Location, location ... and what was the third thing again? Ah yes, for Murray Hepburn and his family, the location of their family home is number one on the long list of things they like about their five-bedroomed Falkirk home.
Being just a 10 minute walk from Falkirk High railway station and an easy stroll to the excellent walking that is to be found on Bantaskine Estate, and along the Union Canal, has been a real plus for the family in their many happy years in this house.
More specifically, its location at the end of a cul-de-sac and having a fully enclosed garden means Murray considers it to be an ideal site for a safe family home.
They moved into the house when it was built in 1996, Murray having worked closely with an architect to create an ideal family home.
In 2006, they returned to the drawing board to create an extension over the garage which added a further two large bedrooms, both en-suite.
The change also transformed the kitchen into a luxurious and spacious room, sparkling with black granite worksurfaces – including a glistening breakfast bar – and a gleaming array of built-in appliances, each of which was chosen to be state-of-the-art.
A utility room was also added when the extension was built.
High quality finishes are a feature of the whole house - the solid oak flooring, for example.
The beautiful master bedroom is light and bright, thanks to a south facing location and a large window with Juliet balcony to make the most of the situation.
It is one of three en-suite bedrooms and one of these is shared with another bedroom, meaning four of the five bedrooms have access to en-suite facilities.
Another stunning, light-filled room is the spacious lounge, which has as a focal point a limestone fireplace with a living flame gas fire that makes it extremely cosy, no matter what the weather might be doing.
There’s also a large conservatory which is, like the rest of the house, centrally heated. It can be used throughout the year but is a favourite room in summer, as large patio doors lead to the sun terrace and the garden.
Outside is also a monoblock driveway leading to the integral double garage.
The property at 8 Drummond Place, Falkirk, is on the market with Slater, Hogg & Howison at offers over £315,000.