£265,000 Guide price
St. Madoes is a charming and well presented three-bedroom semi-detached house situated in a very desirable residential area of Melrose, which lies within a strong primary and secondary school catchment. Benefitting from fabulous views towards the Eildon Hills the property dates from the 1900s and has period features throughout which include cast iron fireplaces, original doors and cornicing.
The house lies within walking distance of the town centre, as well as the Borders General Hospital, including the new rail-link running from Tweedbank to Edinburgh which is only one and a half miles away.
Internally, the accommodation comprises of three bedrooms, a sitting room, a family/room, a study, a breakfasting kitchen, a bathroom and a downstairs wc. There is attic space which has been boarded providing storage and there is also excellent potential to extend to the side, subject to the necessary permissions.
Externally there is private driveway parking, with a carport, whilst the garden with decking and generous lawn lies pre-dominantly to the rear and benefits from the superb views.
Only one and a half miles from the new Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, it is conveniently located for commuting, and sits in a strong primary and secondary school catchment, with private schooling also in the town. Edinburgh is also easily accessible via the A68, or the A7 with most Borders towns readily available from this central location.
Edinburgh 39 miles. Galashiels 5 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Peebles 22 miles.(All distances are approximate)
St. Madoes is situated in the attractive Borders town of Melrose. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, Melrose is situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed. With an approximate population of around 2100 in Melrose, and 1200 in the immediate villages of Gattonside, Darnick and Newstead, the town provides an extensive choice of amenities ranging from a variety of specialist independent shops including a green grocer, a fishmonger, two butchers, antique and interiors shops, small supermarkets, a large selection of restaurants and numerous hotels, all situated around the High Street area of this vibrant town.
The thriving old mill town of Galashiels five miles to the West offers a fuller range of shopping facilities, which include Tesco, ASDA, Boots, Next and Marks &Spencer.
Local tourist attractions include Melrose Abbey, Harmony Garden (home to the Borders Book Festival), Priorwood Gardens, the Greenyards, (home of Melrose RFC and Rugby Sevens), and Abbotsford House with award winning visitor centre, the former home of Sir Walter Scott. 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, St. Cuthbert's Way and The Borders Abbeys Way. Several festivals which include the Melrose 7's Rugby Tournament, the Borders Book Festival, and the Melrose Festival complete with ride-out attract visitors from far and wide, as well as the thriving Melrose Music Society.
Local schools include the excellent Melrose primary school, the highly regarded St Mary's preparatory school, and Earlston High School. The Borders General Hospital also lies just outside the town, and there are a number of churches in the area with Catholic, Episcopal and Church of Scotland represented in the town. Melrose sits in an easily accessible area and can be reached by the A68 or A7 via Galashiels that provide the links to Edinburgh or the north of England. The area is also served by the Borders Railway which opened in September 2015 and runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, the station lies approximately one and a half miles away. There is also a busy bus service 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 45 miles and 66 miles away respectively.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD6 9QT
Coming from Edinburgh take the A68 South, passing through Pathhead, Lauder and Earlston. On reaching the roundabout, approximately three miles outside Earlston, turn right onto the A6091 Signposted Melrose and Galashiels.
Take the turn-off for Melrose and proceed into the Market Square. Turn immediately left and go up Dingleton Road, passing underneath the by-pass. Take the second turning on the right, bearing immediately left, which is Douglas Road. Proceed up the hill and round, and you will come to St. Madoes which is half-way up on the left-hand side.
From the South, follow the A68 through St. Boswells and turn left at the aforementioned roundabout and follow the instructions from there.
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