- Immaculate Two-BedroomApartment
- Private Residents Parking
- Landscaped Communal Grounds
- Close to Borders General Hospital
- Borders Railway Nearby
- Strong School Catchment
- Double Glazing
- Gas Central Heating
68 Dingleton Apartments is a very well presented two-bedroom second floor apartment situated in a popular development in the desirable Borders town of Melrose, which was voted 'One of the Best Places to Live in Scotland in 2022' by the Sunday Times.
A perfect property for a first-time buyer, or as an investment opportunity, the property is only two and a half miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh. It also sits in a strong primary and secondary school catchment, with the Borders General Hospital located on the edge of the town.
Sitting on the second floor, but lying across one level, the accommodation comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom with separate shower, and a generous sitting room with dining area and fully fitted kitchen off. With good natural light via large double-glazed windows, the property also benefits from gas fired central heating, and secure entryphone system.
Externally, there is a private parking space and shared grounds of approximately twenty acres, with lawn immediately to the front, ideal for sitting outside.
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 2.5 miles. Peebles 22 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
Council Tax Band : D
68 Dingleton Apartments is situated in a popular development on the Southern fringes of the attractive Borders town of Melrose. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, it is situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed, and 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 9HJ
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. Turn immediately left and go up Dingleton Road, passing underneath the by-pass. Continue on this road towards the top of Melrose and take a right turn onto Chiefswood Road. Turn first left into Dingleton Apartments and bear right following the road round to the back of the development. As you approach the car park ahead, proceed forward, and you will see the communal entrance in the left-hand corner.