- Deceptively Spacious Four-Bedroom House
- Superb Central Location
- Enclosed Garden
- Strong School Catchment
- Borders General Hospital Nearby
- Borders Railway Closeby
- Requiring Some Upgrading
- Gas Central Heating
Ardenbank is a deceptively spacious, stone built, four-bedroom detached house situated in a prime residential area of the much sought-after Borders town of Melrose which has just been voted 'One of the Best Places to Live in Scotland in 2022' by the Sunday Times.
Requiring a degree of upgrading, but with period features throughout, the property sits in an excellent location and is only a short walk to the River Tweed or 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 also has a charming garden to the rear a particular feature.
Lying across two levels, the flexible accommodation comprises four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a sitting room, a dining room, a breakfasting kitchen, a study, and a utility room. There is good storage throughout along with gas fired central heating.
Externally, there is on-street parking available immediately outside the property, and attractive borders to the front. A vennel to the side leads to the attractive garden at the rear which has well stocked borders, shrubs and fruit trees. There is also an area of lawn, and patio area, ideal for more informal entertaining plus a summer house and a substantial garden shed. Given its location and flexible layout, 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)
EPC : D55
Council Tax Band : F
Ardenbank 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, situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed, it has just been voted 'One of the Best Places to Live in Scotland in 2022' by the Sunday Times.
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 9SF
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. Ardenbank is the second but last house on the left before the turning for Fordel Gardens.
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.