- Charming Two-Bedroom Cottage
- Excellent Holiday Let
- Central Location
- Borders Railway Nearby
- Hospital Closeby
- Gas Fired Central Heating
Bow Cottage is a charming two-bedroom property situated in the heart of the desirable Borders town of Melrose.
Lying only one and a half miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, the Borders General Hospital is also located on the edge of the town.
The property has been running as a successful holiday let for some time in an enviable central location which is regarded as a tourist hotspot in the Scottish Borders.
Internally, the accommodation lies over two floors and comprises two double bedrooms, a shower room, a sitting room with dining area, a breakfasting kitchen, and a separate wc. The property benefits from good storage throughout and gas fired central heating.
Externally, the property is accessed off Abbey Street with private lane serving four properties and is a short walk into the Market Square.
Edinburgh is easily accessible via the A68, with most Borders towns readily available from this central location, as well as via the aforementioned Borders Railway which lies approximately two and a half miles away.
Edinburgh 39 miles. Galashiels 5 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Peebles 22 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
EPC : D66
Council Tax Band : n/a
Bow Cottage is situated in the heart of the attractive Borders town of Melrose. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, Melrose is situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed. With an approximate population of around 2100 in Melrose, and 1200 in the immediate villages of Gattonside, Darnick and Newstead, the town provides an extensive choice of amenities ranging from a variety of specialist independent shops including a green grocer, a fishmonger, two butchers, antique and interiors shops, small supermarkets, a large selection of restaurants and numerous hotels, all situated around the High Street area of this vibrant town. The thriving old mill town of Galashiels five miles to the West offers a fuller range of shopping facilities, which include Tesco, ASDA, Boots, Next and Marks & Spencer.
Local tourist attractions include Melrose Abbey, Harmony House (home to the Borders Book Festival), Priorwood Gardens, the Greenyards, (home of Melrose RFC and Rugby Sevens), and Abbotsford House with award winning visitor centre, the former home of Sir Walter Scott. 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, St. Cuthbert’s Way and The Borders Abbeys Way.
Several festivals which include the Melrose 7’s Rugby Tournament, the Borders Book Festival and the Melrose Festival complete with ride-out attract visitors from far and wide.
Local schools include the excellent Melrose primary school, the highly regarded St Mary’s preparatory school, and Earlston High School. The Borders General Hospital also lies just outside the town, and there are a number of churches in the area with Catholic, Episcopal and Church of Scotland represented in the town.
Melrose sits in an easily accessible area and can be reached by the A68 or A7 via Galashiels that provide the links to Edinburgh or the north of England. The area is also served by the Borders Railway which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, the station lies approximately one and a half miles away. There is also a busy bus service 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 45 miles and 66 miles away respectively.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD6 9PX
Coming from Edinburgh take the A68 South, passing through Earlston. On reaching the roundabout, approximately three miles outside Earlston, turn right onto the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels.
Take the turn-off for Melrose and proceed through the town centre, down the High Street, turning right onto Buccleuch Street. Follow the road around the one-way system bearing right on to Abbey Street. Take the second opening on the right-hand side and Bow Cottage is the second door on the right.
Coming from the West enter Melrose passing the Waverley Castle Hotel on your left, and proceed along Waverley Road, which then becomes High Cross Avenue. Continue along the High Street, passing the rugby club and bear right onto Buccleuch Street following the above directions. Please note you will need to park on Abbey Street a short distance away.