Lovely house has been a wonderful family home

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18 July 2017 10:34AM

Jack Myers has five years of wonderful memories living in the first home he and wife Rebecca bought together, but from them all he has a clear favourite.

When the couple came back home after their wedding they found the house full of members from both sides of the family still up and chatting.

It was the first time they had been together as Rebecca's family come from Essex.

Faced with 17 hungry people Jack got busy ordering takeaways while others went across to his nan's house for extra chairs, cutlery and plates.

It was a wonderful night and and easily wins favourite memory.

Living in his home town of Millom, means that Jack's grandmother is immediately opposite the couple's house while his parents are close by.

It was one of the things that drew the couple to their home.

They all came in handy when the couple signed up to their first home and did an amazing amount of work as both Jack and Rebecca were working full time.

They are even more support now that they are parents to six-month-old twin boys.

The house in summary has an open plan living area, an extended kitchen, three bedrooms and a ground floor shower room.

Its great location means it is handy to all the town's facilities, including schools, shops, a supermarket, pubs, restaurants and takeaways.

Millom is just a few minutes from the coastal town of Haverigg and is surrounded by rich green countryside.

Talking about the work which went into creating this lovely family home, Jack said: "We bought the house in November 2012 but didn't move in until the following April.

"We did a lot of work ourselves and put in a new kitchen, which had already been extended when we bought it, a new bathroom, had the electrics re-done and sorted out the back roof.

"We love the layout of the house and while it looks small from the outside there is a lot of space when you walk in.

"The kitchen is a lovely room; it is very light with its own skylight and is a very nice place to be. I chose its style, but Rebecca chose everything else.

"We all did painting and wallpaper stripping, but Rebecca had the patience to do the fiddly things like the skirting boards.

"Dad did lots of work at the weekend and nights and granddad did as well.

"One time we came home to find granddad lying on top of the wardrobe wallpapering which, as he is in his 80s, it caused a bit of a war.

"Rebecca absolutely hated the carpet on the stairs so we let her rip that up."

While the couple have dotted their house with beautiful coloured furniture when it came to the walls, ceilings and things they kept to mostly neutral shades.

They chose lovely fittings, including in the front lounge where there is a modern, open coals living flame gas fire with brass grate, ivory shaded and patterned marble to the inset and hearth and outer painted fire surround with a mantle ledge. The room also has feature alcoves.

The two reception rooms are open to each other through an arch and the second room is another excellent living space with super proportions and ceiling height, with coving to the ceiling.

This is a wonderful family living space.

The attractive traditional staircase with modern decor of cream and taupe and handrail leads from the hall to the first floor landing which has access to the insulated loft with its ladders and boarding.

The first bedroom, which looks out over this popular residential area of Millom, has modern fitted furniture, both wardrobes and shelving, while the second faces the back and has a feature wall of mellow sage, coving to the ceiling and pine skirting boards.

The third, which also looks out over the back of the property, is cream with one wall of French grey and again has ceiling coving.

The plan had always been to stay in the house for around ten years, but one baby has turned out to be two and so Rebecca's craft room is now a nursery.

Jack managed to cling on to his guitar room.

Jack said: "It is a shame especially because of all the family memories here and we love the house, but we feel it is time to move so that the boys can have a room each and one to spare.

"Although Rebecca is on maternity leave at the moment we are only a few minutes from where we work, we are five minutes away from a day at the beach and there is a good school. It is a great area to live in."

The house in Oxford Street, Millom, is for sale at £74,950 from Corrie and Co.

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