When Sarah and Alan Black first set eyes on Brakyn out at Auchnagatt, they knew it had the potential to be the perfect family home.
The three-bedroom bungalow offered a semi–rural location with Ellon only seven miles away.
With the old railway line at the back of the house, Brakyn occupies a lovely spot and plenty has changed in the past 13 years.
Hairdresser Sarah and Alan, who is a joiner, have welcomed eight-year-old Ava, Alex, 2, and 10-month-old Owen.
After making their own mark with renovations, they now want to start a fresh project and hope to build their next property from scratch.
But such is their love of the area, the Black family won’t be going far.
“We really have loved it here and Ava is very settled in school,” said Sarah.
“With three children we now want a bigger house.
“but I think we’ve made Brakyn feel really spacious.”
This is obvious from the moment you step into the open plan lounge-come-kitchen.
This generous space is great for entertaining and is cosy thanks to a multi-fuel stove.
“We actually knocked a wall down so it would be far more open plan,” said Sarah.
“We spend most of our time in here so the work certainly paid off.”
The three bedrooms are all of good size and the family bathroom has a separate bath and shower cubicle.
The generous garden has been well maintained and comes with a patio area.
Brakyn also offers a garage and a driveway.
“We’ve made a lot of friends here and we hope the new owners will too,” said Sarah.
Brakyn, Auchnagatt, Ellon, Aberdeenshire
Description: Three bedroom bungalow in lovely village with open plan space on offer
Price: Offers in the region of £192,000
Dining kitchen/lounge: Great open plan space complete with multi-fuel burning stove.
Bedrooms one/two/three: All of good size
Family bathroom: Offers a four-piece suite
Outside: Generous sized garden with patio area. Driveway and garage.
Contact: Aberdein Considine on 01358 721893