- Central village location
- Bright & spacious
- Period features
- Attractive garden
- Downstairs WC
- Close to railway
The Old School is the most charming and original two-bedroom detached house situated in the much sought-after conservation village of Bowden, near Melrose. The house occupies a prominent yet peaceful position in the village, right at the foot of the Eildon Hills and just a ten minute drive to the Borders Railway at Tweedbank.
Deceptively spacious and brightly lit via an array of large windows the property has retained many period features throughout. Formerly the village school, it has been sympathetically re-designed to create the most fabulous home.
With versatile living across two levels and substantial reception rooms, the well-proportioned accommodation benefits from a sheltered, sunny garden and easy parking.
Internally, the property comprises:
On the ground floor: An entrance hallway with tiled floor and cloakroom/WC off; a large dining room/library with fitted bookcases and original fireplace; a custom-built breakfasting kitchen with range cooker; a large sitting room with wood burning stove, fireplace and log store; and a study with built-in bookshelves.
A principal bedroom with ensuite shower room and sauna; a second bedroom with four poster bed and separate dressing area; a bathroom with free standing bath and walk in shower.
The rooms are all beautifully presented and there is excellent storage throughout with plentiful fitted wardrobes and cupboards.
Externally, the garden comprises a very sheltered patio area accessed from the side porch, leading to an upper garden with established flower borders and beech hedge. There is also a garage at the side of the house which is available to rent.
Edinburgh is easily accessible via the A68, with most Border towns readily available from this central location, along with the aforementioned Borders Railway.
Edinburgh 40 miles. Galashiels 8 miles. Tweedbank 5.5 miles. Melrose 4.0 miles.
Newtown St. Boswells 1.5 miles
(All distances are approximate)
EPC : E54
COUNCIL TAX BAND : E
The Old School is situated in the much sought-after conservation village of Bowden, just one and a half miles from Newtown St. Boswells which is home of the region’s largest employer, the Scottish Borders Council.
There are also an excellent range of local amenities in the town including a health centre, a hotel, and a small supermarket. The nearby Milestone Garden Centre sits on the outskirts of Newtown St. Boswells and is a very popular attraction.
The popular Borders town of Melrose, over the Eildon Hills, is only four miles away. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, Melrose is situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed. The town provides an extensive range of amenities ranging from a variety of specialist shops, small supermarkets, restaurants and a selection of hotels. The thriving old mill town of Galashiels, five miles to the West offers a fuller range of shopping facilities, which include Tesco, ASDA, Next and Marks & Spencer.
Local tourist attractions include Melrose Abbey, Harmony House, Priorwood Gardens, the Greenyards, (home of Melrose RFC and Rugby Sevens), and Abbotsford House, 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, shooting, horse riding, golf, mountain biking, and a selection of walks including both St. Cuthbert’s and the Southern Upland Way.
Local schools include Newtown St. Boswells Primary, the highly regarded St Mary’s preparatory school in Melrose, and Earlston High School. The Borders General Hospital also lies on the outskirts of Melrose.
Bowden 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 Borders Railway, in Tweedbank with trains running to Edinburgh is approximately five and a half miles away is of particular note.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD6 0SS
From the North take the A68 South and turn right into Newtown St Boswells and onto the B6398 through the town. Turn right, remaining on the B6398 (Bowden Road) signposted Bowden and proceed along this road until you reach the village. As you enter Bowden go halfway through the village and turn right to Feuars Park. The Old School is on the left-hand corner.
Alternatively coming from Melrose, take the B6359 out of Melrose and continue for approximately three miles. Turn left onto the B6398, signposted Bowden, and proceed into and through the village, passing the Green. Turn left onto Feuars Park and The Old School sits on your immediate left-hand side.