Falkirk home offers plenty of period charm

Were it not for a recent arrival, James and Nicola Cattanach would have no intention of leaving this lovely four-bedroomed house in Alma Street.

However, baby number four means a move is inevitable – they just hope to find some of the things they like so much about this house when it happens.

The property is full of character

The property is full of character

Firstly, Nicola has always appreciated its period character. With its high ceilings, fine cornicing and open fires, there is no shortage of character here.

She particularly loves the kitchen, totally refitted just over a year ago.

“We put it in thinking we’d be here for a long time, but it hasn’t worked out like that,” she says . “I’m gutted to be leaving!”

One of the changes they made was installing a breakfast bar, which is a lovely place to sit with a cup of tea to start the day, says Nicola.

This Alma Street property has real period charm

This Alma Street property has real period charm

There is also a separate dining room, perfect for a family, although it is a flexible arrangement. “We used to use it as a play room,” said Nicola.

The couple added real wooden flooring to this room and both it and the kitchen have French doors that open out on to the garden.

As well as being a place they enjoy sitting and relaxing in the warmer weather, the garden is also a place where the children can play while Nicola keeps an eye on them as she gets on with things in the kitchen.

The sitting room, with its real fire, is another favourite place. It’s large window makes it bright, sunny and welcoming.

Another room in which they have enhanced the period charm of the house is the bathroom, which has a roll-top bath.

“It’s a lovely place when you get a minute’s peace and quiet,” said Nicola, who, as a mother of four , finds opportunities to relax few and far between.

There is also a large shower room in the lower level.

Beautifully decorated throughout, the house has two double bedrooms – including one on the ground floor which has a real fire – and two single bedrooms.

It also has a surprisingly large garden, with decking and lawn, for somewhere with such a central location.

The family would like to stay in the area, which is ideally placed for Falkirk Grahamston railway station and in the catchment area for Comely Park Primary.

“It’s such a central place to live,” said Nicola. “You can walk to any of the big supermarkets, but it’s still lovely and quiet.”

The property at 60 Alma Street, Falkirk, is on the market with Your Move Falkirk at offers over £187,500