A solid stone two-bedroom ground floor flat within a three-storey mid terraced building constructed in around 1890 in the picturesque Borders town of Peebles. Located in the towns Conservation Area, the property has been freshly decorated throughout benefitting from an upgraded kitchen and offers accommodation totalling 596 square feet and enjoys communal gardens to the rear. Just a stone’s throw away from the high street, parks, and riverside walks, this flat would make an ideal purchase for a first-time buyer, holiday home or investment purchaser and early viewing is recommended.
The internal accommodation, which is accessed via a communal hallway, comprises; entrance hallway giving access to all accommodation and a useful storage cupboard. Positioned at the front is the open-plan sitting room kitchen which is a good size and enjoys traditional high ceilings, large windows allow the natural light flood in and a feature electric fireplace gives the room a real focal point. The fully upgraded kitchen has a range of modern wall and base units with contrasting worktops incorporating a stainless-steel sink and a breakfast bar provides for informal dining. Integrated appliances include an electric oven, gas hob and extractor fan. There is space for a fridge freezer and a useful utility cupboard provides space and plumbing for a washing machine. Adjacent to the sitting room is a double bedroom which has a front facing window. Positioned at the rear is a spacious double bedroom with two Edinburgh press cupboards and newly fitted modern wardrobes. Completing the accommodation is the bathroom incorporating of a WC, wash hand basin and a panelled bath with shower over. There is an opaque window to the rear and contemporary tiling gives a modern feel. Externally; at rear of the property there are communal gardens. These are laid mainly to lawn with shrub and tree borders and bounded by stone walls. External storage is provided by a brick store. Parking is available at a nearby public car park at Greenside located just behind the property.
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.
Mains water and drainage. Mains electricity. Gas fired central heating. Mixture of timber and UPVC sash and case single and double glazed windows with secondary glazing to one bedroom and single glazed timber framed window to the bathroom. Telephone and fibre broadband connections are available.
Items to be included:
All fitted floor coverings, curtain poles and blinds will be included in the sale of the property.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category B. Amount payable for year 2020/2021 - £1,323.79. 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 C (69) with potential C (78).
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: 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.