Named “Bracken Bank” and retaining some original features, this charming traditional ground floor flat is set within an attractive two storey building located within Peebles Conservation Area. Originally built in the 1890’s and converted into two separate dwellings in the 1950’s the flat is situated on a pleasant residential street within comfortable reach of the town centre and other local amenities. Offering accommodation totalling 767 square feet, this flat benefits from having two double bedrooms and private gardens to the front and rear. The flat would make an ideal purchase for a first-time buyer or investment purchaser and early viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the accommodation on offer.
The internal accommodation comprises; entrance vestibule leading into a large and welcoming entrance hallway with a built-in storage cupboard. Being of a generous size, the hallway can easily be used as a dining area for those special family occasions. Positioned at the front is a fantastic sitting room with a large feature bay window and beautiful original cornicing. The sitting room also features an electric fireplace with timber mantlepiece and original coved shelfing. Positioned at the rear with a window overlooking the rear garden is the kitchen. Fitted with a good range of wall and base units and laminate worktop surfaces incorporating a gas hob and a stainless-steel sink. There is an integrated double electric oven and space for a washing machine, dishwasher, and a fridge freezer. A timber glazed door leads into a rear hallway where there is an external door giving direct access to the private garden. Also positioned at the rear is a comfortable double bedroom with a large window letting in lots of natural light. The second bedroom is located at the front of the property and is also a comfortable double enjoying a large window overlooking the pretty front garden. Completing the accommodation of this delightful flat is the three-piece bathroom which has been upgraded incorporating of a WC, vanity unit with wash hand basin and a panelled bath with shower over and there is two opaque windows to the rear.
Outside; there is a generous front garden which is laid with decorative chips and areas of planted shrubs, bound by traditional stone walling. There is a communal path to the side of the property leading to the beautiful and well-kept private rear garden. Mainly laid to lawn with lovely planted and shrub borders, the rear garden benefits from having an outdoor under-stair store and a wonderful timber summer house, the perfect space to enjoy an aperitif on a summers evening.
The Royal Burgh of Peebles is a thriving market town and the third largest town in the Borders with a population of around 8,000. The town offers an excellent array of amenities including banks, post office, a range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants, as well as schools at primary and secondary levels. There is also a swimming pool, leisure centre, theatre and an arts centre. The local area is particularly well served for recreational activities with excellent golf courses, fishing, walking and mountain biking all within easy reach. In the summer, Peebles really comes alive with residents treated to some spectacular events right on their doorstep, including the Beltane Week, Tweed Love Cycling Festival, Agricultural Show, Arts Festival, Jazz Festival and Highland Games. There is good access from Peebles to the other Border’s towns via the road network, with the A703 giving access to Edinburgh City Bypass, and the capital beyond. A regular bus service runs to and from Edinburgh and to neighbouring towns including Galashiels.
Items to be Included:
All fitted carpets, fitted light fittings and blinds throughout the flat will be included in the sale.
Mains water and drainage. Mains electricity. Gas fired central heating. UPVC windows throughout. Telephone and fibre broadband connection.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category C. Amount payable for year 2020/2021 - £1,512.91. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
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 D (65) with potential C (78).
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.
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.