Meldrum Mains star

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This charming three-bedroom semi-detached property (offers over £125,000) is an unobtrusive, unflashy but thoroughly sparkling opportunity for someone looking for that elusive ideal family home.

It has an almost “out in the country” feel to it, despite being minutes from Airdrie town centre, and its excellent location means Cumbernauld and adjacent areas are all within easy reach.

The bedrooms are superb, and the kitchen everything you would expect of a modern home in a nice area.

But what many people notice first of all is the unusual summer house outside – a feature which comes into its own in the summer, but which has a special appeal all year round.

Owner Mrs Fay McArthur said: “It could be used for all sorts of things by a new owner, from a playroom to an office, or just somewhere to relax – and it has electricity supply too, so you can make yourself a cup of tea!”

A leisurely tour of the property discloses a uniformly excellent standard of decor throughout, and while everyone will have their own idea of which is the most attractive part of this well-maintained home the kitchen-diner is particularly impressive.

There’s plenty of space to accommodate a family-size table and chairs, and the whole ensemble is at once intimate but comfortable – nobody will ever have the feeling they’re being squashed in a corner.

One of the additions made to the home by the McArthurs is a splendid utility room, accessed via the kitchen – which as a bonus also provides access to the back garden.

The lounge is especially smart, and (if you except the kitchen-diner), is the natural hub of the home – a room which has been decorated and furnished to excellent advantage.

Most people have their own ideas about decor and design, of course, but everything about this property says “walk in condition”, and while putting an individual stamp on things most people, after having a good look around, might reflect that they became the new owner they probably wouldn’t want to change very much.

Glenmavis itself is a self-contained area which has numerous advantages, for example its own local shops and also a local primary school.

All of the other amenities typically needed by a family (for example high schools) are available close by in either Airdrie of Coatbridge.

If this isn’t an area you know well and hadn’t previously considered this property is as good a reason as any to see exactly what it has to offer.

With so much going for it, this is one property that really deserves to be seen first hand.