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11 Whitestone Court, Innerleithen Road, Peebles, EH45 8BN

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A delightful two-bedroom ground floor retirement flat built in around 1988 situated within a desirable McCarthy & Stone housing complex in the picturesque Borders town of Peebles. Decorated in neutral tones throughout, this well-proportioned property offers accommodation totalling 661 square feet and enjoys well maintained communal gardens and off-street parking.  With benefits including a 24-hour careline alarm system, house manager, residents lounge, guest suite, communal laundry facilities, and an excellent location just a short walk away from the bustling High Street with an array of local amenities, this flat is sure to prove popular and early viewing comes highly recommended.

Entered via a secure entry phone system into a welcoming central hallway, the internal accommodation comprises; entrance hallway with generous built-in cupboard providing excellent storage space.  The sitting room is of a comfortable size offering ample space for both lounge and dining furniture and features a large south facing window to the rear of the property providing this room with natural light whilst offering a leafy outlook.  Accessed via the sitting room, the kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with complimentary worktop surfaces incorporating a stainless-steel sink unit positioned below a rear facing window.  Integrated appliances include an electric oven, electric hob with extractor above, with space provided for a fridge freezer.  There are two comfortable bright double bedrooms, to which both are positioned and enjoy windows to the front of the property.  The main bedroom features a range of fitted storage including a dressing table, bedside cabinets, and wardrobe space, whilst the second bedroom benefits from having a built-in wardrobe.  The accommodation is completed by the shower room which is of a decent size and incorporates a WC, vanity unit with wash hand basin, a large shower unit, and a side facing opaque window allows in the natural light.  

Externally, there are beautiful well-maintained communal garden grounds including areas of lawn, mature planting, and a paved patio area providing the ideal space for alfresco relaxing in the summer months.  Private off street residents parking is available to the front of the property.   

Development Factor:

The development is managed by James Gibb Residential Factors.  There is service charge of approximately £2,676 payable annually split over two payments in March and August.  This includes the cost of the house manager, 24-hour careline alarm system, buildings insurance, and the upkeep of the communal areas including the shared gardens within the development.  The service charge is reviewed annually.  Residents of Whitestone Court must be a minimum of 60 years of age.    

Location:

The Royal Burgh of Peebles is a thriving market town and the third largest town in the Borders with a population of around 9,000.  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.

Viewings:

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

Items to be Included:

All fitted floor coverings, fitted blinds, and light fittings throughout the property, and the fridge freezer will be included in the sale.

Services:

Main’s water and drainage.  Main’s electricity.  Electric storage heating.  UPVC double glazed windows.  Telephone connection.  

Council Tax and Local Authority: 

For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category E.   Amount payable for year 2022/2023 - £2,281.69.  The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.

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 C (80) with potential B (83).

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

17' 4'' x 13' 0'' (5.28m x 3.96m)

Kitchen

9' 0'' x 6' 6'' (2.74m x 1.98m)

Bedroom 1

13' 4'' x 9' 8'' (4.06m x 2.95m)

Bedroom 2

9' 8'' x 8' 7'' (2.95m x 2.62m)


Location

Innerleithen Road
Peebles EH45 8BN
County: The Scottish Borders
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00001232
Scott Murray
JBM Estate Agents
P: 01721 540170
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