- Excellent Central Location
- Walking Distance to Railway Station
- Close to Amenities
- Flexible Living
- Front & Back Garden
- Attractive Period Features Throughout
- Gas Fired Central Heating
- Double Glazing
12 Elm Row is an immaculately presented three-bedroom terraced townhouse, dating from 1890, which is situated in the heart of the principal Borders town of Galashiels. Only a short distance from the Borders Railway that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, all amenities are readily available from this central location.
Internally, the flexible accommodation lies over two levels and comprises three bedrooms, a bathroom, a family room, a sitting room, a dining room, a breakfasting kitchen and a downstairs wc. There is good storage throughout the property including the attic. The property also benefits from double glazing and gas central heating providing a warm and comfortable family home.
Externally, there is a generous garden to the front with lawn to both sides and an extensive patio area directly outside the front door. To the rear is an enclosed, and sheltered courtyard garden that can be accessed from the family room providing an excellent space for more informal entertaining.
There is also plentiful on-street parking directly outside the property.
A short walk into the town that includes the aforementioned railway station, the property is situated in a very accessible location with excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7 road link.
Edinburgh 36 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Melrose 3.5 miles Peebles 21 miles
(All distances are approximate)
Council Tax: E
12 Elm Row sits in a highly accessible residential area in 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 that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with a 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 is: TD1 3JH
From the A68, take the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels. Continue on this road, passing Melrose on your right. Proceed over the three roundabouts, and the River Tweed, into Galashiels. Proceed forward on Abbotsford Road, over a small roundabout, before reaching a second roundabout where you will take the left fork onto Church Street. Continue on this road and take the first right turn onto Elm Row. Number 12 sits halfway down on your left.
From the A7 (going South) travel through Galashiels, signposted Hawick, follow the road out of Galashiels, over two roundabouts and past Tesco and up Braw Lads Brae to the small roundabout onto Abbotsford Road. Take the 2nd right onto Church Street and follow the above directions.