Despite being home for 16 years, every time Pam Jarvis walks through her front door she still thinks ‘wow’.
For this home really can boast the title of ‘double Q’ – quirky and quaint!
Pam, 44, a verification engineer for Amec, said: “The house is definitely a Tardis, that’s for sure. The front gives nothing away to what lies behind. My favourite thing about it is how peaceful and private it is, and the sea views – which are outstanding.”
The property – which spans four floors, and is located in a quiet cul-de-sac – was formerly the old stables attached to the Cove Bay Hotel. The building itself was built around 170 years ago, but Pam and her husband Paul, 62, have ensured it has received an abundance of TLC since they made it home in 2001.
Three years ago they completely refurbished it.
“My husband Paul fell in love with the house and so did I,” said Pam.
“It was our first proper home together.”
The accommodation comprises on the ground floor a family bathroom and two double bedrooms.
Stairs lead down to the master bedroom which has access to the enclosed rear garden.
The light and airy lounge in located on the mezzanine floor and it benefits from a balcony with sliding doors which give views out to sea.
“I love this room in winter because it is so cosy,” added Pam.
“I hardly ever watch TV when I am in there as I am mesmerised just looking out to sea. “There is something comforting in hearing the rolling of the waves.”
The layout of the house is completed with the dining kitchen, utility room and cloakroom on the upper floor.
Outside street parking is available for the residents.
With Paul now retired, the couple are downsizing and moving to Ballater.
“We are looking forward to the next chapter of life,” Pam said.