- Immaculate Four/Five-Bedroom Family Home
- Flexible Living
- Ensuite Shower Room
- Detached Garage
- Private Driveway Parking
- Enclosed Garden - Front & Back
- Borders Railway Closeby
- Borders General Hospital Nearby
- Gas Fired Central Heating
- Double Glazing
17 John Collins Crescent is a beautifully presented and spacious four/five-bedroom detached house situated in a popular residential development on the Eastern fringes of Galashiels.
With a large number of amenities in the centre of the town, including a small convenience store within the development, the property offers flexible family living and has a generous, enclosed garden whilst only a short distance from the Borders Railway which runs to Edinburgh, with stations at either Tweedbank or Galashiels.
Internally, the immaculate accommodation lies across two levels and comprises four main bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a dining kitchen, a study/bedroom five, a utility room and a downstairs wc. With gas central heating, along with solar photovoltaic panels, the property also benefits from double glazing and good storage throughout providing an excellent family home, with lots of natural light via a number of dual aspect rooms.
Externally, the property has private driveway parking to the front of the detached garage. Sitting in a generous plot the garden is enclosed, and predominantly laid to lawn to front and back, with borders to the front and sides. A paved path to the front door and at the back provides access to the garage, which also has power, lighting and rafter storage.
Most Border towns can be reached from this central location, with the A7 located nearby having direct routes to Edinburgh and Carlisle, along with the Borders General Hospital which is on the fringes of Melrose plus the Borders Railway closeby making this region more and more accessible for all.
Melrose 2.5 miles Selkirk 7 miles Edinburgh 35 miles Tweedbank 2.0 miles
(all distances are approximate)
Council Tax Band: F
17 John Collins Crescent sits within a popular development on the Eastern fringes of the principal Borders town of Galashiels. The development benefits from a small convenience store, which is particularly useful, but the town of Galashiels with a population of 12,000, 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 for the property is: TD1 2FA
Coming from the North take the A68 through Earlston until you reach the roundabout at the junction with the A6091. Take the second turning signposted Melrose and Galashiels, and continue past Melrose to the next roundabout then take the third exit onto the B6360 and the first left down and over the River Tweed onto the B6374. Follow this road until you reach the 30mph limit at Galashiels and turn right and then first right into the development. Proceed forward to the green and continue over onto Knoll Terrace, follow the road straight on, bearing left onto Knoll Park, then onto Knoll Park Avenue. Bear left again, before taking a left turn onto John Collins Crescent. Number 17 is the first house on the right.
Coming from the South follow the A68 out of St. Boswells until you reach the roundabout at the junction with the A6091, and follow the aforementioned directions.
Alternative route could be via the A7, into Galashiels and taking the Melrose Road East out of Gala and taking a left turn immediately after the 30 mph limit signs, and follow the above directions.