A BORDERS guest house is on the market as its owners hope to retire.

The Watson Lodge on Bridge Street has been operated by the same owners for more than 20 years, however, now they are looking to retire.

Based in a Georgian townhouse which was built in 1827, the Watson Lodge is on the market for £230,000.

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Listed by James Agent estate agents, Watson Lodge has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a dining area and kitchen.

A spokesperson from James Agent said: "We are delighted to bring to the market Watson Lodge Guest House located in the very heart of Galashiels, near all local transport links, tourist attractions and shopping facilities in the town centre.

"Watson Lodge has been successfully trading under the same ownership for more than 20 years.

"Over the years Watson Lodge has provided well-appointed accommodation to travellers, tourists and visitors to the local area.

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"The opportunity to purchase Watson Lodge is due to the current owner now wishing to retire.

"Watson Lodge benefits from being well signposted in Galashiels on the A7 as a significant tourist location.

"Unrestricted on-street parking is available directly outside the premises, with more parking available just a short distance away."

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Although an established business, agents say there is also development potential at Watson Lodge – whether to return the property to residential use or to develop it into a short term let or student accommodation.

For more information, and to book a viewing of Watson Lodge, click here.