- Generous Garden
- Fabulous Views
- Garage & Private Parking
- Close to Railway Station
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Glazing
Ardmair is a well presented, bright and spacious three-bedroom detached bungalow situated in a quiet and popular residential area of Galashiels.
The property, benefitting from charming views, lies across one level which can be accessed by external steps leading up from the garage and private parking space, or from street level via a gravelled path leading down to the property.
Only a short distance from the town centre, which benefits from a station on the Borders Railway that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, there is also excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7.
Internally, the accommodation comprises three bedrooms, a bathroom, an open plan sitting area with dining area, and a breakfasting kitchen, With wardrobes in all of the bedrooms, plus a partially floored attic there is excellent storage throughout along with double glazing and gas fired central heating creating a warm and comfortable home.
Externally, the property benefits from a private parking space and a garage at the foot of the garden, which leads up the path towards the house. There is a substantial area of sloping ground here which could be cleverly utilised with a gravel path leading round to the front where there is a generous lawn with borders and pathway leading up to on-street parking.
To the rear the rear lies an enclosed garden, with patio area from where you can enjoy the views and has direct access back into the breakfasting kitchen. With hedging and border planting, it offers privacy and a nice space for informal entertaining.
With all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station and access to the A7, the property is situated in a very accessible location.
Edinburgh 34 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Melrose 3.5 miles. Peebles 18 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
EPC : D67
Council Tax Band : E
Ardmair, 5 Westwood Gardens lies in a popular residential area on the western side 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 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 1RD
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. Continue forward and turn left into Westwood Gardens, which is on the left-hand side. You can either park at the foot of the hill, and through the garden gate or proceed up the hill, bearing left and you will reach the footpath Ardmair on your left as you come towards the end of the cul-de-sac. You can park on the street.
From Peebles, take the A72 into Galashiels and on reaching Wood Street, and turn right into Westwood Gardens and follow the above directions.