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If you’re in the market for an original sandstone built home with plenty of good sized adaptable rooms, then the Old Kinneil Schoolhouse in Bo’ness might just be for you.

Owned for the past 50 years by the McQuet family, Richard and his wife Dorothy brought up their family in the house.

Richard told us: “We will be sorry to leave the property that’s been our home for 50 years but advancing years, both Dorothy and I are now in our 70, and a little less stability on the feet, mean that a bungalow would suit us better at this stage in our lives.”

Richard, a retired electrician who worked in Kinneil pit said: ‘‘I’d had my eye on the house for some time, passing it on my way to work after it had been boarded up by the council when the school moved to a new location. Luckily, it was a ‘right place, right time’ situation and the rest, as they say, is history.”

The property is located on the western side of the town within a 10-minute walk to the town centre and is ideally placed for all local primary schools as well as being on a local bus route.

The Old Schoolhouse is a traditional five bedroom detached property situated in the popular area of Deanfield Road in Bo’ness. It offers very flexible accommodation which could consist of five double bedrooms and two reception rooms or four double bedrooms and three reception rooms.

On the ground floor there are two large reception rooms which both overlook the front of the property and its gardens, one of which features a stunning bay window. The second room could be utilised as a bedroom or a reception room,

Both of these rooms retain the majority of the 1890s features including fires and stained glass windows. Also on this floor is one further bedroom, plus a dining room which both overlook the rear of the property.

The ground floor is finished off by a modern “New England” style kitchen and a downstairs WC.

Upstairs there are three double bedrooms, two of which feature partial views of the River Forth, one of which features a Juliet 
balcony and the remaining bedroom overlooks the 
gardens to the rear.

Externally the property features two garden sheds and a garage, along with a sunny turfed rear garden bordered by stone wall.

107 Deanfield Road, Bo’ness, gives prospective buyers the chance to own a historic building offering substantial living space, complemented by the ample bedroom space.

A unique feature of this home is the fascinating and original stained glass window which floods the hall and landings with multi-coloured light making this a truly unique property.

Sneddon & son

1/3 South Street

Bo’ness

Tel: 01506 821144

OFFERS OVER £265,000

 

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