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Escape the 9 to 5 At One Dalhousie

Escape the 9 to 5 At One Dalhousie
Dolly Parton’s hit 9 to 5 may be making a comeback on the West End stage but today flexible working is becoming the norm with almost a third of employees working from home at least one day a week.

In response to the changing needs of homeowners, Walker Group has released a range of large homes at its One Dalhousie development in Bonnyrigg with plenty of space to manage your workload or run a business from home.

These include the Roxburgh Corner, a five bedroom detached home which has a large lounge, open plan kitchen and dining room and a separate family room which would make an ideal home office or workspace.

This bright airy room has an extra window giving lots of light for close work and patio doors into the garden, offering a quiet haven away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house.

Along with a separate utility and cloakroom, it also comes with a double garage – perfect as a workshop for a craft business or for storing documents or business equipment.

Priced at £395,000, this stylish home offers five bedrooms upstairs, with the master featuring both a dressing room and ensuite. The second bedroom also has its own ensuite and there is a family bathroom.

Sandy Casey, Director Walker Group, said: “Working from home is the dream lifestyle for many workers particularly those who have been doing a long commute for years and years.

“However to make sure you get the best out of flexible working you need to have a quiet place where you can concentrate, if there is too much noise it will have a real impact on productivity.

“With a spare bedroom or a separate room downstairs you can shut the door on the rest of the house, spread out your folders and get down to work.”

Also just released is the stylish four bedroom Glenbrook priced from £425,000. At the heart of this home is the impressive 34ft long open plan kitchen/dining and family room, bright lounge, separate utility, downstairs cloakroom and double garage.

Upstairs the master bedroom has its own ensuite and dressing room. The second bedroom also has an ensuite and there is a family bathroom.

One Dalhousie in the sought-after commuter town of Bonnyrigg will feature 27 homes all with their own solar panels along with high performance insulation, double-glazing and energy efficient heating systems.

Located to the north of Dalhousie Dairy, One Dalhousie will offer a choice of three, four and five bedroom properties when complete, with homes currently being sold from the nearby Hopefield Park development.

The homes will offer lots of other clever touches too, including ample fitted storage in the kitchen and bedrooms and radiator valves that are positioned to make vacuuming easier. Many of the properties feature utility rooms, garages and family rooms that provide vital extra space.

Bonnyrigg’s town centre, with its avenue of trees, has a selection of local stores including a chemist, bank and post office. A Tesco supermarket is a short drive away and larger high street stores are available at Straiton Retail Park.

There’s lots to do in the surrounding area for sports lovers – golfers will enjoy playing in the magnificent parkland setting of Broomieknowe Golf Club while fitness fans can work out in Lasswade Leisure Centre which has a wide array of facilities including a gym, games hall, 25m pool, dance studio, badminton hall, squash court, a gymnastics academy, a library and a café.

Also just a short drive away is the National Mining Museum Scotland, a five star visitor attraction, where you can retrace the footsteps of thousands of miners and their families.

The Rossyln Chapel is a must visit for history lovers and fans of Dan Brown’s novel and film the Da Vinci Code. Further information is available on 01506 413101 or www.walkergroup.co.uk.

The showhome and sales office at Hopefield Park is open from Thursday to Monday from 11-5pm. A new showhome and sales office is scheduled to open at One Dalhousie later this year.