Appeal of village life

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Castlecary is close to Cumbernauld and within easy reach of Glasgow or Stirling, but offers a total change of pace from the hurly burly of modern urban life.

Few good properties appear on the market in this delightful village simply because people who choose to live there seldom want to move in a hurry – but beyond that the splendid two-bedroom flat currently being sold for owner Mr Kenny Macmillan is, in any case, arguably in a league of its own.

It is set within a distinctive 1930’s block of flats which have been gradually sold to new owners – and is the very last one to go on the market.

And it is no exaggeration to say the sort of opportunity it represents may not become available again for many years, perhaps decades.

Besides the ambience of village life this beautifully-appointed flat offers a degree of privacy most of us are unlikely to recognise from more typical urban or suburban properties.

Its cul-de-sac location puts it within a little island of semi-rural tranquility which adds to the property’s overall character, and its tasteful design and decor finish perfectly complements the building’s understated classic style.

This property could well suit a buyer looking to downsize from a larger property, or might even serve as a dream home for a first time buyer – or, indeed, anyone who may have been thinking initially about a detached or semi-detached home without realising what a rather special flat may have to offer instead.

The two double bedrooms with their mirror wardrobes are the perfect complement from the generous-sized lounge, with its view over the garden, and all of the ancillary facilities (for example the tiled bathroom and shower room) are completed to the same high standard.

Mere description does not do the property full justice, however, as to be properly appreciated it needs to be seen in its full context – both how it slots perfectly into its immediate surroundings and, further, how it arguably sums up in one attractive package just what makes Castlecary such an attractive place to live.

The flat also has the marked advantage of a price tag attuned to the needs of today’s buyer, recognising that by pitching at a competitive rate some first time buyers who might otherwise have gone for a more urban option will be encouraged to broaden their options.

For househunters tired of trekking around generic estates which all sometimes appear to be “much of a muchness” a visit to Castlecary could be a much-needed tonic. Early viewing is highly recommended.