ALTHOUGH there are plenty of houses to buy and rent in the Borders, there are also plots of land on the market.

For anyone looking to build their own home, a number of the plots have planning permission, whereas others have the opportunity to be part of a larger development.


The cheapest plot on our list is at Humes Close in Selkirk – on the market for £59,995.

The plot spans 0.08 of an acre and has planning permission in place for a three-bedroom detached house (reference 19/00537/ppp).

A Cullen Kilshaw spokesperson said: "Perfect for those looking to build their ideal family home, this single Residential Building Plot is located within a popular residential area to the south of West Port, Selkirk.

"The site extends to an area of approximately 320 sqm (0.08 acre) in total and is approximately rectangular in shape and occupies a level site adjacent to the West Port car park."

In Midlem, Hastings Legal have listed a plot at Braid Lea for offers over £125,000.

With full planning permission for a four-bed home, the plot covers approximately 0.23 acres surrounded by panoramic views.


A plot east of Stichill Mains, near Kelso, is available for offers over £135,000 with Cullen Kilshaw.

The 0.4-acre plot has full planning permission for a four-bedroom bungalow (planning reference 21/01932/FUL).

The site also benefits from views of the surrounding countryside.

Also near Kelso is Plot 4 at Hardacres Farm in Hume.

On the market for offers over £105,000 with Hastings Legal, the plot looks out on the Lammermuir Hills.

The site has outline planning consent granted for one dwelling house (reference 16/00797/PPP) on the edge of a working farm.

A spokesperson from Hastings Legal said: "The plot offers ample room for a sizeable family home with good garden grounds."


Three miles north of Greenlaw, a plot at Rumbletonlaw is on the market for offers over £130,000.

Listed by Hastings Legal, the plot – which sits at the end of a terrace of traditional cottages – has permission for the development of two properties.

A Hastings Legal spokesperson said: "Situated on the edge of a working farm and surrounded by open countryside, the plans for this site offer an exciting opportunity for a developer or those seeking a self-build opportunity.

"With Edinburgh within only a 40 minute drive, the completed properties are likely to appeal very much to those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life to more peaceful surroundings whilst still retaining good links."


On the Borders coast, and within Upper Burnmouth is Woodbine Grove.

This large development site covers approximately 5.29 acres, is divided into two sites. and is on the market for offers over £230,000.

The initial site contains 10 plots for potential residential units as part of an existing five-year housing plan (reference ABURN003). The second site, which spans 2.96 acres could accommodate a further 12-15 units.


Adjacent to Laurel Bank, the plot is in an "idyllic location" and is suitable for a self-build or a small development.

On the market with McEwan Fraser for offers over £85,000, the plot has outline planning consent for a two-bedroom bungalow.

A spokesperson from McEwan Fraser said: "The vibrancy and desirability of this lovely village is evident and good road and transport links ensure the property is within easy reach of larger towns.

"For those with a vision and flair for their personal ‘Grand Design’ this could be the ideal place."

All of the plots are listed on the ESPC website.