With an impressive highly desirable location, a fantastic two-bedroom first floor apartment, situated in a well-established, leafy residential area on the southern edge of the historic Borders town of Peebles. Built in 2006 by CALA Homes to a high standard, this executive apartment forms part of a two-storey building which was sympathetically developed as part of the Craigerne House refurbishment, to create a luxury development of detached houses, mews houses and apartments. Originally built in 1870, Craigerne House is a category “B-Listed” former Victorian mansion house which was used as a Barnardo’s School from 1956 until 1989 and then subsequently went under extensive redevelopment and converted in 2005 to create seventeen luxury apartments both within the original house and the adjoining tasteful annexe, which houses apartment number 8.
Summary of accommodation:
First floor; entrance hallway, open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, second bedroom and a bathroom. External; extensive landscaped communal gardens, mature woodland, allocated resident parking space and visitor parking.
Craigerne House is approached by a tree-lined driveway and is surrounded by greenery and mature woodland. The apartment is accessed via an electronic main door entry system leading to a carpeted communal hall and staircase. Taking the stairs to the first-floor, number 8 is found on the southerly side of the building at the end of hallway. The generously proportioned accommodation is tastefully decorated in soft neutral tones complimented by floor coverings following a similar theme.
The internal accommodation comprises; stepping through the front door leads you into the warm welcoming good sized hallway, providing access to all the rooms including the open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen. The hallway has two large storage cupboards, with one housing the hot water tank. With views overlooking the rear is the super open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen. This generous room, which has a triple window to the rear enjoying the backdrop onto Cademuir Forest beyond, has all the space for all the furniture you would expect to have plus ample room for a dining table and chairs. The stylish well-appointed kitchen is fully fitted with an excellent range of fitted wall and base units. Integrated Siemens appliances include a double electric oven, four burner gas hob, chimney style cooker hood, fridge freezer, dishwasher, and a washer-dryer machine. The kitchen is complemented by laminated worktop surfaces to two sides that incorporate a stainless-steel sink unit with contrasting tiled splashback. The kitchen is further enhanced with a useful breakfast bar found underneath double aspect windows with views to the rear and side. The beautiful master bedroom enjoys a southerly facing large window to the rear and features a fitted wardrobe and a private en-suite shower room. The en-suite, which is tiled to half height, incorporates a WC, wash hand basin, and a shower cubical. The second bedroom also features a large fitted wardrobe and boasts of windows to both side and rear. Completing the accommodation, is the bathroom which is part tiled and features a white three-piece suite incorporating a WC, wash hand basin, and a panelled bath.
Externally, there are extensive communal landscaped gardens surrounding the building which contains shrub borders, areas of lawn and planting. The gardens offer far reaching countryside views and woodlands. The apartment comes with one allocated resident parking space together with designated visitor parking. There is a communal bin storage area, which is discretely fenced from view.
The Royal Burgh of Peebles is a thriving market town and the third largest town in the Borders with a population of around eight thousand. Peebles is an ideal location for those looking to enjoy the country lifestyle taking full advantage of the fishing, hillwalking, mountain biking, horse riding and golf facilities that the area has to offer. There is a swimming pool and the Gytes Leisure Centre offers a wide variety of leisure activities to suit adults and children. Glentress Forest and its popular mountain biking routes are approximately four miles east of Peebles offering excellent biking facilities. For those who enjoy the creative arts, the Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre showcases local and international musical and artistic talent throughout the year and there are a number of popular festivals throughout the year to include the week-long Beltane Festival which is steeped in the history of Peebles and follows a traditional format, an Arts Festival, Agricultural Festival, Rugby Sevens and TweedLove Bike Festival, to name just a few. The High Street of Peebles has a wide selection of independent retailers and highly regarded restaurants as well as a number of high street favourites. The town also has a health centre, dentists, vets, banks, and supermarkets as well as primary and secondary schools. Peebles is ideally situated within commuting distance of Edinburgh which can be reached by private or public transport. There is a frequent bus service running to and from Edinburgh as well as services for Biggar, Galashiels, and nearby local towns. The A703 gives easy access to the Edinburgh City Bypass for onward travel to many destinations and Edinburgh Airport for UK or overseas travel.
Mains water and drainage. Mains electricity. Gas fired central heating. Timber framed double glazed windows. Communal provision for satellite TV. Mains wired smoke detectors. Telephone with fibre broadband connection. Secure entry phone system.
The communal areas of the development are managed by Charles White Limited with an annual factoring charge of £608 payable in 2019. This includes buildings insurance.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category E. Amount payable for year 2020/2021 - £2,195.19. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
Items to be Included:
All fitted carpets, blinds and light fittings throughout the property will be included in the sale.
Viewings of this property are strictly by appointment. For more information or to arrange an appointment, please contact JBM Estate Agents on 01721 540170.
A Home Report incorporating a Single Survey, Energy Performance Certificate and Property Questionnaire is available for parties genuinely interested in this property. Please contact us to request a copy.
The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is C (78) with potential B (80).
A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to JBM Estate Agents, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously.
Formal offers should be submitted to the Selling Agents in Scottish legal form: JBM Estate Agents, 10 Northgate, Peebles, EH45 8RS. Telephone: 01721 540170, Fax 01721 520104. The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide the Selling Agents with advice on the source of funds with suitable confirmation of their ability to finance the purchase. Viewers should be advised that even after an acceptable written offer has been received, in the event of any unreasonable delay by the purchaser in concluding missives, the Selling Agents reserve the right to resume viewings.
Anti-Money Laundering Regulations:
As with all Estate Agents, JBM Estate Agents is subject to the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. The regulations require us, the Selling Agents, to perform various checks on the property buyer and in order to comply with the necessary regulations, any offer presented to us must be accompanied with certified photographic evidence of the buyer’s identity and separate certified evidence of the buyer’s residential address before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed. Alternatively, if certified documentation is not available, the buyer must attend at our office with their original documents. Please note, until satisfactory documents have been provided and our checks have been fully completed, we are unable to mark the property as “under offer.” You should also be aware that we are required by law to report to government authorities any evidence or suspicion regarding money laundering and that we are explicitly prohibited from notifying you of the fact that any such report has been made.