- Charming Three Bedroom 'C' Listed Lodge
- Private Parking
- Generous Garden
- Strong Transport Links
- Borders Railway Closeby
- Borders General Hospital in Nearby Melrose
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Glazing
Abbotshill Lodge is a charming and well presented, two/three-bedroom ‘C’ Listed detached property situated in a desirable residential area on the eastern fringes of the principal Borders town of Galashiels.
Formerly the lodge to Abbotshill it sits behind the original stone pillars with lovely additional period features including fish scale slates to the roof, crow step gables and a feature round tower with unique curved front door.
With a large number of amenities nearby, including The Great Tapestry of Scotland, it lies a short distance from the Borders Railway which runs to Edinburgh, with a station in the town located at the Transport Interchange, or nearby Tweedbank.
Internally, the property has further features including the tower room and exposed timber beams on the first floor. Lying across two levels the accommodation comprises two bedrooms, one with tower room, a bathroom, a sitting room, a spacious dining kitchen, and a dining room/bedroom three. With gas central heating and double glazing, plus two working fireplaces it provides a warm and comfortable primary or secondary home in a popular primary school catchment.
Externally, the property has garden ground to the front with lawn, and to the rear there is a larger area of lawn with generous patio, accessed directly from the dining kitchen, ideal for enjoying outside entertaining. In addition, there is a terraced garden with raised beds, ideal for use as a vegetable garden. There is also private parking to the side, as well as a large external store providing excellent storage.
Most Border towns can be reached from this central location, with the A7 located nearby having direct routes to Edinburgh and Carlisle, as well as the Borders Railway which only make this region more and more accessible.
Melrose 2.5 miles Selkirk 7 miles Edinburgh 35 miles Tweedbank 2.0 miles
(all distances are approximate)
Council Tax: D
Abbotshill Lodge sits in a popular residential area in the principal Borders town of Galashiels. With a population of 12,000, the town offers a full range of shopping facilities, including Tesco, ASDA, Boots, Next, WH Smith and Marks & Spencer. Local tourist attractions include The Great Tapestry of Scotland, which has recently opened, Old Gala House and Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott, with its award-winning visitor centre as well as many other attractions in nearby Melrose and other Border towns.
Among the independent shops there is also a cinema, a health centre, a swimming pool, gym, dentists, orthodontist and a new Transport Interchange built primarily around the new train station in conjunction with the Borders Railway which is a particular bonus.
Local sports teams include Gala RFC, Gala Fairydean FC, and Gala CC and local festivals include the historic Common Ridings held in the summer which is of particular note.
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.
Galashiels has six primary schools, and nearby Melrose is home to St Marys Preparatory School with secondary schooling at Galashiels Academy. The Borders College and Heriot Watt University also have a campus in the town, and there are also a number of churches in the area.
The Borders General Hospital, the largest hospital in the Scottish Borders is only four or so miles away, on the fringes of Melrose.
Galashiels sits in an easily accessible area and can be reached by the A7 which runs through the town and provides 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 aforementioned station in the town. There is also a busy bus service which runs from the Interchange, beside the railway 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 39.5 miles and 68 miles away respectively.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode is: TD1 3HP
From the A68, take the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels. Continue on this road, passing Melrose on your right. Proceed over the three roundabouts, and the River Tweed, into Galashiels, and take the first left onto Abbotsford Road, effectively turning back on yourself. Continue on this road for approximately 50 yards, and you will reach the driveway for Abbotshill. The Lodge sits immediately on your right as you pass through the gate pillars.
From the A7 (going South) travel through Galashiels, signposted Hawick, follow the road out of Galashiels, turning onto the Abbotsford Road, which is the last turning on the right, before the large roundabout and follow the above directions. If entering from the A7 (North) take the first left turning onto the Abbotsford Road as you enter Galashiels, and follow the above directions.