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  • Traditional Victorian link-detached villa (1895)
  • Covering 2837 square feet with period details
  • Enviably located in Peebles conservation area
  • Welcoming reception porch & foyer with WC
  • Very generous dual-aspect living room
  • Good-sized family room with traditional fire
  • Large office fitted with cabinets & storage
  • Formal dining room with spacious proportions
  • Classic kitchen design with dual-aspect glazing
  • Seven spacious & airy double bedrooms
  • Three en-suite shower rooms with 3pc suites
  • Large, versatile dressing room/study area
  • A 3pc family bathroom & 3pc shower room
  • Two large, easy- to-maintain garden areas
  • Front driveway & attached single garage
  • Double glazing & secondary glazed sash windows
  • Efficient gas central heating system
  • Solar panelled roof for lower utility bills


Enviably located in the Peebles conservation area, this traditional late Victorian, link-detached villa boasts seven double bedrooms, five bathrooms (plus a WC), three reception rooms, and two gardens. Covering 2837 square feet, the generous property is currently used and setup as a guesthouse business, which new owners could continue. Alternatively, it could be transformed into a luxury family home for the ultimate in contemporary living. Built in 1895 as a doctor’s surgery, the massive property further benefits from a wealth of period features, including original architraves and four-panel doors. It also enjoys a solar panelled roof for lower utility bills and an attached single garage.

With a stone-built façade and a roof turret, this attractive period villa has instant kerb appeal. Inside, the main door to the home opens into a broad reception porch, with a classic multi-coloured glazed entrance leading into a traditional foyer, which houses convenient under-stair storage and a handy WC. To the right is a very generous, dual-aspect living room, currently used as a guest restaurant/social area. It enjoys classic styling with light patterned wallpaper in a soft hue and crisp white detailing, which draws the eye to the beautiful period features, such as the incredibly lavish cornicing that heightens the lofty ceiling, a neat picture rail, and traditional timber clad windows.  A vintage feature fireplace (inset with an electric fire) frames the room, flanked by two storage cupboards – it forms the ideal focal point for arranging a wealth of comfortable lounge furniture. On the opposite side of the foyer, a good-sized family room provides a more intimate space for relaxing and socialising. It enjoys the same light décor found throughout the property, paired with original wooden floorboards, plus it features a down-lit cabinet with glass shelving and a traditional fireplace with a working open fire – perfect for cosy winter evenings. From here, a hallway with storage flows directly to a large office that is fitted with cabinets and a built-in cupboard. It also offers an alternative entrance and exit to the front of the home.

 

A formal dining room, with access to the rear garden, forms a third reception area, affording spacious proportions for congenial dinner parties and sociable family meals. The kitchen is conveniently adjacent, fitted with white cabinetry and contrasting stone-style worktops for a classic timeless and homely look. It incorporates dual-aspect windows, a multi-fuel range cooker, with a pyramidal extractor hood, and an undercounter washer, dryer, fridge, and dishwasher. Finishing the ground floor accommodation is the master bedroom, which boasts a generous floorplan and the luxury of an en-suite, framed in contemporary stone-effect wet walls and with a deluxe double walk-in shower enclosure. This is the first of seven double bedrooms, all of which are presented with soft carpeting for comfort and light décor for an inviting ambience. Most rooms also enjoy decorative period cornicing.

 

A sweeping traditional staircase and timber balustrade lead upstairs to a well-lit, galleried landing with concealed storage. Five additional bedrooms extend from here, all with spacious and airy proportions. Three of the bedrooms come with convenient vanity areas with hand washbasins, whilst the remaining two both benefit from en-suite showers. The largest bedroom also boasts a bay window, in the curvature of the roof turret, for relaxing lounge furniture. A bright three-piece family bathroom with an overhead shower completes the generous accommodation on this floor. A separate staircase, beside an additional entrance/exit just off the dining room, heads to a private double bedroom, which neighbours a large dressing room with versatile potential for alternate use to suit the new owners’ needs, such as a study. An adjacent shower, with white wet walling and a three-piece suite, including a double walk-in shower enclosure, completes this vast home. A mixture of double glazing and traditional sash windows (most with secondary glazing), as well as gas central heating, ensure year-round warmth.

