COVID-19 - how it affects renting

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A cottage with lovely rural views and space.

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Front view of our cottage

A double room suitable for a single person but with a double bed. At present with the Covid 19 situation I am looking for a lodger who works from home or who has a job with minimal contact with people to minimise the infection transmission risk. My dad is vulnerable due to his age so Covid safety is a priority in the house. Close to Grangemouth , Falkirk and Bathgate ( 15 mins). Our cottage is a blend of old style and modern interior and a large sheltered and private patio and garden to the rear. We have a very ample drive with off road parking and although in a semi rural setting out small local shops are a 5 minute walk away and we do have a bus stop at the end of our driveway. We would recommend that you have your own car, however, since we are 6 miles from Falkirk and 3. 5 miles from the nearest station and public transport is limited.

I am Jenny and I live here with my dad Jim. I worked in healthcare and do a small amount of private Life Coaching. My dad is a retired headteacher with short term memory challenges but is very good company despite that. We have a lovely dog called Dougal who is a lab collie cross. He is very obedient and loving and friendly but does bark at the postman and visitors until he identifies them as friendly. We have a small anxious pussy cat called Poppy who appears to be very hypoallergenic since I usually sneeze with all other cats. We also have a guinea pig called Scotch and 7 pet sheep and 5 chickens. We are very easy going and sociable but the house is large enough for everyone to have all the privacy they wish for when they want it. The available room is upstairs with an open view over fields and the village. Although not en suite the bathroom is right next door with in bath shower. You would have sole use of this bathroom at present while we have Covid to deal with.
There is one other lodger upstairs with their own en-suite. who has lived here for over three years now. He has facilities for cooking since he is a key worker and this reduces his contact with others in the house.

I have had lodgers now for over 5 years with a wide range of interesting people coming to live here sometimes for months, sometimes years.


We have a large kitchen and you will have fridge, freezer and cupboard space for your food and access to the use of all amenities, gas cooker washing machine etc all we ask is that you tidy up after yourself, as we do ourselves, and as people who enjoy company we hope you will quickly feel at home here.

An easy going atmosphere with mutual respect for people's need for privacy when they want to retreat to their own room has worked well for us all here. The kitchen is usual the social space but with Covid we are having minimal contact with each other. There is a sunroom which can be used as a workspace if this is required for home working. I would use it on days when it was not required as a lodger workspace.

If you like the idea of what we have to offer the next step is probably to get in touch for more information.

Cheers,
Jenny

  • House share
  • Avonbridge
  • FK1
  • £450 pcm (double)

Availability

Available
Now
Minimum term
None
Maximum term
None
  • Short lets considered

Extra cost

Deposit
£0.00
Bills included?
Yes

Amenities

Furnishings
Furnished
Parking
Yes
Garage
No
Garden/terrace
Yes
Balcony/Patio
No
Disabled access
No
Living room
shared
Broadband included
Yes

Current household

# housemates
3
Total # rooms
4
Ages
59 to 89
Smoker?
No
Any pets?
Yes
Language
English
Nationality
British
Occupation
Professional
Interests
walking, meeting new people, pets
Gender
2 Males, 1 Female

New housemate preferences

Couples OK?
No
Smoking OK?
No
Pets OK?
No
Occupation
Don't mind
References?
Yes
Min age
20
Max age
65
Gender
Males or females
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