This quaint and quirky Aberdeen city centre flat is a contradiction in terms.
It is centrally located and has all the benefits of city living yet it is so secluded and set back from the pavement – shielded by a high hedge – you could easily kid yourself you were in the countryside.
Shona and Stuart Leith bought the one-bedroom ground-floor flat five years ago after they both found themselves made redundant.
Shona, 51, who now works in procurement admin at RGU, said: “Stuart and I both got payouts and decided we would put it past rather than spend it.
“We viewed it as an investment for our daughter, Brodie.”
Shona and Stuart, 55, now a helicopter engineer with Bristow, knew instantly when they walked up the garden path this property had a certain charm to it.
The accommodation comprises a nicely proportioned lounge, fully-fitted kitchen and spacious double bedroom. The latter is Shona’s favourite room and it’s no wonder as there is so much room and it further benefits from triple wardrobes.
The shower room, fitted with a three-piece white suite, completes the layout of the home.
“Stuart and I had viewed quite a few properties before we came across this one” Shona adds.
“As soon as we walked up the path and saw the lovely garden we loved it.”
Speaking of the garden, it doesn’t really get any better than what is on offer here – it is very private, mainly laid to lawn but easily maintained.
There is also an exclusive outhouse at the rear of the property.
In terms of price, this is as good as it gets and really is a bargain to boot.
With daughter Brodie, 18, on course for university, the Leiths are selling up to cover the costs of Brodie’s education.
254A Holburn Street, Aberdeen
Description: One-bedroom ground-floor flat in city centre.
Lounge: Located to the rear, an attractive feature in the lounge is two alcoves with storage cupboards. Kkitchen: Well appointed kitchen with a good range of base and wall-mounted units. The integrated appliances are included in the sale.
Master bedroom: An excellent sized double bedroom which benefits from triple wardrobe storage and plenty of room for free-standing furniture.
Shower room: Fitted with a three-piece white suite comprising shower enclosure with Mira electric shower, toilet and wash hand basin.
Outside: Exclusive garden area to the front, mainly laid to lawn and exclusive outhouse at back.
Viewing: Contact Alex Hutcheon & Co on 01224 623400.