Rais­ing the roof GOOD PRICE

Home is ideal for first-time buy­ers as it of­fers a lot for a bar­gain price, says Su­san Welsh

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - YOUR HOME -

When it comes to tak­ing that first step on the prop­erty lad­der, you of­ten have to make sac­ri­fices.

You’d like two bed­rooms but the bud­get will only stretch to one, or you’d re­ally like a home with a private gar­den but can only af­ford a flat with a teeny, shared gar­den.

But on oc­ca­sion, a prop­erty will come on the mar­ket that ig­nores these guide­lines and gives you ev­ery­thing you de­sire, at a price you can af­ford.

Num­ber 18 Tow­er­hill Cres­cent in the leafy Cradle­hall

area of In­ver­ness, is a per­fect ex­am­ple.

It’s on the mar­ket at of­fers over £125,000 which puts it in the af­ford­able­homes cat­e­gory and makes it ideal for first-time buy­ers.

It’s a de­cep­tively spa­cious two-bed­room prop­erty, which has been re­cently re­painted in neu­tral tones and re-car­peted through­out.

It has dou­ble glaz­ing, elec­tric heat­ing and sur­pris­ingly large rooms, but more im­por­tantly it comes with its own private park­ing space and ful­lyen­closed gar­den which makes it ideal for any­one with chil­dren or a pet dog.

Sit­ting within wellestab­lished and cared-for gar­dens, the ac­com­mo­da­tion be­gins with a bright en­trance vestibule which opens into a large, front­fac­ing lounge with plenty of space for fur­ni­ture and am­ple room for din­ing.

From here there’s ac­cess to an in­ner hall­way which leads to the rest of the ac­com­mo­da­tion which in­cludes a well-ap­pointed prac­ti­cal kitchen with a good se­lec­tion of base and wall-mounted units, wash­ing ma­chine, free-stand­ing elec­tric cooker and enough space for a small ta­ble or break­fast bar.

The flat, which is part of a four-plex com­plex but looks like a large house, has two good-sized bed­rooms, both with large built-in wardrobes.

The fam­ily bath­room has a white three-piece suite and an elec­tric-pow­ered over-bath shower.

One strik­ing thing about this prop­erty is the amount of stor­age space you get.

The in­ner hall has four large stor­age cup­boards, one of which has lots of sock­ets which means it could eas­ily be trans­formed into a mini home of­fice, work or study area.

The bed­rooms and kitchen over­look lovely ma­ture gar­dens, while the flat’s own private gar­den is at the rear of the prop­erty, fully en­closed and laid to grass.

There is also a private park­ing area to the side of the prop­erty with am­ple ad­di­tional park­ing avail­able nearby for vis­i­tors.

While this prop­erty would make an ex­cel­lent pur­chase for the first-time buyer, it also has ex­cel­lent let­ting po­ten­tial given its lo­ca­tion which is within easy walk­ing dis­tance of fa­cil­i­ties at nearby Cradle­hall Shop­ping Cen­tre, which in­clude a gen­eral store, bak­ers, den­tists, hair sa­lon and nurs­ery.

There is a reg­u­lar bus ser­vice to the city cen­tre, the Uni­ver­sity of the High­lands and Is­lands and the pop­u­lar Simp­son’s Gar­den Cen­tre is close by. Fur­ther ameni­ties in­clud­ing the large In­shes Re­tail Park and Raig­more Hos­pi­tal are also within easy reach.

■ Con­tact: Ma­cleod & MacCal­lum on 01463 235559.

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