Braidwood sits on a traditional street lined with character properties; the bustling town is renowned for retaining its history and the beauty of the surrounding countryside, while providing easily for modern requirement. Similarly, Braidwood is a successful blend of both the original 19th Century property, with recent extensions to provide a captivating family home with excellent flexibility of use, layout and future proof adaptability.
A colourful and enclosed garden frontage opens to the main accommodation, where two generous rooms open to either side of the hall - currently used as a convenient ground level guest bedroom and a separate dining room, these would lend equally well as office and work areas, public or hobby rooms. Access from the hall then opens into the main family space, where the original property marries with the contemporary extension to host the feature kitchen with dining and family room, sitting room overlooking the private rear garden, ensuite bedroom two, home office, utility and boot room, cloakroom w/c and the enviable master suite - complete with dressing room, shower room and patio doors to a walled courtyard. The accommodation continues on the first and attic floors, which have been thoughtfully adapted by the current owners to provide comfortable guest rooms, all with ensuite facilities and inbuilt storage, each with a charming view across the town below. The garden wraps around the property, and provides a surprisingly serene space far from the vibrant town, with excellent privacy, views towards the Abbey, a generous lawn, patio, decking and being fully enclosed, it is ideal for pets, family and green fingered enthusiasts alike.
The ever popular Melrose – voted the best town to live in Scotland in 2018, is the undoubted reigning champion across the region in the popularity stakes with the pull of the quaint and picturesque town lying in its beautifully kept and vibrant high street; packed with independent traders and artisan shops, Melrose retains a traditional market town feel with plenty to do - while still extremely well connected for modern requirement. The area is surrounded by historical landmarks; with Border heavy weights such Sir Walter Scott’s residence and the St Mary’s Abbey just a short walk, with the backdrop of the Eildon hills on one side, and the River Tweed to the other……it’s quite the idyllic spot!
In addition to stunning local scenery, the well-connected town takes advantage of major road and rail links; sitting just off the A68 and A7 with connections to the recently opened Borders Railway at Tweedbank and Galashiels, as well as a local bus service. Edinburgh is within striking distance, just a swift 40 minute drive for the commuter, with the railway opening up the region for both work and leisure.
Local schooling is available from nursery through to primary, with private schooling at the highly regarded St Mary’s. Melrose is also within the catchment for Earlston High School – a well-considered and popular secondary, achieving excellent academic results with great extracurricular opportunities, and even featuring in Tatler magazine!
There is no shortage of sporting amenities from golf to tennis, football to rugby, and the town is proudly home to the world famous Melrose Sevens.
Ground Floor; Entrance Hall, Dining Room, Guest Bedroom 1, Rear Hall, Utility & Bootroom, Cloakroom W/C, Dining Kitchen, Ensuite Bedroom 2/Home Office, Study, Sitting Room, Master Suite.
First Floor; Two Further Ensuite Bedrooms & Family Bathroom.
Attic; Double Bedroom & Bathroom.
• Substantial & prominent home with scope to alter the layout and personalise to suit family.
• Prime position within the central Scottish Borders for a range of leisure activities and transport links.
• Income potential – having been run as a successful B&B for a number of years, the property can provide an excellent return with accounts available on request.
• Lifestyle choice – with stunning local scenery on the doorstep.
• Tastefully decorated and fully fitted – making it ready to move into.
Mains gas, electric, water and drainage.
All floor coverings, light fittings, blinds and curtains will be included in the sale. Integrated appliances and fixed items, as viewed, are included.
Viewing & Home Report
To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on 01750 724 160 lines open until 10pm, 7 days a week.
Price & Marketing Policy
Offers are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Property Shop, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, 01573 225999, Fax 01573 229888. The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide the Selling Agents with advice on the source of funds with suitable confirmation of their ability to finance the purchase.