Super remote cottage in Scotland hits the market for £150,000

Want a real retirement? (Photo: Galbraith/SWNS)

Have you always dreamed of getting away?

If you’re nodding yes — or really fed up with your neighbors — this could be the property opportunity for you.

Howford Hill Cottage is situated in a secluded countryside location near Ettrickbridge in the Scottish Borders, where no other houses or roads are within sight.

Surrounded by the scenic Ettrick Valley, this is an ideal home for anyone wanting to leave the city behind and get back to nature – and is now on the market for £150,000.

The current chalet is quite dilapidated but planning permission has been granted to demolish the property and replace it with an environmentally friendly, architecturally designed prefab chalet with solar panels to make the most of the south facing light .

The single storey detached cottage will offer a flexible layout with accommodation on offer including an open plan kitchen diner, two double bedrooms each with en-suite facilities and a store room/laundry room.

Howford Hill Cottage, near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders

Howford Hill Cottage is super remote (Picture: Galbraith/SWNS)

Howford Hill Cottage, near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders

The current cottage is derelict, but planning permission is in place to demolish it in favor of an eco-friendly dream home (Picture: Galbraith/SWNS)

Full height glass windows and doors throughout the chalet will allow sunlight to flood the property.

A detached artist’s studio/office is also included in the plans with a technical room for off-grid equipment and space for an additional bedroom/bathroom.

Polly Cregan, sales manager for Galbraith, said: ‘It is extremely rare for existing accommodation to be put on the open market with full planning agreement for its demolition and the creation of a modern pre-fabricated building on the site. existing.

The CGI design for the prefabricated cottage to replace Howford Hill Cottage, near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders

Plans include a house with solar panels for electricity (Picture: Galbraith/SWNS)

The CGI design for the prefabricated cottage to replace Howford Hill Cottage, near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders

Cool, right? (Photo: Galbraith/SWNS)

“With the planning in place, it relieves pressure on potential parties interested in the sale that might otherwise have been pushed away.

‘The location has great views of the southern highlands offering tranquility whilst being a short distance from the capital.

“We expect this sale to generate a lot of interest, especially from environmentally conscious lifestyle buyers.”

The grounds of Howford Hill Cottage were previously laid out with sheep handling equipment of which there is still evidence of wooden posts and railway fencing.

The plot has the potential to create a south facing garden with a traditional stone wall and would be the perfect location to incorporate an outdoor kitchen.

Howford Hill Cottage in the Ettrick Valley in Selkirk, Scottish Borders, is for sale via Galbraith with a guide price of £150,000.

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