- Five bedroom home
- Large living area
- Close to railway station
- Central location
- Garage & off street parking
- Gas central heating
- Double glazing
53 Thistle Street is a very spacious and well-presented four/five-bedroom semi-detached townhouse which is situated in a popular residential area of Galashiels. Lying across three levels the large sitting room, which opens onto decking at the back is a particular feature.
Only a short distance from the town centre, which benefits from a station on the Borders Railway that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, there is also excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7.
Internally, the property comprises four main bedrooms, an ensuite bathroom, a shower room, a large sitting room with dining area, a breakfasting kitchen, a study/bedroom five, and a utility room. With excellent storage it provides deceptively spacious family living.
Externally, there is an attractive garden at the back which has generous decking, and terraced borders with mature shrubs and small trees. There is also private parking to the front of the large garage which runs the length of the property.
With all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station, the property is situated in a very accessible location.
Edinburgh 36 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Melrose 3.5 miles Peebles 21 miles
(All distances are approximate)
For those with satellite navigation the postcode is: TD1 1LX
From the A68, take the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels. Continue on this road, passing Melrose on your right. Proceed over the three roundabouts, and the River Tweed, into Galashiels, and along the Abbotsford Road. Take the left fork at the second small roundabout onto Church Street, which turns into Scott Crescent and subsequently into Scott Street and then Gala Park. Follow this road, and before the T-junction turn left onto Victoria Street and proceed up the hill. Turn right onto Thistle Street and number 53 is on the left-hand side.
Coming from Peebles, take the A72 into Galashiels. Proceed into the centre of the town and on reaching Island Street turn right onto Hall Street. Go up the hill and turn left onto Gala Park, and then first right on to Victoria Street and follow the above directions.
53 Thistle Street is located in a much sought after residential area of 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 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 recently opened and 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.