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An impressive double fronted, traditionally built semi-detached house located in an enviable position within the Peebles town conservation area and adjacent to the town centre and local amenities. This superb family house, which is situated on the desirable Crossland Crescent, was originally built around 1870 and thoughtfully extended around 1980, has been modernised and improved by the current owners and offers generous accommodation over two floors totalling 2,307 square feet, presenting an exciting opportunity to purchase a rarely available, substantial family home. Crammed with original features including ornate cornicing, high ceilings and original doors, this home boasts three comfortable public rooms, a beautiful open plan dining kitchen, large utility room and four relaxing bedrooms upstairs. Additionally, the house benefits from having an attractive south facing private garden, a driveway, stone outhouse and a detached double garage. We are sure this lovely house will prove extremely popular, appealing to the modern family, so early viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the location and the accommodation on offer.
Internally, the stunning accommodation, which is in immaculate condition and tastefully decorated throughout, comprises on the ground floor; entrance vestibule leading to a generous central reception hallway with guest cloakroom and attractive spindled staircase leading to the upper floor. At the front of the house there is an impressive sitting room, featuring an open fireplace, high ceilings with ornate cornicing and views to the front garden. A large archway leads through to the rear reception room which has a glazed door leading to the rear garden, offering lovely views across the town and the countryside beyond. Also, at the front of the house is the bright family room, which features a gas fireplace with wooden surround and leads through to the stunning dining kitchen. The kitchen is well equipped and is fitted with a range of stylish floor and wall units, complementary worktops and includes a breakfast island with Belfast sink plus an impressive 4 oven Aga. There are integrated appliances including a dishwasher and fridge freezer and an ample dining area with space for a dining table and chairs. There are windows to the side and rear plus French doors affording access to the rear garden. A further door from the kitchen gives access to the handy utility room which has plenty of storage, a sink and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Completing the accommodation on this floor is a further rear reception room which could be used as a study or as a formal dining room. It can be accessed from both the kitchen and reception hallway, and has a large window overlooking the rear garden and views across the town. On the first floor there is a bright hallway landing and four generous double bedrooms, two overlooking the front of the house and two with lovely views to the rear. Completing the accommodation is the modern family bathroom, which is fully tiled and finished to a very high standard, incorporating stylish fittings including a WC, wash hand basin, bath, walk-in shower, chrome ladder heated towel rail, fitted storage cupboards and vanity mirror.
Externally, there are extensive private gardens to the front and rear of the house. The pretty front garden includes an area of flower beds, shrub borders and is bounded by stone walling and wrought iron fencing. A side gate provides access to the south facing rear garden, which is a further appeal of this house. It is fully enclosed by hedging and stone walling and offers plentiful space yet proving relatively low maintenance for those with busy lives. There is also a timber summerhouse which affords access downstairs into the garage. The rear garden offers lovely views over the town and countryside beyond and has two wonderful patio areas, perfect for alfresco dining. Off-street parking is available on the monobloc driveway to the front of the house. Adjacent to the driveway is a fantastic stone outhouse, with bags of potential as a games room, office or home gym. This is adjoined by an external compound for bins, coal bunker and woodstore. There is also a detached double garage at the side of the house which can be accessed from Elcho Street Brae via a remotely operated roller shutter door, benefiting from having power and light, and an internal staircase leading to the summerhouse directly above.
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.
Items to be Included:
All fitted carpets and light fittings throughout the house will be included in the sale along with the integrated fridge-freezer, dishwasher and Aga in the kitchen.
Mains water and drainage. Mains electricity. Mains gas fired central heating. Telephone with broadband connection. Mixture of timber framed single and double-glazed sash and casement windows, and aluminium double-glazed windows.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category G. Amount payable for year 2019/2020 - £3,082.61. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
Viewings of this property are available either on Sunday between 2pm and 4pm or by appointment by contacting 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 (69) with potential B (82).
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.