Priorwood Youth Hostel
High Road, Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9EF
Handsome red sandstone building located on the outskirts of the desirable town of Melrose
Priorwood is situated within walking distance of the town centre of Melrose, one of the most beautiful towns in the Borders, famed for its 12th century Cistercian abbey, which Priorwood overlooks.
Melrose offers a range of local shops, hotels, restaurants and recreational facilities. The town's rugby club plays host to the famous Melrose Sevens which attracts teams from around the world. Melrose has a good primary school as well as a private co-educational preparatory school called St. Mary's. To the north, Earlston (5 miles) has a secondary school. Galashiels (4½ miles) is a larger town and also has a secondary school, as well as a good range of professional services and shops, including both Asda and Tesco 24 hours supermarkets. The Borders General Hospital is located on the far side of Melrose, further along the A6091 ring road.
There is a mainline railway station at Berwick-upon-Tweed with a good service to London. Both Edinburgh (38 miles) and Newcastle (70 miles) are accessible via the A68 road which connects the two cities.
are accessible via the A68 road which connects the two cities.
Priorwood is an imposing property, which is thought to date from around 1815. In 1875 it was substantially reconstructed by Peddie and Kinnear. It was further altered in 1946. Priorwood's former walled garden and cottage are now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. The house has all of the elegance associated with properties of this age, with many period features and high ceilings.
The property is constructed from attractive red sandstone and occupies an excellent, central position in Melrose, overlooking the abbey. The extensive accommodation is arranged over four floors, and is currently owned by the Scottish Youth Hostels Association. The building would lend itself to a number of potential end uses, subject to the necessary planning consent and change of use.
Priorwood is approached by a driveway which leads to a gravelled parking and turning area on the north side of the property. From here, steps with a wrought iron balustrade lead down to the extensive lower lawn which is shielded by mature trees including birch, sycamore, larch and leylandii on the west boundary. To the south side of the house there is a large lawn, interspersed with shrubs and trees including laurel, buddleia, birch and lime.
Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage.
Fixtures and Fittings
Priorwood is to be sold as seen.
Priorwood is category B listed
Property Reference Number: GBEDRSEDS110489
- Excellent development opportunity
- Village Situation
- 11,883 sq ft set over 4 floors
- 22 Bedrooms
- 5 Reception Rooms
- 6 Bathrooms
- 2 Acres
- EPC Exempt
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