- Close to Amenities
- Walking Distance to Borders Railway
- Private Garden Ground
- Excellent Investment Potential
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Glazing
109B Scott Street is a well presented and spacious two-bedroom double upper flat situated in a popular residential area of the principal Borders town of Galashiels.
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 lies over two levels and comprises two double bedrooms, a shower room, a sitting room, a breakfasting kitchen and a utility room. With gas fired central heating and double glazing throughout, it would make and ideal primary home or investment opportunity.
Externally, the property benefits from attractive garden ground which is mainly laid to lawn and immediately across from the flat. There is external storage too and on-street parking readily available.
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 36 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Melrose 3.5 miles Peebles 21 miles
(All distances are approximate)
Council Tax: B
109B Scott Street is situated in a popular residential area 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 recently opened and 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 is: TD1 1DU
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, and along the Abbotsford Road. Take the left fork at the second small roundabout onto Church Street, which turns into Scott Crescent and subsequently into Scott Street. Proceed along here and on passing Livingstone Place on your left, you will approach 109B which sits on your left-hand side. The property is round the back of the block.
Coming from Peebles, take the A72 into Galashiels. Proceed into the centre of the town and on reaching Island Street turn right onto Hall Street. Go up the hill and turn left onto Gala Park, which in turn becomes Scott Street. Pass the right turn for Balmoral Place and 109B sits on the right-hand side as you go down the hill.