- Detached House
- Large dining kitchen
- Ensuite Shower Room
- Views to Eildon Hills
- Close to Borders Railway
- Hospital Nearby
- Gas central heating
- Double glazing
CLOSING DATE - 12 NOON THURSDAY 8TH AUGUST
5 Townhead Way is a charming three-bedroom detached house situated in an attractive and small development in the popular village of Newstead, which lies on the fringes of the Borders town of Melrose.
In an accessible location, the property is only two and a half miles from the new Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, as well as the Borders General Hospital which lies on the outskirts of Melrose.
Internally, the property lies over two floors and comprises three bedrooms, an ensuite shower room, a bathroom, a sitting room, a dining kitchen and a downstairs wc. The garage is currently used as an office/workroom with additional storeroom, which could be easily reconverted.
With wardrobes in two bedrooms, and a floored attic above the workroom, there is good storage throughout, plus gas fired central heating and double glazing.
Externally, there is private driveway parking to the front of what was the garage, and a generous garden to the front and side with patio and decked area to the rear, which can be accessed from the dining kitchen and is perfect for more informal entertaining.
Lying in a strong school catchment, Edinburgh and Newcastle are easily accessible via the A68, with most Border towns readily available from this central location, with the aforementioned Borders Railway, close by.
Edinburgh 39 miles. Melrose 1 mile. Galashiels 6 miles. Tweedbank 2.5 miles
(All distances are approximate)
EPC - C73
Council Tax Band - F
5 Townhead Way is located in Newstead, only a short distance from the attractive Borders town of Melrose. Regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns, 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. 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 recently opened and runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with the station 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 9BU
From the A68 turn onto the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels. Continue on this road for approximately 1.5 miles, and turn right signposted Newstead and follow the road into the village. Before going down the hill you will see a turning on your right for Townhead Way. Turn right here and into the development. Number 5 sits on your left-hand side, halfway up.