A remote Scottish country house is on the market for £150,000

Do you want a proper haven? (Photo: Galbraith/SWNS)

Have you ever dreamed of getting away from all this?

If you’re nodding yes – or you’re really sick of your neighbors – this could be the property opportunity for you.

Howford Hill Cottage is tucked away in the countryside near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders, where no other homes or roads are in sight.

Surrounded by the scenic Ettrick Valley, it’s a perfect home for anyone wanting to leave town and get back to nature – and it’s now on the market for £150,000.

The existing cottage is very dilapidated, but planning permission has been given to demolish the property and replace it with an architecturally and eco-friendly prefab cottage with solar panels to make the most of the south facing light.

The single storey detached bungalow will offer a flexible layout with the proposed accommodations comprising of a living room, open plan kitchen, two double bedrooms with en-suite facilities and boot/utility room.

Howford Hill Cottage, near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Border

Howford Hill’s cottage is too far away (Photo: Galbraith/SWNS)

Howford Hill Cottage, near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Border

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

Full height glass windows and doors throughout the cottage allow sunlight to flood through the property.

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

Polly Kerrigan, who handles the Galbraith sale, said: “It is extremely rare for an existing dwelling on the open market to come with full planning approval for demolition and the construction of a modern, prefab building on the existing site.

CGI design of the cottage to replace Howford Hill Cottage, near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders

Plans include a home with solar panels for power (Photo: Galbraith/SWNS)

CGI design of the cottage to replace Howford Hill Cottage, near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders

Fabulous, isn’t it? (Photo: Galbraith/SWNS)

With planning in place, this relieves pressure on potential parties interested in selling that may have been put off.

The location enjoys great views of the southern highlands, providing tranquility while being only a short distance from the capital.

“We expect this sale to generate a lot of interest, particularly from lifestyle buyers with the environment at heart.”

The grounds at Howford Hill Cottage were pre-equipped with sheep handling equipment of which there is still evidence of wooden posts and railroad fencing.

The plots have the possibility to create a south facing garden with a traditional stone wall and would be the perfect place to incorporate an outdoor kitchen.

Located in the Ettrick Valley in Selkirk, the Howford Hill cottage is for sale via Galbraith at an indicative price of £150,000.

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