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Step up to the plate at Monarch's Way

Step up to the plate at Monarch's Way
Would-be chefs inspired to follow in the footsteps of the stars of Celebrity MasterChef will love the Gladstone, Landsborough and Kidston homes just released at Walker Group’s Monarch’s Way in West Calder.

Each of these properties comes with a cookery show worthy open plan kitchen, ideal for whipping up a simple Autumn supper of sausage and mash or an elaborate four course formal banquet.

The four-bedroom Gladstone has a showstopping 28ft long open plan kitchen, family room and dining area, designed to please even the fussiest of amateur chefs with ample cupboard space for all those exotic ingredients and lots of room for entertaining family and friends.

It also has a bright sunny lounge, a separate utility, downstairs cloakroom, and double garage on the ground floor. Upstairs the master suite has a shower-room, there are a further three bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom. It is available for £289,000.

Sandy Casey, Director Walker Group, added: “It’s often only when you attempt to follow one of the recipes on Celebrity MasterChef or Great British Bake Off that you realise the limitations of your current kitchen space.

“The Gladstone is fantastic for dedicated chefs with plenty of workspace and the highest quality cooker and appliances. “With research showing that half of people prefer to stay in and cook for friends than go out for dinner, and that kitchen suppers have replaced the dinner party, it is no surprise that the kitchen is now the most important room in the house for most families.

“It is crucial that the space is functional above all but also a relaxing and welcoming environment and I think our designers have got it just right in our Gladstone showhome at Monarch’s Way. Visitors are just blown away by the kitchen, it is an amazing space.”

Another popular home is the Kidston which costs from £260,000. Also with an impressive open plan kitchen with family room and dining area, it has a front-facing lounge to the front and a showpiece open plan kitchen and family room with dining area and a separate utility room. Double doors from the family room lead out into the garden. A downstairs cloakroom, store cupboard and garage complete the ground floor.

Upstairs the master bedroom features an ensuite and there is a family bathroom.

Also just released is the four bedroom Landsborough which costs from £265,000. The open plan kitchen, dining area and family room has it all, a separate utility, plenty of space for a large dining table and chairs so the head chef can chat to guests while cooking and a generous living area – ideal for relaxing when waiting for cakes to rise. French doors lead out to the garden.

A generous lounge, cloakroom and garage complete the ground floor. Upstairs there are four bedrooms with the master featuring an ensuite and a family bathroom.

Monarch’s Way features 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 Gladstone showhome which pays homage to the new wave of Scandinavian design.

The showhome and sales office at Monarch’s Way are open from Thursday to Monday 11am-5pm. For further information call 01506 870 647 or www.walkergroup.co.uk