- Charming One-Bedroom Cottage
- Excellent Holiday Let Potential
- Central Location
- Borders Railway Nearby
- Borders General Hospital Nearby
- Wood Burning Stove
**CLOSING DATE SET- THURSDAY 13th MAY at 12noon**
Braeside Cottage is an immaculately presented and spacious one-bedroom terraced cottage situated in the much sought-after Borders town of Melrose.
Located just a short walk from the town centre, the property is only one and a half miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with the Borders General Hospital also located on the edge of the town.
The property has been running as a successful holiday let in an enviable central location which is regarded as a tourist hotspot in the Scottish Borders. It would also make a fabulous pied a terre, in an area bustling with activity.
Internally, the accommodation lies over two floors and comprises one double bedroom with deep wardrobes, a bathroom, and a large open plan sitting room with dining area and kitchen off. With a wood burning stove and good storage throughout, it is a charming property in a popular locality.
Externally, the property has stone steps with wrought iron railings, leading from the back door to the communal cobbled courtyard offering a space to sit out. There is also on-street parking available immediately to the front.
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 39 miles. Galashiels 5 miles. Tweedbank 2.5 miles. Peebles 22 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
EPC : G04
Council Tax Band : B
Braeside Cottage is situated in a popular residential area 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 two 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 9QS
Coming from Edinburgh take the A68 South, passing through Pathhead, Lauder and 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 into the Market Square. Turn immediately left and go up Dingleton Road, passing underneath the by-pass. Continue up Dingleton Road and you will come to Braeside Cottage which is the third cottage (in a row of cottages) on the left-hand side about seventy-five yards up Dingleton Road.
From the South, follow the A68 through St. Boswells and turn left at the aforementioned roundabout and follow the instructions from there.