An impressive detached family house located within a modern residential development on the eastern edge of the picturesque Borders town of Peebles, with Priorsford Primary just a short walk away. Built in 2009 by Taylor Wimpey as their “Alverton” house style, this stylish family home extends to 1,201 square feet and provides excellent family sized accommodation over two floors. With three relaxing reception rooms on the ground floor and four comfortable bedrooms on the first floor, the house is ideal for a growing family and benefits from having a separate dining room with French doors that lead out to the private enclosed north west facing rear garden.
Summary of accommodation:
Ground floor; Entrance hallway, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, study and a guest cloakroom/WC. First floor; Hallway landing, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Externally; Semi-detached single car garage, driveway and private gardens.
Internally, the fashionable accommodation comprises; ground floor: entrance hallway with guest cloakroom/WC and spindled staircase leading to the upper floor. Positioned at the front, there is a good-sized sitting room with feature bay window and a wood burning stove. There are French doors that open through to the formal dining room, which again is a good size and features French doors that open out to the garden. Also positioned at the rear of the house is the stylish kitchen, which is fitted with a good range of wall and base units with complementary worktops incorporating a stainless-steel sink unit. There is a window which affords views across the rear garden. Integrated appliances include an electric oven, gas hob, cooker hood and a dishwasher. There is space for a freestanding fridge freezer. There is also a handy utility room which has a convenient external door to the garden and there is space for a washing machine. Elsewhere on the ground floor, positioned at the front of the house, is a study which has a window overlooking the pretty front garden. The study has the potential to be used as playroom or even as a fifth bedroom, if needed.
On the first floor there is a hallway landing with storage cupboard. At the front of the house there is a generous master bedroom with a fitted wardrobe and en-suite shower room featuring a wash hand basin, WC and a shower cubicle with mixer shower. There is a second double bedroom with fitted wardrobes. At the rear of the house there are a further two double bedrooms, both with windows overlooking the rear garden. Completing the accommodation is the family bathroom, which is part tiled and features a white three-piece suite incorporating a WC, wash hand basin and a panelled bath with mixer shower over. Access to the loft is via an access hatch within the hallway landing.
Externally, there is an open style garden to the front which contains an area of lawn and hedge borders. There is a tarmacadam and a stone chipped driveway at the side of the house, which can accommodate two vehicles and leads to the semi-detached single garage benefiting from a metal up and over door. At the rear, there is a fully enclosed private garden, which is bounded by timber fencing. The north west facing rear garden is mostly laid to lawn with some planting and shrub borders. There is an outside tap and a paved patio area which can be accessed from the dining room and provides a delightful space for alfresco dining.
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 & Arts Centre showcases local and international musical and artistic talent throughout the year and there are a number of popular festivals throughout the year to include 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 Edinburgh Airport for UK or overseas travel.
Mains water and drainage. Mains electricity. Gas fired central heating. UPVC double glazed windows. Telephone and fibre broadband connection.
The communal areas of the development are managed by Scottish Woodlands Trust with an annual factoring charge of £218 payable in 2019/2020.
Items to be Included:
All fitted carpets, blinds and light fittings throughout the house will be included in the sale. The fridge freezer will also be included in the sale.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category F, with an annual charge of £2,585.21 payable for the year 2019/2020. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
Viewings of this property are strictly by appointment. For more information or to arrange an appointment, please contact JBM Estate Agents on 01721 540170.
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 C (78) with potential B (88).
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.