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“The Cottage” is a handsome two-bedroom detached traditional stone cottage occupying an elevated position located on a popular residential street close to the bustling high street of the picturesque Borders town of Peebles. Built in around 1880, the property offers the charm and character you would expect whilst tasteful and stylish upgrades provide for modern family living. The property is in immaculate decorative order throughout and has been extended by the current owners providing a beautiful garden room, and offers accommodation over two floors totalling 897 square feet. “The Cottage” has plenty to offer and is sure to appeal to a wide range of buyers. Early viewing is highly recommended.
The remodelled and extended internal accommodation comprises; entrance vestibule leading through to a welcoming entrance hallway with staircase to the upper floor and storage cupboard below, whilst an external door to the rear gives access to the private gardens. With a window to the front overlooking Edderston Road is the sitting room. Tastefully decorated and full of character, this room features an original cast iron open fire giving the room a real focal point. Positioned at the rear is a stylish kitchen fitted with a range of modern wall and base units with contrasting worktops incorporating a composite sink unit and. Continuing the character is Rayburn stove cooker and traditional clothes drying ceiling pulley. Integrated items include an eye level microwave, and there is space for a fridge freezer. There is a comfortable double bedroom with a window overlooking the front garden, and a ground floor shower room positioned to the rear incorporating a WC, wash hand basin and an enclosed shower unit. Adjacent to the shower room is a useful utility area with space and plumbing for a washing machine. The recent addition of a pleasant and relaxing garden room to the side of the property features French doors to the rear, and completes the ground floor accommodation. Flooded with natural light via a bay style stair window to the rear and a Velux window to the front, the upper floor gallery landing gives access to a further comfortable double bedroom with Velux windows to the front and rear, and an extremely spacious bathroom, incorporating a WC, wash hand basin, corner bath and a separate shower unit. A rear facing Velux window provides the bathroom with natural light, and a door gives access to eves storage.
Externally; the charm continues with warp around private gardens bound by original stone walling, timber fencing and iron gates. The front garden enjoys well established mature planting and an area of lawn. Whilst round to the rear there is a block paved patio area and a raised timber decked area, to which both are perfect for alfresco dining, entertaining or for simply relaxing with an aperitif. A newly tarmacked driveway to the side of the property provides off street parking, and a large timber garden shed provides external storage.
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.
Main’s water and drainage. Main’s electricity. Gas central heating. UPVC double glazed windows. Telephone and broadband connection.
Items to be Included:
All fitted floor coverings, fitted light fittings, and blinds will be included in the sale of the property.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category D. Amount payable for the financial year 2021/2022 - £1,713.09. 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 E (52) with potential B (81).
A closing date may be fixed, however, there is no requirement for the seller to fix a closing date when more than one interest is noted. JBM Estate Agents is entitled to accept their client’s instructions to accept an incoming offer without having a closing date and without giving other parties who may have noted interest an opportunity to offer. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through their lawyers to JBM Estate Agents, in writing, will be advised of a closing date if set, 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.
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