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Lykke Cottage, Hownam, Kelso, TD5 8AL

Property Details

Kelso Scottish Borders TD5 8AL


A detached traditional cottage, set within a quiet village, with a substantial garden and open countryside to the front and rear

House Sold - Kelso Scottish Borders

Lykke Cottage is a two storey, detached traditional cottage, constructed of solid stone/part harled walls under a pitched slate roof.  There is a large single storey extension to the rear of harled block walls under a flat, single-ply, bonded rubber roof. Windows are of mixed construction, but mainly timber frame, double glazed type.

Outside there is an attached, good sized single garage with adjoining off street parking and car port. A sizeable garden is located to the rear, which comprises a large decking area adjoining the house, with stairs down to the main garden of gravel and flower/vegetable beds, enclosed by hedging and fencing. From the main garden, an access gate leads through the central hedge to a “hidden garden”, enclosed by hedging and fencing and comprising mainly grass, running down to the adjoining river (Kale Water). The cottage retains views over and from the garden to the rear with an open countryside aspect beyond and open fields to the front. To the sides are adjoining similar traditional village houses.


Lykke Cottage lies in an attractive, small rural village location, approximately 4 miles south of the village of Morebattle; 12 miles south of the town of Kelso; and 10 miles east of the town of Jedburgh, in the southern Scottish Borders. Hownam retains a village hall and church, with nearest primary schooling at Morebattle, which also retains a community village shop, hotel and coffee shop.

Nearest main local services are within the town of Kelso, where there is a good mix of shops, restaurants and cafes centred around the busy Market Square, in addition to banks, health centre and numerous clubs and groups for both children and adults. Kelso is renowned for its attractive surroundings, cultural events and outdoor pursuits, and there are many opportunities for the sport or outdoor enthusiast with a racecourse, golf courses, tennis courts, ice rink, and rugby club within the town. The smaller town of Jedburgh also includes a variety of town services. Secondary schooling is available within Kelso or Jedburgh. The surrounding countryside offers a large selection of outdoor activities including fishing, horse riding and walking, with Hownam set on the edge of The Cheviot Hills.

The property is situated approximately 56 miles from central Edinburgh and 28 miles from Berwick Upon Tweed, with its rail connection on the East Coast Mainline to London Kings Cross Station, or north to Edinburgh.


From Edinburgh, head south on the A68 to south of St Boswells. At the Bonjedward junction, turn left onto the A698 (sign posted “Kelso 9”) and continue for approximately 5 miles from the junction to a turning on the right (just beyond Eckford) onto the B6401 (sign posted “Morebattle 5”). On entering the village of Morebattle, continue through the village to the other side and turn right onto the unclassified road (sign posted “Hownam 3 ½”).  Approximately 1 mile further on, turn right at the “T” junction. Continue to Hownam and on reaching the village, continue past most of the houses. Lykke Cottage is towards the top of the village on the right-hand side.

Post Code: TD5 8AL. 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.

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Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor – Front door vestibule with coat hooks; hallway with coat hooks and understairs cupboard; kitchen/breakfast room with wall and base units, electric oven and hob, dish washer, washing machine and two fridges; living room with attractive open fire and door to; family room with cupboards, bar counter, windows overlooking the rear garden and patio doors to the outside decking area; wet room with shower and WC.

First floor – landing; bedroom with wash basin; bedroom with wash basin; bathroom; separate WC.


Garage – attached single garage, constructed of brick/harled walls under mono-pitched slate roof. Up and over garage door and rear door to rear decking area. Electricity. Concrete floor.

Garden Store – brick/harled walls under mono-pitched slate roof. Concrete floor.

Carport – steel and timber frame under flat felt roof.

Hidden Garden Summerhouse – Timber frame and timber clad under mono-pitched felt roof, with timber decking area.

Apiary shed – Timber frame and timber clad under mono-pitched felt roof.


The property is assessed for Council Tax as Band D.


Mains electricity and mains water. Electric heating (mainly night storage heaters). Electric immersion hot water. Private drainage to septic tank (located within the garden of Glebe House).


Carpets, blinds/curtains and light fittings. Kitchen appliances.


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 bed
  • 1 bath
  • 2 Rooms
  • 1 Parking Spaces
  • Energy Rating F (33)
  • Toilet
  • Garage

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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