- Fabulous Views
- Private Parking Space
- Gas Fired Central Heating
- Double Glazing
20 Eildon Crescent is a very well-presented ground floor flat situated in a popular residential area in the desirable Borders town of Melrose, which was recently voted ‘The Best Place to Live in Scotland’ by The Sunday Times.
With the most exceptional views of the Eildon Hills, it also benefits from a front and rear garden plus a private parking space.
A potential investment, or first home, it lies only two and a half miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh. It also sits in a strong primary and secondary school catchment, with the Borders General Hospital located on the edge of the town.
Lying across one level, the accommodation comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom, a sitting room, and a kitchen. With good storage and natural light to the front and back, there is also a useful entrance porch.
Externally, there is a private off-street parking space and an enclosed garden to the rear, planted with trees and shrubs with patio accessed directly from the house, perfect for informal entertaining. There is also garden ground to the front which has attractive borders and shrubs.
Edinburgh is easily accessible via the A68, with most Borders towns readily available from this central location, as well as via the aforementioned Borders Railway.
Edinburgh 39 miles. Galashiels 5 miles. Tweedbank 2.5 miles. Peebles 22 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
20 Eildon Crescent is situated in a popular development on the Southern fringes 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.
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 runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with the station approximately two 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.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD6 9QL
From the A68 turn onto the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels. Continue on this road for approximately two miles, and turn right signposted Melrose and follow the road into the Market Square, taking the first left turn up Dingleton Road. Pass the entrance to Cherrytrees Nursery on your left and continue up the hill. Turn right into Eildon Crescent and follow the road round to the right. The property sits around fifty yards up on your right-hand side.
From Galashiels take the Melrose by-pass (A6091) as if travelling back towards the A68. Take the first left turning into Melrose follow the aforementioned directions.