Property of the week

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A SUPER-affordable family home that is just a few minutes walk away from St Maurice’s High School and Westfield Primary has just landed on the market – but we’ll bet it won’t stay there for long.

A one-of-a-kind in the square where it sits, it’s a generously-proportioned three-bedroom property where a loft conversion is possible, because flooring, electricity and installation are already installed there.

It’s the place where retired taxi driver Stephen Duncan (71) and his wife Vi have lived for 32 years after moving to the so-called ‘extension area’ from Glasgow – and where they have brought up their three daughters, Kathleen, Ann and Elizabeth.

Stephen said: “The house has become a big part of our grandchildren’s lives now too, but the truth is that it is too big. It is a great family home.’’

It’s one they have taken excellent care of too after embarking on an extensive renovation two years ago that has paid off big time.

Simply put, it’s moved the house onto a higher level on the property ladder and the price is a modest one in the circumstances.

An airy open-plan arrangement links the lounge with a kitchen and dining area you would associate with a much dearer property.

If the kitchen is Vi’s pride and joy, Stephen’s is his garden and this is another true selling point of the house.

It’s sizeable, landscaped and borders picturesque woodland with handsome trees on the horizon that would be a perfect place to watch the sun go down – perhaps with an ice-cold beer or a glass of wine in hand.

Those who like wooden flooring will be interested to know that the only carpeted part of the house is the stairs. So potential buyers could save a great deal of time and upheaval, not to mention expense because it’s all been done for them.

So it’s a bargain, but you will have to be quick!

For full details, see the News and Chronicle, out now.