Craigielea, Lawyers Brae, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scottish Borders
Offers Over £360,000
A magnificent detached house currently trading as a Bed & Breakfast, set in an imposing position on Lawyers Brae, a sought after location, overlooking the town below. The property sits within grounds extending to 0.1 acre (432 m2). The Bed & Breakfast provides an opportunity to build a successful lifestyle business.
A large detached house with 4 reception rooms, 7 Bedrooms, 4 en-suites and 2 shower rooms.
Private and secure rear patio area suitable for pets and children.
Beautifully landscaped terraced gardens to the front set behind walls and wrought iron fencing.
Spacious kitchen and utility areas along with laundry room which can be used as a bedroom if required.
Located in a commanding position looking out over the town and hills beyond.
Garaging for 2 cars with workshop to the lower level and a driveway for off street parking.
Option to purchase as a going concern.
For Sale by Private Treaty
Situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders, the flourishing town of Galashiels undoubtedly offers the most extensive range of amenities in the area, with an excellent variety of shops, supermarkets, pre-school, primary and secondary schooling, and superb sporting, leisure and recreational facilities. The Heriot-Watt Scottish Borders Campus has a thriving student community, and there is a good selection of restaurants and bars in the town and surrounding area. Galashiels is easily commutable to Edinburgh via the A7 or A68 trunk roads, and airports are located at Edinburgh and Newcastle. The east coast main line runs from Berwick Upon Tweed, and The Borders Railway which opened in September 2015 provides a direct service to Edinburgh in approximately 1 hour from Galashiels and nearby Tweedbank.
On a broader note, the Scottish Borders region offers a quality of life that is second to none and in an area of 1800 square miles there is certainly plenty of space to enjoy our beautiful unspoilt countryside and individual towns. Leave the congestion and overpricing behind and discover for yourself what a fantastic place the Borders is to live, work and play. Home to world class activities and attractions, it’s no wonder that the area is so popular with visitors who come here to enjoy mountain biking at Glentress, salmon fishing on the Tweed, walking in our hills and forests or diving off the Berwickshire coast. The area is also known for its spectacular Common Ridings, when whole communities come together to celebrate each town’s individual heritage and to cheer on hundreds of horses and riders every summer. The Borders is also a heartland of rugby in Scotland, with the names of our local towns being synonymous with the game and of course Melrose being the original home of rugby sevens. From our historic towns to rural villages, wherever you go you will be struck by the warmth of the welcome in our communities and the real pride people have in living in this wonderful part of the world. With good transport links, an excellent education system and stunning countryside, we encourage purchasers from outwith the area that a move to the Scottish Borders really could be the best move of their lives
Craigielea is a large, detached property situated on Lawyers Brae overlooking the Town Centre currently being run as a successful Bed and Breakfast and believed to be constructed in 1898. The property is of traditional stone construction under a roof clad in slate. The property has been extended to the ground floor providing extra living accommodation and detached garaging with workshop area. The extensions are of cavity construction with rendered elevations and flat roof with felt coverings. The town centre elevations conceal a well-maintained patio area to the rear with the garaging being accessed from Gala Terrace which runs parallel to Lawyers Brae. There is a well-tended, private terraced garden to the front behind a traditional wrought iron fence and walls.
Internally, the accommodation benefits from generous proportions and substantial recent modernisation including new en-suite rooms to most bedrooms and recent renovation work to the kitchen area. Most bedrooms are en-suite with shower facilities. The property is set up to allow private and separate owners accommodation. The ground floor offers potential to re-configure the accommodation opening up a wider range of possibilities which may include additional living/ guest house accommodation or returning the property to a solely residential dwelling.
Ground Floor: Entrance vestibule, entrance hallway, dining/breakfast room, guest living room, kitchen, utility room, rear hallway, W/C, bedroom with en-suite, living room.
First floor: Landing, 3 en-suite guest bedrooms (all with triple glazing), storage room/ further bedroom.
Second Floor: Landing, 2 Private bedrooms, family shower room.
Well maintained gardens front and rear both low maintenance. Double garaging with further off street parking and workshop area.
For those with Satellite Navigation the Post Code for Craigielea is TD1 3JQ
Fixtures and Fittings
Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale will be included in the sale price.
Mains water , gas, electricity and drainage.
Scottish Borders Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA. Tel 01835 824000.
Council Tax: Craigielea is assessed to Council Tax Band G
Rights, Easements & Outgoings
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, and any existing or proposed wayleaves, easements, servitude rights, restrictions and burdens of whatever kind, whether referred to in these particulars or not. The property is sold subject to the rights of public access under The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The Purchasers will be held to have satisfied themselves on all such matters.
There are no known special landscape designations, scheduled monuments, listings or other prejudicial notifications affecting the property. There are not understood to be any Environmental Schemes in place.
Method of Sale
The property is offered for sale with Vacant Possession by Private Treaty. Entry as agreed between the parties.
Offers in Scottish Legal Form should be submitted to the Selling Agents.
A closing date for offers may be fixed and interested parties are advised to register their interest with the Selling Agents. The Vendors shall not be bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.
Strictly by appointment with Edwin Thompson the sole selling agent