Tel: 01896 820 226 | Email: [email protected]

Wilderbank House Kirkbrae, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1 1NJ
Offers Over £399,995

  • Wilderbank House, Kirkbrae, Galashiels
    Kirkbrae
  • Vestibule
    Kirkbrae
  • Reception hall
    Kirkbrae
  • Sitting room
    Kirkbrae
  • Sitting room
    Kirkbrae
  • Sitting room
    Kirkbrae
  • Dining room
    Kirkbrae
  • Dining room
    Kirkbrae
  • Kitchen
    Kirkbrae
  • Kitchen
    Kirkbrae
  • Kitchen
    Kirkbrae
  • Conservatory
    Kirkbrae
  • Conservatory
    Kirkbrae
  • Principal bedroom
    Kirkbrae
  • Principal bedroom
    Kirkbrae
  • Bedroom 2
    Kirkbrae
  • Bedroom 4
    Kirkbrae
  • Family bathroom
    Kirkbrae
  • Wilderbank House
    Kirkbrae
  • Wilderbank House
    Kirkbrae
  • Garden
    Kirkbrae
  • Lawn and conservatory
    Kirkbrae
  • Conservatory
    Kirkbrae
  • Garden
    Kirkbrae
  • Patio
    Kirkbrae
  • Towards garage
    Kirkbrae
  • Lawn towards garage
    Kirkbrae
  • Guest House
    Kirkbrae
  • Guest House
    Kirkbrae
  • Garden path
    Kirkbrae
  • Wilderbank House
    Kirkbrae
  • Location map
    Kirkbrae
Please enter your starting address in the form input below.

  • Stunning Period Features
  • Annexed Accommodation (Guest Cottage)
  • Potential to Extend the Cellars
  • Conservatory
  • Generous Storage
  • Charming Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Gas Central Heating


Wilderbank House is an impressive and substantial ground floor apartment situated in a popular residential area of the Borders town of Galashiels. Forming the major part of a large detached Victorian property, which was built in the mid-19th Century for the Brown family, who were mill owners in the town, it was converted in the 1950’s.
The property also benefits from a one-bedroom annexe named Guest Cottage which is a fabulous addition to the existing accommodation.

Within walking distance of the Borders Railway station, which runs to Edinburgh, the property occupies a private setting with a lovely garden, and views across the town to Blaikie’s Hill.
A particular feature of the property is the original, impressive large marble fireplace, along with the size of the rooms which are of excellent proportions, with high ceilings and an abundance of period features which include original doors, sash and case windows, wood panelling and cornicing throughout, as well as the fantastic cellar space.
Internally, the main living space lies across the one level and comprises four bedrooms, one with a shower, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a dining room, a breakfasting kitchen, an Amdega conservatory and a separate wc.

A stunning vestibule with Blenheim tiled floor opens into a spacious and welcoming reception hall with a striking carved fireplace, and the backbone of this property.
Stone steps lead off the hall down into the lower ground floor and into a selection of cellars which offer excellent potential as a hobby or workspace, internal storage or could be converted into proper rooms, subject to the necessary consents. They really are a fabulous addition to this lovely home.

Externally, the property is accessed by a shared driveway which leads to the house and round to Guest Cottage, which is a one-bedroom conversion of the old coach house and provides excellent annexed accommodation or additional income stream. With a sitting room, kitchen, shower room, and a bedroom accessed up an original wooden staircase it also has back door access leading to a small patio at the rear.
Situated within charming grounds there is a superb lawn, with the generous conservatory overlooking the garden and leading onto the patio from where to enjoy the sunshine and informal entertaining.
There are beautifully presented and well stocked borders with an attractive beech hedge as a backdrop, with access into the shared woodland, vegetable garden and drying green plus two log stores. A brick path leads down to a further path which leads round to the detached timber garage and back into the garden. An external stone-built store sits adjacent to the Guest Cottage and is ideal for storing gardening equipment.

