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The Wells is the most charming and spacious five-bedroom detached family home situated in the popular village of Newstead, which lies on the fringes of the much sought-after Borders town of Melrose, which has just been voted 'One of the Best Places to Live in Scotland in 2022' by The Sunday Times.
Dating from the late 18th Century and benefitting from attractive period features throughout, which include curved walls, cornicing, and working shutters, the beautifully proportioned rooms provide a family home steeped in history, with a flexible layout offering a wealth of opportunity to any buyer.
Located in a highly accessible area, with the A68 nearby, the property is only two and a half miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh. Of particular note is the location of the Borders General Hospital which lies on the outskirts of Melrose, as well as the strong primary and secondary school catchment.
Internally, this versatile and impressive house lies over two levels and provides ample reception space and flexible living across two floors with potential to create annexed accommodation, subject to the necessary permissions.
Currently, the house comprises five bedrooms, an ensuite bathroom, an ensuite shower room, a family bathroom, a nursery/dressing room, a sitting room, a family room, a dining room, a breakfasting kitchen, a study, a garden room, a utility room, a boot room and a cloakroom/wc. Off the boot room, lies a linkway to the internal courtyard plus the back door and also leads into the integral garage with store room off.
Externally, the property sits in around one acre with a driveway leading up to the gravel sweep at the front of the property. There is additional parking to the rear of the house, as well as in the integral garage.
The mature garden is a particular feature of this delightful house and has a wonderful array of specimen trees, shrubs and colourful borders, with attractive wooded areas which add to the charm of this most private location. Well stocked flower beds to the front and side provide an abundance of colour throughout the year.
A terraced area lies immediately to the front of the house and is accessed via the garden room which opens onto the pond area which is surrounded by attractive dry-stone walls and looks up towards the garden.
There are additional features such as a stone-built outbuilding offering excellent external storage, and the lovely enclosed courtyard which can be accessed from a variety of rooms and provides a superb position for al fresco dining.
Edinburgh and Newcastle are easily accessible via the A68, with most Border towns readily available from this central location, with the aforementioned Borders Railway, closeby.
Edinburgh 39 miles. Melrose 1 mile. Galashiels 6 miles. Tweedbank 2.5 miles(All distances are approximate)
Council Tax Band: G
The Wells is situated in Newstead, only a short distance from the attractive Borders town of Melrose. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed, it has just been voted 'One of the Best Places to Live in Scotland in 2022' by The Sunday Times.
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 greengrocer, 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 House (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 attracts visitors from far and wide.
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 that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with the station approximately two 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 9RW
(Please note there is no vehicular access off Claymires Lane - please use the directions below)
From the A68 turn onto the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels. Continue on this road for approximately 1.5 miles, and turn right signposted Newstead and follow the road into the village. Approximately halfway through the village you will see a left turn for Claymires Lane, continue past this turn off and take the first driveway entrance on the left. Proceed up drive to the house.
From Galashiels take the Melrose by-pass (A6091) as if travelling back towards the A68. Take the first left turning into Melrose followed by an immediate right-hand turn which will take you down Dean Road towards Newstead. Follow the road all the way down and turn right at the T-junction. Continue through the village, and take the driveway entrance on the right immediately before the right hand turn into Claymires Lane. Proceed up drive to the house.
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