Holmburn, Ormiston Terrace, Melrose

Sold Subject to Contract
Offers over £965,000

5 2 4
We are delighted to offer this exceptional stone-built family home occupying an enviable position on the edge of the highly sought after town of Melrose. Set in generous mature grounds extending to around half an acre, the property offers extensive, free-flowing accommodation over two floors, with fantastic period detail throughout, and wonderful views over the town and to the surrounding countryside.

The many amenities of Melrose are just a short walk away, including both St Mary's Preparatory School and Melrose Primary School. The property also benefits from excellent transport links, with the A68 offering easy access to both Edinburgh and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and the A7 linking to Southern Scotland and Carlisle, while nearby Tweedbank Railway Station provides access to central Edinburgh in under an hour.

Ground Floor
Reception Hall - Kitchen - Drawing Room - Dining Room - Sun room - Study - Utility - Pantry - WC -

First Floor
5 Bedrooms (Principal Ensuite) - Family Bathroom -

Large Garage, Stores, Greenhouse and Summerhouse

Edinburgh 39 miles Galashiels 4 miles Tweedbank Station 1.5 miles
(All distances are approximate)


Built in 1898 for a prominent local builder, Holmburn offers generous, versatile accommodation over two floors, and benefits from double glazing as well as fantastic period details including ornate plasterwork, solid wood joinery, attractive tiled fireplaces and original service bells. The ground floor is a free-flowing living space, with elegant reception rooms including the Dining Room with wood-burning stove and the Drawing Room with open fire and adjoining Sun Room. Upstairs there is a suite of 5 bedrooms, with the Principal Bedroom benefitting from an ensuite bathroom, while the other bedrooms are served by the family bathroom. A large, part-floored attic with pull-down ladder offers excellent storage.


The Kitchen has ample space for a table and is fitted with a range of wall and base units with solid stone worktops incorporating a 1.5 bowl sink with mixer tap. There is an integrated dishwasher, Rangemaster cooker with extractor hood and large fridge/freezer. The Kitchen further benefits from an adjoining Utility Room and walk-in Pantry, as well as doors providing direct access to the garden.


The ensuite is fitted with a 3-piece suite comprising wc, pedestal wash hand basin and fully enclosed jacuzzi bath with body/steam shower over, as well as a heated towel rail.

The Family Bathroom is fitted with a roll top bath, pedestal wash hand basin, wc, bidet, large walk-in shower cubicle.

The downstairs WC is fitted with a wc and pedestal wash hand basin.


The generous mature gardens are primarily laid to lawn, with well-stocked beds, established shrubs and specimen trees. For the keen horticulturalist, there is a greenhouse, fruit cages and raised beds, while the terrace, large lawn and summerhouse provide a wonderful space for entertaining.

Garage & Stores

The large garage has ample space for 2 vehicles and the 3 adjoining stores provide useful storage and workshop space, and all benefit from water, light and power.


Holmburn occupies an enviable location within the highly sought-after Melrose. Regarded by many as one of the most desirable Border Towns, which took the title of "Best Place to Live in Scotland 2018" by the Sunday Times, Melrose provides an extensive range of local amenities including independent shops, supermarket, restaurants, cafes and hotels, as well as Parish, Episcopal and Catholic Churches. Local tourist attractions include Melrose Abbey, Harmony Gardens and Priorwood Gardens. It is also home to the world-famous annual Melrose Sevens and very popular Borders Book Festival. Local schooling includes the Melrose Primary School, the highly regarded St Mary's Preparatory School and Earlston High School, one only two schools in Scotland to feature in Tatler's Top 20 State Secondary Schools 2018. There is an abundance of outdoor pursuits in the area including Rugby, Football, Golf, Horse Riding and Walking including the Southern Upland Way and St Cuthbert's Way.

Fixtures & Fittings

All fitted carpets, light fittings and integrated appliances are to be included within the sale.


Mains Water, Gas, Electricity and Drainage. Zoned Central Heating.

Council Tax

Council Tax Band G


Strictly by appointment via James Agent.

Floorplan for Holmburn, Ormiston Terrace, Melrose
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