Leadervale is an impressive traditionally built semi-detached house, situated in a commanding position in the popular Borders town of Innerleithen and within easy reach of all local amenities. This attractive family house was built around 1890 of solid stone and offers well-proportioned accommodation over two floors totalling 1,582 square feet. Benefiting from three comfortable public rooms on the ground floor and three relaxing bedrooms on the first floor, the house boasts many original features including high ceilings, original doors, ornate cornicing and stained-glass windows. There are also attractive private gardens, a large driveway and a detached double garage.
Internally, the well-presented accommodation, comprises: on the ground floor, entrance vestibule with attractive stained-glass panelling leading to a reception hallway with guest cloakroom and beautiful spindled staircase leading to the upper floor. At the front of the house there is an impressive sitting room offering high ceilings with ornate cornicing and views to the front garden. There is also an attractive feature fireplace with open fire, and a press storage cupboard. Towards the rear of the house, there is a dining room with ample space for a dining table and chairs, with a window overlooking the rear garden. There is also a family room with a window overlooking the rear garden and a storage cupboard. This room provides access through to the breakfasting kitchen, benefiting from plenty of worktop space, a breakfast bar, and a range of wall and floor units. There is space for a cooker, washing machine and a fridge freezer. There is a door affording access to the rear garden.
On the first floor there is a bright hallway landing lit by a skylight, and three generous double bedrooms. The master bedroom has views to the front of the house and features an attractive, wood panelled window surround, ornate cornicing and an original fireplace. The other two bedrooms are located at the rear. One benefits from having a study off, which also could be used as nursery or dressing room. Completing the accommodation is a modern family bathroom, which is part tiled and includes a three-piece white suite with electric shower over the bath. Access to the loft is via a hatch in the bathroom, which has been fully insulated.
Externally, there are private gardens to the front, side and rear of the house. The pretty front garden includes an area of lawn, flower beds, shrub borders and is bounded by privet hedging. The rear garden is fully enclosed and is bounded by timber fencing and stone walling, it is mostly laid to lawn with tree and mature shrub borders. It offers lovely views over the town and countryside beyond and has two patio areas, perfect for alfresco dining. Ample off-street parking is available on the gated tarmacadam driveway to the front of the house which leads to a detached double garage. The garage benefits from having power, light, an automatic metal up and over door, an inspection pit and a pedestrian side door.
Innerleithen is a picturesque and charming Borders town located in the rolling hills of the Tweed Valley. The town is perfectly placed to take advantage of all the surrounding area has to offer to include fishing, hillwalking, mountain biking, horse riding and golf. The town is steeped in history with the annual 10-day festival, St. Ronan’s Border Games Week, bringing the community together for a wide range of activities for all ages. Innerleithen also plays host to a variety of festivals throughout the year to include book, music, flower and walking festivals and there is an operatic society as well as pipe and brass bands. Innerleithen boasts some of the most popular mountain biking tracks and is within easy reach of the Glentress Forrest. There are many walking routes to include the Southern Upland Way and the 9-hole golf course on the periphery of the town. Within the town there are independent shops as well as bank, supermarket, post office and health centre and St Ronan’s Primary School. Nearby Peebles offers more extensive shopping and recreational facilities and a secondary school. Peebles is within easy reach by private or public transport and can be reached by foot along the well-maintained Tweed Valley Railway Path. Innerleithen is a popular commuter choice as Edinburgh is easily accessible by private or public transport with a frequent bus service to and from Edinburgh, Galashiels and the neighbouring towns. The Borders Railway can also be accessed with the closest station located in Galashiels. Edinburgh City Bypass is within easy travelling distance via the A703 providing onward travel to a range of destinations and Edinburgh Airport for UK or overseas travel.
Mains water and drainage. Mains electricity. Gas fired central heating. UPVC framed double glazed windows.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category F. The amount payable for year 2018/2019 is £2,500.58. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
Viewing is available seven 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 D (60) with potential B (81).
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 perform checks on the property buyer. To comply with the necessary regulations, any offer presented to us must be accompanied with 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. 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.