- Home Report valuation £335,000 - copy available upon request
Abbotsneuk is an impressive traditional built detached house full of character and charm throughout. Built around 1873 of solid stone and located within the towns Conservation Area, the house has enviable corner position on the street and was the Station Master’s house for the former Peebles Railway. Conveniently placed for comfortable walking distance to the town centre, the house benefits from having a flexible family layout over two floors totalling 1,365 square feet.
Internally, the well-presented accommodation, which has been modernised by the current owners, however still retaining many original features, comprises; ground floor, welcoming entrance vestibule leading through to an attractive hallway with under stair cupboard a spindle staircase given access to the first floor. At the front of the house there is a bright generous sized sitting room with high ceilings, attractive box style bay window and a feature fireplace with an open fire. There is a fantastic stylish dining kitchen, which is fitted with a range of high-quality floor and wall units, wooden worktops and includes a free-standing range style oven and hob. Integrated appliances include a washing machine, dishwasher and a fridge freezer. There is a side door given access out to the garden. Completing the accommodation on this floor is a beautiful modern fitted bathroom comprising of WC, sink and free-standing roll top bath. Reached via a split-level staircase, on the first floor there is a hallway landing, which gives access to the three bedrooms. Enjoying fine views to the front, there is a comfortable generous double bedroom, which like the sitting room features a box style bay window and an attractive fireplace with an open fire. There is plenty of space for free standing bedroom furniture. Further good-sized double bedroom with press style storage cupboard and open feature fireplace. Positioned the rear of the house there a large single bedroom. Access to the loft is via a hatch in the hallway landing. There is a shower room on this level, which has been fully tiled and includes a corner shower, wash hand basin and WC. Accessed from the garden, there is a convenient lower ground floor storage cellar.
Externally, there is private garden ground to the front and side of the house. The garden is mostly laid to lawn with some shrub borders. Unrestricted parking available on the roadside.
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 4 miles east of Peebles offering excellent biking facilities. For those who enjoy the creative arts, the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre showcases local and international musical and artistic talent throughout the year. There are a number of popular festivals which take place annually including 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 to Edinburgh Airport for UK or overseas travel.
Mains water and drainage. Mains electricity and mains gas fired central heating. UPVC double glazed windows. Telephone and broadband connection.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category E. Amount payable for the 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 E (43) with potential B (83).
From Peebles High Street head east and at the roundabout, take the first exit onto Edinburgh Road. Travel along and take the third road on the left onto March Street. Abbotsneuk is located on the left-hand side towards the start of the street. For those with satellite navigation the postcode of the property is EH45 8EpP
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 certified photographic evidence of the buyer’s identity and separate evidence of the buyer’s residential address before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed. We will be unable to proceed or mark the property as under offer without this information. 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.