Touch wood next family will love it
Couple bid farewell to cosy neuk
WHEN Debbie Smith first saw 29 Kirkhill Road she wasn’t sure about living in a wooden house. But now, as she and her family get set to move to pastures new, she will be sad to say goodbye to her charming home. Debbie, 41, and husband Raymond, 42, an offshore supervisor with Cape, moved into their Scandinavian wood home 16 years ago. Debbie said: “It seemed quite unusual but we came for a viewing and that was it. We just loved it. We never looked at another house.” The couple, who live there with sons Leon, 10, and Max, 8, removed wood panelling and painted the walls in neutral colours. Despite appearances, the bungalow is spacious inside ... it’s even big enough for the family to own a large Newfoundland dog called Ed. And living not far from the seaside is ideal for owning such a large pup. Debbie said: “I like to take Ed for walks along the beach at Balmedie which is next to us and go for walks there with the kids.” One of Debbie’s favourite rooms is the dining kitchen where the family spend most of their time together. “The kitchen has quite a rustic feel with wooden beams and is really cosy,” the full-time mum said. And the tranquil location of the property is popular with the family’s city-dwelling friends who love to come and stay over. Although Debbie is looking forward to moving nearer the couple’s families in Laurencekirk, she is going to miss her
“Conservatory is so lovely”
lovely conservatory. “We had foam carpet down so that the boys could play there but we’ve taken that away and it’s back to how it used to be with ceramic floor tiles. “It’s so lovely and if I could take it with me I would.” Raymond and Debbie said they will miss their first home together. “It’s full of such happy memories as it’s where we had our boys. But it’s time to move and let another family enjoy this wonderful spot.”
HAPPY MEMORIES: Debbie and Raymond Smith with sons Leon and Max and their Newfoundland dog Ed.
CHARMING: The conservatory at Kirkhill Road, Potterton.