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Surrounded by natural beauty occupying an idyllic location, North Lodge is a fantastic, four-bedroom detached bungalow offering fabulous uninterrupted countryside views located just 3 miles North of the picturesque Borders town of Peebles. Dating back to the mid 1800’s, this "B" listed property has been extended over the years and is now in need of modernisation allowing the lucky new owner to create an interior of choice. Offering a peaceful country lifestyle within a truly marvellous setting, North Lodge offers accommodation totalling an impressive 2013 square feet and benefits from generous private garden grounds, separate vegetable garden, off street parking, and a detached double garage with workshop space. With open access to the Tweed Valley countryside on the doorstep, and just a short walk from the well-regarded Cringletie House Hotel offering relaxed lunches, fine dining, or a refreshing aperitif, we are sure North lodge will prove extremely popular to a wide range of buyers. To fully appreciate the location, accommodation, garden grounds, and views on offer, early viewing comes highly recommended.
Full of charm with generous proportions throughout, the internal accommodation comprises; entrance vestibule leading into an inner hallway which gives access to the family room, one of three receptions rooms. With a side facing window, the family room is of a good size offering a versatile space and features steps down leading into the kitchen. Fitted with a good range of wall and base units, the kitchen features space and services for a fridge freezer, cooker, and dishwasher, whilst a separate utility cupboard houses and facilitates the washing machine. Accessed from the kitchen is a rear hallway which thereon gives access out to the private gardens. With breathtaking views over the countryside and hills beyond, the Garden room features French doors leading out to the garden, a timber vaulted ceiling, and provides ample space for both lounge and dining furniture offering the perfect space for entertaining, or relaxing whilst enjoying a spectacular country outlook. The formal sitting also boasts of the fabulous rural views with triple aspect windows filling the room with natural light, whilst a beautiful inglenook log burning stove gives the room a real feature and focal point. Adjacent to the sitting room, the principal bedroom features a rear facing window, and a private en-suite with WC and a wash hand basin. There are three further double bedrooms, two of which enjoy generous proportions with one featuring a large bay window and a log burning stove which equally be used as a formal dining room. These three rooms all benefit from front facing windows boasting those country rural views. Completing the accommodation of this wonderful property with an excellent array of fitted storage is the family bathroom which incorporates a WC, bidet, wash hand basin, a panelled bath with shower over, and a rear facing opaque window allowing in the natural light.
Externally: the property is set within generous private garden grounds to the front, side and rear, with an additional and sizeable vegetable garden located opposite the property. With truly magnificent views from every aspect, the garden is mainly laid to lawn with an array of mature planted flowers, shrubbery, evergreens, bushes, and trees offering delightful bursts of colour throughout the year. There is a timber gazebo and several paved areas ideal for both outdoor lounge and dining furniture providing the perfect space for alfresco dining in the summer months whilst enjoying those peaceful and calming surroundings. The property benefits from a gravelled driveway to the rear of the property providing space for two vehicles which leads to a large detached double garage with a separate workshop area. As previously mentioned, the property benefits from a further section of garden ground opposite the property, currently used as a vegetable garden which is planted with a fantastic array of fruit and vegetable plants.
North Lodge is nestled in the breathtaking and diverse countryside, creating a picturesque retreat. Located just 20 miles south of Edinburgh and a mere 3 miles north of Peebles, it is part of a charming hamlet of properties surrounding the renowned Cringletie Hotel.
The nearby town of Peebles, only 3 miles south of North Lodge, can be conveniently accessed by car, public transport, or the recently completed bike track that runs parallel to the scenic A703. Peebles, known as the Royal Burgh, is a vibrant market town and the third largest town in the Borders, with a population of around 9,000. It offers an ideal location for those seeking a country lifestyle, with abundant opportunities for fishing, hillwalking, mountain biking, horse riding, and golfing. The town features a swimming pool and the Gytes Leisure Centre, which provides a wide variety of leisure activities for both adults and children. Adventure enthusiasts will find Glentress Forest, renowned for its excellent mountain biking routes, just approximately 4 miles east of Peebles. For lovers of the arts, the Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre showcases local and international musical and artistic talent throughout the year, while Peebles hosts numerous festivals, including the week-long Beltane Festival, an Arts Festival, Agricultural Festival, Rugby Sevens, and the TweedLove Bike Festival, among others. The High Street of Peebles boasts a wide selection of independent retailers, highly regarded restaurants, as well as popular high street favorites. The town also offers essential services such as a health center, dentists, veterinarians, banks, and supermarkets, along with primary and secondary schools. Peebles enjoys an advantageous location within commuting distance of Edinburgh, which can be easily reached by private or public transport. A frequent bus service connects Peebles to Edinburgh, as well as to Biggar, Galashiels, and nearby local towns. The A703 provides straightforward access to the Edinburgh City Bypass for onward travel to various destinations, and Edinburgh Airport is conveniently reachable for domestic or international travel.
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Mains Water. Private drainage. Mains electricity. LPG fired central heating. Mixture of single and double glazed timber windows. Telephone and broadband connection.
Items to be Included:
All fitted floor covers, light fittings, window coverings, both integrated and free standing kitchen appliances 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 G, with an annual charge of £3,492.87 payable for the year 2023/2024. 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 G (16) with potential D (62).
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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