- Spacious family home
- Lovely garden
- Walking distance to hospital
- Great location
- Walking distance to all amenities
- Close to railway station
- Gas central heating
- Double glazing
Chilla is a very well presented and spacious four-bedroom semi-detached house, with fabulous garden, situated in the much sought after Borders town of Melrose.
With versatile accommodation over two levels its proximity to the town centre, as well as the Borders General Hospital, and the new rail-link running from Tweedbank to Edinburgh which is only one and a half miles away, is a real bonus.
Internally, the accommodation, comprises four bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a family shower room, a sitting room, a family room, a dining kitchen, a study, a utility room and a downstairs wc. There is also access to a generous attic which is partially floored and offers good storage.
Externally, there is private driveway parking for at least two cars with a charming garden ground to the front. To the rear lies a large garden, a real feature of this property, with decking, and extensive lawn, borders and mature shrubs and trees. A dog run, garden shed and summer house are also included in the price.
Only one and a half miles from the new Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank 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)
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD6 9SP
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 through the town centre, down the High Street, and past the rugby club. Proceed forward, and as the road turns to the right take the left turn onto High Cross Avenue. Take the second left turn onto Ormiston Terrace and you will come to Chilla which is three quarters of the way down on the left hand side
Coming from the West enter Melrose passing the Waverley Castle Hotel on your left, and proceed along Waverley Road, into Melrose as you bear left, turn right onto High Cross Avenue, and follow the above directions
Chilla is located in a popular residential area in the attractive Borders town of Melrose. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, 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.