- Development/Investment Potential
- South Facing Garden
- Private Parking
- Walking Distance to Railway Station
- Wood Burning Stove
- Double Glazing
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, with an apartment, but has since been converted into a spacious dwelling with private driveway parking and a fabulous south-facing garden to the rear.
Given it could have three separate entrances, the apartment could be split in to two separate dwellings, or reinstated as a dwelling with a commercial premise, subject to the necessary permissions. This would provide an unusual but viable investment opportunity in a strong village location.
Only a short walk to the Borders Railway station, which runs to Edinburgh, there are amenities in the village which includes a village shop with post office, plus a primary school, a health centre and open countryside on the doorstep.
Internally, the property comprises three bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a bathroom, a sitting room, a generous kitchen with dining room off and a welcoming side vestibule. With double glazing throughout and a multi-fuel stove in the sitting room it provides a warm and comfortable home with good storage throughout.
Externally, there is a charming south-facing garden to the rear with patio area, extensive decking and lawn. Attractive borders, with shrubs and trees in abundance make this a lovely place to sit out and enjoy informal entertaining. The garden could also offer an opportunity as a small building plot subject to the necessary permissions.
Useful storage under the house plus a garden shed and private driveway parking are a particular feature of this property.
Edinburgh and most Border towns are readily available from this highly accessible location with the A7 running from Edinburgh to Carlisle.
Galashiels 7.5 miles. Edinburgh 26 miles. Melrose 12 miles. Lauder 5.5 miles
(All mileage is approximate)
EPC : D59
Council Tax Band : D
3 Station Road is situated in the heart of the village of Stow, which has a village shop with a post office, a coffee shop and a health centre. As well as being a sociable village with a range of activities, there is a very active pre-school, an excellent primary school, and a local church.
The principal Borders town of Galashiels only seven and a half miles away, with a population of 12,000, offers a fuller 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 in Galashiels 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 amongst neighbouring towns and villages.
There are also a variety of outdoor pursuits in the area that include fishing on the River Tweed, fieldsports, horse riding, golf at Galashiels and Lauder, lawn bowling, mountain biking, and a selection of walks including the Southern Upland Way.
Primary schooling is available in Stow with secondary schooling at Galashiels Academy, for which there is a school bus service. The well-known St. Mary’s Prep School is located in Melrose, to the South, along with a further selection of public schools in or around Edinburgh to the North.
The Borders General Hospital, the largest hospital in the Scottish Borders is only twelve or so miles away on the fringes of Melrose. Stow 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 which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with the aforementioned station in the town. There is also a busy bus service which runs from the Interchange, beside the railway station in Galashiels with links to Newcastle and Carlisle in the South, as well as Edinburgh and the other Border towns. Edinburgh International airport – offers an excellent choice of destinations and is 32 miles away.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD1 2SQ
Coming from Edinburgh take the A7 South signposted Carlisle and Galashiels. Continue South on the A7, passing Heriot, on your right. Approximately nine miles after the turning for Heriot, you will enter the northern side of Stow.
Continue into Stow and through the village and take the first right turn after the pedestrian lights, which is Station Road.
3 Station Road is the first building on the left-hand side, occupying the corner plot.
Coming from Galashiels take the A7 to Stow, and turn left immediately before the pedestrian lights. 3 Station Road is the first building on the left-hand side, occupying the corner plot.