- Detailed Planning Permission
- Two Bedroom Property
- Central Location
- Close to the Railway Station
- Services Nearby
76 St. Andrew Street is an excellent residential development opportunity situated in the heart of Galashiels.
Accessed through a private vennel to the rear, it provides an opportunity for a charming single storey two-bedroom property.
Only a short distance from the town centre which benefits from a station on the Borders Railway, there is additional access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7 road link.
Externally, it will have private parking and garden space.
With all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station, the property is situated in a very accessible location.
Edinburgh 36 miles. Tweedbank 1.5 miles. Melrose 3.5 miles Peebles 21 miles
(All distances are approximate)
76 St. Andrew Street sits in the heart 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 which recently opened and 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 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.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode is: TD1 1DY
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 turn right onto Livingstone Place. Turn first left onto St. Andrew Street and the entrance to Number 76 lies on the left-hand side.
Coming from the West, proceed into Galashiels along the A72 and on entering Island Street, turn right onto Hall Street, and then left onto Scott Street. Proceed forward and turn left onto Balmoral Place. Turn first left onto St. Andrew Street and the entrance to Number 76 lies on the right-hand side, three hundred yards down.