Kelso 6 miles, Duns 10 miles, Tweedbank Railway Station 17 miles, Edinburgh 41 miles (Distances approx.)

The Old Smiddy is a rare to market single bedroom semidetached property which is now in need of complete refurbishment. This period property offers an exciting opportunity to give a new lease of life to this home located in the charming village of Hume.

• Large plot which extends to approx. 0.34 acres

• Potential for extension (subject to planning approval)

• Stunning views of Hume Castle and the Cheviot Hills

• Within easy reach of Kelso and Duns

Council Tax Band: D
EPC Band: N/A

The Old Smiddy is located in the centre of Hume and sits in the shadow of its majestic castle. The property has been unoccupied for decades and is now in need of complete refurbishment. The property is currently uninhabitable but offers a unique opportunity to renovate and/or extend (subject to necessary planning consents) to create a fantastic home in a superb location. Out the front door there are unobstructed views to Hume Castle and across the road is a triangle of land included within the deeds for this property. This parcel of land is currently overgrown but could be turned back into a garden and possibly provide off street parking for the property. The main garden is to the rear of the property and rises from a retaining wall at the rear of the house up to a stone boundary wall onto open farmland with far-reaching views to the North. The rear garden is overgrown and consists of a mix of trees, bushes and wildflowers but gives huge potential for landscaping to create a lovely private garden with fantastic views. Viewing of this property is highly recommended.

Ground floor - Living Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Utility Room, Hallway
First floor - Bedroom, Attic space

Hume is a charming rural village sitting off the main road between the borders towns of Kelso and Duns. The village boasts some outstanding views of the surrounding open countryside. The historic Hume Castle lies in the middle of this quaint village and is a well-known borders landmark. The nearby towns of Kelso and Duns offer a wide selection of
amenities including shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. Primary schooling is catered for in the nearby village of Greenlaw (3 miles) with Secondary Schooling provided in Duns (10 miles). Tweedbank railway station is located 17 miles to the west.

Please use the postcode TD5 7TR or what3words ///proper.tonal.dignity

The property benefits from mains water and mains electricity, drainage is by way of septic tank. There is no heating system in the property. These services have not been tested and therefore there is no warranty from the agents.

Due to the property presenting in an uninhabitable condition no Home Report or EPC is required for the sale. Independent surveys are welcome if a purchaser should wish to arrange.

Is highly recommended and strictly by appointment with the Selling Agents.

FBRSeed, Rose Lane, Kelso, TD5 7AP.
Tel: 01573 224381.

Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters, Newtown St.
Melrose TD6 OSA
Tel: 0300 100 1800

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, and any existing or proposed wayleaves, easements, servitude rights, restrictions and burdens of whatever kind, whether referred to in these particulars or not. The Purchasers will be held to have satisfied themselves on all such matters.


The property is offered for sale with Vacant Possession by Private Treaty and with entry by arrangement between the parties. A closing date for offers may be fixed and all interested parties are advised to register their interest with the Selling Agents.

If you wish to make an offer for this property or would like us to inform you of a closing date for offers, it is important that you notify us in writing of your interest. Offers should be made in Scottish Legal form and addressed to the Selling Agents. The Seller shall not be bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.

By mutual agreement.

Whilst we use our best endeavours to make our sales details accurate and reliable, please contact us if there is any point, which you wish to clarify. We will be pleased to check this information for you, particularly if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property. These were prepared in March 2024.

For your own personal safety please be aware of potential hazards within the property when viewing.

FBRSeed, 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. FBRSeed 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.
4. Anti-Money Laundering Regulation. The purchaser will be required to provide proof of ID to comply with anti-money laundering regulation.

The Old Smiddy

Hume Kelso TD5 7TR


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