- Spacious Three Bedroom Apartment
- Ensuite Facilities
- Period Features
- Large Dining Kitchen
- Railway Station within Walking Distance
- Amenities Closeby
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Glazing
39 Bank Street is an extraordinarily spacious and unique three-bedroom second floor flat situated in the heart of the principal Borders town of Galashiels.
With period features throughout that include original flooring, doors, high skirtings, cornicing, ceiling roses and a claw foot bath it is becoming of a flat situated in Edinburgh. Only a short distance from the Borders railway station which runs to Edinburgh, the property also benefits from high ceilings and generous rooms which have recently been decorated and is move-in ready.
Internally, the accommodation, which could be an excellent investment opportunity, lies over one level and comprises three bedrooms, (two doubles and a single), an ensuite shower room, a bathroom, a sitting room, and a dining kitchen. There is good storage throughout and a generous hallway along with double glazing and gas central heating.
Externally, there is a single storage shed and on-street parking is readily available nearby. A particular feature are the Bank Street Gardens, directly across the street, which provide an excellent outlook and the perfect place to watch the festivities such as the Galashiels Braw Lads Gathering.
Being located in the town centre, where you will also find The Great Tapestry of Scotland, all amenities are close at hand including the aforementioned railway station and transport interchange, making it a very accessible location with excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7.
Edinburgh 36 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Melrose 3.5 miles Peebles 21 miles
(All distances are approximate)
Council Tax Band: C
39 Bank Street is located in the heart 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 The Great Tapestry of Scotland, which has recently opened, 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 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 1EP
From Melrose take the A7 into Galashiels and onto the Abbotsford Road. Continue over the first small roundabout and proceed forward to the next roundabout and take the second exit. Continue for around two hundred yards and turn first left onto Albert Place and continue forward onto Bank Street, and over the pedestrian lights. Number 39 Bank Street sits on your right-hand side above The Furniture Co. There is small vennel to the side which takes you round and to the entrance of Number 39, which is on the top floor.
From the North and from Peebles, via the A72, follow the A7 through the centre of Galashiels, passing ASDA and Tesco and turn right onto Albert Place and follow the above directions.