Completely off-grid rural escape

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Scotch Kershope enjoys a beautifully private and scenic position within Kershope Forest, close to the border with England.

Sitting in a tranquil setting next to Kershope Burn, the cottage has no neighbours and has lovely open views across the surrounding countryside.

This fabulous Borders retreat really does offer the good life.

Accessed from a private forestry track, the property is an escape from the outside world, but with local amenities available in Newcastleton, only a short drive away, the cottage offers the best of both worlds.

The charming and characterful detached cottage has private gardens and has grounds extending to approximately four acres.

The current owners have lovingly renovated the property over the years and the cottage is now offered in turn-key condition.

The property is completely off-grid, with electricity provided from a 4kw solar array of 16 panels, which are ground mounted.

When necessary, i.e no sun for a few days, a generator cuts in automatically and charges the batteries.

Water is from a spring in the forest, and goes through a filter and UV filter.

The property benefits from delightful landscaped gardens, lawn, a large pond, a burn, woodland and river frontage.

Accomodation comprises – ground floor: farmhouse-style kitchen, utility/boot room, WC, sitting room, dining room, sun room, three double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room. First floor: Large attic bedroom. Outside: Private driveway with parking area for several vehicles, landscaped gardens, timber outbuildings, dog run, solar panel bank, large pond and river frontage, all in approximately four acres.

Offers Over £270,000 – call Retties in Melrose on 01896 824070, visit