Melrose is a thriving market town and is arguably the most sought after residential location in the Scottish Borders. The town, which lies between the Eildon Hills and the River Tweed, has a wide variety of independent shops, restaurants, …
Melrose is a thriving market town and is arguably the most sought after residential location in the Scottish Borders. The town, which lies between the Eildon Hills and the River Tweed, has a wide variety of independent shops, restaurants, hotels and professional services along with a health centre. There are local and independent primary level schools in Melrose and secondary schooling is at the well regarded Earlston High School.
Tweedbank Railway Station, with its regular service to Edinburgh, is within easy reach, along with both the A7 and A68 which link Edinburgh with the north of England. The Borders General Hospital is on the south western edge of Melrose and Scottish Borders Council’s Headquarters at Newtown St Boswells are nearby. Galashiels, the commercial centre of the Borders, is a short drive away.
Chain Bridge Farm is the former toll house for the foot bridge and enjoys tremendous northerly outlooks over the Chain Bridge/River Tweed to Gattonside and the hills beyond. The property lies within the Melrose conservation area and the house is Listed, Category B, as being of special historical or architectural interest.
It is rare for an attractive home with outbuildings and land to become available in Melrose and Chain Bridge Farm’s location overlooking the River Tweed adds to its desirability.
The property is understood to have been built by J&T Smith of Darnick around 1826 and is a former toll house. The handsome chain bridge itself was opened in 1826.
Chain Bridge Farm appears to have potential for a variety of uses, subject to planning, and has until recently been in a mix of residential, commercial and agricultural uses.
The cottage has partial electric storage heating, along with a stove in the sitting room, and windows are double glazed.
Porch, hall, sitting room, dining kitchen (with larder cupboard off), inner hall, bathroom (with WC, basin and bath with shower above) and store.
There is access from the entrance hall down to a basement room below the sitting room.
Landing, 2 double bedrooms and WC (with WC and basin).
GARDEN, OUTBUILDINGS AND LAND
The cottage has an attractive small back garden with patio and lawn. There is access from the garden to a lean-to garden room.
There is a useful range of outbuildings with Chain Bridge Farm including stores/former byre, a field shelter, L-shaped stables, Dutch barn,stores, double garage (timber) and single garage (timber).
A field lying to the south west of the cottage and steading belongs with the property, along with three fields to the north of the property - between the pubic footpath and the River Tweed. These fields provide good grazing.
From the town centre head north on Annay Road passing Melrose Abbey on your right and the Edinburgh Woollen Mill on your left. A short distance further on there is a turning to the left where the main road veers right. Take this left turn and you will reach Chain Bridge Farm where the road ends.
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.