Originally constructed in 1865 and named “Melrose Cottage”, a charming two-bedroom ground floor flat forming part of beautiful traditional stone built two storey house. Situated close to the High Street, the flat has been fully modernised and enhanced by the current owner. It features a stunning open plan style lounge and kitchen, and an impressive shower room. With a comfortable layout totalling 895 square metres, the flat benefits from having its own front and rear door, and private garden. It is further enhanced by gas fired central heating and energy efficient UPVC double glazing throughout. This superb flat is sure to appeal to many buyers and early viewing is recommended.
Presented in “move-in” decorative order, the internal accommodation, which retains some original features, comprises: entrance hallway with large storage cupboard, which is plumbed for a washing machine. Beautiful open plan style lounge and kitchen. The generous sized lounge features a window overlooking the front garden and has a lovely wood burning stove, which is seated upon a stone hearth – a real focal point to the room. Positioned at the rear, there is a large breakfasting kitchen which features a window overlooking the rear. The refurbished kitchen is fitted with a good range of wall and base units, laminated worktops incorporating a sink. Integrated appliances include a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, cooker hood, dishwasher and a fridge freezer. There are two comfortable bedrooms, one located at the front and the other at rear. The front bedroom includes built in wardrobes and has lovely views over the town. Positioned at the rear, is another good-sized double bedroom. Completing the accommodation is the stylish shower room, which is a generous size and has been fully tiled and includes underfloor heating. It features a vanity wash hand basin with useful storage units, WC and walk-in shower enclosure.
Externally, there is private garden ground to the front of the flat. The garden is bound by masonry walls and metal railings and has been designed with low maintenance in mind. Its laid to chipped stones and includes a useful timber storage shed and log store. Parking is available on street in front of the flat.
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, Agricultural Show, Arts Festival, Jazz Festival and Highland Games. There is good access from Peebles to the other Borders 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 and mains electricity. Mains 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 C. Amount payable for the financial year 2018/2019 - £1,411.04. 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 D (66) with potential C (77).
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.