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Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Thirlestane Court in the popular market town of Lauder will offer a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes - something to suit everyone’s needs.
Located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, Thirlestane Court is a very special place to live. The property here is more affordable than in other parts of the country, so you can achieve a high quality of life for you and your family - a bigger home in a desirable location and at the same time benefit from fantastic schools and healthcare.
Situated on the western edge of the Lammermuir Hills and just 22 miles south-east of Edinburgh, Lauder is a popular town with many local attractions. One of the best ways to explore the town and learn about local history is to take a walk along the fascinating Lauder Town Trail. There’s also the magnificent Thirlestane Castle, just under a mile from Thirlestane Court – here you can enjoy tours of the 16th century castle, one of the oldest inhabited castles in Scotland. This attraction is also host to Open-Air cinemas, Festival of Motoring, private dining experiences, Tour de Lauder and many more events.
The Borders offers a wide range of outdoor activities including fishing, mountain-biking, golf, rugby, diving and water sports, horse riding and walking. The nearby River Tweed provides some of the best fishing in the world. The region offers a large choice of graded mountain biking routes suitable for both novices and experts alike, and recreational cyclists are well served via a network of cycle routes. Close by is Lauder Golf Club for the keen golfers among you. Further afield is Pentland Hills Regional Park featuring nine peaks to climb and amazing views of the surrounding landscapes.
Lauder has a small selection of convenience stores, a petrol station and bakery. For more choice, nearby Galashiels has a good selection of large superstores including Asda, Tesco and Aldi. The Border towns and villages are home to an enticing selection of small, independent and often family-run shops and retail outlets showcasing a high diversity of local products.
Scottish Borders Council provides an education service for 3 to 18 year olds as well as lifelong learning opportunities for adults. The local education system aims to help every student achieve their potential and supports the development of a culture of ambition and success. Lauder Primary school is a mile away from Thirlestane Castle development.
Lauder is less than an hour’s drive south of Edinburgh’s city centre which is renowned as being one of the best shopping venues in Scotland, and this, along with its fascinating history makes it such a popular destination.
With its mix of keenly priced homes, great location and stunning countryside surrounds Thirlestane Court could be your ideal place to call home.
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The Scottish Government has announced an extension to the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme to cover the needs of over 60s who need to move but can’t afford to.
So if you’re over 60 and can demonstrate a ‘housing need to move’, then this could be the perfect scheme for you. There’s a set of criteria you’ll need to be aware of:
You’ll need to demonstrate a housing need to move which should include at least one of the following:
For further information contact your nearest Persimmon development in Scotland or visit the updated Scottish Government Help to Buy website.
2 bedroom end terrace house
3 bedroom detached house
3 bedroom end terrace house
4 bedroom detached house
If you would like to know more about Lauder, please call 01578 510 389 and we will be happy to tell you more.
The four major trunk routes through the region are: the A1
in the East, the A7 and A68 in the Central
Borders and the A697 from the south. There is a good network
of minor roads that lead to other areas within the region.
The closest train station is Galashiels with regular trains
to Edinburgh in approximately 50 minutes making it popular with commuters.
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For full details on the HM Government-backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme please visit www.helptobuy.gov.uk.
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