£79,995 Guide price
31 Thistle Street is a spacious two/three-bedroom double upper flat situated in a popular residential area of Galashiels.
Occupying the first and second floor, this property will need a degree of modernisation but also benefits from a private area of garden ground with external storage, and would make a perfect first home or investment opportunity.
Only a short distance from the town centre and the station on the Borders Railway, that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, there is also excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7 road link.
Internally, the property comprises two main bedrooms, a bathroom, a sitting room, a dining room/third bedroom, a kitchen, and a separate wc.
Externally, there is an area of private garden ground from where to enjoy the sunshine, complete with a greenhouse, external store and a stone built shed which is an added bonus.
With all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station, 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)
31 Thistle Street 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 1LX
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 and subsequently into Scott Street and then Gala Park. Follow this road, and before the T-junction turn left onto Victoria Street and proceed up the hill. Turn left onto Thistle Street and number 31 sits on the right-hand side, with access round the back through the gap in the buildings.
Coming from Peebles, take the A72 into Galashiels. Proceed into the centre of the town and on reaching Island Street turn right onto Hall Street. Go up the hill and turn left onto Gala Park, and then first right on to Victoria Street and follow the above directions.
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