Moving on from perfect family home

25 July 2017 4:01PM

ONE special town house has proved to be such a wonderful home that in the last 80 years it has only had two different owners.

And when it came on the market 35 years ago the Mossop family didn’t think twice about snapping it up, especially as it is rare for any properties on this quiet street to come on to the market.

For Jean and Marshall Mossop, Millom is their hometown, but family ties are what count most and their home is very much part of their grandchildren’s lives.

Marshall said they were not happy when they were told that their grandparents were moving.

We are proud of our house and have always kept it fresh looking - up to the grandchildren’s standards

The house briefly has two reception rooms, four double bedrooms, a kitchen, utility room, a cellar and a family bathroom. Outside to the front is an immaculate lawn, bordered by mature flower beds and a stone wall with a wrought iron latch gate. There is a garage and off road parking and to the back is a pleasant decking area with a feature pergola-style seat on a pebble area and a lovely summer house with solar powered light.

There are attractive mature flower beds and a latched gate leads to the lane beyond and gives access to the garage.

Talking about their home on its quiet, popular residential street, Marshall said: “It is in Holborn Hill, the old part of Millom, and we knew right away that we wanted it because it is the only street that is tree-lined, it is quiet and child friendly.

“It is a real family home and was perfect for our children and now it is our grandchildren’s house.

“We would have stayed here for the rest of our lives but we inherited a smaller house and thought making the move was something we should do.

“All the houses are so nice on the street with big windows and in an ideal place for schools.

“We have always especially kept up with the decor which is pretty neutral except the wallpaper around the fireplace which was actually hand picked by the grandchildren. It is very much their home too.

“The two reception rooms have always been handy because the grandchildren use one room for their X-box and play things while we have the other.

“It is a light house but we have always especially loved the front room with its big bay window overlooking the front garden.

“We also often sit out the back on the decking which we had put down and enjoy the sun house. The garden at the back gets the sun most of the day and it is just so nice to sit there and have a cup of tea.

“We are proud of our house and have always kept it fresh looking - up to the grandchildren’s standards.

“The cellar is divided into two halves and is such a good storage area, including a place to keep the wood.

“The pantry/utility room is also handy for storage and leaves the kitchen a bigger space.

“The house has four double bedrooms and one of them has added space because the eaves have been boarded out. I use one of the bedrooms for an office now but it has been a play area and a study over the last 20 years.”

The house has always been a proper family home and it holds lots of happy memories which the grandchildren are adding to.

Marshall said: “It is an important point that we have such great neighbours who are people you can rely on.

“With all the memories in the house it is sad to leave but we feel it is the right move for us now.”

The house in Kingsland Road, Millom, is for sale at £139,950

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