Super remote cottage in Scotland lands on the market for £150,000

The CGI design for the prefab cottage to replace Howford Hill Cottage, near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders

Want a proper retreat? (Picture: Galbraith / SWNS)

Ever dream of getting away from it all?

If you’re nodding yes – or you’re just really, really fed up with your neighbors – this might be the property opportunity for you.

Howford Hill Cottage sits in a remote spot in the countryside near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders, where no other homes or roads are within sight.

Surrounded by the scenic Ettrick Valley, it’s an ideal house for anyone who wants to leave the city and get back to nature – and it’s now on the market for £150,000.

The current cottage is pretty run-down, but planning permission has been granted to demolish the property and replace it with an architecturally designed, environmentally friendly prefab cottage with solar panels to make the most of south facing light.

The single storey, detached cottage will offer a flexible layout with proposed accommodation comprising an open plan kitchen-living room, two double bedrooms each with en suite facilities and a boot/utility room.

Howford Hill Cottage, near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders

Howford Hill Cottage is super remote (Picture: Galbraith / SWNS)

Howford Hill Cottage, near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders

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

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

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

Polly Cregan, handling the sale for Galbraith, said: ‘It’s extremely rare for an existing dwelling to come on the open market with full planning consent for its demolition and the creation of a pre-fabricated, modern building on the existing site.

The CGI design for the prefab cottage to replace Howford Hill Cottage, near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders

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

The CGI design for the prefab cottage to replace Howford Hill Cottage, near Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders

Cool, right? (Picture: Galbraith / SWNS)

‘With planning in place this takes the pressure off potential parties interested in the sale who may otherwise have been put off.

‘The location commands superb views over the Southern Uplands offering tranquility whilst being only a short distance away from the capital.

‘We expect this sale to generate a lot of interest, especially from lifestyle buyers with the environment at heart.’

The grounds at Howford Hill Cottage were previously laid out with sheep handling equipment of which there is still evidence of wooden post and rail fencing.

The grounds have the potential to create a south facing garden with a traditional stone wall and would be the perfect location to incorporate an outdoor kitchen.

Howford Hill Cottage located in the Ettrick Valley in Selkirk, Scottish Borders is for sale through Galbraith with a guide price of £150,000.

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