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Briar Cottage, Mailingsland, Peebles, EH45 8PH

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A charming traditional stone built two-bedroom semi-detached cottage occupying a peaceful and idyllic location situated on the outskirts of the picturesque Borders town of Peebles. Dating back to the 1890’s, and named “Briar Cottage” the property enjoys original character whilst tasteful and stylish upgrades provide for modern family living. In excellent decorative order throughout, the property offers well-appointed accommodation over two floors totalling 998 square feet including a fabulous side extension providing a second reception room and a separate utility area. With a wonderful setting, and beautiful countryside views,  Briar Cottage is sure to appeal to a wide range of buyers, and early viewing comes highly recommended.  

Full of charm, the internal accommodation comprises; entrance vestibule hallway with staircase to the upper floor.  Boasting beautiful hillside views to the front of the property, the sitting room is tastefully decorated and full of character, featuring timber beams and window shutters, with a brick inlay and timber surround multi-fuel stove giving the room a real focal point.  Excellent storage is provided by an understairs storage cupboard accessed via the sitting room. Positioned to the rear, the kitchen is fitted with a range of modern wall and base units with contrasting worktop surfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink unit below one of two, rear facing windows.  Integrated items include an electric oven and hob with extractor above, with space and services for a free standing dishwasher, washing machine, and a fridge freezer.  The pleasant addition of an extremely versatile room to the side of the property provides further family space, home study, or an ideal formal dining space, perfect for entertaining family and friends, with French doors giving access out to a delightful paved patio area.  Completing the ground floor accommodation is the extremely spacious family bathroom incorporating a WC, wash hand basin, corner shower cubicle, and a fabulous free standing roll top bath.  The bathroom also features timber beams and timber shutters with  a front facing window allowing in the natural light.   On the first floor there is a hallway landing flooded with natural light via a rear facing Velux window.  There are two comfortable double bedrooms to which both boast of fabulous countryside views to the front, and both benefit from excellent fitted storage space.  

Externally; the charm continues with private garden grounds to the front, side , and rear of the property enjoying the peace and tranquillity of its semi-rural location.  Accessed via iron gates, the front garden enjoys established mature planting, a large area of lawn bound by traditional stone walling, and a wonderful paved patio area making the ideal space for alfresco dining.  The extensive gardens to the side of the property are fully laid to lawn edged by trees and fencing, whilst round to the rear there is a further area laid to lawn and a chipped driveway providing private parking.  Also to the rear is a large timber workshop which benefits from power and light, and further outdoor storage can be accessed via the patio to the front with an extremely useful outdoor utility space forming part of the extension which house the boiler.  
   
Location:

Mailingsland is located approximately 1 mile north of the Royal Burgh of Peebles, 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.

Services:

Main’s water.  Private drainage.  Main’s electricity.  Oil fired central heating.  Timber single and double glazed windows.  Telephone and fibre 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 C.  Amount payable for the financial year 2021/2022 - £1,522.75.  The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.

Viewing Arrangements: 

Viewings of this property are strictly by appointment.  For more information or to arrange an appointment, please contact JBM Estate Agents on 01721 540170.

Home Report:

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.

EPC Rating: 

The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is F (31) with potential A (96).

Closing Date:

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.   

Important Note: 

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.    


Rooms

Sitting Room

15' 7'' x 11' 0'' (4.75m x 3.35m)

Kitchen

12' 5'' x 6' 0'' (3.78m x 1.83m)

Dining Room

13' 0'' x 9' 3'' (3.96m x 2.82m)

Bedroom 1

14' 4'' x 9' 6'' (4.37m x 2.90m)

Bedroom 2

14' 5'' x 6' 7'' (4.39m x 2.01m)

Workshop

15' 11'' x 8' 7'' (4.85m x 2.62m)

Utility / Store

9' 3'' x 4' 0'' (2.82m x 1.22m)


Location

Mailingsland
Peebles EH45 8PH
County: The Scottish Borders
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: 00001099
Scott Murray
JBM Estate Agents
P: 01721 540170
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