- Spacious Family Home
- Railway Station Nearby
- Private Parking & Garage
- Great Views
- Commutable to Edinburgh
*CLOSING DATE SET - WEDNESDAY 8th JULY 2020 at 12NOON*
This is a most charming and deceptively spacious four-bedroom detached house situated in an elevated position above the popular Borders village of Stow.
Within walking distance to the Borders Railway station, which runs to Edinburgh, there are amenities in the village which includes a village shop with post office, a coffee shop, a primary school, a health centre and open countryside immediately on the doorstep.
Internally, the layout comprises four bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a family room, a breakfasting kitchen with pantry area off, a dining room, a study, a utility room, and a downstairs wc. With double glazing and under floor heating throughout, this property provides flexible family living with loft ladder access to the attic providing excellent storage.
Externally, the property sits on a generous plot with plentiful private driveway parking to the front and side, with a generous lawn to the front with decking from where to enjoy the views. With several rooms providing direct access into the garden, it offers an excellent space for more informal entertaining.
Edinburgh and most Border towns are readily available from this highly accessible location with the A7 running from Edinburgh to Carlisle.
Galashiels 7.5 miles. Edinburgh 26 miles. Melrose 12 miles. Lauder 5.5 miles
(All mileage is approximate)
EPC : D60
Council Tax Band : F
1 Hay Park Woods is situated in popular Borders village of Stow, which benefits from a railway station on the Tweedbank to Edinburgh Borders Railway, which is soon to have a bar and bistro at the station. An attractive village there is also a shop with a post office, a coffee shop and a health centre. As well as being a social hub with a range of activities, there is a very active pre-school, an excellent primary school, and a local church.
The principal Borders town of Galashiels only seven and a half miles away, with a population of 12,000, offers a fuller 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 in Galashiels 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 amongst neighbouring towns and villages.
There are also a variety of outdoor pursuits in the area that include fishing on the River Tweed, fieldsports, horse riding, golf at Galashiels and Lauder, lawn bowling, mountain biking, and a selection of walks including the Southern Upland Way. Primary schooling is available in Stow with secondary schooling at Galashiels Academy, for which there is a school bus service. The well-known St. Mary’s Prep School is located in Melrose, to the South, along with a further selection of public schools in or around Edinburgh to the North. The Borders General Hospital, the largest hospital in the Scottish Borders is only twelve or so miles away on the fringes of Melrose. Stow 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 station in Galashiels with links to Newcastle and Carlisle in the South, as well as Edinburgh and the other Border towns. Edinburgh International airport – offers an excellent choice of destinations and is 32 miles away.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD1 2SF
Coming from Edinburgh take the A7 South signposted Carlisle and Galashiels. Continue South on the A7, passing Heriot, on your right. Approximately nine miles after the turning for Heriot, you will enter the northern side of Stow. Continue into Stow and through the village and take the first left turn after the pedestrian lights onto Townfoot. Proceed straight ahead onto Hay Park Loan and turn first available left into Hay Park Woods. Number 1 is the first driveway on the right.
Coming from Galashiels take the A7 to Stow, and turn right immediately before the pedestrian lights, and follow the above directions.