Skip to main content

This property is no longer on the market

4 bedroom detached house

4 bedroom detached house



Property features

  • Historic village house with a southerly aspect
  • Kitchen with utility room off
  • Sitting Room
  • Drawing Room/bedroom
  • 3 further bedrooms
  • 3 to 4 bath/shower rooms
  • Generous garden (0.31 acres)
  • Single garage

Nearest stations

Tweedbank (1.2mi.)
Galashiels (3.2mi.)

Nearest schools

school icon  St Mary's School, Melrose (0.4mi.)
school icon  Melrose Primary School (0.5mi.)
school icon  Old Station Nursery (0.7mi.)

Property description

Bakers Road is in an excellent location on the edge of Gattonside. The road has a southerly aspect and views towards the Eildon Hills. Gattonside sits on the north bank of the River Tweed, in an area renowned for its natural beauty. The village is a popular and desirable residential area and is within comfortable walking distance of Melrose town centre. Melrose is a thriving small market town which has a wide variety of independent shops, restaurants and hotels, a health centre and professional services plus local and independent primary level schools.

Popular walking routes that are easily reached from Hassendean Cottage include the Southern Upland way, St Cuthbert's Way and the Borders Abbeys Way.

The Borders General Hospital is less than 1.5 miles away. The Scottish Borders Railway, with a station in nearby Tweedbank, provides excellent access by rail to Edinburgh and both the A68 and A7 trunk roads are within easy reach and provide good road links to the north and south.   

Hassendean Cottage is one of the earliest traditional buildings in Gattonside's conservation area. The oldest part of the house is 250 years old and the back addition was added 100 years later. Historically, Hassendean Cottage operated as the local bakehouse with the cellar/kiln still evident off the front sitting room.

The living accommodation is laid out in a split level arrangement. The spacious kitchen and sitting room on either side of the hallway on the ground floor have a spectacular uninterrupted view of the Eildon Hills through large windows.

The kitchen features early 19th Century fitted timber cupboards and drawers together with a dual fuel "Stove" range and modern floor based units.

Upstairs on the 150 year old mezzanine addition is the large high ceiling drawing room/bedroom with refreshed cornicing and ceiling rose, swept open fire and huge Tripart window with working shutters. Across the spacious hall is a back porch to the garden and a modernised bathroom.

A programme of modernisation has been carried out at Hassendean Cottage in recent years by the current owner. The extensive work has included overhauling the roof, tanking and damp proofing, re-wiring, retro fitted double glazing and some replacement windows. A new gas boiler and Italian designed column radiators have been installed.

The attic floor has been lined with insulated plaster board and streamlined for adaptable use.   The interior has been altered and includes the installation of an en suite shower room and three new bathrooms including a high spec Cubuchon, UK made eco sit down bath made with ficore-insulated composit.

Lakeland VOC free non toxic paint has been used throughout the house, as used by National Trust, River Cottage and Grand Designs.

To the rear of the house is a terrace of 3 traditional outbuildings which offer the potential for further development.

The garden at Hassendean Cottage is generous and diverse and totals approximately one third of an acre. The side and rear garden are south facing and currently provide a wildlife haven.

The garden is known locally as being part of the old Melrose orchard and includes mature fruit trees including pear, apple, plum and cherry plus red and black current bushes together with an impressive weeping willow. The landscaping provides privacy and shelter for both humans and animals.

EPC Rating = E

Property information from this agent

See more properties like this:



Nearby services within a 4 mile radius

Food stores

Nearby services within a 4 mile radius

Food stores

Street view is not available at this location

Floor plans



Property reference GAL190004. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Galbraith - Galashiels. Please contact the property advertiser directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

Call rate information

Calls to 0843 numbers will be charged at 4p/min from BT landlines. Calls from other networks may vary, and calls from mobiles and outside the UK will be higher. Calls to local numbers beginning with 01, 02 and 03 numbers will incur standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles.


*UKCreditRatings offer a 14-day trial to their credit report service. If you choose not to cancel within the trial period, you will incur the monthly subscription of £19.95 until you cancel the account.

Contact Galbraith - Galashiels about 4 bedroom detached house £450,000

Type of enquiry

Characters remaining:

OnTheMarket can contact me with relevant properties, offers and news

By submitting this form, you accept our privacy policy. Your personal data will be sent to Galbraith - Galashiels so that they can respond to your request.