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First Time Buyers Get Royal Treatment at Monarch's Way

First Time Buyers Get Royal Treatment at Monarch's Way
With the latest research showing the number of first time buyers in Scotland is at its highest level in a decade,* now is the ideal time to take that first step on the ladder at Monarch’s Way in leafy West Calder.

Walker Group has launched the perfect property for those leaving rented accommodation or the family nest behind – the stylish three bedroom Albury. Priced at just £178,000, this stylish home is designed to offer space where buyers need it most.

The Albury has a generous lounge with patio doors leading out to the garden, a front-facing kitchen and a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, with the master featuring an ensuite, and a family bathroom.

And thanks to the Scottish Government’s Help to Buy Scheme, buyers only have to pay a £8,900 deposit on this property. Under the scheme, they just need to find a 5% deposit with the Scottish Government taking a 15% equity stake, subject to criteria.

Sandy Casey, Director Walker Group, said: “We have noticed more first-time buyers have been coming to our showhouses and sales offices in recent months, perhaps encouraged by the positive figures about mortgage approvals to explore the possibility of making that first move.

“Others have had their fingers burned after putting in offers for several second hand homes without success. When every penny counts, the last thing they want to do is waste money on homes they are outbid on. With new build they know up front what the costs will be and once they have reserved a home it is theirs, subject to completion of the missives.

“Our first time buyers get VIP treatment from our sales consultants who can take them through every step of the process, offering lots of support and practical advice on everything from redirecting mail to arranging removal vans.”

Monarch’s Way will feature a collection of two, three, four and five bedroom family homes when complete, just four miles from Livingston.

Named after Charles X, who visited West Calder in 1832 when in exile from his native France, Monarch’s Way features some of the developer’s most sought after house types.

Surrounded by countryside, Monarch’s Way is just a short distance from West Calder’s centre which offers a range of shops, a supermarket, cafes, bars, restaurants and professional services. Ideally located for commuters with its own train station, there are regular services from West Calder to Edinburgh taking just 27 minutes and passengers can get to Livingston in just 3 minutes.

It’s just a ten minute drive to The Centre Livingston which is one of Scotland’s leading retail destinations with over 155 shops and a tempting selection of restaurants and cafes.

The kids will love West Calder’s Five Sisters Zoo which has over 160 species of mammals, birds and reptiles - from meerkats to arctic wolves. Recent additions include four ex-circus lions. A great family day out, visitors can also enjoy the large outdoor play and picnic area.

There are four good primary schools in the village and there are plans to replace the current West Calder High School with a brand new multi-million pound building which will provide a state-of-the-art learning environment.

There are lots of things to see and do in the surrounding area including a visit to Almondell and Calderwood Country Park, where you can walk the dog, picnic by the riverside or explore the woodland where you can see Roe deer roaming wild.

Buyers can see the very high standard of accommodation on offer by visiting the new Gladstone showhome which pays homage to the new wave of Scandinavian design. With designs from Carol Yates Interior Design, it has the unfussy, relaxed, contemporary look that is the hallmark of Nordic design and features a colour palette of greys, whites and blues along with oak furniture.

The showhome and sales office at Monarch’s Way are open from Thursday to Monday 11am-5.30pm. For further information call 01506 870644 or www.walkergroup.co.uk *According to research from UK Finance