 

Externally, the property benefits from a large front garden, with colourful flowerbeds and two low-maintenance gravelled bays, as well as an enclosed rear garden, which is paved for outdoor furniture for alfresco dining. A front driveway provides off-street parking, along with an attached single garage.

 

Extras: all fitted floor and window coverings, light fittings, a multi-fuel range cooker, a washer, dryer, fridge, and dishwasher to be included in the sale.

 

Features

Traditional Victorian, link-detached villa (1895)

Covering 2837 square feet, with period details

Enviably located in Peebles conservation area

Welcoming reception porch & foyer with WC

Very generous, dual-aspect living room

Good-sized family room with traditional fire

Large office fitted with cabinets & storage

Formal dining room with spacious proportions

Classic kitchen design with dual-aspect glazing

Seven spacious & airy double bedrooms

Three en-suite shower rooms with 3pc suites

Large, versatile dressing room/study area

A 3pc family bathroom & a 3pc shower room

Two large, easy-to-maintain garden areas

Front driveway & attached single garage

Double glazing & secondary glazed sash windows

Efficient gas central heating system

Solar panelled roof for lower utility bills

 

Peebles, Scottish Borders

Nestled in the Tweed Valley, within the Scottish Borders, the charming Royal Burgh of Peebles is a historic and picturesque town. The town has been recognised as the ‘Top Independent Retailing Town in Scotland’ with a wealth of independent shops, but also benefits from a handful of high-street supermarkets, including a Tesco superstore, banks and a post office. The town features numerous top-quality restaurants, bars and cafés and is considered a cultural hub, with the distinguished Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre hosting a wide range of arts events throughout the year. There are also a number of annual festivals held in the town, including the Beltane Festival, the Peebles Jazz Festival and the renowned Arts Festival. Situated on the banks of the River Tweed, famous for salmon fishing, and set within an area of outstanding beauty, Peebles provides a perfect base from which to enjoy all the countryside has to offer; from scenic riverside and parkland walks to horse riding and cycling. There is also an 18-hole golf course within the town, as well as a leisure centre and a swimming pool. For those with children, Peebles’ catchment area encompasses some highly regarded schooling, from nursery to secondary level. Peebles is also a popular Scottish Borders retreat for commuters, located just over 20 miles from Edinburgh city centre and within a commutable distance from the city bypass, airport and motorway network.

 

Livingroom
14' 5'' x 17' 11'' (4.39m x 5.46m)

Dining Room
16' 0'' x 11' 5'' (4.87m x 3.48m)

Foyer
10' 5'' x 16' 5'' (3.17m x 5.00m)

Family room
13' 9'' x 11' 11'' (4.19m x 3.63m)

Kitchen
10' 2'' x 11' 10'' (3.10m x 3.60m)

Office
5' 2'' x 12' 6'' (1.57m x 3.81m)

Master bedroom
13' 7'' x 9' 10'' (4.14m x 2.99m)

Bedroom 2
14' 8'' x 17' 11'' (4.47m x 5.46m)

Bedroom 3
13' 8'' x 13' 8'' (4.16m x 4.16m)

Bedroom 4
13' 10'' x 11' 8'' (4.21m x 3.55m)

bedroom 5
14' 7'' x 11' 3'' (4.44m x 3.43m)

bedroom 6
10' 1'' x 10' 5'' (3.07m x 3.17m)

Room
6' 10'' x 5' 7'' (2.08m x 1.70m)


Bathroom
9' 10'' x 4' 10'' (2.99m x 1.47m)


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Old Town
Peebles EH45 8JE
County: The Scottish Borders
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: BS190

T: 01721 721515

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