- Three Bedroom Detached Bungalow
- Attractive Views to the Eildon Hills
- Integral Garage
- Driveway Parking
- Garden Ground & Terracing
- Strong School Catchment
- Borders General Hospital Nearby
- Borders Railway Closeby
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Glazing
*CLOSING DATE - 12 NOON FRIDAY 3RD DECEMBER*
Final Furlong is a very well presented three-bedroom detached bungalow situated in the desirable village of Gattonside, with attractive views across to the Eildon Hills.
Lying just across the River Tweed from the much sought-after Borders town of Melrose the property sits in a strong primary and secondary school catchment, within this popular residential area.
Located in a highly accessible area with the A68 nearby, it is approximately one and a half miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh along with the The Borders General Hospital which lies on the outskirts of Melrose.
Internally, the property lies across one level and comprises three bedrooms, a bathroom, a sitting room, a large breakfasting kitchen, with sun/dining room off, a utility room, and a wc. With excellent storage throughout the property also benefits from gas central heating and double glazing throughout.
Externally, the property has attractive garden ground which surrounds the property with well stocked flower beds with plants and shrubs plus parking for two cars in driveway to the front of the integral garage. A terraced area, with wrought iron railings is accessed off the sun/dining room and provides a charming space to sit outside and enjoy more informal entertaining and the views.
Edinburgh and Newcastle are easily accessible via the A68, with most Border towns readily available from this central location. The aforementioned Borders Railway, runs between Tweedbank and Edinburgh and is around one and a half miles away.
Edinburgh 38.5 miles. Melrose 2.5 miles. Galashiels 4 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles
(All distances are approximate)
EPC : C72
COUNCIL TAX BAND: F
Final Furlong, 6 Montgomerie Terrace sits in the desirable village of Gattonside which lies a short distance across the River Tweed from 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. There are two highly acclaimed restaurants and a lively village hall within Gattonside itself.
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, with the station 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 9NT
Coming from Edinburgh follow the A68 South for Newcastle. Two miles beyond Earlston there is a turn-off signposted Scott’s View and Gattonside (B6360). Turn left here and follow the road down the hill to the T-junction. Turn right at the junction (B6360) and follow the road for approximately three miles until you reach Gattonside. Proceed through the village and on passing Seasons restaurant turn right into Montgomerie Terrace and follow the road up and round to the left. Proceed forward and Final Furlong is the sixth house along on the left.
Coming from Galashiels take the B6374 out of Galashiels and continue on this road to Melrose. Before reaching the Lowood Bridge, take a left turn and follow the road through Gattonside. On entering the village turn left into Montgomerie Terrace and follow the above directions.