- Spacious home
- Possibility to extend
- Large garden
- Views to the Eildons
- Double glazing
- Oil fired central heating
9 Commonside is a well presented three-bedroom semi-detached house situated in the much sought-after conservation village of Bowden. Deceptively spacious, as well as benefitting from the most attractive views over the Common, and to the Eildon Hills, there is excellent scope to extend the existing accommodation, subject to the necessary permissions.
Lying across two levels, the well-proportioned accommodation benefits from the most charming front and rear garden plus private driveway parking.
Only a short drive from the principal Borders Town of Melrose, the property lies five and a half miles from the Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh.
Internally, the property comprises three bedrooms, a bathroom, a sitting room, and a dining kitchen. There is also a spacious attic, with loft ladder providing excellent storage.
Externally, the property has a lovely garden to the rear with lawn, borders, and a patio accessed from the kitchen. There is also a most attractive garden to the front with lawn and a variety of shrubs. There is also private driveway parking, plus a garden shed.
Edinburgh is easily accessible via the A68, with most Border towns readily available from this central location, along with the aforementioned Borders Railway.
Edinburgh 40 miles. Galashiels 8 miles. Tweedbank 5.5 miles. Melrose 4.0 miles.
Newtown St. Boswells 1.5 miles
(All distances are approximate)
EPC ; D64
Council tax band : B
9 Commonside is situated in the much sought-after conservation village of Bowden, just one and a half miles from Newtown St. Boswells which is home of the region’s largest employer, the Scottish Borders Council. There are also an excellent range of local amenities in the town including a health centre, a hotel, and a small supermarket. The nearby Milestone Garden Centre sits on the outskirts of Newtown St. Boswells and is a very popular attraction.
The popular Borders town of Melrose, over the Eildon Hills, is only four miles away. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, Melrose is situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed. The town provides an extensive range of amenities ranging from a variety of specialist shops, small supermarkets, restaurants and a selection of hotels.
The thriving old mill town of Galashiels, five miles to the West offers a fuller range of shopping facilities, which include Tesco, ASDA, Next and Marks & Spencer.
Local tourist attractions include Melrose Abbey, Harmony House, Priorwood Gardens, the Greenyards, (home of Melrose RFC and Rugby Sevens), and Abbotsford House, 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, shooting, horse riding, golf, mountain biking, and a selection of walks including both St. Cuthbert’s and the Southern Upland Way.
Local schools include Newtown St. Boswells Primary, the highly regarded St Mary’s preparatory school in Melrose, and Earlston High School. The Borders General Hospital also lies on the outskirts of Melrose. Bowden 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 Borders Railway, in Tweedbank with trains running to Edinburgh is approximately five and a half miles away is of particular note.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD6 0SR
From the North take the A68 South and turn right into Newtown St Boswells and onto the B6398 through the town. Turn right, remaining on the B6398 (Bowden Road) signposted Bowden and proceed along this road until you reach the village.
Proceed halfway through the village and turn right into Commonside. Number 9 is halfway along on the right-hand side.
Alternatively coming from Melrose, take the B6359 out of Melrose and continue for approximately three miles. Turn left onto the B6398, signposted Bowden, and proceed through the village and turn left into Commonside. Number 9 is halfway along on the left-hand side.