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A magnificent, and most attractive five-bedroom double fronted modern detached house occupying a fantastic position within a highly desirable development located on the southern side of the picturesque Borders town of Peebles. Built by well-regarded Cala homes in 2002 as their “Wallace” house-style, this substantial property offers generously proportioned accommodation totalling an extremely impressive 3,000 square feet over two floors providing a comfortable layout perfect for family living. Boasting fabulous views over Peebles and the countryside beyond to the rear, conveniently placed for the High School as well as the bustling town centre with excellent amenities, and access to open countryside on the doorstep, this property is sure to prove popular and early viewing comes highly advised.
Approached via an attractive arched covered entrance, the well-presented internal accommodation comprises; spacious vestibule with generous fitted storage, leading into a welcoming and central reception hallway with imperial staircase to the upper floor, guest cloakroom leading to a guest WC, and two fantastic storage cupboards located beneath the impressive staircase. Positioned to the rear with generous proportions, the sitting room features a large bay window overlooking the private garden, a living flame gas fire giving the room a warming focal point, and an inglenook area with a window to the side. The large open plan breakfasting kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of wall and base units with contrasting worktop surfaces incorporating a stainless-steel sink unit positioned below a side facing window. Integrated appliances include a double eye level electric oven, gas hob, extractor fan, and a dishwasher, whilst there is space for an American style fridge freezer. The large breakfasting area also enjoys a large bay window and provides ample space for a table and chairs, ideal for family meals and informal dining. Accessed via the kitchen, located in the centre of the property is a versatile family room which features internal windows looking into a fabulous conservatory neatly positioned between the sitting room and kitchen to which provides views and access out to the private rear garden. Enjoying front facing windows with a leafy outlook over Craigerne Crescent is a separate home study, ideal for those working from home, and a formal dining room, offering the perfect space for entertaining family and friends. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a useful utility room which offers space and services for a washing machine, a tumble dryer, and also provides access out to the side of the property.
Up on the first floor, flooded with natural light, is a fabulous galleried hallway landing giving access to all first-floor accommodation, and a small, centrally positioned front facing balcony accessed via French doors. Positioned to the rear, the master bedroom suite boasts of stunning, uninterrupted views over to Peebles Hydro and the beautiful hills and countryside beyond. The master bedroom features a separate dressing area fitted with an array wardrobes and furniture, and a spacious, well-appointed private en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower cubical, a WC, and twin wash hand basins. Also featuring a large, rear facing bay window with the superb views, is a generous comfortable guest bedroom featuring double fitted wardrobes and a private en-suite shower room. There are three further double bedrooms, all of which enjoy generous proportions and benefit from fitted wardrobes. Completing the accommodation of this truly marvellous property is the sizeable family bathroom with fitted vanity unit incorporating a WC, and a wash hand basin, an enclosed bath, a separate shower cubicle, and a side facing opaque window allowing in the natural light.
Externally, the property is set within generous private garden ground to the front, side, and rear. The open style front garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubbery, whilst a large monobloc driveway to the side provides off-street parking for several vehicles and leads to a double detached garage with twin front facing up and over doors, and a side pedestrian entrance from the rear garden. Accessed via a timber gate to the side, the beautiful rear garden enjoys a large area of lawn bordered by an array of mature plants, shrubs and evergreens which provide bursts of colour throughout the year. There is a paved area to the rear of the garage, and a large, paved patio area which can also be accessed via the conservatory which offers ample space for both outdoor lounge and dining furniture, providing the perfect spot for alfresco dining and entertaining, or to simply relax in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings. The garden is fully secured and bound by timber fencing.
The Royal Burgh of Peebles is a thriving market town and the third largest town in the Borders with a population of around 9000. 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 four 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. UPVC framed double glazed windows. Telephone with fibre broadband connection.
The communal areas of the development are managed by Greenbelt Group with an annual factoring charge of £854.38 payable in 2022/2023.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category H. Amount payable for year 2023/2024 - £4,327.05. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
Items to be Included:
All fitted floor coverings, window coverings, light fittings throughout the property, and integrated kitchen appliances will be included in the sale.
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 C (77) with potential B (82).
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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