- Spacious family home
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Immaculate condition
- Garage & private parking
- Strong school catchment
- Close to hospital & railway station
- Gas central heating
- Double glazing
Random House is an immaculately presented and beautifully maintained four-bedroom detached house located in the much sought-after Borders town of Melrose, recently voted ‘The Best Place to Live in Scotland’ by The Sunday Times.
Situated within a popular residential development the south-facing property enjoys views of the Eildon Hills, with access to woodland walks plus the neighbouring golf course.
Within walking distance of the town centre, as well as the Borders General Hospital, the property is approximately two and a half miles away from the rail-link at Tweedbank which runs to Edinburgh. It also sits within a strong primary and secondary school catchment with the primary school also within walking distance and the secondary school bus stopping at the road-end, which is a particular bonus.
Internally, the accommodation, which lies across two levels, comprises four double bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a family bathroom, a galleried study/library area, a large sitting room with patio doors, a dining area, a breakfasting kitchen, a separate utility room and a downstairs wc.
Recently upgraded throughout to include a real flame gas fire, Maplewood worktops and new flooring in the kitchen plus new integrated appliances there is excellent storage with fitted wardrobes in all bedrooms, solid oak doors and staircase, plus CAT 5 cabling to most rooms and double glazing providing a warm, modern and inviting family home.
Externally, the house sits in a generous plot surrounded by garden ground which includes a rockery, patio area, and enclosed side and back gardens. There is an extensive lawn to the front and rear, with lovely new summerhouse and trellis fencing, plus garden/tool shed, orangery/greenhouse, pretty arbour and an outside hot water tap. With access down both sides of the house there is a large block paved driveway with parking for several cars to the front of the integral garage.
The development lies adjacent to the Melrose Golf Club which nestles below the Eildon Hills, and is also conveniently located for commuting with Edinburgh easily accessible via the A68, and most Borders towns readily available from this central location.
Edinburgh 39 miles. Galashiels 5 miles. Tweedbank 2.5 miles. Peebles 22 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
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Random House is located in an exclusive development of fourteen houses on the Southern fringes of the attractive Borders town of Melrose. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, and recently voted ‘The Best Place to Live in Scotland’, 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 which is routinely named one of the best state schools in the region. 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 opened in September 2015 and runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, the station lies 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 9QE
Coming from Edinburgh take the A68 South, passing through Pathhead, Lauder and Earlston. On reaching the roundabout, approximately three miles outside Earlston, turn right onto the A6091 Signposted Melrose and Galashiels.
Take the turn-off for Melrose and proceed into the Market Square. Turn immediately left and go up Dingleton Road, passing underneath the by-pass.
Continue up Dingleton Road passing the entrance to the golf course on your left. Proceed up the hill and just before leaving Melrose you will see a sign for Scottsdale on your right. Turn in here and you will come to Random House which is the second house on your right-hand side.
From the South, follow the A68 through St. Boswells and turn left at the aforementioned roundabout and follow the instructions from there.