A handsome, 4-bedroom detached family home set in a plot of approximately 1.8 acres, with stunning scenic views on the outskirts of the popular Border town of Galashiels. The property is set in an elevated position and offers spacious, well presented accommodation over two floors as well as a serviced detached double garage, an outbuilding, mature garden grounds and well-maintained amenity land which could be used as grazing, planted up as an orchard or for recreational purposes. Galashiels Railway Station is just 1.5 miles away providing an accessible rail link into Edinburgh.
Ground Floor: Porch, open plan kitchen/living/dining room, sunroom, kitchen 2 with separate utility and WC, living room, sitting room, conservatory. First Floor: Principal bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two further double bedrooms, shower room. Outside: Detached double garage, outbuilding/workshop, garden grounds, large patio, an additional acre of land. Mileage: Edinburgh 35 miles, Selkirk, 8 miles, Melrose 5 miles, Galashiels Railway Station 1.5 miles (All distances are approximate) Situation: Torwood is situated in a semi-rural location on the outskirts of the popular Border town of Galashiels. The property sits in a peaceful, elevated position benefitting from far reaching views out over the surrounding countryside. Galashiels is the largest of the region’s towns, it is well serviced with a range of independent shops, restaurants, cafes along with supermarkets and high street shops. The Mac Arts Centre and the Volunteer Hall host a wide variety of music events throughout the year attracting some well-known performing artists. The Borders Railway was formally opened in September 2015 connecting the city of Edinburgh to the Scottish Borders, Torwood is just a short drive away from the nearest station, making it an ideal location for people commuting to Edinburgh for work. Surrounding Galashiels there are a range of popular attractions including historic castles and towns such as Melrose and Selkirk. The outstandingly beautiful Northumberland coastline, the Cheviot Hills and Holy Island are all within a short drive as are the market towns of Kelso and Peebles. Country and sporting pursuits are readily available, including hill walking, fishing, golf (Torwoodlee Golf Club is within walking distance) and mountain biking in the Tweed Valley. Description: Torwood is a most impressive 4-bedroom, 4 reception detached family home set in a plot of approximately 1.8 acres in a semi-rural location with stunning scenic views on the outskirts of Galashiels. The house sits in an elevated position within mature gardens and grounds and benefits from a serviced detached double garage, a small outbuilding/workshop, a large, stepped patio as well as well-maintained amenity land. The property is approached up a sweeping tarmac driveway which leads to the back of the property where ample off-street parking can be found. From here a path leads around the side of the house to the properties’ front door giving access into the entrance hall. From the entrance hall the property’s spacious conservatory can be reached. Through double doors from the conservatory the dual aspect sitting room with stunning views can also be reached. From here, the recently refurbished open plan kitchen/living/dining space can be accessed. This is a wonderful contemporary room featuring polished porcelain tile flooring, a state-of-the-art kitchen featuring granite worktops, an island with a sink, integrated appliances, ,and a generous number of both wall and base units (the range cooker may or may not be available by separate negotiation). There is also ample space for both a dining room table and sofas to create a more comfortable sitting area. From the open plan area, the sunroom can be accessed. This bright and airy room offers additional sitting space with particularly stunning scenic views out to the hills and beyond. Also on this level and to the rear of the property is a 2nd kitchen with porch giving access to the side of the property and a utility room with separate WC. The kitchen features wall and base units, a Rangecooker and a stainless-steel sink as well as a separate sitting area with a multi fuel stove which, when lit, can be set to feed all the radiators. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the south facing, dual aspect living room featuring a gas fireplace, bay window and views up to Miegle Hill. Up the split landing staircase the first floor can be accessed. To the left, the accommodation comprises of a principal bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom featuring a jacuzzi bath, a mirror with a light, a heated towel rail and a large separate shower and a double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom also with a Jacuzzi bath and shower over and a useful storage cupboard. To the right, the accommodation comprises of two double bedrooms, both with views which are served by a shower room with a large built in vanity unit and a cupboard off the hallway which provides useful storage space. Garden Grounds: Torwood is set in a semi-rural location within a plot of approximately 1.8 acres. Externally to the front, a combination of well stocked borders, hedges and lawn areas give the property an attractive and inviting appearance. A large, stepped patio wraps around the property on three sides providing various seating areas allowing one to enjoy alfresco dining as well as the sunshine throughout the course of the day. Concrete steps with a handrail run from top to bottom through the middle of the front garden. To the rear of the property are additional lawn areas, a small outbuilding/workshop, a serviced double garage and a large, tarmac driveway providing ample off-road parking as well as well-maintained amenity land that would lend itself well to grazing, being planted up as an orchard or for recreational purposes. Please note that there is a clawback on part of the amenity land and if in the future this land was to be developed by the owners the clawback would apply. The clawback expires in 2057. Please contact the selling agent for more information. . General Remarks: Satellite Navigation: The postcode for the property is TD1 2EZ What3words: Limped.expensive.routs (please download the application “what3words” for the exact location) Tenure: Freehold Fixtures and Fittings: All fitted carpets, curtains and blinds are included with the sale. Some, but not all the lights will be included in the sale. Listing and Conservation: Please be aware, Torwood is not listed, nor is it in a conservation area. Services: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage to a septic tank. Oil fired or gas central heating (Current vendors use oil, but gas has been installed previously and so could be reconnected). Under floor heating. Council Tax: Band E Energy Efficiency Rating: Band E Local Authority: Scottish Borders Council - Telephone: 01835 824 000. 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