Location was of paramount importance for John and Donna Cousins when they decided to move in to this three-bedroom detached bungalow in Philpstoun, just a few minutes drive from Linlithgow.
“It’s an extremely peaceful place,” said John “and not so far from town.
‘‘We have the added bonus of being very close to the Union Canal with the boats meandering along and the village is surrounded by arable land. It’s very picturesque.”
Donna’s green fingers are evident in the well-established gardens front and rear but, fear not non-horticulturists, as she has developed the garden over almost a decade to be a joy to behold, yet easily-maintained.
“It’s a garden that is designed to be used rather than simply viewed,” John added. “We have a greenhouse and a summer house so it’s ideal for outdoor living and summer barbecues.
“And we enjoy feeding the birds and the hedgeghogs.
“It’s very private and peaceful here; like a cul-de-sac off a cul-de-sac and the canal towpath is ideal for walking the dog or just a pleasant stroll.”
Described by selling agent Your Move as having the luxury of village life within minutes of the town of Linlithgow, this is an ideal family home with three large bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a study.
The house is pretty much in walk-in condition as the kitchen is fully-equipped with modern white goods in the sale including electric oven, gas hob, cooker hood, automatic washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and tumble drier. There is also a feature fireplace making a focal point of the modern lounge area.
The house also has a private driveway and single-car garage. With easy access to Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow, commuting from Linlithgow is easy by car, or by rail.
Being so close to the social hub of the town, Philpstoun residents are never far away from the stunning Linlithgow Palace, which hosted the glamorous Chanel showcase fashion show and which hosts many recreational events.
Sports enthusiasts are well catered for with easy access to golfing, fishing, tennis, rugby, watersports and rambling country walks.
“We’ve certainly enjoyed living here,” said John. “It’s important to have good neighbours, too, and we have a mix of residents from single to families and retired.
“I think that’s what makes the area so amenable,” said John. “I would encourage anyone who’s looking around Linlithgow for their next move to take a few minutes to check out Philpstoun. It’s a mix of the peace and quiet of a village but within minutes of a busy hub and various local amenities.
Fixed Price - £230,000