- Mansion house apartment
- Ground floor
- Spacious rooms
- Period features
- Gas central heating
*Under Home Report Valuation*
2 Ryefield is a beautifully proportioned three-bedroom ground floor apartment of a large mansion house situated in a highly desirable residential area of Galashiels. 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 excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7.
Internally, the immaculate and flexible accommodation comprises three bedrooms, a sitting room, a breakfasting kitchen, a bathroom and a cloakroom/wc. With a wealth of period features including etched and mottled glass work, original doors, working shutters, cornicing, and original sash and case windows, this desirable property needs to be viewed to be appreciated.
Externally, the property benefits from communal driveway parking for two cars plus a large detached garage with attic storage. An attractive and extensive garden sits down the side with lawn, and areas to enjoy informal entertaining. With mature trees and shrubs it is a particular feature of this charming property.
With all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station and access to the A7, 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)
EPC : D62
Council Tax Band : E
2 Ryefield 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 is: TD1 1RG
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.
Follow this road until you reach Kirkbrae. Turn left and take the first right onto Windyknowe Road. Proceed forward and you will come to 2 Ryefield after approximately three hundred yards on your right-hand side.
From the A72 from Peebles, take Wood Street into Galashiels, before turning right onto Woodside Place which turns into Windyknowe Road. Proceed forward and you will come to 2 Ryefield three quarters of the way along on your left-hand side