- Immaculate condition
- Semi-rural position
- Flexible accommodation
- Great views
- Large garden
- LPG gas fired central heating
- Double glazing
*CLOSING DATE 12 NOON, THURSDAY 4TH MARCH*
Firbank is an immaculately presented and beautifully maintained three-bedroom detached house, situated in the heart of the Borders countryside. With fabulous views, and lying three miles north of Earlston, the property occupies a charming semi-rural position with extensive garden grounds of around three quarters of an acre.
There are excellent transport links with the A68 readily available or the Borders Railway at Tweedbank, along with a strong school catchment for Earlston primary and secondary schools.
Providing flexible living throughout, the property lies across two levels and comprises three bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a bathroom, a sitting room, a sun/dining room, a breakfasting kitchen, an office and a utility room. With excellent storage throughout, the house is double glazed, with the sun/dining room and built-in stove with surround in the sitting room being a particular feature. Superfast broadband has recently been installed at the property which will facilitate home-working.
Externally, there is around three quarters of an acre of garden grounds comprising a variety of flower beds, well stocked borders, shrubs and mature trees which adorn the garden. With plentiful areas to sit out and enjoy the views, there is a large patio to the side which is provides more informal entertaining. attractive terraced lawns sit at the back and provide a charming backdrop, with a small copse of trees leading to a summerhouse/potting shed and a further two sheds. There is also a dog run to the rear and plentiful driveway parking.
Only eleven miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, Edinburgh is also easily accessible via the A68, along with most Borders towns plus the Borders General Hospital which is readily available from this central location.
Edinburgh 32 miles. Melrose 9 miles. Tweedbank 11 miles. Lauder 5 miles. Earlston 3 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
Scottish Borders Council Tax Band Category: E
EPC Rating: D67
Firbank is situated in a semi-rural position at Birkenside which lies three miles north of Earlston and five miles south of the historic town of Lauder. Earlston has a wide range of amenities which include a Co-op supermarket with petrol station, a selection of shops, pubs, and hotels. Melrose, six miles from Earlston, also provides a larger selection of shops, hotels and eateries plus access to the Borders General Hospital.
For a wider selection of amenities, Galashiels is a further ten miles from Earlston and has a Tesco, an ASDA, a Marks & Spencer, many other High Street brands and a cinema. Excellent primary and secondary schooling is available in Earlston, with the high school, continually ranking highly throughout Scottish state schools. There is also private schooling at St. Mary’s Prep School for ages 3-13 in Melrose.
Local tourist attractions can be found across the region including Scotts View, Melrose Abbey, Abbotsford House, Mellerstain House and a selection of gardens across the area. For the outdoor enthusiast there is fishing on the River Tweed, horse-riding, walking, golf, shooting, and mountain biking making it a highly desirable area with numerous activities. The property is well placed for commuting to Edinburgh and most Border towns with direct access to the A68, which runs to Edinburgh in the North and Newcastle in the South. The Borders Railway running from Tweedbank to Edinburgh lies approximately eleven miles away with a further station in Galashiels at the Transport Interchange.
Edinburgh and Newcastle airports - both international, offer an excellent choice of destinations and are 37 miles and 69 miles away respectively.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD4 6AR
Coming from Edinburgh take the A68 South, passing through Pathhead, and Lauder. Approximately five miles from Lauder you will cross over the River Leader. Take the next left turn signed Birkenside/Legerwood. Follow the road round and before you bear left at the Toll Cottage go straight ahead and through stone pillars and gates onto what was the old A68. Proceed forward and turn left at the top into Firbank.
Coming from the South take the A68 North and after approximately three miles after Earlston turn right signed Birkenside/Legerwood and follow the above directions.
Mains electricity, mains water, septic tank drainage, LPG gas fired central heating, telephone and broadband