For sale at £212,000: We made first home our own

When Jamie and Stuart McCallum brought their very first home together, they didn’t want a costly renovation project and dreamed of a location where rural life would be on their doorstep.

After an extensive house hunt, the pair came across 5 Seaview Crescent in Bridge of Don where they have lived for the past six years.

Now married and proud owners of Rosie the pug, they plan to move further into the countryside but will miss the three bedroom semi-detached home.

From long walks at nearby Balmedie to friendly neighbours, they have settled into community life and created a beautiful home without breaking the bank.

Jamie, 30, is a nursery manager, while Stuart, 29, is an aeronautical engineer, but they have found the time to make changes from the top to bottom of their home.

“We saw so many houses which needed lots of work and as a new couple buying house together, we just didn’t have time or the money to do that,” said Jamie.

“Over the years we haven’t left a single room untouched and put in new windows and a kitchen, but when we first saw the house we knew we’d be able to move straight in.”

Number five certainly has a fresh and modern look, which is obvious from the moment you walk through the door.

Jamie and Stuart spend most of their time in the lounge, but further entertaining options are available in the trendy dining kitchen.

“The lounge is where to tend to sit down and catch up, we both work part time so it’s nice to have a space where we can relax and the neutral colour scheme helps with the atmosphere,” said Jamie.

Bold red colours have been used in the dining kitchen where there is ample room to entertain guests and there is also plenty of work unit space and storage.

All three bedrooms and the bathroom can be found upstairs, with one room currently in use as a study.

There are gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside and the sea on the not so distant horizon, and the couple have enjoyed having the best of both worlds.

Jamie said: “There are plenty of great walks on our doorstep, which Rosie has really enjoyed, we like the fact we aren’t in the city but we’re not too far away here.

“It was always the dream to eventually move out into the countryside so I hope we don’t regret it.

“This was our first home together and we’ve been so happy here, we’ve put our own stamp on the house without having to do a major project.”

5 Seaview Crescent, Bridge of Don is on the market for offers over £212,000