It has been a hard decision for Lynne and Billy Gilmore to say goodbye to their modern and spacious four-bedroomed house in Falkirk.
And despite the many attractions of their house, what they will miss most of all is the location which is ideal for commuters being close to Falkirk High Station – and right on the doorstep of Bantaskine Estate, which makes a fantastic place to walk the dog or even let the children play in the summer.
“The walks around here are fantastic,” says Lynne. “We can walk along to the Falkirk Wheel easily or into Bantaskine park.
“It’s far enough away from town that you don’t feel claustrophobic, but it’s an easy journey into town if you need anything.”
The location, looking down onto Falkirk High School slightly in the distance, also gives fantastic views over the Ochil Hills,
The family’s garden, which has been professionally landscaped for easy maintenance, has a variety of places to sit and enjoy the brighter weather.
The large conservatory has double doors that lead out onto a small decking area and down into the garden, which is full of colour and texture.
There is also a small summer house which could be sold separately if necessary. “It’s lovely to sit there at the bottom of the garden,” said Lynne.
Lynne and Billy have lived in the house since it was built 17 years ago; they have added the conservatory and converted one half of the double garage into a study.
“We have kept the house up to date,” said Lynne. So, the modern kitchen is not only spacious, it has been fitted out to a very high standard, including an induction hob as well as one of Lyn’s favourite appliances – a pyrolitic oven, which uses a high temperature to clean itself.
“I hate cleaning the oven, so I thought it was a great idea!” she laughs.
Most of the time the family eats in the kitchen diner, but there is also a family dining room of the main lounge.
Glass doors can be opened between the two rooms, creating an open, spacious feel.
The master bedroom is en-suite and the other bedrooms are good sizes.
“It’s also a very nice neighbourhood - the neighbours are lovely. It’s a very quiet residential area and it’s so close to the station and the school and great walks. It’s been a difficult decision to take to leave but we just feel it’s time for a change.”
The property at 16 Thomson Crescent, Falkirk, is on the market with Clyde Property at offers over £255,000