- Three Bedroom Detached House
- Excellent Central Location
- Potential to Extend
- Private Parking & Driveway
- Enclosed Garden
- Strong School Catchment
- Close to Borders Railway
- Borders General Hospital Nearby
- Gas Fired Central Heating
Greengates is a well presented three-bedroom detached house located a short walk from the town centre in the much sought-after Borders town of Melrose.
Situated in a strong school catchment, and within walking distance of the Borders General Hospital, the property is approximately one and a half miles away from the rail-link at Tweedbank which runs to Edinburgh.
Internally, the accommodation, which lies across two levels comprises three bedrooms, a bathroom, a sitting room, a dining room, and a kitchen. With generous storage, double glazing and gas central heating it provides a warm and comfortable house in a superb location, that provides an excellent opportunity to extend, subject to the necessary permissions.
Externally, there is a shared driveway leading up to the property with ample parking for a couple of cars to the front and side of the attached garage. The enclosed garden ground sits to the side and rear, and there are ample places to sit out and enjoy more informal entertaining, with a small lawn, raised and terraced borders, paths and an abundance of semi-mature trees and shrubs plus attractive views to the Eildon Hills.
Conveniently located for commuting with Edinburgh easily accessible via the A68, and most Borders towns readily available from this central location.
Edinburgh 39 miles. Galashiels 5 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Peebles 22 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
Council Tax Band: E
Greengates is located in the heart 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 greengrocer, 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 which is routinely named one of the best state schools in the region. 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 one 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 9SB
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 through the town centre, down the High Street. On passing the rugby club on your right, you will turn left onto Huntly Road, signposted Weirhill Cemetery. Greengates is the first house on your right hand-side.