- Private Garden
- Within Walking Distance of Borders Railway
- Close to Amenities
- Excellent Road Links via A7
21 Upper Townfoot is a well-presented two-bedroom second floor flat located in the charming village of Stow. With access to the A7, but also a short walk to the Borders Railway, which runs to Edinburgh, this would be a perfect first home or investment opportunity.
With amenities in the village, including a primary school, there is open countryside within easy reach for those that love the outdoors.
Internally, the property comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom, and an open plan sitting room with kitchen area off. With double glazing and a large wood burning stove it is a warm and comfortable flat.
Externally, there is a private garden to the rear, and an external store, accessed from the main street via a communal path. There is also on-street parking readily available.
Edinburgh and most Border towns are readily available from this highly accessible location.
Galashiels 7.5 miles. Edinburgh 26 miles. Melrose 12 miles. Lauder 5.5 miles
(All mileage is approximate)
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD1 2QN
Coming from Edinburgh take the A7 South signposted Carlisle and Galashiels. Continue South on the A7, passing Heriot, on your right. Approximately nine miles after the turning for Heriot, you will enter the northern side of Stow. Continue into Stow and take the first left turn after the zebra crossing, halfway through the village. Proceed along past the village shop/post office and you will see a close between the shop and the Cloudhouse Gallery. Turn in here and you will come to the front door of the block. 21 Upper Townfoot is the top floor flat.
Coming from Galashiels take the A7 to Stow, and turn right immediately before the zebra crossing, and follow the above directions.
21 Upper Townfoot is situated in the village of Stow, which has a village shop with a post office, a coffee shop and a health centre. As well as being a sociable village with a range of activities, there is a very active pre-school, an excellent primary school, and a local church.
The principal Borders town of Galashiels only seven and a half miles away, with a population of 12,000, offers a fuller 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 in Galashiels 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 amongst neighbouring towns and villages.
There are also a variety of outdoor pursuits in the area that include fishing on the River Tweed, fieldsports, horse riding, golf at Galashiels and Lauder, lawn bowling, mountain biking, and a selection of walks including the Southern Upland Way. Primary schooling is available in Stow with secondary schooling at Galashiels Academy, for which there is a school bus service. The well-known St. Mary’s Prep School is located in Melrose, to the South, along with a further selection of public schools in or around Edinburgh to the North.
The Borders General Hospital, the largest hospital in the Scottish Borders is only twelve or so miles away on the fringes of Melrose. Stow 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 station in Galashiels with links to Newcastle and Carlisle in the South, as well as Edinburgh and the other Border towns. Edinburgh International airport – offers an excellent choice of destinations and is 32 miles away.