- Flexible Three/Four-Bedroom Family Home
- Period Features
- Large Garden
- Central Location
- Borders Railway Station Closeby
- Close to Amenities
- 'C' Listed Building
- Gas Central Heating
The Burgh Schoolhouse is a charming and well presented, three-bedroom ‘C’ Listed detached house situated in the heart of the large Borders town of Galashiels. With a number of period features inside and out, in particular the unusual arched windows, the property provides a flexible layout offering potential for a fourth bedroom.
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 comprises three bedrooms, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a dining room/bedroom four, a kitchen, a utility room and a downstairs wc with shower. With gas central heating plus a wood burning stove in the sitting room it provides a warm and comfortable family home.
Externally, garden grounds surround the property with attractive borders to either side of the pedestrian gate leading up steps and to the front door. There is also extensive garden to the rear with large decking, ideal for informal entertaining whilst the large garden offers excellent scope for additional landscaping.
There is on-street parking immediately outside the property, with all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station, with most Border towns being reached from this central location, with the A7 located nearby having direct routes to Edinburgh and Carlisle.
Melrose 4.5 miles Selkirk 7 miles Edinburgh 35 miles Tweedbank 2.0 miles
(all distances are approximate)
Council Tax Band: F
The Burgh Schoolhouse 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 1EZ
From Melrose take the A7 into Galashiels and onto the Abbotsford Road. Continue over the first small roundabout and proceed forward to the next roundabout and take the second exit. Continue for around two hundred yards and turn first left onto Albert Place and continue forward onto Bank Street, and over the pedestrian lights. Take the first available left turn onto Livingstone Place and up the hill, and turn first right onto Gala Park. Proceed forward for approximately two hundred yards and you will find The Burgh Schoolhouse on the right.
From the North follow the A7 through the centre of Galashiels, passing ASDA and Tesco and turn right onto Albert Place and follow the above directions.