How the property could look. CGI image by architects, Miller Studio Ltd

An independent life in the Scottish Borders

By Published On: 27th May 20221.7 min readCategories: Real Estate

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A derelict cottage with 360 degrees views of spectacular countryside in the Scottish Borders is for sale for around £150,000.

Howard Hill Cottage, in the Southern Uplands enjoys a unique, isolated and private setting while just 40 miles from Edinburgh city bypass. 

Photo above - How the property could look. CGI image by architects, Miller Studio Ltd

Howford Hill Cottage on sale via Galbraith

Howford Hill Cottage on sale via Galbraith

It’s remote location, just over a mile east of the village of Ettrickbridge, is renowned for its scenic beauty. No other residential property or road can be seen or heard, providing a true off-grid escape from city life.

Howford Hill Cottage

Planning consent has already been granted to replace the existing building with an architecturally designed, environmentally friendly home using the latest renewable technologies and materials. 

The plans call for solar roof tiles, that look like natural slate, and possibly a small wind turbine to provide power with a ground source heat pump and a wood burning stove for warmth.

CGU impress ion fo the house and studio at night CGI by Miller Studio Ltd

CGU impress ion fo the house and studio at night CGI by Miller Studio Ltd

Inside there will be an open plan kitchen-living room, two double bedrooms, each with en suite facilities, and a utility room. Full height glass windows and doors throughout will allow sunlight to flood the property and the scenery to be enjoyed from every room. A detached artist’s studio or office is also included, with a plant room for the off-grid equipment and space for an additional bedroom/bathroom.

The plans for the use of lots of natural light. CGI image by Miller Studio Ltd

“The location commands superb views over the Southern Uplands offering tranquillity while being only a short distance away from the capital. We expect this sale to generate a lot of interest, especially from lifestyle buyers with the environment at heart,” said Polly Cregan, of selling agents Galbraith.