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4 bedroom villa for sale

Manse Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders

Sold STC £219,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Very Spacious Family Home.
  • Lovely Leafy Location.
  • Views Across Victoria Park.
  • Integral Garage.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


26 Manse Street is a spacious and well-presented link-detached family home, situated in a very peaceful and sought-after residential area on the southern edge of Galashiels. The property offers well laid out accommodation over two floors, pretty landscaped gardens, an integral garage and cellar storage and lovely views across Victoria Park and the town itself. This substantial property would suit a variety of buyers including families, young professionals and retirees. Galashiels also benefits from the newly opened Borders Railway, providing regular commuter services into Edinburgh.

Accommodation Comprises:

Ground Floor: Entrance hall, cloakroom, large open-plan sitting room and dining room, kitchen-breakfast room.

First Floor: Landing, four double bedrooms, family bathroom.

Exterior: Private drive with ample off-street parking, integral garage, cellar store, beautifully landscaped gardens to the front and rear with patio, summerhouse and lawn, far-reaching views.

Edinburgh 32 miles Melrose 5 miles Newcastle 74 miles
(All distances are approximate)

The property sits on a good sized plot on Manse Street, a mature, quiet and leafy residential area on the fringes of the town opposite Victoria Park, a lovely park for recreation, dog walking or a picnic in the summer. The area is very popular as it offers the best of both worlds, a quiet and well-looked after residential locale and only minutes away from the all of the amenities the town has to offer. The historic market town of Galashiels offers an extensive range of amenities, with an excellent variety of shops, supermarkets, pre-school, primary and secondary schooling and superb sporting, leisure and recreational facilities. The Heriot-Watt Scottish Borders Campus has a thriving student community, and there is a good selection of restaurants and bars in the town and surrounding area. Galashiels is easily commutable to Edinburgh with regular train services running on the newly opened Borders Railway with a journey time of under an hour. The town is on the A7 running from Edinburgh to Carlisle and the nearby A68 runs from Edinburgh to Newcastle. A choice of airports include Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle and the east coast main line runs from Berwick-upon-Tweed connecting Edinburgh with London. The Scottish Borders offers a quality of life that is second to none and in an area of 1800 square miles there is certainly plenty of space to enjoy our beautiful unspoilt countryside and individual towns. Home to world class activities and attractions, it’s no wonder that the area is so popular with visitors who come here to enjoy mountain biking at Glentress, salmon fishing on the Tweed, walking in our hills and forests or diving off the Berwickshire coast. The area is also known for its’ spectacular Common Ridings, when whole communities come together to celebrate each town’s individual heritage and to cheer on hundreds of horses and riders every summer. The Borders is also a heartland of rugby in Scotland, with the names of our local towns being synonymous with the game and of course Melrose being the original home of rugby sevens. From our historic towns to rural villages, wherever you go you will be struck by the warmth of the welcome in our communities and the real pride people have in living in this wonderful part of the world. With good transport links, including the newly opened Borders Railway with regular services to Edinburgh, an excellent education system and stunning countryside, a move to the Scottish Borders really could be the best move of your life.

This very well-presented link-detached family home offers very spacious living accommodation throughout which is indicative of properties built in this era and also offers a new owner the scope to put their own stamp on the property and even extend subject to planning. The house stands on a generous plot in a very sought-after family friendly area with well-tended and pretty gardens overlooking Victoria Park and the open countryside beyond. The property is approached from Manse Street over a private drive providing plenty of off-street parking and leading up to the integral garage. The front door opens in a generous and welcoming hall with a window to the front and stairs with a cupboard under rising to the first floor. Off the hall is a cloakroom with a window to the front of the house and fitted with a WC and hand basin, both set within a vanity unit. A door leads from the hall into a fantastic open-plan sitting room and dining area running the full depth of the house with windows to the front and rear of the property. There is a feature fireplace with a gas fire sitting on a marble hearth with stone surround and timber mantle. A serving hatch links the dining space with the kitchen and a buyer might want to consider removing the wall to create a completely open-plan contemporary kitchen, dining and living space, subject to the necessary planning. The kitchen is to the rear of the property with two windows overlooking the garden and a back door leading out to a patio area in the garden. The kitchen-breakfast room is fitted with a range of floor and wall-mounted units with counters over, a sink and drainer with mixer tap and an integral electric oven with ceramic hob and extractor over and an integral dishwasher. There is a washing machine and free-standing fridge freezer and a walk-in pantry. On the first floor the landing has a window to the side of the house and has a linen cupboard and access to the loft space. There are four double bedrooms with the master having two built-in wardrobes and a large window to the front of the house overlooking the garden and Victoria Park. The second bedroom is another large room with a built-in wardrobe and window overlooking the rear garden with views over the town and countryside beyond. Bedroom three is to the rear of the house with a large Velux window and eaves storage. Bedroom four is a double bedroom currently used as a study with a window to the rear of the house. Completing the accommodation is the family bathroom which has a suite comprising bath, WC and hand-basin with a window to the side.

Outside: There are well-stocked and well-tended landscaped gardens to the front, side and rear of the house providing year-round colour and interest. The front garden has an area of lawn surrounded by pretty borders with a range of plants, trees and shrubs that sits beside the driveway offering ample parking in front of the integral garage. The gardens run alongside the house with a vegetable patch around to the secluded rear garden with a patio area, lawn and delightful timber summer house measuring 8’ x 5’.11”. An access hatch from the garden opens into a very large cellar providing an immense amount of storage that runs the length of the house from front to back, with dimensions approximately 30’ x 11’ with a head height of approximately 4’. The integral garage has an up and over door and is fitted with power and light. It houses the gas boiler and there is room for a tumble dryer.

From Edinburgh, head south on the A7 and follow the road into the town, turning right at the first roundabout onto Bridge Place and then right onto the A72. After a short distance turn left onto Hall Street and follow the street up the hill, taking the fourth right into Manse Street. The property is to be found after a short distance on the right-hand side.

Satellite Navigation:
For those with the use of Satellite Navigation the postcode for this property is TD1 1NE.


Fixtures and Fittings:
Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.

Mains electric, mains water, mains drainage, gas central heating.

Local Authority:
Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose
TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.

EPC: To Be Confirmed

Council Tax: E

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Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves:
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

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09 August 2016


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