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With 53% of people taking part in a recent survey* saying that the perfect location turns a house into a forever home, it’s no surprise that Glen Ora has become such a big hit with buyers.

The Walker group development in North Berwick, the seaside town which recently ranked eighth in the Sunday Times’s Best Places to Live in Scotland listing, is proving a big draw for couples and families moving away from the noise and stress of city or looking for the perfect place to ease into retirement.

Sandy Casey, Director of Walker Group, said: “It’s not hard to see why North Berwick regularly appears in polls of the top places to live in the UK, not only has it all the natural advantages of miles of golden sands and beautiful scenery it also has a thriving arts scene, trendy cafes and bars, fantastic restaurants and great schools. As the Sunday Times said, every day feels like a holiday for residents.

“It’s just over half an hour by train to Edinburgh so it is an easy commute to the city and the historic castles, rolling countryside and renowned golf courses of East Lothian are within easy driving distance.”

When it comes to a forever home, it would be hard to beat the Canterbury Corner which has just been released at Glen Ora. Priced at £422,000, this spacious property has a welcoming reception hall, bright front-facing lounge and a 24ft long open plan kitchen and family room. A utility, cloakroom and integral garage complete the ground floor. Upstairs the master bedroom has its own ensuite and an enviable dressing room and there are a further three bedrooms.

Alternatively buyers can choose from the four bedroom Arlington priced at £410,000, which boasts a multifunctional room which can be used as a fifth bedroom, study or family room, and the Brampton from £430,000. An impressive five bedroom property the Brampton has a detached double garage.

With high quality finishes and fittings as standard, each property at Glen Ora includes a stylish and practical kitchen and bathroom, along with a high-efficiency heating system and appliances to help ease carbon footprint concerns.

Designed to be family friendly, North Berwick’s popular primary school and highly regarded High School are a short walking distance from Glen Ora. North Berwick is one of the jewels of East Lothian, with miles of unspoilt coastline, world class golf courses and main streets filled with a selection of trendy cafes, fine seafood restaurants and interesting art and craft shops.

There is even an old-fashioned sweet shop and artisan bakery. Along with the beautiful beaches, there is a pretty harbour and the Scottish Seabird Centre where visitors can learn more about the region’s wildlife.

There’s a great choice of sports available from rugby, tennis and bowls to sailing, surfing and horse riding, and of course golf with a number of courses to choose from. Close to Glen Ora is the town’s public swimming pool, while spa facilities are available at the Macdonald Marine hotel.

Buyers can see the high standard of property on offer at Glen Ora by visiting the stylish Brampton showhome which is open from Thursday to Monday from 11am to 5.00pm.

*Survey carried out by OnePoll for Swinton Insurance