Former schoolhouse and cottage hit the market for less than an Edinburgh family home

The Old Schoolhouse and Howslack Cottage, Kilbucho, Biggar make for an interesting renovation opportunity.

The two cottages are offered on the market either together or separately.

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They are in a glorious rural setting, five miles from Biggar and within commuting distance of Edinburgh by car or train and close to the M74 for Glasgow or the south.

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The smaller property, Howslack which started life as the school master’s accommodation, has been partly renovated already to make a one-bedroomed cottage, although there is space for it to be further extended.

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The main property is in need of a full renovation and is presented with the downstairs stripped out and ready for work to begin.

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As it is, it would make a four bedroomed house, with two public rooms and a dining kitchen, or again, could be extended with the right consents.

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Both properties have a good-sized garden too. The Old School House has nearly five acres including a paddock, while Howslack Cottage has over an acre of garden.

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There could also be development potential on the paddock with the right planning permission so as a whole, it could be a project to keep the purchaser busy for years.

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Offers over £320,000, or in two lots, £210,000 for The School House and £120,000 for Howslack Cottage.

Contact Strutt and Parker on 0131 718 4488.