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Estate agent Sophie Duns sees more properties in a year than most people do in a lifetime, so when it came to buying a new home she knew exactly what she was looking for.

Not only did she love the location of Walker Group’s Glen Ora in North Berwick but her brother and his family already live in the development and her parents have a home close by.

With properties selling out as fast as they are released at Glen Ora, Sophie was afraid she would miss out on her dream home and camped out all night to make sure she was able to reserve the three bedroom Belmont.

She said: “I was terrified someone else would snap it up so I set up camp outside the sales office.  When I got there another lady was also camping out so I was relieved when I heard she wanted a different house. We really hit it off and we are now neighbours!”

With such a big build-up, Sophie had high hopes for her new home with partner Blair Mackie and the couple haven’t been disappointed.

Sophie said: “I grew up in a Walker Group home in North Berwick and I knew the quality of build would be good but I am quite pernickety so I was prepared for there to be lots of things on my snagging list. I was amazed at how little there was when I inspected my new home. The house is lovely!” 

A stylish detached home, the Belmont has a flexible layout with an open plan kitchen  and dining room with French doors opening out on to the garden. There is a separate utility room. 

At the front of the house is a light filled lounge. A downstairs cloakroom and an integrated garage complete the ground floor. Upstairs each of the three bedrooms has built in wardrobes and the master bedroom has an ensuite. There is also a luxury contemporary family bathroom. 

Sophie added: “Everyone at Walker Group was so friendly and nothing was ever a problem. They were so helpful and never made me feel stupid for asking questions. Picking your options for the kitchen can be stressful as it is such a big decision and there are so many combinations but Louise in the sales office was amazing and made it so easy and enjoyable for me.”

Located in a picturesque setting just a short drive from the beach, Glen Ora offers the perfect place for couples starting out together. One of the jewels of East Lothian, North Berwick has miles of unspoilt coastline, world class golf courses and main streets filled with a trendy cafes, fine seafood restaurants and interesting art and craft shops. There is even an old-fashioned sweet shop and artisan bakery. 

Prices at Glen Ora currently start from £295,000.  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-5pm. For further information visit www.walkergroup.co.uk