- Converted mansion house
- Spacious 2 bed apartment
- Period features
- Working fire place
- Communal gardens
- Gas central heating
- Close to all amenities
2 Abbotshill is an immaculately presented two-bedroom first floor apartment situated in a popular residential area of the principal Borders town of Galashiels. One of six apartments in this historic ‘B’ Listed building it is bright and spacious with an attractive outlook from all of the windows.
Within walking distance of the Borders Railway station, which runs to Edinburgh, the property occupies a private setting with around four acres of communal garden ground.
Internally, the accommodation comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom, a large sitting room with dining area, and a kitchen. A particular feature of the property are the original features which include impressive fireplaces, high ceilings, original doors, sash and case windows with working shutters, and ornate cornicing throughout.
Externally, there is private residents parking to the side with communal grounds that extend to approximately four acres, which all of the residents can enjoy.
Most Border towns can be reached from this central location, with the A7 having direct routes to Edinburgh and Carlisle is immediately available, as well as the Borders Railway which only make this region more and more accessible.
Melrose 5 miles Selkirk 6 miles Edinburgh 32 miles Tweedbank 2 miles
(all distances are approximate)
EPC : C71
Council Tax Band : C
Abbotshill is a B listed property
2 Abbotshill sits in a popular 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 that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with the aforementioned station in the town.
There is also a busy bus service which runs from the Interchange, lying 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 3HP
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 first left onto Abbotsford Road, effectively turning back on yourself.
Continue on this road for approximately 50 yards, and you will reach the driveway for Number 56 which lies on your right-hand side and is guarded by stone pillars.
Follow the drive up and around and continue forward into the gravelled sweep and park on the left side.
The entrance to the apartment is round to the front of the building.
From the A7 (going South) travel through Galashiels, signposted Hawick, follow the road out of Galashiels, turning onto the Abbotsford Road, which is the last turning on the right, before the large roundabout and follow the above directions.
If entering from the A7 (North) take the first left turning onto the Abbotsford Road as you enter Galashiels, and follow the above directions.