Beechbank, Ettrick Valley, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5HX





Beechbank is a charming and characterful 3 bedroom south facing cottage in the heart of the beautiful Ettrick Valley. The property is brimming with history and was formerly the village shop and post office. The accommodation within is well appointed, flows naturally from room to room and comprises of 3 public rooms, 3 bedrooms, a dining kitchen with AGA and a number of useful utility and service rooms. It sits in about 0.40 of an acre, includes several raised beds and fruits canes and offers a number of useful outbuildings including a workshop and mechanics pit. Although the property now requires a programme of cosmetic upgrade, the current owners with architectural assistance and supervision had the property upgraded in 1992, installed a new central heating system in 2017 and a new oil Aga/Stove in the Kitchen in 2019.


Accommodation Comprises


Ground Floor

Reception Hallway, Family Room, Living Room, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Bathroom, Laundry, Storage Room.

First Floor

3 Double Bedrooms, Sitting Room / Study, Shower Room.


Garden Grounds, 2 Large Barns / Outbuildings, 3 Further Outbuildings, Ample Parking.


Selkirk 17 Miles, Tweedbank Train Station 23 Miles, Peebles 23 Miles, Melrose 24 miles, Dumfries 38 Miles

(all distances are approximate).


Area Insights

Beechbank in in Ettrick is positioned next to the B709, a quiet country road which joins Lockerbie and Eskdalemuir to Selkirk. The Ettrick Valley is famed for its outstanding natural beauty and offers immediate access up onto the hills behind the property, ideal for those who enjoy mountain biking and hill walking.

About 17 miles to the North East of Ettrick is the Historic town of Selkirk one of the oldest and most established of the Border towns. The local area is home to many attractions such as local farmers markets and Bowhill House with its host of facilities. The town has many excellent local and national amenities and professional services which include national supermarkets like The CO-OP and Spar which offer convenience, otherwise there is a fantastic local butcher with wonderful organic meats and game and a farm shop that would love your support. Local specialities include the famous Selkirk Bannock from Cameron Bakers and the local artisan gin from Selkirk Distillers. Selkirk has schooling for all ages, which include a local and very well-regarded High School, otherwise the private school of St Mary’s is nearby. There are several sporting venues and clubs including a formidable Selkirk Rugby Club, a well-supported golf club, cycling clubs, leisure centre and swimming pool.

The Scottish Borders boasts some of the most impressive countryside in Scotland and there are a wide range of country pursuits available including fishing, shooting, golf and hill walking all nearby. The Borders offer excellent riding facilities, local point to points and the well-attended annual Common Riding. The towns of Melrose, Kelso and Galashiels offer further shopping facilities and historical interests, as well as the regions Border General Hospital (BGH) which is highly regarded. Tweedbank Railway Station which is situated between Galashiels and Melrose provides a regular train service to Edinburgh, with proposals underway to extend through Hawick to Carlisle.


General Remarks



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Useful Links

Selkirk - https://exploreselkirk.co.uk

Selkirk College - https://selkirk.ca

Selkirk High School - https://selkirkhighschool.org.uk

Selkirk Primary School - https://en-gb.facebook.com/Knowepark-Primary-School-1504785813129410

Taylors Family Butcher - https://www.taylorsfamilybutcher.co.uk

Selkirk Distillers - https://www.selkirkdistillers.com/

Cameron Bakers - https://exploreselkirk.co.uk/listing/cameron-bakers/ 

Selkirk Rugby Club - https://www.selkirkrfc.com

Selkirk Golf Club - https://selkirkgolf.co.uk

Selkirk Leisure Centre - https://www.liveborders.org.uk/health/swimming/swimming-pools/selkirk-leisure-centre

Common Riding - https://exploreselkirk.co.uk/event/selkirk-common-riding-2021/ 

Bowhill House - https://www.bowhillhouse.co.uk/ 

Mary Queen of Scots House - https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/mary-queen-of-scots-visitor-centre-p253091

Jedburgh Abbey - https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/jedburgh-abbey

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

Lovat Mill - https://lovatmill.com

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

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




Fixtures and Fittings

Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.

Listing and Conservation

Beechbank is not listed, nor in a conservation area.


  • Oil fired central heating.

  • Supplementary solid fuel and a back boiler.

  • Main’s electrics.

  • Private water and drainage.

  • Broadband services are available. It is predicted that the Ettrick Valley will be on Fibre Broadband by the start of 2023.


Council Tax

Band E.

Energy Efficiency Rating

Band 36 (Rating F)

Local Authority

Scottish Borders Council
Telephone: 0300 100 1800


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Photographs taken in July 2022. Particulars prepared in July 2022.