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Gamekeepers Cottage, Kailzie, Peebles, EH45 9HT

Property Details

Peebles EH45 9HT


A well located, traditional character property, set in a sizeable, mature and sheltered garden, with various outbuildings and surrounded by open fields offering extensive countryside views

House Sold - Peebles


Gamekeepers Cottage lies in an accessible rural location, approximately 3 km (1.9 miles) south east of the town of Peebles, in the western Scottish Borders area. Peebles is a thriving market town set on the River Tweed and surrounded by magnificent countryside. It lies approximately 25 miles south of Edinburgh which makes it popular with commuters and families. There is a regular bus service into Edinburgh city centre and Galashiels to the east, with local town and rural services available in addition.

Peebles retains a full range of shops and services and an abundance of outdoor pursuit opportunities, including fishing, hillwalking, trail running and mountain biking, with the famous mountain biking location of Glentress Forest situated 2 miles to the east of the town. Gamekeepers Cottage looks north across the River Tweed valley to Glentress. In addition there is a golf course, tennis courts, bowling and rugby clubs within the town. The town is also renowned for its attractive surroundings and cultural events

There are 3 primary schools within the town, in addition to a well-regarded secondary school.

The property offers a country lifestyle within easy commuting distance of the city.


From the west end of Peebles High Street (Parish Church end), head south across Tweed Bridge on the B7062 (Kingsmeadows Road”) and continue out of the town. Gamekeepers Cottage is located approximately one mile from the town edge, on the right-hand side of the road at a 90 degree bend in the road, with the private access track heading straight on at the bend up the hill.

Post Code: EH45 9HT. It is strongly recommended that you do not rely on a Satnav in this rural location and check on a route map prior to any scheduled viewing.


Gamekeepers Cottage is a one and a half storey, traditional former gamekeeper’s cottage, with the original house constructed of solid whinstone/part harled walls with feature stone detailing, under a pitched slate roof. The cottage has been extended to the rear with a single storey addition of mixed whinstone and brick wall construction under pitched slate roofs. There are timber framed mainly single glazed (some secondary glazing in places) windows throughout.

The property includes a substantial outbuilding with two stores and workshop constructed of timber sides under a felt roof with an adjoining carport. The outbuildings are serviced with electricity. There is a detached kennels building constructed of brick walls under slate roof, which would suit conversion to a home office/studio (subject to obtaining the necessary permissions).

Outside there is ample car parking with a large gravel area to the side of the outbuilding and kennels. There is a good sized and private garden, totalling approximately 0.14 Ha (0.35 acres), which retains a mixture of lawns and flowerbeds to the front, sides and rear, all enclosed by a mixture of stone walls and fences, with supplementary boundary screening from well-established evergreen hedges. The house retains views over open fields to the north, east and west, with an adjoining wood to the south which offers shelter and seclusion to the subject property.


Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor – Garden door vestibule with cupboard; large family dining kitchen with oil fired Aga (4 ovens; two cooking plates; one hot plate) fridge, separate freezer and dishwasher; main hall with under stairs cupboard; sitting room with open fire and windows with working shutters; living room/bedroom 3 with open fire, windows (one with working shutters) and wall cupboard; front door vestibule; conservatory; utility room with oil boiler and plumbing for washing machine; bathroom with bath, WC and basin.

First floor – landing with linen cupboard; double bedroom with open fire; double bedroom with open fire and fitted wardrobe; shower room with shower, WC and basin.

Main outbuilding – Timber frame and timber clad building on raised brick with timber and concrete floor, all under a mono pitched felt clad roof. Electricity.

Car port – timber frame with open sides, under a mono pitched felt roof.

Kennels – Brick walls under a “piend” slate roof. Kennels with outside run of metal railing construction. Adjoining storeroom housing oil tank.


Access rights are retained over the adjoining access track to the west side, from the public road.


The property is assessed for Council Tax as Band E.


Mains electricity. Private water (supply taken from spring on adjoining hill). Oil fired boiler central heating and hot water. Private drainage to septic tank within the garden. Home intruder alarm (non-operational).


Carpets and light fittings.  Kitchen appliances. Other white goods are not included in the sale.


A copy of the Home Report is available to interested parties from the selling agents.


By mutual agreement.


For further information or to arrange an appointment to view please contact Walker Scott Ireland Ltd. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Interested parties are advised to note interest with Walker Scott Ireland Ltd in order to be kept informed of any closing date that is set. Please note, our client need not accept the highest offer, nor indeed any offer.


To comply with current Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, any offer presented must be accompanied with Notarised/certified photographic evidence of the purchaser’s identity and separate evidence of the purchaser’s residential address, or the offering parties must attend our offices with the original documents, before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed and the property put “Under Offer”.

Property Features
  • House
  • 2-3 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 2 Rooms
  • 1 Parking Spaces
  • Land is 0.35 acre
  • Energy Rating F (25)
  • Carport
  • Open Fire Place

Contact Us

Walker Scott Ireland Ltd.
82 High Street,
Scottish Borders
EH45 8SW
Tel: 01721 721669
Company Number SC500115
Regulated by RICS

Scottish Letting Agent Registration – LARN2007001

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