Persimmon Homes - Melrose Gait, TD1
Prices from £155,000 to £237,995
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Melrose Gait in Galashiels offers a wide range of three, four and five-bedroom homes. This popular town lies in the narrow valley of the Gala Water, close to where it joins with the River Tweed, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. It's a traditional market town, highly regarded as a tourist destination and therefore a popular place to live.
There's plenty to keep you happy in the area but if you do want to travel further afield or need to commute to some of the other towns in the Borders, Galashiels is well placed for some excellent routes north to Edinburgh, north west to Glasgow, and south to Carlisle and Northumberland. Scotland's east coast is an easy drive east for a family day out on the coast between Berwick on Tweed and Dunbar. Head for the amazing coastal path around St Abbs for stunning scenery and a real breath of fresh sea air.
Sporting fans are well catered for as the Border communities are famous for their love of rugby - both Galashiels and Melrose (the birthplace of Rugby Sevens) have superb clubs supporting players of all ages. For the golfers amongst you, there's a wide choice of excellent clubs nearby including Melrose Golf Club, Galashiels Golf Club and Torwoodlee Golf Club. Close to the River Tweed, Melrose Gait is perfectly positioned for those of you who enjoy the outdoors. Situated in the stunning Borders countryside, there are plenty of way-marked walks, cycle trails and forests to explore. As well as having a four-screen cinema and the Wynd Theatre, Galashiels has a fantastic swimming pool which has panoramic woodland views from the poolside.
Melrose Gait's focal point is a public square, giving the development a sense of space and community. This welcoming family neighbourhood is ideally located for access into Galashiels, which has excellent amenities including shops, supermarkets, restaurants, banks and sports clubs. There's a good choice of schooling for all ages.
The nearest train station to Melrose Gait is Tweedbank, with the train journey into Edinburgh Waverley station taking about an hour. This puts the capital city within easy reach for anyone travelling in on a daily basis. Several of the other Border towns can be reached from this central location, with the A7 and A68 offering routes to Edinburgh, Carlisle and Newcastle. The stunning coastline near Berwick-upon-Tweed is only an hour away, providing great family days out.