Detached house for sale in Maplehurst, 42 Abbotsford Road, Galashiels TD1

Offers over £825,000
Detached house for sale - 8 bedrooms 8 8 4
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Property features

  • Set in 1.35 acres
  • Superior Family Home or Business Opportunity
  • Eight Bedrooms - All Ensuite
  • Garage & Outbuildings
  • Ample Parking
  • Bio-mass Boiler
  • Near Borders Railway
  • Excellent Road Links

Property description

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Maplehurst is quite simply the most immaculately presented and stylish family home, which has been upgraded to the highest standard inside and out. With bespoke kitchens and bathrooms, the attention to detail is extraordinary combining period features with a modern twist.
Currently run as a Boutique Guest House, the accommodation is second to none and would make a fabulous family home or business opportunity in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

Situated on the fringes of the Borders Town of Galashiels, which now benefits from a railway station on the Borders Railway, running to Edinburgh, the house backs onto Gala Hill, and is a real hidden gem.

Dating from 1906, and built for the Fairgrieve family, who were mill owners in the town, the property is full of elegant Arts and Crafts period features, with a subtle Canadian theme which includes wood panelling and stunning leaded glass detail. Sitting in approximately 1.35 acres of beautifully landscaped and mature garden ground, Maplehurst is reached by a majestic winding driveway.

Internally, the property comprises of eight bedrooms, all of which have ensuite facilities, a drawing room, a dining room, a stunning Siematic bespoke kitchen, a reception hall, a morning room and a downstairs cloakroom with wc. In addition to the main rooms there is a butler’s pantry, a library area on the first floor with access onto a small roof terrace, and a selection of souterrain rooms which include a laundry room, a wine cellar and storage rooms, plus a lower ground level access door to the North side of the house.

Externally there is parking at the gravel sweep to the front, and a dedicated parking and garage/utility block with triple garage, utility kitchen, workshop and refrigerated cell to the rear. A separate building houses the Biomass boiler, with pellet store which provides an attractive income over the next five years.

The gardens are a particular feature with specimen rhododendrons, mature trees, extensive lawn and attractive borders with a majestic terrace accessed directly from the dining room. There is also a charming greenhouse to the rear, and a large summer house adjacent to the main lawn.

From a business perspective the surrounding area offers a wealth of opportunity and the area is highly regarded as a tourist destination with ability to tap into business travellers, field sports, golf and literary enthusiasts allowing prospective purchasers to continue running the well established business should they so wish.

Most Border towns can be reached from this central location, and the A7 with direct routes to Edinburgh and Carlisle is immediately available. The new Borders Railway, which runs from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, with a stop in Galashiels is only a matter of minutes away has made this region even more accessible.

EPC: E39

Melrose 3 miles Selkirk 5 miles Edinburgh 32 miles Tweedbank 1.5 miles
(all distances are approximate)


For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is: TD1 3HR

From the A68, take the A6091 signposted Melrose and Galashiels. Continue on this road, passing Melrose on your right. Proceed over the three roundabouts, and the River Tweed, into Galashiels. About fifty yards after the Abbotsford Road turn-off, on your left, you will see the signage for the house immediately at its entrance on the left hand side. Turn in here and proceed up the drive bearing left into the gravel sweep at the front.
From the A7 (going South) travel through Galashiels, signposted Hawick, follow the road out of Galashiels, and approximately three hundred yards before you leave Galashiels you will see the signage for the house immediately at its entrance on the right hand side, then follow the above directions.

Property info

Maplehurst Ground Floor View original

Nearby transport

  • Galashiels (0.9 miles)
  • Tweedbank (1.4 miles)
  • Stow (6.5 miles)
  • Edinburgh Airport (32.3 miles)
  • Newcastle Airport (58.6 miles)
  • Glasgow Airport (66.3 miles)
  • Leith Newhaven Harbour Ferry Landing (30.3 miles)
  • Leaplish Ferry Landing (31.0 miles)
  • Belvedere Ferry Landing (31.2 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • St Peter's Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • Langlee Primary School (0.5 miles)
  • Burgh Primary School (0.9 miles)
  • Galashiels Academy (0.8 miles)
  • Selkirk High School (4.3 miles)
  • Earlston High School (5.2 miles)
  • Longridge Towers School (30.1 miles)
  • The Grove Special School (SEN) (32.2 miles)
  • Barndale House School (SEN) (44.4 miles)
Note: Distance is shown as a straight line measurement

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