- 2 bathrooms
- 4 bedrooms
- Spacious living/dining room
- Close to amenities
- Gas central heating
Maplerig is a spacious three/four-bedroom detached house situated in a very popular residential area of Galashiels. Lying across three split levels, this property will need a degree of modernisation but benefits from a charming garden, and is only a short distance from the town centre and the station on the Borders Railway, that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh.
Sitting in a strong primary school catchment, it would make a lovely family home.
Internally, the property comprises three main bedrooms, a family bathroom, a shower room, a study/ bedroom four, a large sitting room with dining area, a conservatory and a kitchen. There is excellent storage throughout the property which is a particular feature.
Externally, there is driveway parking plus an integral garage, and a lovely garden surrounding the property with lawn, patio area and shrubs and trees plus a large hedge providing an excellent degree of privacy.
With all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station, the property is situated in a very accessible location, with excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7 road link.
Edinburgh 36 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Melrose 3.5 miles Peebles 21 miles
(All distances are approximate)
EPC : E48
COUNCIL TAX BAND : E
1 Cochrane Place 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.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD1 3JD
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 take the second left onto Hayward Drive.
Follow this road up and round taking the first left turn into Cochrane Place. The property is the first house on the left-hand side.
From the A7 (going South) travel through Galashiels, signposted Hawick, follow the road out of Galashiels, turning right onto Hayward Drive, which is the second but last turning on the right, as you leave Galashiels, and follow the above directions.