An attractive traditional built maisonette located within an historic “category B” listed building dating back to 1886 and situated in a very central location on the high street of picturesque Borders town of Peebles. This beautiful character flat, which benefits from having its own main door, extends to 857 square feet over two floors and retains many original features including high ceilings, detailed cornicing, stripped wooden floors and original panel doors. With a fashionable open plan style living area on the first floor and two generous double bedrooms on the second floor, the flat would make superb purchase for a first-time buyer, professional couple or an investment purchaser.
Summary of accommodation:
First floor; Entrance vestibule, hallway, open plan sitting room/dining room and a kitchen. Second floor; Hallway landing with boiler cupboard, two double bedrooms, and a bathroom. Basement; Cellar store.
The flat is reached from the high street entering via a secure timber door through to the communal enclosed staircase, which is shared with the neighbouring flat and the two commercial units on the ground floor. Taking the stairs to the first floor, the door for the flat can be found on the righthand side of the landing. Entering into the vestibule which has a handy storage cupboard ideal for shoes and jackets, leads through to the hallway containing a beautiful wooden spindle staircase to the second floor. Positioned at the front, overlooking the high street, is the fabulous open plan sitting room/dining and kitchen. This lovely spacious room has two large windows to the front which allow in plenty of light and features two decorative vertical radiators. There is plenty of room for a dining table and chairs making it a great space where you can entertain guests. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of wall and base storage units with complementary solid wood worktops incorporating a Belfast sink unit. Integrated appliances include an electric oven, gas hob, cooker hood, dishwasher and an undercounter fridge. There is space for a washing machine and freezer. On the second floor there is a hallway landing with a handy walk-in storage cupboard. At the front of the building, you’ll find two good sized double bedrooms, both of which have pretty original fireplaces and plenty of space for bedroom furniture. Completing the accommodation is the spacious bathroom which is fitted with a modern white suite with double ended bath with over bath shower, a pedestal wash hand basin, WC and ladder radiator. In the basement of the building there is a good-sized private storage cellar offering a useful additional space for bikes etc. The cellar is accessed via timber door within the communal area on the ground floor level.
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. Timber framed sash and casement windows with secondary glazing units. Telephone and fibre broadband connection.
Items to be Included:
All fitted carpets, blinds, curtains and light fittings throughout the flat will be included in the sale.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category C, with an annual charge of £1,458.01 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 D (56) with potential C (74).
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.