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Rutherford CottageGalashiels, Selkirkshire, TD1 3NW

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Charming cottage in a great riverside location
  • Rural outlook and setting
  • Close proximity to Melrose and Galashiels
  • 3 reception rooms full of character
  • Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite
  • Excellent outdoor pursuits on the doorstep

Semi detached cottage with a riverside setting

About this property

  • Rutherford Cottage sits in a superb location on the bank of the River Tweed. The house was built in the 1850s and faces south looking over the river. The house enjoys all of its original flooring downstairs as well as newly replaced windows. It has also been lovingly extended over the past 10 years on the front and side of the main building.

    On entering the house, there is a vestibule which has a utility room and leads into the kitchen. There is a spacious kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is fitted with wall and base units and has a gas fired AGA and handmade splashback tiles. From the kitchen there is access to the sunroom with its picture windows with views towards the river. Through the kitchen, there is a shower room located off the hall which leads to the main living room with wood burning stove and a recent extension to the north creating a garden room. Double patio doors to the terrace from the garden room.

    The staircase leads up to the main bedroom with a dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are a further three bedrooms and family bathroom wash hand basin and bath. The loft is accessed from the upstairs hall with a ladder and is entirely insulated and runs the whole length of the house.

    The garden has been recently upgraded and has a flat patio area outside the garden room. There are steps up to the top of the garden with a path along the back. There is a small pond in the middle fed by two more smaller ponds up the hill which recirculate the water and create waterfall. There is also a single garage which can fit a car and is utilised as storage.

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Local information

  • Rutherford Cottage has a fantastic outlook over the River Tweed within easy reach of Galashiels and Melrose. It lies in a rural position on the southern periphery of Galashiels. Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott, lies in beautiful grounds across the Tweed. Nearby schools include the independent St Mary's Preparatory School in Melrose while the private schools of Edinburgh are within daily reach. There is the local Primary school in Galashies and Galashiels Academy within walking distance as well as excellent play park areas.
  • The area is renowned for its outdoor activities. The Southern Upland Way passes near the property and there are some excellent walks close by. Horse riding is popular, with the Borders offering excellent hacking terrain and a number of well-known riding schools nearby. The River Tweed is the most prolific North Atlantic salmon river in the world. Fishing and shooting can easily be arranged on nearby estates. There are a number of golf courses nearby and Galashiels itself has a nine hole course. The Borders General Hospital is in close proximity. In Galashiels, there is a range of supermarkets which include M&S Simply Food, Tesco and Asda as well as independent retailers and many services. There is also a cinema and swimming pool. Melrose also has an excellent range of shops, especially for buying local produce.
  • Edinburgh is 38 miles to the north and can be easily reached via the A7. The Borders Railway provides a direct link from Tweedbank to Edinburgh. The train station at Tweedbank can be easily accessed from Rutherford Cottage both by car and bike with the added benefit of free parking. Both Edinburgh and Newcastle have international airports. It can be quicker and easier to take the train from Tweedbank to Edinburgh, and from there, a further train directly to London King's Cross. There is a bus to Hawick, Carlisle and Edinburgh from the A7, just to the North of the property.

Additional information

  • Directions: From east Galashiels heading along Melrose Road, take Winston Road, heading south. At the roundabout take the second exit onto Boleside Road. Half a mile down Boleside Road, there is a sharp turning round to the right and Rutherford Cottage is the property on the right of the two.
  • EPC Rating = C