Stichill cottage offers a charming blend
Our property of the week blends tradition and modern living in the beautiful village of Stichill.
Just three miles from Kelso, the charming Smithy House has been fully renovated by the current owners to provide a successful blend of period features with a contemporary and artsy flair.
The detached stone-built property, brimming with character, ably caters for the modern requirement of family life and a homeworking setting.
Set quietly to the edge of the village, the cottage-style garden frontage frames the property, with a generous gravelled drive opening to the side.
The ground floor provides comfortable and spacious living accommodation; beautifully finished throughout with period elements creating a character feel, balancing with modern touches and fittings.
The dining kitchen enjoys a lovely dual aspect, with the natural light complementing the exposed beams and tiled flooring, with a multi fuel stove providing a warming feature.
Across the hall, the family bathroom is contemporary and fully fitted, with the lounge sitting to the front of the property, with original stripped flooring and a centrepiece fireplace.
A connecting door opens to the study, with window overlooking the rear garden, leading on to the rear hall and opening to the Smiddy extension. A ground floor double bedroom has a neighbouring shower room and utility room, while the main extension is home to the studio-music room – an incredible bright and spacious public room with enviable outlooks over the garden. Upstairs, two further double bedrooms are well appointed and benefit in-built storage space.
The garden is a fantastic flourish to the property; with access from both the kitchen and the studio, the garden enjoys excellent privacy being fully enclosed with an abundance of sheltering trees and greenery. With paved patio seating areas, neat pathways wind down the garden, with bountiful borders popping with colour and texture, further seating areas to enjoy spots and different viewpoints, with a pond, large lawn, kitchen garden, greenhouse and stone byre, there’s plenty of outdoor space for all ages and abilities to enjoy!
Stichill is a quintessential and particularly picturesque countryside village; sitting just three miles north-west of Kelso, the area is known for its rolling landscape, peaceful setting and beauty spots, including the magical Stichill Linn Waterfall and unspoiled walks along the river side and woodlands.
Nearby Kelso is regarded as one of the most attractive and unspoiled towns in the Borders, and is hugely popular for families and retirees alike with its excellent range of amenities and facilities. Popular amongst tourists and visitors, notable architectural features include the 12th Century Abbey, the Flemish style cobbled square, Floors Castle and the old bridge across the Tweed. The town has modern and well regarded educational facilities, with wide and varied sporting facilities and many quality shops. The local area has much to offer those interested in country pursuits with fishing on the Tweed and is an increasingly sought after location within the Borders