- Flexible Family Home
- Large Garden
- Great Views
- Close to the Borders Railway
- Amenities Nearby
- Gas Central Heating
- Double Glazing
*£5,000 Under Home Report Valuation*
Hillfoot is the most immaculately presented three/four-bedroom detached family home, mixing the old with the new, it really is a fabulous property.
Dating from the 1920s the house is situated in an elevated position in a highly desirable residential area of Galashiels and only a short distance from the town centre, which benefits from a station on the Borders Railway that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh. There is also excellent access to Edinburgh and other Border towns via the A7.
Internally, the flexible accommodation lies across two levels and comprises three main bedrooms, a family bathroom, a sitting room, a large dining kitchen, a family room/bedroom four and a downstairs wc. With period features including leaded glass work, and original doors, this desirable property needs to be viewed to be appreciated.
Externally, the property benefits from a garage at the roadside with plentiful on-street parking readily available. There is garden ground to the front and rear, which is a real feature of this property. The garden to the front has steps and a path that winds up to the most charming patio to the front of the property. To the side of the property is the ‘Cabin’ which is a purpose-built small office or sun room for relaxing in.
To the rear is a large area of garden with gently sloping, but extensive lawn and three separate decked areas from where to enjoy informal entertaining.
There is also summer house at the top with excellent views and a garden shed. In addition to this is double door access from the dining kitchen to a sheltered patio area which is a fabulous place to enjoy a morning coffee.
With all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station and access to the A7, 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)
EPC : D58
Council Tax Band : E
Hillfoot sits in an elevated position in a much sought after residential area 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 2BQ
From Melrose take the B6374 on the northern banks of the River Tweed and follow this road into Galashiels. Continue forward along Melrose Road and as you approach Station Brae, turn right onto High Road (B6452).
Follow this road for approximately 300 yards passing the right turn onto Forebrae Park. You will reach Hillfoot shortly afterwards on the right-hand side. There is a name plate on the gate.
From Edinburgh take the A7 into Galashiels. As you approach High Buckholmside, turn left onto the High Road (B6452). Follow this road for approximately 250 yards and you will reach Hillfoot on your left, shortly before the turn-off for Forebrae Park.