Dad bids heartfelt goodbye to lovely home
WHEN Ian Jamieson bids farewell to this home, it will be with a heavy heart. He and his wife Angela had the property built 16 years ago as a place to have their children – Lauren, 15, Emma, 13, Andrew, 10, and Stuart, 2. But Ian has been living on the land, near Drumlithie, for a great deal longer than that. “We built this house on the same land as my parents’ farm,”
“Same land as parents’ farm”
said 42-year-old Ian, a buyer for Deeside Timber Frame. “I grew up on the farm – called Goosecruives – and when I got married, I worked there. “We wanted to be somewhere close, so building on the land was ideal. The farm has since been sold on, but I have been living on this land my whole life.” Ian and 38-year Angela, who works in Stonehaven jeweller’s shop Ali Bali’s, have continued to add to and improve their fivebedroom home over the years. Ian said: “When we started out here, it had three bedrooms and that was ample for us. “Of course when you have four kids taking over, it’s a different story! So as we’ve needed more space over the years, we’ve extended it. “Eight years ago we had the sun lounge added on and this gave us a family room with great views over the open countryside. And two years ago we added two new bedrooms and a bathroom. “The house has really grown along with the family.” When it comes to interior design, it is Angela who gets the credit. Her careful eye has seen the house take on a peaceful character, with soft caramels, beige and chocolate tones throughout the living space, while each of the children’s bedrooms are colourful, to match each of their distinct personalities. And outside, the huge garden has been ideal for family barbecues – not to mention a great space for Sunny the Border Collie to run around. The Jamiesons are now moving into Drumlithie, to a slightly bigger house.
Why the Jamiesons are leaving with heavy hearts
FOND FAREWELL: The Jamieson family are moving to a bigger home.
SPACIOUS: The sun lounge at Cairnmoss, by Drumlithie.