- £15,000 reduction from Home Report valuation - copy available upon request
This 19th century traditional solid stone cottage has been tastefully extended to create a comfortable relaxing home. Full of character and charm, this end-terraced cottage is Grade C listed and benefits from having four relaxing bedrooms, a lovely garden room and a large east facing rear garden. The cottage enjoys a central location within the pretty Borders village of Traquair and is positioned on the main street. It is perfect for those looking for a family home or a country retreat, but still within commuting distance of Edinburgh.
The charming and generous sized accommodation, which totals 1,835 square feet is arranged over two floors. Comprising on the ground floor; covered porch and entrance hallway with stair case to the upper floor. Living accommodation includes a large dining room with fireplace and windows overlooking the front and rear. There is a comfortable sitting room with feature wood burning stove and doors leading through to the garden room. The calming garden room is a bright spacious area and provides access to the attractive rear gardens. There is a modern style kitchen fitted with a range of wall and base units, double oven, electric hob, extractor fan and integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer. There are two generous sized bedrooms on the ground floor, one with convenient en-suite shower room. There is a well-appointed family bathroom with shower over and rear porch completing the accommodation on this level. On the upper floor there is hallway landing and a further two bright and spacious double bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes.
Externally, the cottage enjoys a large private mature east facing rear garden. This has been landscaped and includes an area of lawn, paved patio area and a mixture of trees and plants. There are shrub borders, hedging and a vegetable garden. In addition, there is a lovely timber summerhouse, two garden sheds and a greenhouse. At the bottom of garden there is a gravelled driveway, which provides off street parking for two vehicles and leads to a detached double garage with twin up and over doors. The garden is bounded by timber fencing and stone walling.
The property is located in the tranquil village of Traquair, near to the charming Borders town of Innerleithen, the main Border towns are easily reached while Edinburgh lies approximately 30 miles to the North. The town offers a good range of local shopping, medical centre, hotels, restaurants and cafes, as well as a primary school. The neighbouring town of Peebles offers further facilities including the local High School, Tesco and Sainsbury’s supermarkets, swimming pool and leisure centre. Lying in the heart of the picturesque Tweed Valley, the town of Innerleithen makes both an ideal commuter choice and a central base for indulging in the various activities available nearby such as golf, fishing, hill walking and horse riding, not to mention the world-renowned mountain biking centres of Innerleithen and Glentress being on the doorstep. In addition, Innerleithen and the wider area of the Borders has a thriving Arts Community, with many Art Galleries and a wide variety of arts and crafts activities for all ages. There is a multi-screen cinema in nearby Galashiels and there are a number of local theatre and music groups, notably St Ronan’s Silver Band and Tweeddale Pipe Band. There are also several annual events held in Innerleithen including: the Music Festival with the stars of Celtic music and more; Innerleithen Games week which includes the Cleikum ceremony, kids sports night, fancy dress parade, quiz night and more.
Mains water and drainage. Mains electricity. LPG fired central heating. Telephone with broadband connection. Mixture of single and double glazed timber sash and casement windows and UPVC double glazed windows. Solar panels installed on roof providing additional hot water.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category E. Amount payable for financial year 2018/2019 - £2,045.59. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
Viewing is available 7 days a week strictly by appointment by calling JBM Estate Agents on 01721 540170. Telephone lines are open 7 days a week, from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday.
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 F (23) with potential D (63).
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:
Updated regulations from June 2017 require us, the Selling Agents, to preform checks on the property buyer. To comply with the necessary regulations, any offer presented to us must be accompanied with photographic evidence of the buyers identity and separate evidence of the buyers residential address before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed. You should 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.