- Excellent Opportunity to Extend
- Large Plot
- Accommodation Across One Level
- Plentiful Parking
- Rural Views
*CLOSING DATE - 12 NOON WEDNESDAY 17TH MARCH*
Hillview at Bowden Toll, is a charming two-bedroom detached house situated in an enviable position, close to Bowden, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Formerly the Bowden Toll House, the property sits in a large plot and is only a short drive from the principal Borders Town of Melrose, or the village of St. Boswells, and around five and a half miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh.
Of particular note is the planning permission for a two-bedroom, and two-bathroom extension, which has recently lapsed, along with the excellent business potential given the existing plant growing business/nursery that has generated a healthy income stream in recent years.
Internally, the property lies across one level and comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom, an ensuite shower room, a sitting room, a dining room, a dining kitchen, a conservatory and small utility room.
Externally, the property benefits from extensive garden grounds, with private gated access leading to plentiful driveway parking, and a detached garage. With large semi-circular south facing patio outside the conservatory, ideal for more informal entertaining, there are large lawns and an abundance of trees, shrubs and well-stocked borders throughout this charming garden. The polytunnels and greenhouse are a particularly useful addition and provide the opportunity to continue the horticultural business if you so wish.
Edinburgh is easily accessible via the A68, with most Border towns readily available from this central location, along with the aforementioned Borders Railway.
Edinburgh 42 miles. Galashiels 8 miles. Tweedbank 5.5 miles. Melrose 4.0 miles.
St. Boswells 3.0 miles
(All distances are approximate)
Scottish Borders Council Tax Band Category: E
Current EPC: E45
Hillview is situated a short distance from the much sought-after conservation village of Bowden. Bowden is just one and a half miles from Newtown St. Boswells which is home of the region’s largest employer, the Scottish Borders Council. There are also an excellent range of local amenities in Newtown St. Boswells including a health centre, a hotel, and a small supermarket.
The nearby Milestone Garden Centre sits on the outskirts of Newtown St. Boswells and is a very popular attraction. The popular Borders town of Melrose, over the Eildon Hills, is only four miles away. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, Melrose is situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed.
The town provides an extensive range of amenities ranging from a variety of specialist shops, small supermarkets, restaurants and a selection of hotels.
The thriving old mill town of Galashiels, a further four miles to the West offers a fuller range of shopping facilities, which include Tesco, ASDA, Next and Marks & Spencer. Alternatively, the village of St. Boswells lies three miles to the east, also providing a generous selection of shops, and eateries.
Local tourist attractions include Melrose Abbey, Harmony House, Priorwood Gardens, the Greenyards, (home of Melrose RFC and Rugby Sevens), and Abbotsford House, 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, shooting, horse riding, golf, mountain biking, and a selection of walks including both St. Cuthbert’s and the Southern Upland Way.
Local schools include Lilliesleaf Primary, the highly regarded St Mary’s preparatory school in Melrose, and Selkirk High School. The Borders General Hospital also lies on the outskirts of Melrose. Hillview 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 Borders Railway, in Tweedbank with trains running to Edinburgh is approximately five and a half miles away is of particular note.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD6 0SX
Coming from the North or South, travel to St. Boswells on the A68 and turn onto the A699, at St. Boswells cricket ground by the war memorial, signposted Selkirk.
Proceed on this road for three miles and turn left at the Bowden Toll crossroads onto the B6359. As you turn left you will see the gates for Hillview on your right-