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the kitchen design,” said Sandra.
“They wanted more open-plan space and somewhere to entertain.”
A grand staircase with a large feature window on the half landing leads to the first floor.
Number 28 also offers a hearty dose of intrigue, thanks to a concealed staircase which provides access to the attic.
“This staircase was pretty popular with all the kids and this is a brilliant house for hide and seek,” said Sandra.
Intrigue aside, you’ll find four generous double bedrooms, alongside a single bedroom which could be used as a nursery or office.
“My mum used the single room as an office. My daughter described her as the official matriarch of the family,” said Sandra.
“She trained as a nurse and, after raising a family, she was very involved with the business.”
There is also a shower and family bathroom.
The maid’s quarters could be used as a selfcontained first-floor apartment and boast a bedroom and sitting room – in use as a games room.
The gardens have been beautifully maintained and are fully enclosed to the rear, complete with perennials, roses and trees.
There are raised beds with a granite retaining wall and a paved patio offers alfresco dining.
A gate provides access to the private Rubislaw Den Policies, where you’ll find 14 acres of beautiful woodland.
“We’re feeling really sad about leaving, as this has been home for so long,” said Sandra.
“We have so many happy memories, it’s time to let someone else become part of the history of number 28.”
Offers should be made of more than £1,100,000.
■ Contact Simpson & Marwick on 01224 622622.