Situated in the renowned Manor Water valley, this attractive traditional semi-detached cottage was originally built around 1890 and was subsequently extended in the 1980’s and 2000’s, it now provides flexible bright accommodation totalling 1,253 square feet over two floors. The cottage offers a fine opportunity for rural living yet in reasonable reach of the market town of Peebles and benefits from having three comfortable bedrooms, two of which are on the ground floor, and beautiful scenic views across the valley and the surrounding Borders countryside.
The internal accommodation, which has been upgraded by the current owner and presented in good decorative order throughout, comprises; on the ground floor, entrance porch which leads into a large relaxing sitting room; inner hallway with useful storage cupboard. With windows overlooking the front and rear gardens, there is a lovely breakfasting kitchen which is fitted with a range of wall and base units, laminated worktops and a stainless-steel sink. There is an electric stove with six ring hobs and space for washing machine, dishwasher and a fridge freezer. There is an external door which affords access out to the front garden. Internal door leading through to the dining room, which has French doors out to the front garden and a door out to the rear garden. There are two generous double bedrooms on the ground floor, one located at the front and the other at rear cottage. The rear bedroom has French doors out to the rear garden. There is a family bathroom, which includes a white three-piece suite incorporating WC, wash hand basin and a stylish p-shaped panel bath with mains shower above. On the first floor there is a hallway landing with two storage cupboards and a further double bedroom which benefits from having fitted wardrobes.
Externally, there are private enclosed gardens to the front, side and rear of the cottage, which are bounded by timber fencing, hedging and brick-built walling. The east facing front garden is mainly down to paving and gravel and includes a timber shed. The west facing rear garden includes a lovely paved patio area and an upper lawn area with open views across the countryside. Parking is available on street in front of the cottage.
The cottage is located within the stunning Manor Water valley, approximately five miles south of the town of Peebles. 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.
Private water and drainage, which is shared with neighbouring properties. Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating and hot water. Telephone connection. UPVC double glazed windows and doors. Timber double glazed doors in the dining room.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category C. Amount payable for year 2019/2020 - £1,458.01. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
Items to be Included:
All fitted carpets, blinds and fixed light fittings will be included in the sale. The dishwasher in the kitchen will also be included.
Viewings of this property are strictly by appointment. For more information or to arrange an appointment, please contact JBM Estate Agents on 01721 540170.
From Peebles, the property is reached by taking the A72 south out of the town and taking the first turn to the left signed to Kirkton Manor. Take the right fork towards Manorhead and 3 Whitelaw Cottages is seen on the right-hand side after approximately 1.75 miles. For those with satellite navigation the postcode of this property is EH45 9JN.
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 (40) 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.