- Stunning Three Bedroom Bungalow
- Architecturally Designed
- Excellent Central Location
- Private Garden & Extensive Decking
- Strong School Catchment
- Private Parking Bay
- Borders General Hospital Closeby
- Borders Railway Nearby
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Glazing
Dunaber is the most fabulous, architecturally designed three-bedroom detached house situated in the desirable Borders town of Melrose.
Immaculate inside and out, the property sits in a excellent location and is only a short walk into the centre of town.
The railway station at Tweedbank is only one and a half miles away, and the Borders General Hospital lies on the edge of Melrose which offers strong transport links and access to an array of amenities. Also located in a much sought after primary and secondary school catchment, the house has views of the top of the Eildon Hills, from its private and south-facing garden.
Lying across one level, which is a another feature of this unique property, the accommodation comprises three bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a further shower room, a family area off the hall, and a large open plan dining kitchen with sitting area, plus a wc off the entrance hall. With open plan living, the family area could also be turned into a fourth bedroom with the erection of a wall. The gas central heating, double glazing combine to make this a lovely home in a highly accessible location.
Externally, there is a parking bay, off Fordel Gardens, at the top of the paved path that leads down to the property. The extensive garden to the rear is a particular feature and includes a generous lawn, and a large decked area to the front, which is ideal for informal entertaining and becomes an extension of this charming house. There is also an additional patio to the side, raised beds and a new garden shed. Given its location and privacy, it really 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 1.5 miles. Peebles 22 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
Council Tax: E
Dunaber is situated in a most desirable residential area 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.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD6 9SG
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. Continue down the High Street, passing the Police Station on your left. As you go up a slight hill take the first turning on the right, onto Weirhill Place, and proceed forward, turning left into Fordel Gardens. Halfway along you will come to the parking bay for Dunaber on your left-hand side.
Coming from the West, enter Melrose and proceed along Waverley Road which becomes High Cross Avenue and before you proceed down the hill take a left turn onto Weirhill Place, and follow the above directions.