A BEAUTIFULLY refurbished former Borders police station is up for sale.

Birchy Brae was originally built in the mid-1900s as the police station with adjoining police house, for the local community in Cappercleuch.

Situated on the edge of charming small settlement of Cappercleuch, the three-bedroom detached property has lovely views towards St Mary’s Loch and the beautiful hills and woodland of the Yarrow Valley.

The area surrounding Cappercleuch is renowned for its unspoilt beauty, nestled amongst moorland, forest and hills.

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At certain times of the year red squirrels and deer can be seen from the kitchen window at Birchy Brae, as well as the occasional osprey fishing in St Mary’s Loch.

The area is popular with visitors and is a useful starting point for walking routes around the loch as well as being on the route of The Southern Upland Way.

Mountain biking is also a well-established sport in the region, with various trails nearby, including the Seven Stanes Innerleithen Loop and the Glentress Forest Trail.

Border Telegraph: Birchy Brae

Polly Cregan of Galbraith, said: “The location of this property is second to none, offering complete tranquillity, amidst the wonderful Scottish Borders scenery. Birchy Brae has been refurbished to a high standard throughout, creating a beautiful light and bright family home, whilst taking advantage of the stunning views over the garden and surrounding countryside.

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“Also included in the sale is planning permission in principle for a detached, two-bedroom property to the east of the main house, incorporating the existing garage. This is an excellent opportunity for the purchaser to move forward with the development, in this very scenic and tranquil part of the country.”

Birchy Brae, Cappercleuch, Selkirk, Scottish Borders is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £385,000.