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An extremely appealing one-bedroom main door flat, situated on the second floor of an attractive traditional stone building occupying a central location near the vibrant high street in the picturesque Borders town of Peebles. Dating back to the 1890s and perfectly blending historical charm with modern comforts, this property offers accommodations totalling 634 square feet enhanced by relaxing views overlooking the Hills of Venlaw. Conveniently positioned close to all local amenities, this property stands out as an excellent investment opportunity or an ideal choice for first-time buyers. Early viewing comes highly recommended.
Accessed via an external stairwell at the rear and an internal stairwell leading to the second floor, the interior of the property comprises: an entrance hallway giving access to all living spaces and an extremely useful shelved utility storage cupboard which houses the washing machine. Set to the front is a welcoming and cosy sitting room, adorned with an enchanting open working fireplace with original stone surround, providing a warm and inviting focal point to the space. Offering river and hillside views to the rear, the dining kitchen is equipped with an array of base units, whilst providing ample space and services for a cooker, dishwasher, and a fridge freezer. The generous layout allows for a dining table and chairs, creating an ideal setting for entertaining family and friends while relishing the scenic views. The comfortable double bedroom offers ample space for freestanding furniture and showcases an original cast iron fire surround set in a corner position. A front-facing window provides a charming view overlooking Damdale and the rooftops beyond. Completing the accommodation is a stylish and contemporary bathroom, featuring a WC, wash hand basin, a panelled bath with an electric shower overhead, and a heated towel rail. The presence of an opaque window at the rear ensures the bathroom is bathed in natural light.
Externally, there is a large shared garden with a drying area to the rear of the property which is currently fully laid to lawn. Although there are no private gardens, you can find an array of parks, riverside walks, and leisure facilities on the doorstep. Convenient on-street parking is accessible both in front of the property and in the neighbouring streets.
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. The town offers an excellent array of amenities including banks, post office, a range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants, as well as schools at primary and secondary levels. There is also a swimming pool, leisure centre, theatre and an arts centre. The local area is particularly well served for recreational activities with excellent golf courses, fishing, walking and mountain biking all within easy reach. In the summer, Peebles really comes alive with residents treated to some spectacular events right on their doorstep, including the Beltane Week, Tweed Love Cycling Festival, Agricultural Show, Arts Festival, Jazz Festival and Highland Games. There is good access from Peebles to the other Border’s towns via the road network, with the A703 giving access to Edinburgh City Bypass, and the capital beyond. A regular bus service runs to and from Edinburgh and to neighbouring towns including Galashiels.
Mains water and drainage. Mains electricity. Mains Gas. UPVC double glazed windows. Telephone and broadband connection available.
Items to be included:
All fitted floor coverings, fitted light fittings, and the free-standing cooker 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 A. Amount payable for year 2023/2024 - £1,238.93. 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 C (71) with potential C (77).
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.
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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