Glen Cottage, Melrose Road, Galashiels

Sold Subject to Contract
Guide price £315,000

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We are delighted to bring to the market this truly unique two-bedroom detached cottage located in a much sought-after residential location, just a stone's throw from Galashiels town centre and within easy reach of all local amenities, facilities and transport links. Glen Cottage was formerly the local police house with overnight cell, before being converted into a full-time residence in the 1970's.

This characterful property boasts a spacious internal layout and makes the most ideal downsizing opportunity. There are low maintenance landscaped gardens to the front, sides and rear as well as a double driveway and large Fjord Hus double garage with self-contained studio above. The property further benefits from double glazing, modern fixtures & fittings, multi-fuel stove and gas central heating.




Glen cottage boasts a wealth of character and charm inside and out, from beautiful pointed stone work externally, to high ceilings and cornicing internally. The property is accessed via a multi-locking front door into the entrance hallway. The lounge is set to the front of the property boasting a modern multi-fuel stove and double doors leading through to the double glazed conservatory. A door from the lounge also flows through to the well-proportioned dining kitchen. There are two double bedrooms and a modern shower room completing the accommodation.


The dining kitchen provides a fantastic entertaining space with ample room for a dining table. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of shaker-style wall and base cabinetry overlaid with wood-effect worktops incorporating a ceramic 1.5 bowl sink with mixer tap. Integrated appliances include an electric oven, 4-burner gas hob and extractor hood. There are free-standing appliance spaces for a tall fridge freezer and washing machine. There is a back door giving direct access to the rear garden.


The shower room is fitted with a 3-piece suite including WC, vanity sink and walk-in shower enclosure with mixer shower and tiled splashbacks.


There are very well-maintained private gardens to the front, sides and rear of the property. The front garden is bound by a stone wall with metal railings. There is a double driveway for ample off-street parking and access to the double garage. The rear garden has been terraced over three levels with low-maintenance shrub-bed borders. There is a delightful patio stretching the full length of the property, and two sets of external stairs lead to decked seating areas, both of which take advantage of the magnificent views.


There is a large double garage to the side of the property which was constructed by local renowned builder Fjord Hus and benefits from mains power, lighting and up-and-over doors. Above the garage is a self contained studio with its own private access to the rear. The studio benefits from mains power and lighting and would suit a range of uses, such as home office, gym, auxiliary living accommodation or entertaining,


All mains services are available.

Council Tax

Band C


EPC Rating C.

Fixtures & Fittings

Fitted flooring, blinds and integrated appliances are to be included within the sale.

Home Report

A copy of the Home Report can be downloaded from our website.


Viewings are strictly by appointment through James Agent.


All offers should be submitted by your solicitor in Standard Scottish Format. All parties are advised to lodge a Formal Note of Interest. In the event of a Closing Date the Seller shall not be bound to accept any offer and reserves the right to accept an offer at any time.

Floorplan for Glen Cottage, Melrose Road, Galashiels
EPC Graph for Glen Cottage, Melrose Road, Galashiels

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