- Fabulous Garden
- Driveway Parking & Garage
- Annexed Accommodation
- Walking Distance to Train Station
- Double Glazing
- Rural Views
*CLOSING DATE SET-TUESDAY 16th JULY at 12NOON*
Marchbank Cottage is the most charming and immaculately presented three-bedroom detached house situated in an elevated position above the popular Borders village of Stow.
Complete with a one-bedroom self-contained annexe the property offers versatile accommodation that could be converted into a four-bedroom family home or kept as it is.
Within walking distance 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 immediately on the doorstep.
Internally, the current layout comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a shower room, a breakfasting kitchen, a sitting room with dining area, a conservatory, a small study, a family room plus an additional small kitchen in the annexe. With double glazing throughout, and oil-fired central heating it provides a warm and comfortable home with good storage.
Externally, the property sits in a generous plot with lovely rural views, well stocked borders and patios to the front and rear which provide an excellent space for more informal entertaining.
There is also an extensive lawn, paved pathways and a large vegetable plot which offer an excellent outside space which runs down to a small burn.
There is also a large detached garage, and private driveway parking which is a particular feature of this property, plus a garden shed which is included in the sales price.
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 : E52
Council Tax Band : C
Marchbank Cottage is situated in popular Borders 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 2QP
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 left turn after the pedestrian lights onto Townfoot.
Proceed forward taking the next right-hand turn onto Earlston Road and follow the road up the hill bearing round to the left.
Approximately two hundred yards up you will turn left into Cotland Place. Continue down the lane and Number 27 sits immediately in front of you. You can park immediately outside or in the private driveway to the left.
Coming from Galashiels take the A7 to Stow, and turn right immediately before the pedestrian lights, and follow the above directions.