- Central location
- Great 1st home or holiday let
- Close to railway
- Local amenities immediately at hand
- Gas central heating
8 East Port is a quaint ‘B’ Listed one-bedroom ground floor flat situated in the heart of the highly sought-after Borders town of Melrose which was recently voted ‘The Best Place to Live in Scotland’ by The Sunday Times.
With the Borders General Hospital nearby and the rail-link running from Tweedbank to Edinburgh only one and a half miles away, it could make an excellent first home or investment opportunity, in particular for short term lets.
Internally, the accommodation which lies over the ground floor comprises one bedroom, a bathroom, a sitting room, and a kitchen. The flat also has gas fired central heating, and good storage throughout.
Externally, there is a small shared courtyard area with on-street parking nearby as well as a small car park lying across from the property.
Only one and a half miles from the aforementioned Borders Railway, which runs to Edinburgh, it is conveniently located for commuting, and sits in a strong primary and secondary school catchment, with private schooling also in the town. Edinburgh is also easily accessible via the A68, or the A7 with most Borders towns readily available from this central location.
Edinburgh 39 miles. Galashiels 5 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Peebles 22 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
EPC - D63
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD6 9EE
Coming from Edinburgh take the A68 South, passing through Earlston. On reaching the roundabout, approximately three miles outside Earlston, turn right onto the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels.
Take the turn-off for Melrose and proceed forward. On approaching the town centre (Market Square) you will see 8 East Port which is the first property on your left-hand side. Enter the Market Square and turn left up Dingleton Road, and turn immediately left into Scott’s Place, effectively coming back on yourself. You can park on the street or in the car park opposite the property.
Coming from the West enter Melrose passing the Waverley Castle Hotel on your left, and proceed along Waverley Road, which then becomes High Cross Avenue. Continue along the High Street, and onto Buccleuch Street and follow the road out of Melrose. As you reach the Market Square, you can bear right up Dingleton Road and turn the first left into Scott’s Place, with 8 East Port lying on your left-hand side. There is on-street parking close-by or in the aforementioned car park.
8 East Port is located in the heart of the attractive Borders town of Melrose. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, and recently voted ‘The Best Place to Live in Scotland’, Melrose is situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed.
With an approximate population of around 2100 in Melrose, and 1200 in the immediate villages of Gattonside, Darnick and Newstead, the town provides an extensive choice of amenities ranging from a variety of specialist independent shops including a green grocer, a fishmonger, two butchers, antique and interiors shops, small supermarkets, a large selection of restaurants and numerous hotels, all situated around the High Street area of this vibrant town.
The thriving old mill town of Galashiels five miles to the West offers a fuller range of shopping facilities, which include Tesco, ASDA, Boots, Next and Marks & Spencer.
Local tourist attractions include Melrose Abbey, Harmony House (home to the Borders Book Festival), Priorwood Gardens, the Greenyards, (home of Melrose RFC and Rugby Sevens), and Abbotsford House with award winning visitor centre, the former home of Sir Walter Scott.
There are also a variety of outdoor pursuits in the area that include fishing on the River Tweed, fieldsports, horse riding, golf, lawn bowling, mountain biking, and a selection of walks including the Southern Upland Way, St. Cuthbert’s Way and The Borders Abbeys Way. Several festivals which include the Melrose 7’s Rugby Tournament, the Borders Book Festival, and the Melrose Festival complete with ride-out attract visitors from far and wide, as well as the thriving Melrose Music Society.
Local schools include the excellent Melrose primary school, the highly regarded St Mary’s preparatory school, and Earlston High School. The Borders General Hospital also lies just outside the town, and there are a number of churches in the area with Catholic, Episcopal and Church of Scotland represented in the town.
Melrose sits in an easily accessible area and can be reached by the A68 or A7 via Galashiels that provide the links to Edinburgh or the north of England. The area is also served by the Borders Railway which opened in September 2015 and runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, the station lies approximately one and a half miles away. There is also a busy bus service with links to Newcastle and Carlisle in the South, as well as Edinburgh and the other Border towns.
Edinburgh and Newcastle airports - both international, offer an excellent choice of destinations and are 45 miles and 66 miles away respectively.