- Charming Garden
- Private Parking
- Railway & Hospital Nearby
- Excellent First Home or Investment
- Lovely Walks Closeby
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Glazing
*CLOSING DATE - 12 NOON, FRIDAY 11TH JUNE*
Apple Tree Cottage is an immaculately presented two-bedroom semi-detached house, which benefits from garden ground to the front and rear, plus private parking and is situated in a popular residential area in the desirable Borders town of Melrose.
Occupying a somewhat secluded position, this charming property lies only two and a half miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh. It also sits in a strong primary and secondary school catchment, with the Borders General Hospital located on the edge of the town.
Lying across one level, the accommodation comprises two bedrooms, a shower room, a bathroom, a large sitting room with dining area, a kitchen and a conservatory. With good storage and natural light to the front and back, it would make a lovely home or investment opportunity.
Externally, there is a private driveway parking to the rear for a single car along with parking immediately available outside the property. A particular feature is the fabulous, enclosed garden to the front which has been mainly laid to lawn with a variety of shrubs, hedging, well stocked borders and a garden shed. There is additional garden ground to the rear, along with a summer house, accessed from the conservatory. With plentiful areas to sit out an enjoy informal entertaining, it is a property that should be viewed to be appreciated.
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 : D61
Council Tax Band : C
Apple Tree Cottage is situated in a popular development on the Southern fringes of the attractive Borders town of Melrose. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, it 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.
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For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is - this takes you to the back of the property: TD6 9QJ
From the A68 turn onto the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels. Continue on this road for approximately two miles, and turn right signposted Melrose and follow the road into the Market Square, taking the first left turn up Dingleton Road. Pass the entrance to Cherrytrees Nursery on your left and continue up the hill, remaining on Dingleton Road the entire time. On passing a right turn onto Eildon Crescent, you will come to a row of properties on your right, which is Eildon Terrace. Apple Tree Cottage is the sixth property along on the right.
From Galashiels take the Melrose by-pass (A6091) as if travelling back towards the A68. Take the first left turning into Melrose follow the aforementioned directions.