Family has always been at the heart of everything for Emma and Stuart Humble, which is why the couple decided to return to their roots when they moved to Banchory.
Emma, who is a practise nurse at the local GP surgery, seized the opportunity to live opposite her grandparents at No 50 Highfield Avenue, while Stuart, who is an accountant, agreed the area was perfect for their two children.
Harry, 12, and Olivia, who is 11, have grown up exploring Sunset Wood, but the Humbles have decided the time has come for a new project.
Emma believes it will be difficult to part with the three bedroom semi-detached property, as the couple have done various renovations over the years.
“We have been in Banchory all our lives, but this was the first property we bought together here,” said Emma.
“It is directly opposite my grandparents, so Harry and Olivia have grown up with their great grandparents which is lovely.
“The location has given them the childhood we wanted for them, and we’ve left our own mark on the house as well.”
Emma spends most of her time in the kitchen as she enjoys cooking, and the dining kitchen is ideal for family time.
“I love cooking with music on, but we also spend a lot of time in the lounge,” said Emma.
50 Highfield Avenue, Banchory
Description: Charming three-bedroom semi-detached family home in sought-after area
Dining kitchen: Modern and versatile entertaining space
Lounge: Tastefully decorated and perfect for relaxing
Bedrooms 1/2/3: All of good size, two double bedrooms and one single bedroom, which would be ideal as a nursery
Family bathroom: Offers a three-piece suite
Outside: Tarred driveway provides parking. Well stocked flower beds to the front, fully enclosed south facing lawns to the rear, complete with sun deck for al-fresco dining
Contact: Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace on 01330 822931
The spacious lounge has a picture window which overlooks the front of the property, and a wall-mounted fireplace provides a cosy atmosphere in the colder months.
There are three bedrooms, two of which are double, while the single bedroom was recently transformed from a box room.
“We’ve done quite a lot to the house in the past nine years, we’ve opened everything up by taking down walls and making the space bigger,” said Emma.
“Harry’s bedroom has been made bigger, I quite enjoyed putting in some interior design touches.”
The family bathroom offers a modern three-piece suite.
Outside there is well maintained garden to the front, and a fully enclosed garden to the rear, which is south facing.
It offers a sun deck and a shed for further storage.
“We always said this would be the ideal place to bring up the kids, and we have been proved right,” said Emma.
“We are very sad to leave, and hope the new owners will enjoy it as much as we have.”