THE conservation village of Eddleston in the Scottish Borders is just 18 miles from Edinburgh and four miles north of Peebles, a location that offers a high-amenity semi-rural lifestyle within a comfortable daily commute to the city. Within the village, Eddleston Station is a unique property converted and creatively extended from one of the railway stations on the original Peebles railway line, which was axed during the Beeching era in 1962.
With a layout spanning more than 1,600 sq ft – all on one level in a series of interconnecting dual aspect rooms and spaces – the former station is now a very desirable and beautifully presented character home, albeit with a few quirky mementos to recall its previous life. It also has picturesque grounds that include lawn, patio, mature trees, summerhouse, vegetable and herb gardens, greenhouse and a detached double garage.
Converted to incorporate the needs of modern family lifestyles, the accommodation extends from three double bedrooms at one end of the hall (master with en-suite wet room) past a charming entrance hall with main bathroom and utility off, to a country-style fitted kitchen (fireplace, central island, range cooker), large living room with fireplace and wood-burning stove and adjoining dining room with garden access. Last but not least, adjoining the dining room is a 17ft long study/fourth bedroom – formerly the station’s baggage store.
Eddleston Station is a one-off property that has preserved its charm and character and doubly benefits from being in a desirable semi-rural village setting – a combination that holds immense appeal for families and commuters. For sale with Rettie’s Melrose office at offers over £450,000.