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Forever Summer at Long Meadow

Forever Summer at Long Meadow
Househunters are being invited to swap the rain and snow for a taste of life in the Tropics at Walker Group’s new showhome at Long Meadow in Ormiston.

Designer Carol Yates has created a luxurious haven from the Scottish winter in this stylish four-bedroom Dennington Corner home filled with its exotic florals, ocean blues and jewel bright colours.

The perfect place to escape from the dull, grey weather outside, the lounge is a real tropical paradise with its jade swaying island palms print wallpaper and cushions, which work beautifully with the gold velvet button back sofa and glamorous gold feather design mirror. Artfully mismatched blue velvet chairs and geometric print cushions add to the richness of colour and texture in this inviting space.

By contrast, the large open plan kitchen has a more industrial design with its high gloss units and concrete dining table. Leather chairs and copper accessories add to its cool, laid back appeal – this is very much a kitchen designed for spending time hanging out with family and friends. This urban feel is carried into the downstairs cloakroom with its stark white brick tiles and moody green walls.

Teenagers will love the snug with its squashy cream leather sofa, distressed leather armchairs and reclaimed wood and metal sideboard.  Tropical influences appear here too with wind-swept palm tree print cushions and coral lamps.

The luxurious master bedroom has a luxe Colonial villa vibe with its white hand painted furniture, gold bamboo lamps and sumptuous bed with a deep blue jewelled headboard and peacock print cushions.

Caribbean colours take centre stage in the second bedroom with its turquoise bedcovers and vibrant accessories, while gold and tobacco tones dominate in the third bedroom.

The Wild West themed children’s room with its tepee and cactus print bedcovers, blinds and accessories is bound to be a big hit with junior cowboys and Indians.

Sandy Casey, Director Walker Group, said: “Carol has brought a real touch of sunshine to this showhome, which is full of rich colours and beautiful things. It is easy to go over the top with tropical prints but she has kept it all very contemporary and low key, showing how you can introduce this key trend into your home in a fresh, understated way.”

The first phase at Long Meadow will feature 54 three, four and five bedroom family homes when complete, located 14 miles from Edinburgh.

Currently available for reservation in this current phase of the development is the Albury three bedroom semi-detached home from £181,000 and the three bedroom semi-detached Hendon at £199,000.

With high quality finishes and fittings as standard, each property includes stylish and practical kitchens and bathrooms, along with high-efficiency heating systems and appliances to help ease carbon footprint concerns.

The new homes feature high specification fixtures and fittings such as integrated fridge freezers and turfed front gardens as standard.

The first planned village in Scotland, Ormiston is a friendly bustling village founded in 1735 by John Cockburn one of the initiators of the Agricultural Revolution. It has a population of just over 2,000.

It offers a choice of places to eat and drink, along with surrounding villages and towns such as Tranent, Pentcaitland and Haddington. There is a range of shops in Ormiston including a Co-op, a new medical centre and a well regarded primary school.

Local landmarks include the Great Yew of Ormiston which is believed to be as much as 1000 years old.

Tranent, which is just under three miles away, has all the amenities you would expect of a small town including supermarkets and sports facilities.

Kids will love the Loch Centre which has a 25m swimming pool and soft play along with a multi-purpose sports hall and dance studios. Fort Kinnaird Retail Park is about 20 minutes drive away with its selection of high street names including B&Q, Marks & Spencer and Pizza Express. It also boasts an Odeon cinema.

A short drive from Ormiston is Vogrie Country Park where visitors can explore 11.5 miles of countryside paths, take a ride on the miniature railway or enjoy lunch in the Cedar Tree Café.

Other attractions in the area include Glenkinchie Distillery where visitors can take a tour and sample the company’s single malt whisky, the imposing 13th century fortress Dirleton Castle and the golden sands of North Berwick.

Excellent road and transport links allow easy access to Edinburgh and the coastal towns of East Lothian. Wallyford Station is just over five miles away where commuters can travel to Edinburgh Waverley in just 14 minutes.

For further information on Long Meadow please contact Walker Group on 01506 413 101 or visit the website www.walkergroup.co.uk. The show home and sales office are located at Long Meadow, Ormiston, EH35 5AB and are open Thursday to Monday from 11am to 5.30pm.