- Popular Village Location
- Excellent Primary or Secondary home
- Garden & Patio Area
- Walking Distance to Hospital
- Close to Borders Railway
- Good Storage
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Glazing
Darvale is a well presented two-bedroom, terraced house situated in a popular residential area in the conservation village of Darnick which lies on the fringes of the much sought-after Borders town of Melrose.
Lying only one mile from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, it is also within walking distance of the Borders General Hospital.
The property would make and ideal primary or secondary home in an excellent location with strong transport links and amenities close-by.
Internally, the accommodation lies over three floors and comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom, a breakfasting kitchen and a large sitting room. With good storage, the property also has gas central heating and is double glazed.
Externally, the cottage benefits from an attractive garden directly opposite the property which provides a nice space for sitting outside and benefits from well stocked borders and small shrubs. There is also a small courtyard/vennel accessed off the kitchen which is particularly useful with on-street parking available on Smiths Road and nearby streets.
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.
Edinburgh 37 miles. Galashiels 4 miles. Tweedbank 1 mile. Peebles 23 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
EPC : D61
COUNCIL TAX BAND : B
Darvale is situated in a popular residential area between the charming conservation village of Darnick and the larger 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 four 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 from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with the station lying approximately one mile 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 9AL
From Melrose town centre, proceed West down the High Street past the Melrose Rugby Club and bear round onto Waverley Road. Continue on this road for approximately half a mile and take the turn off onto the Abbotsford Road (Darnick) on the left, just past the Waverley Castle Hotel; continue into Darnick. After approximately two hundred and fifty yards, take a right turn onto Smiths Road and proceed straight ahead. After approximately two hundred yards you will reach Darvale on your left with the on-street parking available on Smiths Road.
From Galashiels take the A6091 to Melrose and at the third roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Melrose. Continue on this road for approximately four hundred yards and turn right onto the Abbotsford Road (Darnick) and follow the above directions.