- Spacious Two-Bedroom Bungalow
- Two Bathrooms
- Private Driveway Parking
- Garden to Front and Back
- Railway Station Closeby
- Borders General Hospital Nearby
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Glazing
Ruthven is an attractive and deceptively spacious two-bedroom detached bungalow situated in the popular village of Newstead, which lies on the fringes of the much sought-after Borders town of Melrose.
Located in a highly accessible area, with the A68 nearby, the property is only two and a half miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh. Of particular note is the location of the Borders General Hospital which lies on the outskirts of Melrose.
Internally, the property lies over one level, and comprises two bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a bathroom, a sitting room, a breakfasting kitchen and a conservatory. 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, for at least two cars to the front of the garage. There is also a generous lawn to the front, along with access around the entire property leading to a terraced garden to the rear, with areas to enjoy more informal entertaining. The garden is well stocked and benefits from a peaceful backdrop of trees, plus a useful built-in external store to the side.
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 Rating : C69
Council Tax Band Category : E
Ruthven, 19 Dean Park 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 9RQ
From the A68 turn onto the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels. Continue on this road for approximately two miles and take the second right turn, signposted Melrose. Turn immediately right again and proceed down the hill on Dean Road, back towards Newstead. You will come to the turn for Dean Park on your right-hand side. Ruthven, Number 19 is the first house on the right as you enter the development.
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 and follow the above directions.