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POTW, Erngath Rd, Bo'ness
POTW, Erngath Rd, Bo'ness

Six Erngath Road, Bo’ness is the type of property which rarely appears on the open market, so potential buyers would be well advised to move quickly in considering this popular part of town.

A true family home for 30 years this two storey house comes with stunning views over the Forth and is within easy reach of the centres of Edinburgh and Glasgow through excellent road and rail networks.

This century old solid substantial building enjoys spacious accommodation which any young family would relish and thrive in.

A well tended and much loved garden offers the scope, space and safety for a young family. Vendor Karen Thomson said: ‘‘My three sisters and I grew up here running off our energy.’’

The immediate feeling on entering the house is one of space and light with high ornate ceilings, Karen’s favourite feature.

At ground level the bright lounge is accessed from the large entrance hall and a new modern open-plan kitchen has recently been installed where long family meals or intimate dinner parties can be cooked up. An added bonus is the extra toilet which is especially handy when family or guests are visiting, especially teenagers.

The four upstairs bedrooms have plenty of storage space, a few of them with built-in wardrobes while the master bedroom comes with en-suite shower room.

A handy study offers the chance to find some quiet time and reflection.

The upstairs family lounge with its centrepiece fireplace could be the gathering place to relax and discuss the days comings and goings before turning in for the night. Open outlooks add to the sense of peace and tranquillity.

An added bonus to this house is the ground floor self-contained annex which gives an added flexibility to living arrangements which might appeal to any independently minded teenager or a grandparent living with the family for an extended period or just enjoying a weekend baby-sitting and seeing the family.

In today’s vehicle minded society this property has the space and access for several cars and has a garage supplied with electricity.

The large garden now has the benefit of planning permission for a new residential dwelling within the surrounds.

The rooms in this exceptional house echo with the sounds of family life, of family gatherings for special occasions and the sound of laughing children growing together. ‘‘It can be lively when all the girls and the grandchildren meet up,’’ added Karen.

This house is well worth a viewing for those hankering for tradition and space with an outstanding vista.


McEwan Fraser

130 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh

0131 291 0083