A delightful two-bedroom detached bungalow located just a short walk away from the bustling High Street of the picturesque Borders town of Peebles. Named “Bisley” the property was built in around 1950 and offers well-proportioned accommodation totalling 861 square feet. In need of cosmetic upgrade, the property offers an opportunity to create an interior you desire with added potential for an attic conversion subject to the relevant planning consents. Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the location and accommodation on offer.
The internal accommodation comprises; entrance vestibule leading into a large L-shaped hallway which gives access to all accommodation. A ceiling hatch with Ramsay ladder within the hallway gives access to a spacious floored attic space which benefits from power and lighting. Positioned at the front is the generous sized living room which enjoys a large window overlooking the pretty front garden and features a gas fire set on a marble hearth. Positioned at the rear, is the large kitchen which is fitted with a range of wall and base units. Laminated worktop surfaces incorporate a stainless-steel sink positioned underneath a window overlooking the rear garden. Integrated appliances include an electric oven, hob, and a cooker hood. There is space for a washing machine and a fridge freezer. Additionally, there is a good-sized built-in storage cupboard, and an external door gives direct access out to the private rear garden. Enjoying a window to the front is the master bedroom which is an extremely spacious room and benefits from having fitted wardrobes. The second bedroom is a comfortable double and is positioned to the rear with window overlooking the garden, and also benefiting from having fitted wardrobes. Completing the accommodation is the large family bathroom featuring a four-piece suite incorporating a WC, wash hand basin, panelled bath, and a separate shower unit with electric shower. Externally; there are well-kept private gardens to the front and rear of the property. The front and rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders and are bound with both stone walling and timber fencing. The rear garden benefits from having a timber shed and a useful stone-built storage outbuilding.
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. 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. UPVC double glazed windows. Telephone and broadband connection.
Items to be Included:
All fitted carpets, fitted light fittings, and integrated appliances throughout the property will be included in the sale.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category D, with an annual charge of £1,702.02 payable for the year 2020/2021. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is D (65) with potential B (82).
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.
A closing date may be fixed, however, there is no requirement for the seller to fix a closing date when more than one interest is noted. JBM Estate Agents is entitled to accept their client’s instructions to accept an incoming offer without having a closing date and without giving other parties who may have noted interest an opportunity to offer. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through their lawyers to JBM Estate Agents, in writing, will be advised of a closing date if set, unless the property has been sold previously.
Formal offers should be submitted to the Selling Agents in Scottish legal form to 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.