The picturesque town of Melrose is located between the distinctive Eildon Hills and the world famous River Tweed in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Melrose is a thriving small market town which includes a wide variety of shops, restaurants, …
The picturesque town of Melrose is located between the distinctive Eildon Hills and the world famous River Tweed in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Melrose is a thriving small market town which includes a wide variety of shops, restaurants, hotels, a health centre and professional services plus local and independent primary level schools. The Borders General Hospital which provides comprehensive medical facilities for the whole region is less than 1.5 miles away. The recently opened Scottish Borders Railway with a station in nearby Tweedbank provides excellent access by rail to Edinburgh.
Newlyn Road is situated just a few minutes walk from Melrose town centre. It is a quiet residential street of similar sized properties accessed off Dingleton Road.
Marchmont is situated on the south side of Newlyn Road. It is a period, two storey, semi-detached house built approximately 125 years ago and has been modernised and beautifully and stylishly extended to provide the current accommodation. Marchmont sits in an elevated position from which it has outstanding views over Melrose and beyond to Gattonside. The house maintains many of its original features including Victorian floor tiles in the entrance vestibule, sash and case windows, cornice work and original mellow pine doors and staircase. The grand drawing room at the front of the house boasts a bay window which makes the most of the beautiful views. Upstairs the very spacious master bedroom has views not over the town and Gattonside but also to Melrose Abbey. Both these rooms have real flame gas fires with original surrounds.
The recently upgraded and decorated bathroom features a tiled rustic sandstone floor with under-floor heating. The extension has been added to the west side of the house and finished to a high standard to create a modern living space whilst merging seamlessly with the original house. Downstairs in the extension the family room has been designed to mirror the drawing room with spacious dimensions, ceiling height, imitation cornice work, feature bay window and a working fire. Upstairs the newly added rooms provide the third and fourth bedrooms, the latter of which has dual aspect and is currently used as a study.
Downstairs the dining kitchen room has been modernised and includes an Aga cooker, Belfast sink and an American style fridge freezer which is plumbed in to the water supply. The floor throughout the dining kitchen room is finished in Fired Earth stone tiles and benefits from a walk in larder. Off the kitchen is a shower room with a WC and wash hand basin and a separate fully fitted utility room with access to the rear garden. Overall this results in a beautiful traditional house providing flexible family accommodation.
To the front of the house is a decorative garden and off street parking for 2 cars. To the rear of the house is a secluded and sheltered ‘sun trap’ patio area. The charming cottage style garden is well established and is laid to lawn intermingled with established trees and borders.
Marchmont falls into Band E for Council Tax purposes.