The Halliday Way – February Update

Friends,

Where on earth did February go? It went by like a flash – I’m sure we will all remember  February 2020 as one of the wettest months on record… but that didn’t stop us! Both offices were hot off the marks this month with Bridge of Allan receiving instructions to list 14 new properties and the Linlithgow office have received 11 new instructions.

The team were busy in and out of the office with Austin and his family enjoyed a week skiing in the French Alps, Lynne had a great visit from her pen pal who lives in Florida – a shock to the system putting up with 2 weeks of rain. Jamie spent a long weekend in the Trossachs with his family, Mark has been busy packing up for his house move in March and Grant took his girlfriend to Vecchia Bologna for valentines day.

“We will sell your home as if it belonged to us”

BRIDGE OF ALLAN

PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

Kirktonlees, Auchterarder – Offers over £1,800,000

A truly exceptional detached country home in a superb rural setting and enjoying picturesque and tranquil surroundings with planning permission for two dwelling homes within the grounds. Exhibiting high quality and generous accommodation throughout this tastefully decorated home also offers extensive garden grounds and spectacular panoramic views. Country living at its best.

The internal accommodation comprises; magnificent entrance hall with decorative staircase to the first floor, drawing room, dining room, open plan kitchen family room, laundry room, WC and utility. Inner hall leading to a home office, WC and lounge with open plan kitchen and stairs to the first floor. On the first floor is the master suite of bedroom, dressing room and en-suite, second bedroom with dressing room and en-suite and bedroom three with en-suite. The library completes the upper floor accommodation. The annexe comprises; lounge, dining kitchen and WC. On the first floor are two double bedrooms, office, attic/storeroom and shower room.  Warmth is provided by oil central heating and double glazing throughout.

Externally Kirktonlees is accessed by gated security entrance and a tree lined driveway. The drive continues up to the house where the courtyard is accessed via electric wooden gates.  The private garden is laid mainly to lawn and is bound by Hawthorn hedging.  With an abundance of herbaceous shrubs, bushes and trees, gravel pathway and feature pergola this is a truly peaceful setting to relax and enjoy the wildlife and beautiful scenery. There is a variety of stores, outbuildings and workshops which all have a water and electricity supply, 2 paddocks and extensive grounds. Planning permission has been granted for two separate dwelling houses on the footprint of two of the existing outbuildings. A further 100 acres is owned by Kirktonlees and is available by separate negotiation.

Outbuildings:
Dutch Barn of steel construction with four bays. 
Secure garage with insulated roof, fully alarmed and roller door. 
Stable Block.
Tack room and workshop.
Tank room.

TESTIMONIAL OF THE MONTH

“Austin and his team promised and delivered first class services for the sale and purchase of my properties. From the initial phone call to meeting and working with Austin and his team, they had market knowledge of my area and offered excellent guidance throughout the sale and purchase process. We quickly agreed on the buying and selling strategies and this was proven to be 100% accurate as I sold and purchased within a week. As a young businessman with a highly professional manner, it was a pleasure to work with Austin (and his team). You can’t put a price on that “personal touch” that Halliday Homes offer thanks to their in-depth knowledge of the local market. My advice to anyone contemplating buying or selling is make sure you speak to Halliday Homes before you do anything, you won’t regret it”
Stirling – February 2020

PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

Ardess, Callander – To Let For £875 pcm

Presented to the market is ‘Ardess’, a bright and spacious 3 bedroom end of terraced cottage formed over two levels. The charming stone built property is located within the sought after Bridgend, Callander.

The furnished accommodation comprises; entrance hallway, bright front facing lounge with log burning stove, double aspect dining room with log burning stove, breakfasting kitchen with access to rear garden. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, one of which benefiting from built in wardrobes. Family bathroom with WC, wash hand basin and bath as well as an additional shower room. Externally, to the rear there is an enclosed garden with lawn and patio seating area, wooden shed and greenhouse. The property further benefits from off street parking and gas central heating.

LINLITHGOW

PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

6 The Avenue, Philpstoun – Offers over £273,000

Offering a rare opportunity to purchase this Edwardian, professionally extended, terraced home situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the village of Philipstoun, close to Linlithgow.  The property offers all the benefits of modern living whilst retaining many of its charming period features.

The accommodation comprises on the ground floor; Lounge, kitchen, dining room, family room, hall, bathroom and a double bedroom.  The upper floor benefits from two good sized bedrooms and a further bathroom. Warmth is provided by gas central heating and double glazing.  Externally, there is parking to the front of the property with a lovely, landscaped garden to the rear.

TESTIMONIAL OF THE MONTH

“Halliday Homes helped us sell our flat over winter time, a challenging time of year. Their local knowledge, presence in town, the viewings that their professional staff carried out and understanding how to best get our flat sold were key to their success in selling our flat so quickly. They handled a large amount of viewings in a short space of time and we were really grateful for their efforts. Jamie went the extra mile to provide a viewing by video for a viewer who couldn’t attend. That person went on to buy our property. We were absolutely delighted with Halliday and their exceptional service. We found that other estate agents either didn’t have that local knowledge and presence, weren’t prepared to do viewings or were domineering with their views on our property. Hallidays were like a breath of fresh air, offering a , friendly, professional service and have a great, positive attitude. My only hope is they will extend to Edinburgh by the time I need to sell this house!”
Linlithgow – February 2020

PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

49 The Maltings, Linlithgow – To Let For £650 pcm

A bright and spacious two bedroom top floor apartment close to all local amenities and only a short walk from Linlithgow Academy. This apartment is available on a furnished or unfurnished basis.

The accommodation is available furnished or unfurnished and comprises of: Hallway, bright front facing lounge/dining room, kitchen with integrated appliances, two double bedrooms with storage and family bathroom. Entry to the property is gained through a secure communal hallway. The apartment further benefits from double glazing, electric heating and residents/visitors parking.

TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Jamie Currie, joined the Halliday Homes team in August 2019 working from the Linlithgow office. Jamie brought with him a short background in residential lettings and most importantly – local knowledge! He is born and bred Linlithgow and there isn’t someone he doesn’t know. Starting as a trainee, Jamie is now one of our Sales & Lettings agents assisting with viewings, referencing and property management. He is another asset to the team.

What is the most important quality you have as an agent that you try to convey to your clients? Personable, buying and selling a home is a daunting process and it is my job to make it as enjoyable as possible for everyone involved.
If you were looking for something to read on a flight, what’s the first book/magazine you would grab?
The Fear Bubble – Ant Middleton (Would highly recommend this book to anyone) Allowed me to grasp fear in a whole new positive light.
Where did you do your first deal?
Linlithgow
What is your favourite restaurant?
Lord of the isles – Craobh Haven
What type of animal would you be?
A Lion
What’s your favourite TV show?
Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles
What is your favourite town or city to sell in?
Linlithgow – Selling in the town that I grew up in is a dream come true.
If you could sell anything, what would it be?
Linlithgow Palace
Who is your dream client?
Jordan Belfort

LOCAL EVENTS

Linlithgow Gin FestivalSat, March 28, 2020 at 1:00pm – 11:00pm Scottish Gin Festivals is an event brand that represents 100% Scottish craft gin, Scottish tonic and local tapas. The shows tour the country from top to bottom and beyond (the islands), bringing unique events to venues and locations big and small. Expect the best as they work together with local distillers and other service suppliers from each region around Scotland.

Blair Drummond Safari park is open for the new Season on March the 21st. The family favourite park is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary and has lots of exciting plans in store to mark the occasion.