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The Auld Hoose, Newstead, Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9DX

A charming and immaculately presented detached property situated in the heart of the pretty village of Newstead, which lies just a short distance from the popular Borders town of Melrose and just 4 miles from the Borders Railway Terminus at Tweedbank providing an accessible rail link into Edinburgh.

1,244 SQFT
115 SQM
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Property Details & Description




Entrance hall, kitchen/diner, sitting room.


Two double bedrooms, bathroom.


Double bedroom, single bedroom.


Rear garden with thoughtfully positioned seating areas, flower beds, patio area, garden shed, summer house, on street parking.


Edinburgh 38 miles    Berwick-upon-Tweed 36 miles    Tweedbank Railway Terminus 4 miles Melrose 1 mile    

(All distances are approximate)



The Auld Hoose occupies a central position in the historic and pretty village of Newstead.  Reputedly one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in Scotland, Newstead is within walking distance of Melrose, which boasts a variety of specialist shops, a supermarket, hotels, cafés, bars, and restaurants.  Excellent amenities in nearby Galashiels include a cinema, large supermarkets, and well-known High Street retailers. Local tourist attractions include Melrose Abbey; Harmony House; Priorwood Gardens; The Greenyards, home of Melrose RFC and Rugby Sevens; and Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott. There is a variety of outdoor pursuits in the area including fishing on the River Tweed, rough and syndicated shooting, horse riding, golf and a selection of walks including the Southern Upland Way.

Local schooling includes Melrose Grammar Primary school and the highly regarded St Marys preparatory school, as well as being within the catchment area of Earlston High School, which was one of only two schools in Scotland to feature in Tatler’s Top 20 State Secondary Schools 2018.

The Borders General Hospital lies just outside Melrose and nearby Tweedbank (5 minutes to the west of Newstead), has a station on the Borders Railway providing a service into central Edinburgh with approximately an hour’s journey time. Berwick Upon Tweed (approx. 36 miles) provides a major rail link for travel to the south and for the frequent flier, airports can be found in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Newcastle.

General Description


Built in around 1890, The Auld Hoose is a stunning four-bedroom home set within the rural conservation village of Newstead homing an abundance of history; located just a short drive from the popular town of Melrose and Tweedbank Railway Station providing a direct rail link into Edinburgh.

Offered in immaculate condition, the property sits in a generous plot and benefits from ample living space over three levels. On the ground floor is a welcoming entrance hall, with understairs storage and large built-in bookshelf, the homely sitting room with feature wood burner stove, bay window and alcove shelving, and open plan kitchen diner. Fitted to a high standard the kitchen is equipped with a rangemaster cooker housed within an original stone inglenook, a large selection of wooden wall and base units, oak worktops and a double ceramic sink. There is a utility cupboard homing the fridge/freezer and washing machine and tumble dryer with sliding double doors. The kitchen provides a welcoming space to enjoy family meals in front of the French doors offering a beautiful garden view down to the burn.

Following the staircase to the first-floor landing, the newly installed family bathroom can be found at the top of the stairs, fitted with a with shower over bath, WC and hand basin, and including underfloor heating. There are two double bedrooms on the first floor, the principle benefiting from a bay window overlooking the garden. The second, currently used as a twin and large enough for a double, offers views of the Eildon Hills and the village. Up a second set of stairs are the final two bedrooms; one single and one double, separated by a landing space containing two helpful attic cupboards, and an in-built bookshelf. The single, currently utilised as an office retains a deep-set small window that is believed to have once been an entrance for barn owls, and the double providing views over Newstead village.

The south facing front walled garden is entirely enclosed and secure, ideal for children and pets. The garden is currently laid mostly to lawn with a selection of beautifully planted flower beds, apple trees, a gravelled front section, a vegetable and herb garden, a patio perfect for al fresco dining in the warmer months, a summer house with power and lighting and a separate garden shed.

On-street parking can be found at the front of the property.


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General Remarks & Information

​Satellite Navigation


The postcode for the property is TD6 9DX.



Use the What3words application or the site and location map provided.


(please download the application “what3words” for the exact location)




​Fixtures and Fittings


All fitted carpets and light fitting are included in the sale.

Listing and Conservation


The Auld Hoose is not a listed building however it is in a conservation area.



Mains electricity, Mains water, mains drainage.

Gas Central Heating. 

Council Tax


Band E

​EPC Rating


Band D

​Local Authority


Scottish Borders Council - Telephone: 01835 824 000.

​Internet Web Site


This property and other properties offered by Rettie & Co can be viewed on our website at as well as our affiliated websites at and

​Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Particulars and Plans


These particulars and plan are believed to be correct, but they are in no way guaranteed.  Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.



1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie Borders LLP, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.

2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.

3. Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Important Notice


Rettie Borders LLP, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:


1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Rettie Borders LLP have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.

3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance. No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties which have been sold or withdrawn


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