- Fabulous views
- Great dining kitchen
- Four double bedrooms
- Two bathrooms
- Double glazing
- Gas central heating
Hillister is a very well-presented four-bedroom detached house located in a popular residential area of Galashiels. Backing onto Gala Hill, the property has fabulous views out over the town.
Only a short walk from the town centre, which benefits from a station on the Borders Railway that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, there is also excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7.
Internally, the property comprises four bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a dining kitchen and a utility room.
Externally, there is extensive garden ground surrounding the property which backs onto Gala Hill plus private driveway parking to the front of the large garage.
With all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station, the property is situated in a very accessible location.
Edinburgh 36 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Melrose 3.5 miles Peebles 21 miles
(All distances are approximate)
For those with satellite navigation the postcode is: TD1 3DB
From the A68, take the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels. Continue on this road, passing Melrose on your right. Proceed over the three roundabouts, and the River Tweed, into Galashiels.
Proceed forward on Abbotsford Road, over a small roundabout, before taking an immediate left turn onto Abbotsford Terrace. Continue up the hill, and as you bear right onto Oatlands Terrace you will see Hillister directly in front of you.
From the A7 (going South) travel through Galashiels, signposted Hawick, follow the road out of Galashiels, over two roundabouts and past Tesco and up Braw Lads Brae to the small roundabout onto Abbotsford Road. Proceed forward over the roundabout along Abbotsford Road, and before reading the next small roundabout turn right onto Abbotsford Terrace and follow the above directions.
Hillister is located in a popular residential area of the principal Borders town of Galashiels. With a population of 12,000, the town offers a full range of shopping facilities, including Tesco, ASDA, Boots, Next, WH Smith and Marks & Spencer. Local tourist attractions include Old Gala House and Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott, with its award winning visitor centre as well as many other attractions in nearby Melrose and other Border towns. Among the independent shops there is also a cinema, a health centre, a swimming pool, gym, dentists, orthodontist and a new Transport Interchange built primarily around the new train station in conjunction with the Borders Railway which is a particular bonus. Local sports teams include Gala RFC, Gala Fairydean FC, and Gala CC and local festivals include the historic Common Ridings held in the summer which is of particular note.
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.
Galashiels has six primary schools, and nearby Melrose is home to St Marys Preparatory School with secondary schooling at Galashiels Academy. The Borders College and Heriot Watt University also have a campus in the town, and there are also a number of churches in the area. The Borders General Hospital, the largest hospital in the Scottish Borders is only four or so miles away, on the fringes of Melrose.
Galashiels sits in an easily accessible area and can be reached by the A7 which runs through the town and provides the links to Edinburgh or the north of England. The area is also served by the Borders Railway which recently opened and runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with the aforementioned station in the town. There is also a busy bus service which runs from the Interchange, beside the railway 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 39.5 miles and 68 miles away respectively.