Rettie & Co: Darnick Vale Darnick

Melrose TD6 9AZ

Darnick Vale, Abbotsford Road, Darnick, Melrose, TD6 9AZ







Darnick Vale is a charming and unique 4/5 bedroom detached cottage situated in the sought-after town of Melrose, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The property offers spacious and free flowing accommodation and benefits from stunning garden grounds, driveway parking and particularly beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.

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Alice Morgan

Rettie & Co

01896 824070
Alice Morgan Profile Picture

Alice Morgan

Rettie & Co

01896 824070

Property Details & Description

Darnick Vale comprises:

 Ground Floor: Mezzanine, Living room, bedroom, library, store rooms, gym area, conservatory and w/c


First Floor: Reception Hall, principle bedroom with en-suite & walk in wardrobe, kitchen/diner, family bathroom.

Second Floor: Three further double bedrooms, storage room, boiler cupboard.


Garden Grounds: Double parking space, Shed, Summerhouse, Garden Grounds, vegetable patch, Stunning Views.



Tweedbank 2 Miles, Galashiels 4 Miles, Kelso 14 Miles, Edinburgh 37 Miles



Darnick Vale is situated just a short walk into the town centre. Melrose is regarded by many as the most desirable and picturesque of the Borders towns, situated between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed. The town provides an extensive range of amenities ranging from a variety of specialist shops, small supermarkets, restaurants and a selection of hotels. The thriving central borders town of Galashiels offers a fuller range of recreational and leisure amenities as well as excellent shopping facilities including major retail outlets. Local tourist attractions include Melrose Abbey, Harmony House, Priorwood Gardens and Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott, to name but a few. Piperdale is within walking distance of The Greenyards rugby football grounds, renowned worldwide as the home of Rugby Sevens. There is a variety of outdoor pursuits in the area including fishing on the River Tweed, rough and syndicated shooting, horse riding, a challenging 9 hole golf course and a selection of walks including the Southern Upland way. Local schooling includes the excellent Melrose Grammar Primary School, the highly regarded St Marys Preparatory School and state of the art Earlston High School. Edinburgh is within easy commuting distance via the A68 or A7, both of which link to major routes north and south bound. The Borders General Hospital lies just outside the town and nearby Tweedbank, minutes to the west of Melrose, has a station on the Borders Railway providing a service into central Edinburgh with approximately an hour’s journey time. Berwick Upon Tweed (approx. 40 miles) provides a major rail link for travel to the south and for the frequent flier, airports can be found in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Newcastle.



 Darnick Vale is situated in the beautiful village of Darnick on the edge of the very popular town of Melrose. The period style features have been beautifully enhanced throughout the home from the original wooden floors, window shutters and ceiling mouldings. The property is accessed through the front door onto the first floor into a welcoming hallway. To the left is the principle double bedroom beautifully lit from dual aspect windows with a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room. Through to the right of the hallway is the family bathroom with a sunken bathtub, heated towel rail and unique stain glass window. To the end of the hallway is the spacious open plan kitchen/diner, fitted with ample wall and base units, gas cooker and extraction fan, a breakfast bar with unique red mosaic finish and overhead storage. The dining space is perfect for entertaining and benefits from south facing views. Further to this there are steps leading to the ground floor level where there is an incredible mezzanine area housing a potential fifth bedroom. Immediately to your left is a storage room used as a utility area, WC, workshop, gym room and further storage room. There is access out to a lovely separate patio area, beyond is the sitting area featuring charming wooden beams, open brick wall and solid fuel fire. Also on this level is a fantastic library room with dual aspect windows and wooden beams, as well as a lovely conservatory leading out to the rear garden. The second floor is accessed from the hallway up onto a landing area where there are three further double bedrooms, all with combed ceilings and single wardrobes providing excellent storage. There is a further storage room on this floor with a Velux window as well as the boiler cupboard providing extra storage.


Garden Grounds

Darnick Vale sits in the middle of particularly attractive garden grounds. There are beautiful views to the north of the garden overlooking the local rugby fields. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with an excellent area fitted with a working pizza stove. There is a single garage and driveway parking to the end of the garden and a well-maintained vegetable patch to the west side of the property.



Satellite Navigation

For those with the use of Satellite Navigation the postcode for this property is TD6 9AZ.



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Fixtures and Fittings

All fitted carpets, blinds/shutters and light fittings are included with the sale.

Listing and Conservation

Please be aware, Darnick Vale is not listed, nor is it in a conservation area.


Gas fired central heating

Mains drainage, electricity and water.


Council Tax

Band G

Energy Efficiency Rating

Band D

Local Authority

Scottish Borders Council - Telephone: 01835 824 000.

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Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Particulars and Plans

These particulars and plan are believed to be correct, but they are in no way guaranteed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.


1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie Borders LLP, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.

2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.

3. Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Important Notice

Rettie Borders LLP, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Rettie Borders LLP have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.

3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance. No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties which have been sold or withdrawn.