Three in one is the best kept secret in town

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Mount House on Pleasance Gardens has to be one of Falkirk’s best kept secrets.

The substantial Victorian detached family home dates back to the early 19th century and the grade C listed building still retains many original features, such as the ornate cornicing and plaster work.

It could hardly be more convenient for the town centre, and yet, with its extensive garden, it offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle and feels a million miles from the busy town centre.

The property has other surprises up its elegant sleeves; it’s actually three properties in one.

The lower part of the house has been converted into two self-contained flats with their own front doors, lounge, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

It has been used by relatives of the family currently living there and requires some modernisation.

Perfect as a ‘‘granny flat’’ or for older children, they could also be rented out, or converted back into one amazing family home.

The upper part has been well maintained and visitors are struck by the beautiful sash and case style windows.

The main hall certainly has the ‘‘wow factor’’ – it’s big enough to accommodate a fully family gathered round the table at Christmas or special occasions.

The dining size fitted kitchen was put in ten years ago and is a bright spacious area.

There are three spacious bedrooms and there’s another surprise to be found upstairs. The attic has three rooms, but the staircase is not considered wide enough to class these as extra rooms.

There is a driveway to the side leading to ample parking and numerous outbuildings.

Mount House, Pleasance Gardens, Falkirk, is on the market with Slater, Hogg & Howison at offers over £290,000