- Village location
- Recently renovated
- Period features
- Close to station
Rikkiburn is a charming one-bedroom ground floor flat situated in the heart of Newstead, which lies on the fringes of the popular Borders town of Melrose.
Recently renovated, whilst retaining some lovely period features, the property lies only two and a half miles from the new Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, as well as the Borders General Hospital which lies on the outskirts of Melrose.
Internally, the property lies across one level and comprises one bedroom, a bathroom and an open plan sitting room with kitchen off. There is good storage within the property with a range of cupboards throughout.
Externally, the property benefits from an attractive garden to the rear which is a particular feature, with on-street parking nearby.
Edinburgh and Newcastle are easily accessible via the A68, with most Border towns readily available from this central location. The Borders Railway, runs between Tweedbank and Edinburgh and is only two and a half miles away.
Edinburgh 39 miles. Melrose 1 mile. Galashiels 6 miles. Tweedbank 2.5 miles
(All distances are approximate)
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD6 9DX
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.
Proceed down the hill, passing the Village Hall on your left. Rikkiburn is on your left-hand side on the corner thirty yards further down. Parking is available on the street just beyond Rikkiburn.
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 as you bear right you will come to Rikkiburn on your right-hand side. Parking is available on the street before you reach Rikkiburn
Rikkiburn is located in Newstead, only a short distance from the attractive Borders town of Melrose. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, Melrose is situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed.
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 green grocer, 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 attract 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 which 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.