- Fabulous dining kitchen
- Lots of storage
- Hot tub
- Fully insulated garden office
- Great location
- Large garden
- Double glazing
- Gas fired central heating
Windybraes is a very well presented three/four-bedroom detached house which is situated in a popular residential area of Galashiels. Lying across split levels the dining kitchen is a particular feature with views over the garden.
Only a short distance from the town centre, which now 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 three main bedrooms, a family bathroom, a shower room, an office, a family room/bedroom four, a large dining kitchen and a sitting room. With excellent storage inside and out it provides deceptively spacious family living.
Externally, there is a substantial garden with large patio and decked area to the front and rear with the six-person hot tub is also included in the sales price. There are a two garden sheds, excellent secure storage under the house and the fabulous garden office which has been well insulated, double glazed with power and broadband access. There is also on-street parking available immediately outside the property.
With all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station, the property is situated in a very accessible location.
EPC : C73
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 1RF
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, and along the Abbotsford Road. Take the left fork at the second small roundabout onto Church Street, which turns into Scott Crescent. Follow this road until you reach Kirkbrae.
Turn left and take the first left onto Windyknowe Road. Proceed forward for about a quarter of a mile and you will come to a turn off for a small cul-de-sac on your right-hand side. Turn in here, bearing right, and Windybraes is on your left-hand side half way along.
From the A72 from Peebles, take Wood Street into Galashiels, before turning right onto Woodside Place which turns into Windyknowe Road. Turn left into the aforementioned cul-de-sac on the left and Windybraes is half-way down on the left-hand side.
Windybraes is located in a much sought after 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.