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After years of renovating homes, Gary and Andy McIntyre have finally found their perfect love nest at Monarch’s Way in West Calder.

The couple have lived in a variety of properties from a 100-year-old cottage to a mid-terraced home then a 1970s bungalow but were surprised to find themselves falling in love with a contemporary four-bedroom Walker Group home.

Andy, who works for a bank as an operations manager, said: “We have always renovated the homes we have lived in and we swapped homes with Gary’s parents who were looking to downsize and moved into their three-bedroom bungalow in Murieston in Livingston.

“We were considering extending into the attic and had it all priced up when my sister-in-law asked us to view a new build in Monarch’s Way with her.

“We absolutely adored the development and worked out it would actually be cheaper to buy our dream home there than extend the bungalow.”

The pair chose a four-bedroom Kidston housetype, which has a bright, sunny 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 en-suite and there is a family bathroom.

Andy said: “We love the open plan kitchen and dining room, it’s a great space and everything is lovely and new and fresh – we don’t have to do any work to it.”

The couple are planning to start a family within the next year or so having been together for 10 years and have already earmarked the room next to their bedroom as a nursery.

Ideally located for families, 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.

A train station is within walking distance – ideal for both the McIntyres who work in Edinburgh - with regular services from West Calder to the capital taking just 27 minutes and passengers can get to Livingston in just 3 minutes. It’s also 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.