- Unique Four-Bedroom Family Home
- Great Views
- Integral Garage
- Private Parking
- Flexible Living Space
- Borders Railway Nearby
- Gas Central Heating
The Villa is a unique, architecturally designed four-bedroom detached house situated in an elevated position overlooking Galashiels and beyond. With delightful views across to the Eildon Hills from the roof terrace, the property has feature windows and excellent natural light with a terraced garden providing an excellent space for informal entertaining.
Only a short distance from the Borders railway station which runs to Edinburgh, the property lies over two levels and comprises four bedrooms, a family bathroom, a sitting room, an open plan kitchen with family area, a dining room with bar area, a utility room and a downstairs wc. Of particular note is a small office, under the stairs, the generous storage, gas fired central heating and double glazing.
Externally, there is private driveway parking and in the carport which lies to the front of the integral garage. There are paths up both sides of the house leading to the garden at the rear complete with hot tub and extensive decked areas off the sitting room and dining room, the latter providing a superb area for al fresco dining. Steps lead to the top of the garden and additional areas to enjoy the views, with opportunity to create a vegetable garden or lawn area on the top level.
All amenities are close at hand including The Great Tapestry exhibition, the aforementioned railway station and transport interchange, making it a very accessible and popular location with excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7.
Edinburgh 36 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Melrose 3.5 miles Peebles 21 miles
(All distances are approximate)
Council Tax Band: F
The Villa is situated in an elevated position overlooking 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 1NW
From Melrose take the A7 into Galashiels and onto the Abbotsford Road. Continue over the first small roundabout and take a left turn at the second small roundabout onto Church Street. Continue along this road which turns into Scott Street; and on reaching Kirkbrae turn left and proceed up the hill turning second right onto Manse Street. Follow this road up the hill and continue bearing right. Follow the turn off for Birks View and you will reach Catrail Road. The Villa is the second property on the left-hand side.
From Peebles take the A72 into Galashiels and take a right turn onto Hall Street. Continue up the hill onto Kirkbrae, and Mossilee Road before turning right onto Manse Street, and follow the above directions.