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A Galashiels conversion that is big on space and style
This stylish three bedroomed lower ground floor apartment – one of three properties formed by the conversion of a detached stone-built three-storey house in Galashiels – epitomizes contemporary living at its best, with clean simple lines, solid wood flooring, and quality fixtures and fittings perfectly suited to 21st century lifestyles. Space is a major feature, with larger than usual room sizes – the living room is almost 21ft in length, the kitchen almost 20ft, the main bedroom is larger than the average living room – even the bathroom is over 11ft long. Another element cleverly incorporated into the design is the raised timber deck that extends almost the full length at the rear of the property and is accessed by sliding patio doors in the living room. The apartment also has a large fully enclosed child and pet safe garden with a patio in one corner, and at the front of the house there’s a graveled drive with private parking. The layout includes a hall, off which is large open-plan space - living room with windows and patio doors forming almost an entire wall, a long, galley-style kitchen, and a formal dining room that can be accessed from both the living room and kitchen.
A large inner hallway (with enough space to be used as a family room or additional seating area, if required) leads to a beautiful main bedroom with windows to the side and rear, neutral decoration, cream carpet, two built-in wardrobes, and a very spacious en suite bathroom with bath, twin bash basins, and a wet room-style shower area. Bedrooms two and three are also recently decorated and carpeted in cream throughout – one also benefitting from a built-in wardrobe. This apartment has a gas-fired central heating system that incorporates underfloor heating in the living areas, making it more economical but also invisible to the eye, freeing up wall space that is otherwise taken up by radiators. The apartment also has excellent lighting, which includes recessed ceiling downlights. The kitchen is fitted with very stylish contemporary storage units in a mix of wood and black finishes – floor units are paired with stainless steel worktops for the ultimate in smooth and hygienic surfaces.
Appliances are built-in to maintain the streamlined effect and include an oven, induction hob, dishwasher, espresso machine, and space for an American -style fridge freezer. Equally outstanding are the en suite bathroom and main bathroom – and not only for their size. The cream tiled en suite facility has a freestanding bath, twin basins, each with a mono tap, on a wooden shelf support, mosaic tiled splashback areas, and a partially screened bath and shower area.
3 Ryefield Windyknowe Road, Galashiels
The bathroom has a more dramatic ambiance with three walls and floor tiled in black, contrasted by one cream tiled wall – the contemporary white fittings include a bowl-style basin on a wooden support and bath with overhead shower and side screen. There are also two chrome wall -hung heated towel rails. This property is in an excellent location in Galashiels within easy reach of the town centre shops, schools, and sports and recreation facilities. It’s also in pristine condition throughout and having a safe, enclosed garden, is an ideal family home for children.
Guide Price £215,000 Details on page 34