4 bedroom detached house
The Old School House, Yarrowford, Selkirk TD7

Escape the hustle and bustle in this picture perfect property. Set in stunning Border countryside, The Old School House, is a character property of dreams. Perfect as a business opportunity with self contained annex, as well as a unique main home, in an area of largely untamed beauty popular for outdoor activities, rural living pursuits and mindfulness retreats.

Thoughtfully modernised, the property provides a flexible layout, with extensive garden, a two bed self contained holiday let accommodation .And nearly a mile of Yarrow Water frontage! A cottage garden to the front extends to the main entrance; opening to a host of retained and restored features, with quirky corners and endless possibilities. The attached holiday cottage has been popular with those visiting the area for its renowned beauty and outdoor pursuits - with fishing, biking, hiking and even paragliding all popular in the valley. House comprises; Ent Hall, Cloakroom, Main Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Sitting Room/Bed 5, Bedroom 4 and Bathroom, with spiral stair to Bed 1 & 2 and Shower room. Cottage; Large Living & Dining Room, Two Double Bedrooms, Shower Room, Kitchen. Plenty parking, garage and outdoor storage.

Set in the much sought after Yarrow Valley within the hamlet of Yarrowford, The Old Schoolhouse, as the name suggests, is a former schoolhouse converted in recent years to provide a unique traditional house with great character and adaptable accommodation including a connected letting cottage to the rear. The attractive stone fronted property is enclosed with a cottage style garden and unique features include the original school room with high vaulted ceiling, the original arched entrance doors, working shutters and traditional features successfully combined with contemporary additions and alterations. The property enjoys good natural light which floods the front of the house and is set within established walled boundaries with a cottage garden to the front and side, plenty of parking and the cottage is self contained ideal for holiday lets with its own outside space and plenty of parking.


The property is ideally placed within a few miles of Selkirk with town centre amenities and a good selection of small local shops providing for everyday requirements and schools from nursery to secondary level all easily accessible. The property also benefits from easy access to Edinburgh via the A7 and will be within easy reach of the new Borders rail connections with the opening of the Waverley Line and new stations at Galashiels and Tweedbank. The area also has good road and bus connections to all central Borders towns and is surrounded by beautiful countryside with rolling hills and the scenic Yarrow valley.

Accommodation Summary

Main House: Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, Vaulted Lounge, Kitchen, Dining Room, Central Hall, Sitting Room, Downstairs Bedroom, Utility, Garden Room, Master Bedroom, Landing Area, Study and Shower Room
Self Contained Cottage: Living Room with Dining Area, Two En-Suite Bedrooms, Kitchen, Private Courtyard Garden and Ample Parking.


•Location, Location, Location!
This is an area well known for its idyllic scenery; with the valleys opening up to untamed natural beauty and endless routes, paths & trails to explore. This is a spot for those looking for a rural lifestyle.

•Grounds & Garden
Well proportioned & well-kept, the garden surrounds the house and provides colourful and sheltering greenery and planted borders, seating areas, vegetable garden, parking for several vehicles and garage. The property also own nearly a miles of river and fishing rights across the road, with further generous stretch of lawn. •Flexible Accommodation
The period property has been thoughtfully reconfigured and upgraded to host spacious and characterful accommodation. The annexe offers the opportunity either as a letting accommodation or extension to main house.

•Business Opportunity
With the stunning location increasingly popular for outdoor pursuits and mindful retreats, making use of the self-contained annexe and river rights and green offers excellent scope for a business opportunity, with the cottage currently operating as a successful holiday let business.


Oil fired central heating with external boiler supplemented by multi-fuel stoves and bottled gas serving the gas fire in the cottage

Council Tax

Band F.

Energy Efficiency

Band F.

Viewing & Home Report

To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on lines open until 10pm 7 days a week.

Price & Marketing Policy

Offers are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Property Shop, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, , Fax . The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide the Selling Agents with advice on the source of funds with suitable confirmation of their ability to finance the purchase.