- Close to Borders Railway
- Immaculate Condition
- Ensuite Facilities
- Enclosed South-Facing Garden
- Residents Parking
- Excellent Primary or Secondary Home
- Double Glazing
- Gas Fired Central Heating
1 Meikle Kemp Lane is an immaculately presented three-bedroom end-terrace house situated in a popular development on the Eastern fringes of Galashiels.
With a large number of amenities in the centre of the town, including a small convenience store within the development, the property has a generous enclosed garden to the rear, and lies a short distance from the Borders Railway which runs to Edinburgh, with stations at either Tweedbank or Galashiels.
Internally, the property lies across two levels and comprises three bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a bathroom, a sitting room, a dining kitchen and a downstairs wc. With gas central heating, and double glazing it provides a warm and comfortable home, with additional storage in the attic.
Externally, the property has an area of garden ground to the front with a charming, enclosed south-facing garden to the rear, with access directly from the dining kitchen onto extensive decking, as well as a lawn, patio and large garden shed. There is also residents parking to the front of the property.
Most Border towns can be reached from this central location, with the A7 located nearby having direct routes to Edinburgh and Carlisle, as well as the Borders Railway which will only make this region more and more accessible.
Melrose 2.5 miles Selkirk 7 miles Edinburgh 35 miles Tweedbank 2.0 miles
(all distances are approximate)
Council Tax: C
1 Meikle Kemp Lane sits within a popular development on the Eastern fringes 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 2QQ
Coming from the North take the A68 through Earlston until you reach the roundabout at the junction with the A6091. Take the second turning signposted Melrose and Galashiels, and continue past Melrose to the next roundabout then take the third exit onto the B6360 and the first left down and over the River Tweed onto the B6374. Follow this road until you reach the 30mph limit at Galashiels and turn right and then first right into the development. Proceed forward to the green and bear left, taking the second left turn and then the first left into Meikle Kemp Lane. Number 1 sits immediately on your left, the first property in.
Coming from the South follow the A68 out of St. Boswells until you reach the roundabout at the junction with the A6091, and follow the aforementioned directions.