- Accommodation Across One Level
- Private Garden
- Close to Amenities
- Railway Station Nearby
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Glazing
Avalon is a very well-presented three-bedroom bungalow situated in a popular residential area of Galashiels. With a generous garden and views, it would provide a perfect home in a strong location.
With a large number of amenities nearby, it lies a short distance from the Borders Railway which runs to Edinburgh, with a station in the town located at the Transport Interchange.
Internally, the property lies across one level and comprises three bedrooms, a bathroom, a large sitting room and a dining kitchen. With gas central heating and double glazing it provides a warm and comfortable home with good storage throughout.
Externally, the property sits in a good size plot with a large lawn to the rear and extensive decking, accessed directly from the dining kitchen providing an excellent space for informal entertaining. The garden is a particular feature with attractive borders, trees and hedging and steps leading back up to the street and parking.
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)
EPC : C71
Council Tax Band : E
Avalon sits in a popular residential area in 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 1RF
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. Follow this road until you reach Kirkbrae. Turn left and take the first right onto Windyknowe Road. Proceed forward for about a quarter of a mile and you will come to a turn off for a small cul-de-sac on your right-hand side. Turn in here, bearing right, and Avalon sits on your left-hand side.
From the A72 from Peebles, take Wood Street into Galashiels, before turning right onto Woodside Place which turns into Windyknowe Road. Turn left into the aforementioned cul-de-sac on the left and Avalon sits on your left-hand side.