2 Wester Essenside Farm Cottages, Ashkirk, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 4PG





2 Wester Essenside Farm Cottages, near Ashkirk is situated in a former Coach House which has been converted into a charming 2 bedroom cottage. Positioned between Selkirk to the north and Hawick to the south the cottage is within a central courtyard. The accommodation within is situated over the ground and first floor and offers a generous public room with sliding French doors that lead out to the garden, a well-appointed kitchen, shower room and two double bedrooms. 2 Wester Essenside Farm Cottages also offers a pretty garden and a private parking space. 


Accommodation Comprises


Ground Floor

Sitting Room, Shower Room, Kitchen.

First Floor

2 Double Bedrooms, Large Dressing Room Cupboard.


Garden Grounds, Ample Parking.


Ashkirk 3 miles, Hawick 9 miles, Selkirk 7 miles, Tweedbank Train Station 14 miles,

Galashiels 14 miles.

(all distances are approximate).


Area Insights

Ashkirk is one of a number of quaint villages on the Ale Water, in the picturesque, peaceful county of Selkirkshire, an area of incredible natural beauty. Ashkirk has a feeling of being that bit more remote than some other parts of the Scottish Borders, but is in fact situated just off the A7, approximately 6 miles each way between Selkirk to the North and Hawick to the Selkirk.


Hawick, which is the largest of the Border towns offers a range of excellent amenities and professional services. National supermarkets like Morrison’s, Sainsburys, Aldi’s and Lidl’s offer convenience, otherwise there are fantastic local butchers, farm stores, bakers, distillers, and green grocers that would love your support. Hawick offers a number of attractions to explore like The Hawick Museum, Hermitage Castle, The Borders Distillery and The Borders Textile Towerhouse to name a few. There is schooling for all ages in the town, otherwise private schools like St Mary’s School and Longridge Towers can be found nearby. Hawick has a number of sporting venues and clubs including a formidable rugby team, a well-supported golf club, cycling clubs and a leisure centre. For those who enjoy walking, Hawick is known as the town of a 1000 trails. Other attractive historic towns of Kelso, St Boswells and Jedburgh are an easy drive away and the beautiful capital city of Edinburgh is just over an hour away, or an short train journey from Tweedbank station. Selkirk also provides all essential local amenities including a vast array of independent retailers, bars, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, doctors surgery and the Borders General Hospital is 20 minutes from Ashkirk. Close to Ashkirk is the popular 18 hole Woll Golf Course on the Woll Estate, with award winning restaurant and 4 star accommodation. A bit further afield is the Bowhill and Floors Castle Estates, both offering exceptional days out and activities. Scholoss Hotel and Golf Course is one of many golf courses in the area, including Kelso and the Hirsel golf courses. The bustling Scottish Borders offers a wonderful wealth of walking, fishing, sporting activities, shopping, the Borders Book Fair, the Borders Art Festival and family days out. It is an exceptional area to live, work and raise a family for that all important special quality of life.


General Remarks



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Useful Links

Harestanes Country Park - https://www.liveborders.org.uk/play/harestanes

Made in Hawick - https://www.madeinhawick.com

Woll Golf Course: https://www.wollgolf.co.uk/

Lindsay’s Farm Kitchen - https://www.facebook.com/lindseysfarmkitchen

Textile Towerhouse - https://www.liveborders.org.uk/culture/museums/our-museums/borders-textile-towerhouse

Johnstons of Elgin - https://www.johnstonsofelgin.com/retail/visit-us/hawick-mill

Lindsay Grieve Butcher - http://lindsaygrievehaggis.com

Lovat Mill - https://lovatmill.com

St Mary’s School - https://www.stmarysmelrose.org.uk

Longridge Towers - https://lts.org.uk

Golf Club - http://www.hawickgolfclub.com

Hawick Rugby Club - https://hawickrfc.co.uk

Tweedbank Train Station - https://www.scotrail.co.uk/scotland-by-rail/great-scenic-rail-journeys/borders-railway-edinburgh-tweedbank

Hawick Core Paths - https://www.scotborders.gov.uk/downloads/file/1197/hawick_core_paths

Hawick Common Riding - http://hawickcommonriding.co.uk

Borders General Hospital: https://www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/our-services/hospitals/borders-general-hospital/

Selkirk Medical Centre: http://www.selkirkmedicalassociates.ca/

Taylors Butcher: https://exploreselkirk.co.uk/listing/taylors-family-butcher/

Selkirk’s eateries and Highlights: https://exploreselkirk.co.uk/

Borders Book Festival: https://bordersbookfestival.org/

Borders Art Fair: https://www.bordersartfair.com/

Selkirk Primary School: https://www.bordersartfair.com/

Hawick High School: http://hawickhighschool.co.uk/

Bowhill House and Grounds: https://www.bowhillhouse.co.uk/

Floors Castle: https://www.floorscastle.com/

Selkirk Rugby Football Club: http://selkirkrfc.com/

Kelso Races: https://www.kelso-races.co.uk/



Fixtures and Fittings

All fitted carpets, curtains, blinds and light fittings are included in the sale.

Listing and Conservation

Please note the property is not listed, nor in a conservation area.


  • Oil fired central heating.

  • A septic tank services the conversions.

  • Main’s electricity.

  • Private stream fed water supply.

  • Broadband services are available.

Council Tax

Band B.

Energy Efficiency Rating

EPC is Band D (Rating 64)

Local Authority

Scottish Borders

Tele:- 0300 100 1800

Internet Web Site

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7. Photographs taken in April 2022. Particulars prepared in April 2022.