£269,995 Guide price
*£10,000 Under Home Report Valuation*
Tara is an immaculately presented four-bedroom detached house situated in a quiet and popular residential area of Galashiels. Effectively lying across one level, but with external steps leading up to the property it benefits from charming views, in particular the Eildon Hills, which can be seen eastwards across Galashiels.
Only a short distance from the town centre, which benefits from a 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.
Internally, the bright and spacious property comprises four bedrooms (one currently used as a study), a family bathroom, a shower room, a sitting room, a breakfasting kitchen, and an open plan family area with dining area separated by a chimney breast. With wardrobes in all of the bedrooms, there is excellent storage throughout along with double glazing and gas fired central heating creating a generous family home.
Externally, the property benefits from a carport underneath the house, as well as a large garage with workshop area which are a particular bonus. With an additional door to the rear there is a useful utility room which also houses the gas boiler. The garden sits predominantly to the front and back with lawn to the front and feature terracing, with fabulous views, that is also accessed from the sitting room.
With all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station and access to the A7, the property is situated in a very accessible location.
Edinburgh 34 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Melrose 3.5 miles. Peebles 18 miles.(All distances are approximate)
EPC : D66
Council Tax Band : E
Tara lies in a popular residential area on the western side 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 1RD
From Edinburgh take the A7 South to Galashiels. Travel into Galashiels, and turn right at the first roundabout and onto Bridge Place, merging with the A72 signposted Peebles.
Proceed on this road which becomes Island Street which turns into King Street and then into Wood Street.
Continue forward and turn left into Westwood Gardens, which is on the left-hand side. Go up the hill, bearing left and Tara sits at the very end of the cul-de-sac.
From Peebles, take the A72 into Galashiels and on reaching Wood Street, and turn right into Westwood Gardens and follow the above directions.
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