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23 Redpath Crescent is an immaculately presented three-bedroom detached house situated in a popular development on the Eastern fringes of Galashiels.
With a large number of amenities in the centre of the town, including a small convenience store within the development, the property has a detached garage and a generous enclosed garden to the rear, and lies a short distance from the Borders Railway which runs to Edinburgh, with stations at either Tweedbank or Galashiels.
Internally, the property lies across two levels and comprises three bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a family bathroom, a full length sitting room and dining kitchen, plus a downstairs wc with utility cupboard. With gas central heating, double glazing and good storage throughout it provides an excellent family home.
Externally, the property has garden ground to the front and a charming enclosed garden to the rear, with access directly from the sitting room or down the side of the house it is mainly laid to lawn with decking in the corner which is ideal for informal entertaining.
There is also private driveway parking to the side and to the front of the detached garage which benefits from a workshop/utility area.
Most Border towns can be reached from this central location, with the A7 located nearby having direct routes to Edinburgh and Carlisle, as well as the Borders Railway which will only make this region more and more accessible.
Melrose 2.5 miles Selkirk 7 miles Edinburgh 35 miles Tweedbank 2.0 miles(all distances are approximate)
EPC : C78
Council Tax Band : E
23 Redpath Crescent sits within a popular development on the Eastern 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 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 for the property is: TD1 2QG
Coming from the North take the A68 through Earlston until you reach the roundabout at the junction with the A6091. Take the second turning signposted Melrose and Galashiels, and continue past Melrose to the next roundabout then take the third exit onto the B6360 and the first left down and over the River Tweed onto the B6374.
Follow this road until you reach the 30mph limit at Galashiels and turn right and then first right into the development. Proceed forward to the green and turn right and then proceed to the end of the road and turn right again. Number 23 is the second house along on your right-hand side
Coming from the South follow the A68 out of St. Boswells until you reach the roundabout at the junction with the A6091, and follow the aforementioned directions.
Alternative route could be via the A7, into Galashiels and taking the Melrose Road East out of Gala and taking a left turn immediately after the 30 mph limit signs, and follow the above directions.
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