- Attractive Views
- Railway Station Closeby
- Private Garden
- Amenities Nearby
- Double Glazing
- Gas Central Heating
*GREAT STARTER HOME OR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY*
29 Balnakiel Terrace is a well presented and spacious three-bedroom terraced property situated in a popular residential area of Galashiels.
With unusually fabulous views from the front and back of the property, there are amenities close at hand, as is the Borders Railway station, which runs to Edinburgh.
Internally, the property lies across three levels and comprises three bedrooms, a bathroom, a sitting room, a dining kitchen, and a wc. There is also generous storage throughout, which is an added bonus, plus gas fired central heating and double glazing.
The property has an enclosed garden to the rear, which is mainly laid to lawn with an area to sit out an enjoy the garden. There is also direct access onto Meigle Hill, which is a real feature of this property. There is also a built-in external store cupboard and residents parking available to the front.
Most Border towns can be reached from this central location, with the A7 having direct routes to Edinburgh and Carlisle is immediately available, as well as the new Borders Railway which only make this region more and more accessible.
Melrose 3.5 miles Selkirk 6 miles Edinburgh 34 miles Tweedbank 2.5 miles
(all distances are approximate)
Council Tax Band: B
29 Balnakiel Terrace sits 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.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD1 1RW
From Edinburgh take the A7 South to Galashiels. Travel into Galashiels, and turn right at the first roundabout and onto Bridge Place, merging with the A72 signposted Peebles.
Proceed on this road which becomes Island Street which turns into King Street and then into Wood Street. On passing Woodside Place on your left, take the next left into Kilnknowe Place.
Proceed up the hill and turn right into Balnakiel Terrace. Number 29 sits on the top row, the second last property on the left.
From Peebles, take the A72 into Galashiels and on reaching Wood Street, turn right into Kilnknowe Place and follow the above directions.