£275,000 Guide price
Viewfield is an immaculately presented five-bedroom detached property situated in a very popular residential area on the fringes of the principal Borders town of Galashiels.
Located in an attractive residential development, it sits in a strong primary school catchment, and is only a short distance from the Borders Railway that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with a station in the town.
Internally, the flexible accommodation lies over two levels and comprises five bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a family bathroom, a further shower room, a large sitting room with dining area, a breakfasting kitchen, and a utility room. The versatile layout means the fifth bedroom could also be a study or a snug, and there is plentiful storage throughout which is a particular feature.
Externally, there is driveway parking to the front and to the rear of the house which also has a garage with access underneath the house which provides excellent additional storage. The garden lies predominantly to the rear with extensive decking accessed immediately from the house, which is ideal for more informal entertaining with steps down to the gravelled sweep and lawn area with a further area to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine.
With all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station, the property is situated in a very accessible location with excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7 road link.
Edinburgh 36 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Melrose 3.5 miles Peebles 21 miles(All distances are approximate)
EPC : D66
Council Tax Band : F
Viewfield is located in a popular residential area on the fringes 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 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 for the property is: TD1 3SL
From the A68, take the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels. Continue on this road, passing Melrose on your right. Proceed over the two roundabouts, and the River Tweed, and turn left at the third roundabout signposted Selkirk (A7).
Take the first left turn into Kingsknowe Drive, and a first right into Abbotsview Drive. Follow this road all the way to the bottom and Viewfield is the last house on the right-hand side before you turn the corner.
From the A7 (going South) travel through Galashiels, signposted Hawick, follow the road out of Galashiels, taking the second exit signposted Selkirk (A7) and follow the above directions.
If travelling on the A7 (North) take a right turn into Kingsknowe Drive, before reaching Galashiels, and follow the above directions.
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