5 bedroom detached house for sale

The Old Railway Station, WALKERBURN, Scottish Borders

Sold STC £250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Unique period country home
  • Formerly a railway station constructed in 1890
  • Converted in 1970s
  • Substantial flexible accommodation
  • Picturesque semi-rural Tweed valley location
  • Stunning countryside vistas
  • Close to Glentress
  • River access
  • Easily commutable to Edinburgh and Border towns

Full description

Idyllic Scottish Semi-Rural Retreat
As its name suggests, The Old Railway Station was converted in the 1970s to form a deceptively spacious 5 bedroom detached cottage with detached double garage beautifully set in approximately one third of an acre garden with river access, views and orchards. Nestled in a picturesque semi-rural location with panoramic vistas of the Tweed Valley, and easily commutable to Edinburgh and Border Towns.

Accommodation Comprises:

Internal: Entrance Vestibule, Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Kitchen, Study, Master Bedroom and En-Suite Shower Room, Four Further Bedrooms, and Two Bathrooms.
Outside: Private gated driveway with ample parking, landscaped gardens incorporating orchard, detached double garage, river access and fishing rights, fine far-reaching views. In total approximately one third of an acre.

Walkerburn 0.5 miles Peebles 8 miles Galashiels 10 miles Edinburgh 31 miles
(All distances are approximate)

Situation:
The Old Railway Station is well situated in a picturesque semi-rural setting close to the village of Walkerburn, with stunning views over the surrounding Tweed Valley countryside. The property enjoys a peaceful setting with a high degree of privacy with gardens extending to approximately one third of an acre close to the world famous River Tweed. The property offers the best of country living, being in a very private semi rural position, but not isolated, with the local village of Walkerburn just a few minutes’ walk away where there are some day-to-day village amenities, and further facilities can be found in nearby Innerleithen, with the larger towns of Peebles and Galashiels within easy reach for more comprehensive facilities.

On a broader note, 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 world class 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.

Description:
The Old Railway Station is a successful conversion from the 18th century former railway station into a comfortable and very private detached family home. Positioned in private gardens extending to approximately a third of an acre with stunning rural vistas of the Tweed Valley, there is also river access and we understand fishing rights. Enjoying the peace and quiet that many buyers are searching for, the property is well placed to discover wonderful country and riverbank walks nearby. Successfully converted in the 1970s the property is now a truly unique and characterful family home with the flexible accommodation offering huge potential for a growing family or to create B&B facilities. The property is approached by crossing the bridge over the River Tweed along a country lane and has gated access onto the driveway, with parking for approximately four vehicles, together with a detached double garage. The Vestibule is generously proportioned with plenty of storage and leads to the Hallway. The Sitting Room is a good sized room with feature fireplace and open views, and the dining Kitchen is fitted with a range of floor/wall units, is double aspect and has ample space for family dining. The Master Bedroom is set to the rear, and boasts a three piece En-Suite Shower Room, and the remainder of the Bedrooms are all generously proportioned. A lovely Study or Sun Room has French doors to the garden, and both Bathrooms are well fitted with four piece suites.

Outside: Gated access to private driveway with ample space for car parking and detached double garage. Well landscaped gardens surround the property, with orchard and established shrubbery. There is river access to the River Tweed which is a beautiful spot for fishing, picnics and riverbank walks.

Directions:
From Edinburgh, take the A701 through Penicuik and then the A703 towards Peebles continuing through Innerleithen and into Walkerburn on the A72, taking the first right onto Caberston Road, and following this road over the bridge and after a short distance The Old Railway Station can be found on the right hand side of the road.

Satellite Navigation:
For those with the use of Satellite Navigation the postcode for this property is EH43 6DD.

GENERAL REMARKS:

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

Services:
Mains electric, mains water, mains gas, shared septic tank drainage, gas fired central heating system.

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

EPC: D

Council Tax: D

Internet Web Site:
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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.

Important Notice:
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2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or mis-statement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Edwin Thompson. have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.
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Particulars prepared April 2017


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  • Stow (7.4 mi)
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01896 555003 Local call rate

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