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    • trish-o
    • By trish-o 17th Feb 19, 4:33 PM
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    Advice re property in Stirlingshire?
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    • 17th Feb 19, 4:33 PM
    Advice re property in Stirlingshire? 17th Feb 19 at 4:33 PM
    Hi

    We currently live in the north-west of England and my husband is being transferred to work in the Grangemouth area. We are looking to move to a bungalow in a village setting with lots of lovely walks for our dogs, within around 15-20 miles of work.

    Can anyone recommend any suitable areas, please?

    Thanks, Trish
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    • davidscot
    • By davidscot 21st Feb 19, 8:36 AM
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    There are a few places you could consider. Linlithgow is popular as it is only a 10/15 minute drive for work but can be expensive. I think it would depend on how far you really want to travel for work
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    • trish-o
    • By trish-o 21st Feb 19, 8:43 AM
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    • 21st Feb 19, 8:43 AM
    There are a few places you could consider. Linlithgow is popular but can be expensive. I think it would depend on how far you really want to travel for work
    Originally posted by davidscot
    Thanks davidscot, I think around 15 miles or so is the furthest he would like to travel.
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    • By davidscot 21st Feb 19, 9:34 AM
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    • 21st Feb 19, 9:34 AM
    Thanks davidscot, I think around 15 miles or so is the furthest he would like to travel.
    Originally posted by trish-o
    Then Fife would be out as even with travel over the bridge it would be around 20/30 miles. There are a few towns/villages dotted around that would be suitable if you do a search
    • trish-o
    • By trish-o 21st Feb 19, 10:07 AM
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    • 21st Feb 19, 10:07 AM
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    • 21st Feb 19, 10:07 AM
    Then Fife would be out as even with travel over the bridge it would be around 20/30 miles. There are a few towns/villages dotted around that would be suitable if you do a search
    Originally posted by davidscot
    Thanks, I'll have a look.
    • Thrice
    • By Thrice 21st Feb 19, 10:08 AM
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    • 21st Feb 19, 10:08 AM
    Laurieston is nice, there is some lovely older homes along the streets. Across from Callendar Park as well, some lovely walks there. Not too far from the Kelpies as well, which leads on to the long walk to the Falkirk Wheel.
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    • trish-o
    • By trish-o 21st Feb 19, 10:21 AM
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    Laurieston is nice, there is some lovely older homes along the streets. Across from Callendar Park as well, some lovely walks there. Not too far from the Kelpies as well, which leads on to the long walk to the Falkirk Wheel.
    Originally posted by Thrice
    Thanks Thrice, the Kelpies look amazing, they are close to where my hubby will be working. I'll have a look at Laurieston, thanks again.
    • slbhill
    • By slbhill 22nd Feb 19, 9:25 AM
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    • 22nd Feb 19, 9:25 AM
    It may help your search to know that "Stirlingshire" has had no real existence for decades, except for some reason in online address finders.

    Grangemouth is on the edge of Falkirk (historically part of Stirlingshire but not since unitary authorities came in). Falkirk has a wide range of areas - rural and town. The Kelpies are indeed lovely but the housing areas closest to them are rather less so ;-) To be honest, all you need to do is go onto rightmove.co.uk and search houses over the whole of Falkirk. The expensive ones are the nicer places to live!

    Most of the villages are ex-mining villages but a lot of the settlements around the edge of Falkirk (Braes area for instance - Polmont, Maddiston) might suit you. In the other direction Bo'ness might be worth a look, there are a lot of walks along the shore.
    • trish-o
    • By trish-o 22nd Feb 19, 9:32 AM
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    • 22nd Feb 19, 9:32 AM
    It may help your search to know that "Stirlingshire" has had no real existence for decades, except for some reason in online address finders.

    Grangemouth is on the edge of Falkirk (historically part of Stirlingshire but not since unitary authorities came in). Falkirk has a wide range of areas - rural and town. The Kelpies are indeed lovely but the housing areas closest to them are rather less so ;-) To be honest, all you need to do is go onto rightmove.co.uk and search houses over the whole of Falkirk. The expensive ones are the nicer places to live!

    Most of the villages are ex-mining villages but a lot of the settlements around the edge of Falkirk (Braes area for instance - Polmont, Maddiston) might suit you. In the other direction Bo'ness might be worth a look, there are a lot of walks along the shore.
    Originally posted by slbhill
    Thank you, that is very helpful. We plan to visit for a few days and hopefully get a feel for the areas we like and can afford. All advice is much appreciated, thank you.
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