- Scandinavian Energy Efficient Home
- Set in Large Garden Grounds
- Double Garage
- Possible Annexed Accommodation
- Borders Railway Nearby
- Air Source Heat Pump
- Solar & Photovoltaic Roof Panels
- Heat Recovery System
2 Netherview is an immaculately presented and spacious three-bedroom detached property situated on the outskirts of Galashiels in the Scottish Borders.
Scandinavian in style, it is a fabulous example of a state of the art energy efficient home which is set in large private garden and grounds. Complete with a detached double garage that could provide annexed accommodation or use as a home office or studio, it is a superb family home.
With double glazing, an air source heat pump providing under floor heating throughout, there are also solar panels which heat the hot water, and photovoltaic roof panels which has a feed-in tariff with eight years still to run, that provides a small income to cover utility bills.
Having been built around fifteen years ago the property sits in a highly accessible area of Galashiels, only a short distance from the town centre which benefits from a station on the Borders Railway that runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh.
Internally, the flexible accommodation lies across two levels and comprises three main bedrooms, a study/library area on the first floor landing, an ensuite ‘jack and jill’ bathroom with separate shower, a further shower room on the ground floor, and an open plan sitting room with family area to one side and a kitchen with dining area off, plus a utility room.
Flooded with natural light by an array of windows and sliding doors which open onto the wrap around decking it provides a great entertaining space inside and out.
Additional features include the built-in speakers through the house, a multi-fuel stove and a heat recovery system which is a real bonus.
Externally, the property has a long private driveway leading to an area of plentiful parking to the front of the double garage as well as extensive lawns and woodland which add to the privacy of this special location. There is also a summer house at the top of the plot with excellent views over the garden and towards the Eildon Hills plus a useful garden shed with log store.
With all amenities close at hand including the aforementioned railway station and access to the A7 linking Edinburgh and the North of England, 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 : E79
COUNCIL TAX BAND : G
2 Netherview sits in a desirable location on the outskirts 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 3HG
From the A68, take the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels. Continue on this road, passing Melrose on your right. Proceed over the three roundabouts, and the River Tweed, into Galashiels. Proceed forward on Abbotsford Road, and at the first small roundabout turn right onto Tweed Road. Follow Tweed Road down until you reach the Borders College and Netherdale. Turn right into Netherview and bear left at the lodge house. Proceed uphill passing a house on your right-hand side. You will then come to the driveway entrance ahead. Continue forward and park at the front of the house.
From the A7 (going South) travel through Galashiels, signposted Hawick, follow the road out of Galashiels, over two roundabouts and past Tesco and up Braw Lads Brae to the small roundabout onto Abbotsford Road. Proceed forward over the roundabout along Abbotsford Road, and turn left at the next small roundabout and onto Tweed Road and follow the aforementioned directions.