- Immaculate Three Bedroom Bungalow
- Charming Village Location
- Generous Garden
- Close to Borders Railway
- Borders General Hospital Nearby
- Basement Store Room
- Private Driveway Parking
- Gas Central Heating
Autumn Cottage is an immaculately presented and thoughtfully extended three-bedroom detached house situated in the village of Newstead, which lies on the fringes of the much sought-after Borders town of Melrose.
A charming home, in a strong school catchment, the property is only two and a half miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh. In a highly accessible area with the A68 only a short distance away, the Borders General Hospital also lies on the outskirts of Melrose.
Internally, the property lies over one level, with a few internal steps, and comprises three bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a bathroom, a sitting room, a kitchen, a sun room and an office/playroom. With generous storage throughout the property also benefits from gas central heating and double glazing providing a warm and comfortable home.
Externally, the property has private driveway parking to the front, with access around the entire property leading to the spacious basement storeroom which doubles up as a workshop and storage for garden equipment, complete with light, power, heating and water supply. A charming area of garden lying predominantly to the side is well stocked with flowers, small shrubs, raised beds and a network of paths and is a particular feature. The veranda is a welcome addition and accessed from the sitting room and the sun room, making it ideal for more informal entertaining.
Edinburgh and Newcastle are easily accessible via the A68, with most Border towns readily available from this central location, with the aforementioned Borders Railway, close by.
Edinburgh 39 miles. Melrose 1 mile. Galashiels 6 miles. Tweedbank 2.5 miles
(All distances are approximate)
EPC : C69
Council Tax Band : D
Autumn Cottage is situated in Newstead, only a short distance 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 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. 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 that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with the station 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 9ED
From the A68 turn onto the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels. Continue on this road for approximately 1.5 miles, and turn right signposted Newstead and follow the road into the village. Approximately one third of the way through take the second turning on your left, which is Big Well Wynd. Turn into the cul-de-sac and Autumn Cottage is directly in front of you at the end.
From Galashiels take the Melrose by-pass (A6091) as if travelling back towards the A68. Take the first left turning into Melrose followed by an immediate right hand turn which will take you down Dean Road towards Newstead. Follow the road all the way down and turn right at the T-junction. Continue through the village and up the hill as if leaving the village. Big Well Wynd lies on the right-hand side, and is signposted. Turn into the cul-de-sac and Autumn Cottage is directly in front of you at the end.