Open doors to sociable living in Airth home

This impressive house in Airth really does have an open-door policy.

The large four-bedroom villa in Bruce Gate has an enviable amount of living space, with a large kitchen, family area, a bright sitting room and a conservatory.

The house has a very spacious feel

The house has a very spacious feel

And with five sets of french doors downstairs, this house flows from room to room and easily opens up.

Owner Sharon Retson, who has been in the property for 14 years said: “It’s always been a house where everyone was welcome. It’s very spacious and, if you open the doors downstairs, it becomes one big open home.

“We’ve had a lot of parties here, and a lot of good memories. It’s a very sociable house.”

The spacious feel has been helped along by converting the garage to a cool family living area, complete with pool table and bar.

Sharon said: “We also did a bit of work in the kitchen, and also changed the attached double garage into a family living area.

“I really like the location.

“It’s a wonderful area as it’s very quiet and safe for the children.

“In the summer, the place just comes alive with all the visitors to the castle and you hear the wedding music, it’s really lovely.

“For a family, it’s a fantastic house in a great, safe location.

“And, of the 10 houses, this one sits the highest, so you get some excellent views.”

Sharon is now looking to downsize but wants to stay in the area.

She added: “My favourite thing is my dressing room. If I could take one thing with me from this house, it would be that.”

The property at Bruce Gate in Airth is on the market with Clyde Property at offers over £315,000. For more information, call (01324) 881777.