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Manor Cottage, Bowden

A picturesque cottage in Bowden offers the perfect balance of town and country living Dating from around 1870, Manor Cottage is a classic country cottage in

In a past life the cottage belonged to the village cobbler and when the

an idyllic setting overlooking the village green in the heart of Bowden, a

property was extended, the original stone wall at the rear was retained and

picturesque conservation village tucked in the shadow of the Eildon Hills.

left exposed to provide a focal feature in the snug/family room, where it is paired with a multi-fuel stove – and in the attic room, which the MacRae

Yet although the cottage offers all the advantages of a peaceful rural lifestyle,

family currently uses as a fifth bedroom.

it is actually only a few minutes drive from Melrose, Newtown St Boswells, Borders General Hospital, Tweedbank railway station and Galashiels, making

Beautifully presented in move-in condition throughout, the ground floor

it a home that offers the best of both town and country living.

accommodation extends from the entrance vestibule and hall to a front -facing sitting room with traditional fireplace and open fire, and a well-

Present owners Calum and Jo MacRae bought the cottage two years ago having been initially attracted by its kerb appeal. “We loved the traditional cottage style and the peace and seclusion of the conservation area, which

equipped fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and space for informal family dining – two front-facing rooms that would have formed the main living area in the original cottage, prior to the cottage being extended.

has a rural feel yet is accessible for nearby towns and transport links, including the A68,” says Jo. “The deceptively spacious cottage interior

Beyond the initial hall the space widens out to form a very spacious 17ft

and south-facing garden convinced us it was a must-have family home.”

x 16ft dining hall, off which is a partially tiled shower room, two bedrooms, charming 21ft snug/family room – there is also a porch off the dining hall with external access to the side of the property.



“We loved the traditional cottage style and the peace and seclusion of the conservation area, which has a rural feel yet is accessible for nearby towns and transport links, including the A68”

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Manor Cottage,

Selling Solicitor:

Bowden, TD6 0SS

Guide Price £310,000

Upstairs on the first floor are two very spacious double bedrooms – both benefitting from fireplaces and working fires – and a bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath. Last but not least is a bright 19ft attic room with two Velux windows. The interior’s finer details include wood flooring, neutral decoration, contemporary lighting, and kitchen fitted with off -white units, solid wood worktops, Belfast sink and tiled splashbacks. Benefitting from private driveway parking at the front and good -sized, south-facing garden at the rear, Manor Cottage is an eminently desirable family home in Bowden, a village that can be traced back to medieval times and includes a landmark 17th century church with magnificent stained glass windows and three bells, two of which are still in use, while the third is contained inside the church and is dated 1690. Bowden also has a village well, refurbished village hall and easy access to a wide range of amenities, leisure pursuits and commuter links to other Border towns and up to Edinburgh.

Manor Cottage, Bowden, TD6 0SS  

Manor Cottage is an attractive and deceptively spacious detached property, located in the heart of the sought after village of Bowden, overl...