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New Homes Fit for Royals At Monarch's Way

New Homes Fit for Royals At Monarch's Way
While a cosy two bedroom cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace maybe the recipe for marital success for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a third bedroom can come in very handy in the early days of married life.

With many couples trying to squeeze in furniture from two households and lots of wedding presents to store, space can quickly become at a premium especially if the second bedroom is going to be regularly used by visiting relatives and friends.

Walker Group has launched the perfect home for newly-weds at its Monarch’s Way development in leafy West Calder, the stylish semi-detached three bedroom Belmont. An ideal starter home, the Belmont has a spacious lounge and a large open plan kitchen with dining area with French doors opening out onto the garden – the perfect spot to observe the changing of the seasons or copy Prince Harry and relax in a hammock.

It also has a separate utility room, downstairs cloakroom and integral garage. Upstairs the master bedroom has an en-suite, there are two further bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom. All of the bedrooms come with their own fitted wardrobes. It costs from £215,000.

Sandy Casey, Director Walker Group said: “Buying your first home as a married couple is incredibly exciting and couples often see a two bedroom home as the perfect next step after living in an apartment. However it is always good to think ahead five years – couples who are planning on having children or even starting a business from home will quickly grow out of a two bedroom property.

“While I am sure Meghan and Harry will have lots of space to spare and can pop round to the in-laws at Kensington Palace for dinner if things are getting cramped, an average two bedroom home can feel a bit of a squeeze!”

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 870647 or www.walkergroup.co.uk