- Three Bedroom Double Upper Flat
- Dining Kitchen
- Two Bathrooms
- Roof Terrace
- Storeroom with Potential
- Central Location
- Double Glazing
- Gas Fired Central Heating
5 Overhaugh Street is a fabulous three/four-bedroom main door double upper flat situated in the heart of the principal Borders town of Galashiels. Only a short distance from the Borders railway station which runs to Edinburgh, the property benefits from charming period features and a large store room to the rear with separate access, offers the possibility of a self-contained annexe, studio or office.
Internally, the current accommodation lies over two floors and comprises three main bedrooms, a bathroom, a shower room, a sitting room, a dining room/fourth bedroom, and a dining kitchen.
There is also good storage throughout the property, with a generous attic which has a dormer window overlooking the roof terrace.
Externally, there is a large roof terrace, accessed off the second floor, which has attractive safety railings and lovely views back towards the Eildon Hills. On-street parking is also readily available nearby.
Only a short walk from the town centre, with all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station and transport interchange, the property is situated in a very accessible location with excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7.
Edinburgh 36 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Melrose 3.5 miles Peebles 21 miles
(All distances are approximate)
EPC ; D57
For those with satellite navigation the postcode is: TD1 1DL
From Melrose take the A7 into Galashiels and onto the Abbotsford Road. Continue over the first small roundabout and proceed forward to the next roundabout and take the second exit.
Continue for around two hundred yards and turn first left onto Albert Place and continue forward onto Bank Street, and over the pedestrian lights.
Turn right onto Bank Close and left onto Overhaugh Street. Number 5 sits on your right-hand side towards the end of Overhaugh Street.
From the North and from Peebles, via the A72, follow the A7 through the centre of Galashiels, passing ASDA and Tesco and turn right onto Albert Place and follow the above directions.
5 Overhaugh Street is located in the heart 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 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.