Is This The Perfect Home?
Forget sprawling country estates and West End mansions, Britain’s ideal home has 3.5 bedrooms, two bathrooms and a small lawned garden according to research from a leading property website Zoopla.
Also on the wishlist is parking space for two cars, lots of storage space and a location within a mile from the nearest town or city centre.
It’s no surprise then that Walker Group is expecting the Belmont housetype which has just been released at Ashton Gardens in Kirkliston to be a big hit with home buyers.
This well proportioned, three bedroom, detached home ticks the boxes with a driveway and integral garage, a leafy location a short walk to the pretty centre and a generous front and back garden, perfect for summer barbecues.
It further surpasses expectations with a downstairs cloakroom, a master with en-suite and a spacious family bathroom along with fitted wardrobes in all three bedrooms and a storage cupboard upstairs.
This housetype also boasts a large light-filled lounge and an open plan kitchen with dining area. It is priced from £257,000.
Sandy Casey, Director of Walker Group, said: “While it is nice to dream about homes with swimming pools or a converted windmill or barn, realistically what most of us want is a home that is comfortable, easy to run and close to great local amenities.
“The Belmont is a terrific size for families and couples and a thriving community has already developed at Ashton Gardens, making it a welcoming place to live.”
Ashton Gardens is Walker Group’s fourth development in Kirkliston and features a range of spacious three, four and five bedroom homes with generous open plan kitchens, separate dining rooms, family rooms and en-suite bathrooms.
Designed to be among their greenest homes yet, the properties have high performance insulation, double-glazing and energy-efficient heating systems. All homes are built to a high specification with fitted wardrobes, fridge freezers and excellent storage.
Ashton Gardens is perfect commuting distance to the city for those who prefer the sanctuary of fresh country air to the hustle and bustle of the nation's capital city. It is surrounded by greenery with breathtaking views of the Pentland Hills.
The development benefits from the charm of a village community and is within walking distance of the nursery and primary school. However, its close proximity to Edinburgh means that The Gyle shopping centre is nearby as well as the amenities of the capital. For outdoor enthusiasts there are a wealth of golf courses on the doorstep and Ratho Climbing Centre is less than a ten minute drive.
The show home at Ashton Gardens is open 11am to 5.30pm Thursday to Monday and further details are available by contacting 0131 333 2006 or by visiting the website, www.walkergroup.co.uk