- Railway Station Closeby
- Charming Village Location
- Annexed Office/Studio Space
- Immaculate Family Home
- Private Parking
- Double Garage
- Attic Space
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Glazing
Glencairn is an immaculately presented and spacious five-bedroom detached house situated in the popular Borders village of Stow. Within walking distance of the Borders Railway station, which runs to Edinburgh, there are amenities in the village which include a village shop with post office, a coffee shop, a primary school, a health centre and open countryside on the doorstep.
Set in a generous plot, with excellent attention to detail inside and out, which includes a wired-in music system, cornicing and bay windows, a real feature of this property is the detached garage with separate access to the rear that includes a shower room and studio/home office space on the first floor which is ideal for working from home or as annexed accommodation.
Internally, the living space in the main house, which lies over three levels, comprises five bedrooms, two ensuite shower rooms, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a dining room, an open plan breakfasting kitchen with family area, a snug/tv room, a study and a downstairs wc. Of particular note is a small spiral staircase which provides access to the large attic room on the second floor which makes a fabulous games room or hobby space. With gas central heating, double glazing and excellent storage it provides versatile family living in a strong location.
Externally, the property has the most charming garden with lawn to the front and paved pathway leading to the front door. To the rear is an extensive area of lawn with attractive borders containing plants and shrubs in abundance, plus an outstanding specimen Copper Beech tree. There is also a large patio area which can be accessed from the kitchen area and the dining room providing a superb space for more informal entertaining. With plentiful private driveway parking to the front of the detached double garage, this property provides the most stunning family home with excellent living space, inside and out.
Edinburgh and most Border towns are also readily available from this highly accessible location with the A7 running through Stow providing links to Edinburgh in the North and Carlisle in the South.
Galashiels 7.5 miles. Edinburgh 26 miles. Melrose 12 miles. Lauder 5.5 miles
(All mileage is approximate)
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Glencairn 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 2RE
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 on passing the park on your right, but before the crossroads, you will see an opening on the left-hand side which is the start of the driveway for Glencairn. Take the right entrance and proceed up the drive.
Coming from Galashiels take the A7 to Stow and turn right about fifty yards after the crossroads into the start of the driveway for Glencairn and follow the above directions.