5 bedroom detached house for saleIvylee, 10 March Street, Peebles, EH45 8EP
Ivylee is a most impressive semi-detached Victorian house, which has been in the same family for 70 years. This carefully maintained house retains many period features and charm throughout and enjoys an ideal position within an attractive wide residential street in the beautiful market town of Peebles. The house, which is situated within the Peebles Conservation Area is conveniently placed for comfortable walking distance to the thriving town centre and excellent local amenities. The beautiful five bedroom house enjoys an enviable position on the street and benefits from having lovely views across to the Cross Kirk and of the surrounding hills and Borders countryside.
Originally constructed around 1890 of solid stone and offering extensive family accommodation over three floors. Internally, the bright and generously proportioned accommodation comprises: on the ground floor, entrance vestibule, hallway with storage cupboard, lovely sitting room with bay window overlooking the front garden, breakfasting kitchen and the original dining room which has recently been converted to a sizeable bedroom with wet room en-suite. A staircase takes you to the first floor where there is a landing, three double bedrooms, single bedroom and a bathroom. Back on the ground level, a doorway opens up onto stairs leading to the basement level, which extends to 59 square meters and containing a hallway and three good size rooms. There are two doors which lead out to the garden. The basement has the potential and scope to be refurbished to provide added family accommodation or there is the opportunity to develop and renovate this into separate self-contained accommodation, such as a garden flat, subject of course to the necessary planning permission being obtained.
Externally, there are delightful gardens to the front, side and rear of the house. The pretty front garden has an area of lawn with shrub borders and is bordered with a stone wall and metal railings. The large rear garden is fully enclosed and has areas of lawn, flower beds and shrub borders and a paved patio area. It is bounded by timber picket fencing and wire fencing. Unrestricted parking is available on street in front of the house.
The Royal Burgh of Peebles is a thriving market town and the third largest town in the Borders with a population of around 8,000. 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 borders 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. Distances: Edinburgh 24 miles, Galashiels 20 miles, Peebles Town Centre 1 mile. (All distances are approximate).
From Peebles High Street head east and at the roundabout, take the first exit onto the Edinburgh Road. Travel for approx. 300 yards and turn left into March Street. Ivylee is situated on the right-hand side. For those with satellite navigation the postcode for this property is: EH45 8EP.
Mains water, drainage and electricity. Gas fired central heating. Mixture of PVC and timber framed double glazed windows on ground and first levels. Timber framed single glazed windows at basement level. Telephone and broadband connection.
Council Tax and Local Authority:
For Council Tax purposes this property has been assessed as band category E. The local authority is Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA Tel: 01835 824 000.
Viewing is available 7 days a week strictly by appointment by calling JBM Estate Agents on 01721 540170. Telephone lines are open 7 days a week, from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday.
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 E (48) with potential B (83).
A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to JBM Estate Agents, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, 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.
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