Central Scotland’s property market remains resilient!

In this week’s edition, we discuss:

Central Scotland’s property market remains resilient in the face of economic and political turmoil and both enquiry levels and sales remain firm, which perhaps reflects a core aspect of Halliday Homes’ personal service… to ensure our clients are given an accurate assessment of their home’s value, which is unlikely to be what it was two months ago. Realism is key at present but not all agents fully embrace it. We like to be clear not only about market value, but the whole selling process, which does not end until we have achieved and hopefully exceeded our clients’ expectations.

Born out of demand, our branches in Bridge of Allan and Linlithgow will shortly be joined by a new branch in Auchterarder to further strengthen our position as the premier estate agent within Central region. People move here to embrace the lifestyle, be it rural or semi-rural, but they rarely leave, therefore most of our business is local, based on people moving up and down the property ladder from place to place within the region – and our local knowledge and experience is on hand to make it infinitely easier. Nature too plays a role and right now, the intensity and variety of colour in the autumnal landscape makes me wonder why anyone would choose to live anywhere else – but then I’m biased!


Breg House, West Lothian – Offers Over £745,000

BREG House is a bespoke architecturally designed, one-and-a-half-storey villa in the delightful semi-rural setting of Old Philipstoun, a small village in West Lothian to the east of Philipstoun, situated between the M9 and the Union Canal and within easy reach of Linlithgow. Built by the present owners and completed in 2019 to an exceptionally high build specification incorporating two air source heat pumps, this is a property that excels in family living, working from home, entertaining – and with a detached triple garage garden and low maintenance garden grounds and monobloc driveway/parking area, ample space to enjoy down-time outdoors.

Internally, the house has five/six bedrooms, three reception rooms and three bathrooms spread between two floors, accessed by a large Amtico-floored entrance hall with vaulted ceiling and bright first floor galleried landing with glass balustrade. The ground floor layout features a formal 20ft living room with windows on three sides and a cream marble fireplace housing a log-burning stove, home office – notably with external access for visitors – two bedrooms (one with en suite shower room which can also be accessed from the hall), and a sociable open-plan kitchen/dining/family room with Amtico flooring and bi-fold doors opening onto the patio. Almost 27ft long, this triple-aspect living space is the hub of daily life and incorporates bespoke kitchen extensively fitted with full-height wall, base and larder units, granite work surfaces, and integrated appliances, the latter including a boiling water tap (with filter), fridge, freezer, dishwasher, combi oven, warming drawer, induction hob, two wine racks, and a central island/breakfast bar with TV and USB points. There is also a rear hall with extensive built-in storage and door to the rear garden.