Most Border towns can be reached from this central location, with the A7 having direct routes to Edinburgh and Carlisle is immediately available, as well as the Borders Railway which only make this region more and more accessible.

Melrose 5 miles Selkirk 6 miles Edinburgh 32 miles Tweedbank 2 miles (all distances are approximate)

EPC : D64

Council Tax Band : F

LOCATION :

Wilderbank House sits in a popular 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 that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with the aforementioned station in the town. There is also a busy bus service which runs from the Interchange, lying 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.

DIRECTIONS :
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD1 1NJ
Coming from the East, proceed into Gala along the A7 and onto the Abbotsford Road. Bear left onto Church Street, onto Scott Crescent which leads to Scott Street and onto Gala Park.
At the junction of Gala Park and Kirkbrae proceed straight over onto Kirkbrae and follow the road to the end and go through the pillars.
Pass Mayfield House on your left and go up the drive which leads up to Wilderbank House. The entrance to the flat is to the front on the right, as is the parking for Wilderbank House.

Coming from the West, proceed into Galashiels along the A72 and on entering Island Street, turn right onto Hall Street, which becomes Kirkbrae and turn right before the Galashiels Nursing Home on the corner and proceed onto Kirkbrae and follow the above directions.

Click to enlarge

Kirkbrae
Galashiels TD1 1NJ
County: Scottish Borders
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: MP002045

T: 01896820226

Request A Viewing


​By submitting your details you are granting us permission to contact you. Your personal information will be kept securely at all times and utilised solely for the purposes of your property enquiry. We will never pass on your details to any 3rd parties, without your express permission. Please read our privacy notice ​for further information.

Check these out!

Braid Road
Updated
Braid Road
Braid Road
Braid Road
Braid Road

Gowanbank, Braid Road, Hawick, Scottish Borders, TD9 9LZ

Offers Over £499,995

bedrooms6    bathrooms 3    receptions 3   

*Under Home Report Valuation* Gowanbank is an immaculately presented and spacious five/six-bedroom detached family home situated in an elevated position above the Borders town of Hawick. Set in (...)

Station Road Stow
Station Road Stow
Station Road Stow
Station Road Stow
Station Road Stow

3 Station Road, Stow, Galashiels, The Scottish Borders, TD1 2SQ

Guide Price £215,000

bedrooms3    bathrooms 2    receptions 2   

3 Station Road is an immaculately presented three-bedroom ground floor apartment situated in the heart of the charming village of Stow. Forming part of a large mansion, it was formerly a coffee shop, (...)

Recently Sold Properties

Brunton Park Bowden
Sold STC
Brunton Park Bowden
Brunton Park Bowden
Brunton Park Bowden
Brunton Park Bowden

Eildonlea, 51 Brunton Park, Bowden, Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 0SZ

Guide Price £275,000

bedrooms4    bathrooms 2    receptions 2   

Eildonlea is a spacious and well-presented four-bedroom detached house situated in the much sought-after village of Bowden. Only a short drive from the principal Borders Town of Melrose, the property (...)

Abbotsferry Road Tweedbank
Sold STC
Abbotsferry Road Tweedbank
Abbotsferry Road Tweedbank
Abbotsferry Road Tweedbank
Abbotsferry Road Tweedbank

26 Abbotsferry Road, Tweedbank, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1 3RX

Guide Price £275,000

bedrooms4    bathrooms 2    receptions 1   

26 Abbotsferry Road is an immaculately presented and spacious four-bedroom detached bungalow located in Tweedbank, which lies halfway between the Borders towns of Melrose and Galashiels. Situated in (...)

 Lanton
Sold STC
 Lanton
 Lanton
 Lanton
 Lanton

Rannoch Lanton, Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, TD8 6SU

Guide Price £260,000

bedrooms3    bathrooms 1    receptions 2   

*NEW* *£25,000 Under Home Report Valuation* Rannoch is a most attractive three/four-bedroom detached bungalow situated in the charming and popular village of Lanton, which lies only a (...)

We are members of