Nestled amidst the picturesque scenery of the beautiful Berwickshire countryside in the Scottish Borders, Birgham East is ideally placed to enjoy a stunning rural location and lifestyle while still remaining in reach of local amenities in the local village of Birgham and in nearby Kelso.
Kelso is located a short drive away and has a thriving high street and town square which offers an excellent array of local amenities which include a local supermarket and shops, restaurants, bars, takeaways, and banks. Local primary schooling is available at Kelso, Eccles and Coldstream as well as a new build secondary school at Duns-Berwickshire High, and independent schooling at Londridge Towers.
The historic market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is home to a further range of facilities and amenities together with a range of high street shops and supermarkets including Marks and Spencer, Tesco and Homebase. There are a wealth of cafes and restaurants, while the Maltings Theatre & Cinema offers a wide choice of top class entertainment. In addition, there are a good choice of doctor and dental surgeries, in addition to the local hospital.
For more leisurely activities, country and sporting pursuits are readily available on your doorstep. Including hill walking, salmon and trout fishing, shooting and golf with courses on the Hirsel Estate, Roxburgh at Kelso, Duns and Eyemouth. The pocket of countryside around Birgham East has long-since been coveted for its surrounding walks – along the River Tweed, or to the Cheviot Hills, and attractions including historic castles and villages dotted along the outstanding coastline famous for it’s towering cliffs, vast sandy beaches and the renowned Holy Island. It is also a great spot for bird watching.
The A1 trunk road provides easy, commutable access to Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh, with Berwick’s mainline train station offering quick and effective transport up and down the East Coast of the country. Edinburgh or Newcastle upon Tyne international airports are both just over an hour’s drive from Birgham East.