A charming main door ground floor flat, located in a sought-after residential area just south of the River Tweed and within minutes’ walk of the town centre and all the amenities it has to offer. Built around 1890, the property comprises the ground floor of a converted end of terrace traditional building. It has been significantly improved by the current owner and offers a bright relaxing sitting room, two comfortable bedrooms and a private south facing rear garden. This lovely flat is sure to appeal to many buyers and could offer as an excellent investment opportunity.
The well-presented accommodation, which extends to some 563 square feet, comprises: entrance porch providing access through to the internal hallway. At the rear of the property is the bright spacious sitting room with feature fireplace and electric fire. There is a glazed door affording access out to the rear patio and garden. Also positioned at the rear, is a light and airy double bedroom with two windows overlooking the garden. Located at the front, is the kitchen. The kitchen includes a sink, space for a washing machine and power for a cooker. It is currently fitted with freestanding dresser units and benefits from two windows overlooking the front. There is space for a small dining table and chairs. There is also a double bedroom, with a window overlooking the front. Completing the accommodation is the modern shower room including a WC, hand basin and shower cubicle with electric shower.
Externally, there is a small low maintenance style garden to the front. A communal pathway at the side of the property, providing access to the rear private garden. The south facing garden is laid mainly to lawn, with some shrub borders and there is an attractive patio area. It is bounded by stone walling and timber fencing. There is a timber garden shed and also a useful integral multi-purpose store at the rear of the flat. 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, 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. UPVC double glazed windows and timber framed single glazed windows in the porch. Infrared electric panel heaters. Telephone and broadband connection.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category A. Amount payable for year 2018/2019 - £1,058.28. 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 C (78).
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:
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.