- Secluded Edge Of Town Setting
- Numerous Fine Period Features
- Beautiful Mature Garden
- Easy Reach Amenities And Road Links
- Hobby Room/Home Office
- Garage & Parking
- Gas Central Heating
The Lower Flat is a spacious three-bedroom apartment occupying the entire ground floor of Manorhill House; an impressive former mansion house sympathetically divided into three properties. The rooms are unusually generous in proportion and retain a wealth of fine period features, with the advantage of a very useful cellar providing excellent storage space.
The house is situated in easy reach of the town centre of Selkirk, which provides a good range of amenities, and is around six and a half miles from for the Railway stations in either Galashiels or Tweedbank including the A7 linking Edinburgh with Carlisle.
The flexible accommodation comprises two double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms, a bathroom, a sitting room, a family room, a third bedroom/study, a dining hall, a breakfasting kitchen, and a utility room. Many of the windows feature working shutters and there is gas central heating throughout.
The property enjoys a secluded and private setting with an absolutely delightful and beautifully maintained garden which benefits from extensive lawn and abundantly stocked borders that are an undoubted feature of this striking home. There is shared parking along with a garage to the front whilst to the rear a small enclosed courtyard accessing a useful Hobby/Craft Room, which could suit as a home office. The gardens also include a charming gazebo and a terrace/patio which are accessed directly from the property providing an informal space for entertaining.
The property is situated in a very accessible location with excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7.
Edinburgh 42 miles. Tweedbank 6.5 miles. Melrose 8 miles Peebles 22 miles
(All distances are approximate)
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Lower Flat, Manorhill House is located on the fringes of the popular market town of Selkirk, situated on the banks of the Ettrick Water. With a range of independent shops, hotels and pubs plus a small supermarket, there is a popular delicatessen, and numerous places to eat. Local tourist attractions include Bowhill House and Country Park, Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, Philiphaugh Visitor Centre 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. Local sports teams include Selkirk Rugby Football Club and Selkirk Cricket Club and there is also a swimming pool, and a nine-hole golf course within the town. 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 Ettrick and River Tweed, fieldsports, horse riding, golf, lawn bowling, mountain biking, and a selection of walks in and around Selkirk. There is primary and secondary schooling within the town as well as a doctor’s surgery. The Borders General Hospital, the largest hospital in the Scottish Borders is only eight miles away, on the fringes of Melrose.
Selkirk 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 a station in Galashiels and the terminus in Tweedbank both of which are approximately seven miles away. There is also a bus service, which passes through the town, which runs from the Interchange in Galashiels with links to Carlisle in the South, as well as Edinburgh in the North and the other Border towns.
Edinburgh International Airport offers an excellent choice of destinations and is approximately 47 miles away, as does Newcastle International Airport which is 67.5 miles away.
For those with satellite navigation the post code for the property is: TD7 5LS.
From the town centre turn into West Port following signs for the A707. Continue on this road all the way down and past the rugby ground on the left. Turn right at the bottom and then immediately left where signposted for Manorhill Road. Follow this little road up, keeping to the left where it splits which will take you into the driveway for Manorhill House.