Balgownie, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6

Offers over £875,000

  • Type Building plot

A generous site extending to over two acres within the popular village of Newtown St Boswells, close to Melrose and readily commutable to Edinburgh via the nearby A68. The site lies entirely within the settlement limit of Newtown St Boswells, directly opposite a development of semi-detached and detached properties recently built at Hawkslee Park. Edinburgh 38 miles Melrose 3 miles Kelso 11 miles Borders Railway Terminus 5 miles (All distances are approximate) Situation: The site lies on the southern edge of Newtown St Boswells, and extends to around 2.30 acres, and currently comprises a substantial detached house, informally divided to form a four bedroom house with three bedroom annexe, garage, garden and two paddocks, as well as ample parking. While the site was previously granted outline planning permission for four dwellings (planning reference 05/01971/OUT), a briefing note provided March 2018 by Tim Ferguson of Ferguson Planning, Galashiels (details below) advises that a development of up to twenty units may be achievable, subject to the relevant consents. Further information is available from the selling agent. Ferguson Planning Shiel House 54 Island Street Galashiels TD1 1NU T: 01896 668 744 E: tim@fergusonplanning.co.uk Newtown St Boswells is highly accessible, lying adjacent to the A68, around an hour south of Edinburgh. It is also home to the Scottish Borders Council Headquarters, and a short drive from the Borders General Hospital, both major local employers. Local amenities include a small selection of shops, post office and doctor's surgery. Nearby Melrose, regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns is situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed. The town provides a wider range of amenities ranging from a variety of specialist shops, small supermarkets, restaurants and a selection of hotels. Local tourist attractions include Melrose Abbey; Harmony House; Priorwood Gardens; and Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott. There are a variety of outdoor pursuits in the area include fishing on the River Tweed, rough and syndicated shooting, horse riding, golf and a selection of walks including the Southern Upland way. Local schooling includes Newtown St Boswells Primary as well as being within the catchment area for the highly respected Earlston High School, which was one of only two schools in Scotland to feature in Tatler's Top 20 State Secondary Schools 2018. The Borders Railway Station at Tweedbank (5 miles) offers a journey time to Edinburgh of under an hour.

  • Type Building plot

A generous site extending to over two acres within the popular village of Newtown St Boswells, close to Melrose and readily commutable to Edinburgh via the nearby A68. The site lies entirely within the settlement limit of Newtown St Boswells, directly opposite a development of semi-detached and detached properties recently built at Hawkslee Park. Edinburgh 38 miles Melrose 3 miles Kelso 11 miles Borders Railway Terminus 5 miles (All distances are approximate) Situation: The site lies on the southern edge of Newtown St Boswells, and extends to around 2.30 acres, and currently comprises a substantial detached house, informally divided to form a four bedroom house with three bedroom annexe, garage, garden and two paddocks, as well as ample parking. While the site was previously granted outline planning permission for four dwellings (planning reference 05/01971/OUT), a briefing note provided March 2018 by Tim Ferguson of Ferguson Planning, Galashiels (details below) advises that a development of up to twenty units may be achievable, subject to the relevant consents. Further information is available from the selling agent. Ferguson Planning Shiel House 54 Island Street Galashiels TD1 1NU T: 01896 668 744 E: tim@fergusonplanning.co.uk Newtown St Boswells is highly accessible, lying adjacent to the A68, around an hour south of Edinburgh. It is also home to the Scottish Borders Council Headquarters, and a short drive from the Borders General Hospital, both major local employers. Local amenities include a small selection of shops, post office and doctor's surgery. Nearby Melrose, regarded by many as the most picturesque of the Borders towns is situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed. The town provides a wider range of amenities ranging from a variety of specialist shops, small supermarkets, restaurants and a selection of hotels. Local tourist attractions include Melrose Abbey; Harmony House; Priorwood Gardens; and Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott. There are a variety of outdoor pursuits in the area include fishing on the River Tweed, rough and syndicated shooting, horse riding, golf and a selection of walks including the Southern Upland way. Local schooling includes Newtown St Boswells Primary as well as being within the catchment area for the highly respected Earlston High School, which was one of only two schools in Scotland to feature in Tatler's Top 20 State Secondary Schools 2018. The Borders Railway Station at Tweedbank (5 miles) offers a journey time to Edinburgh of under an hour.

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