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OFF GRID FAMILY HOME IN AN IDYLLIC SETTING

Alderybar enjoys an incredibly peaceful location sitting amongst broadleaf and deciduous woodland in the Scottish Borders near to Hawick.

The property is entirely off grid and meets all its electrical power requirements from a ground based solar PV array. The system uses 20 solar panels with the capacity to produce in excess of 7kW of power which is then converted to provide a domestic supply. The excess power is stored via eight lithium batteries. The whole system is backed up by a diesel generator.

This autonomous system was installed in May 2022 and is designed to increase capacity if need be. During the months of May – September, the system also produces hot water via an immersion heater.

Susan Guthrie of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said; “Set amongst stunning scenery, Alderybar enjoys a south easterly aspect and from the newly created decking area, the cottage enjoys beautiful woodland views with a burn running down the garden boundary.  The surrounding countryside offers an excellent range of walks and biking trails as well as many other country pursuits. The area is also rich in wildlife and an excellent location for the keen bird watcher.

“Despite the rural setting and all the privacy that it offers, Alderybar is within easy reach of the A7, one of the main roads linking Edinburgh with the north of England. It is a super property and both the house and garden are equally appealing.”

Alderybar is an extremely attractive traditionally built cottage which was further extended and completed in the spring of 2021. The cottage is deceptively spacious and further enhanced by the extension.

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The accommodation comprises: sitting room, dining room, sun room, kitchen/diner, shower room, utility room. There are three double bedrooms (one en suite) on the first floor. The loft space is fully insulated throughout.

The superb garden has been landscaped with pathways linking to various raised beds for seasonal fruit and vegetables. All beds have been membraned and mulched to assist in management.

There is a southwest facing area of garden to the side of the property which has a polytunnel and greenhouse as well as various other workshops. This area of garden also houses the 20 solar panels which harvest 7.5 kW of sunlight.

Alderybar is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £495,000.

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