and twin panelled windows.

Cumledge Mill, Preston

The cottages at Cumledge Mill were originally built in the 19th century as workers’ houses, in a ‘model village’ style community for the nearby woollen mill.

This three bedroom property now offers spacious family accommodation, with quirky features such as an exposed stone wall in the living room.

The Swallows, Stobswood Farm

The Swallows Cottage (Photo: Hastings Legal)

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Located in the heart of the Lammermuirs, The Swallows is a stunning modern property which was designed by an architect to incorporate the best of modern design along with traditional style.

The four bedroom house, which is currently available for offers over £475,000, features a large master bedroom with adjoining dressing room and ensuite bathroom, as well as panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Ravelstone Cottage, West Linton

This quirky little one bedroom cottage (located on the charmingly-named Teapot Lane) is on the market for offers over £110,000.

The historic cottage features a kitchen diner which opens out onto a small private patio.

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The School House, Eddleston

This picturesque property was formerly Eddleston village’s school house, and now it is a spacious and stylish family home with five bedrooms.

As well as retaining original features like cornicing and tiled fireplaces, The School House also boasts an impressive conservatory extension which is surrounded by mature gardens.