- Traditional semi-detached villa
- In the picturesque town of Galashiels
- Breath-taking views
- Welcoming foyer and reception hall
- Cloakroom/utility room with a W/C
- Spacious living room with bay window
- Family room/ additional bedroom
- Contemporary dining kitchen
- Four spacious double bedrooms
- Home office/nursery with loft access
- Contemporary 3pc shower room
- Two sprawling landscaped gardens (3 sheds)
- Greenhouse, outhouse & summerhouse
Offering a rural lifestyle in picturesque Galashiels, this traditional Edwardian semi-detached villa boasts two-reception rooms, 4/5 bedrooms, two sprawling gardens, a front drive, and truly magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. In a highly desirable location, just a short walk from the train station and Galashiels Golf Club, the home also benefits from desirable period features, such as original pine doors, picture rails, and decorative cornicing.
Elevated behind a large manicured front garden, Craigvar (with its stunning south-facing frontage) has instant desirability and rich kerb appeal. Inside, the double door entrance opens into a foyer, the hall nestled behind a glazed door with charming stained glass sidelights. Here, there is a generous under-stairs cupboard, a sitting area providing an inviting reception, a walk-in larder and a handy cloakroom/well-appointed utility room with a WC.
In the spacious living room, snug carpeting and crisp white décor add to an airy and comfortable ambience which is further bolstered by a bay window flooding the space with natural light. A gas fire with a traditional mantelpiece creates a formal focal point whilst a classic picture rail adds the final stylistic touch. A built-in cupboard provides further storage. The family room is opposite presented in classic blue, offering a similar space (including a fireplace) for relaxing and socialising. If desired, this room could be repurposed as another double bedroom or a formal dining room.
Meanwhile, the dining kitchen enjoys a contemporary design with light grey décor. Reclaimed hardwood worktops and original pitch pine flooring bring colour and rich textures to the room, which incorporates a shelved recess, a pantry cupboard, and space for a family dining table. A sweeping staircase leads upstairs to four bright and airy double bedrooms that enjoy spacious proportions enhanced by neutral décor. A fifth room, with access to the large floored attic, is the perfect size for a home office or nursery. Completing the family home is a shower room in white, with a contemporary three-piece suite, including a walk-in shower enclosure. Partial gas central heating and double glazing ensure year round comfort.
Outside, Craigvar has a large sunny patio at the front, and a sprawling landscaped garden at the rear that offers outstanding privacy, space for relaxation and the potential for a large kitchen garden. Mature apple trees and a wild area are bordered by deep beds, a hazel hedge and an area of hardstanding. The garden comes with three sheds, a greenhouse, a summerhouse, an outhouse store, and awe-inspiring views of the countryside. The home also has a front drive for two cars.
EPC Rating: E
Extras: all fitted floor coverings, window blinds, light fittings, three sheds, a greenhouse, and a summerhouse to be included in the sale. A gas cooker and white goods may be available by negotiation.
Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Nestled in the heart of the Scottish Borders amongst rolling countryside, the picturesque town of Galashiels is an idyllic haven for those seeking a rural lifestyle within a well-established residential area. The town offers excellent local amenities and is served by numerous supermarkets, independent stores, banks, and chemists. It also has a wide selection of restaurants, cafes, eateries, upscale bars, and traditional pubs. For leisure and entertainment, there is a cinema, museum, art gallery, and of course, the great outdoors. Perfect for gentle strolls and hill walks, the sublime natural landscape surrounding Galashiels is ripe for exploration. There is a good selection of parks for easy strolling and Ladhope Recreation Ground for a brisk hill walk that offers a breath-taking view over the town. Cyclists are also spoilt for choice with the nearby 4 Abbeys countryside cycle route (visiting four famous abbeys) and the National Cycle Network Route 1 travelling west to Innerleithen and Peebles, for world class mountain biking, or east to Melrose.
For sports, the area is home to a cricket club and a rugby club, in addition to two wonderful golf courses at Ladhope and Torwoodlee. Galashiels is the ideal setting for horse riding too, with the annual Braw Lads Gathering creating a spectacular day out. With Galashiels train station and the A7 roadway, the area also provides a straightforward commute into Edinburgh – a journey which takes approximately one hour whether by car or rail. Schooling is available in Galashiels at both primary and secondary levels.