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Wildlife Attraction Of Scottish Housebuilder’s Best Gardens

Posted 16 February 2022 by Keith Osborne

National Nestbox Week highlights the importance of the best new homes gardens at a developer's Scottish sites...

This week (from Monday 14 February) is National Nestbox Week and the support of housebuilder Barratt Developments for this bird conservation scheme has brought attention to plots at its sites across Scotland that could make a perfect place to attract our feathered friends.

The developer – 2019’s WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year – sells brand new properties in cities, towns and villages across the country under its Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands which suit a host of budgets and buyer requirements, and with outdoor space high on the priority list for many house-hunters, some of the currently available plots will be particularly attractive.

The company already has a national partnership with the RSPB and has created a quiz for National Nestbox Week which offers a chance of winning up to £100 in RSPB vouchers. Estelle Sykes, sales director at Barratt Developments Scotland, said: “We always try to give nature a home at our developments, creating new habitats as part of our long-term partnership with the RSPB. Alongside National Nestbox Week, hopefully this quiz can help get all generations involved in learning more about wildlife and nature.”

Here's a pick of some of the brand new homes for sale from Barratt Developments across Scotland which could be ideal for lovers of gardens and wildlife.

David Wilson @ Countesswells is part of a growing new community just four miles west of Aberdeen which offers a ‘greener’ lifestyle with countryside and walking trails to complement the shops and amenities. Prices for the three- and four-bedroom homes here start at £304,995. Top-of-the-range right now is Plot 61, the ‘Glenverbie’, at £544,995. On a corner plot, this is an impressive family home which comes with flooring included, upgrades and no less than £27,849 LBTT paid. The large, south-west-facing garden is reached from a glazed bay in the kitchen/family room and from the separate living room. This home also has a utility room, a study and a dining room. All four bedrooms are generous doubles: bedroom one has en suite bathroom and dressing area, bedroom two has an en suite shower room and the other two share the family bathroom. This home comes with a detached double garage and can be purchased through Part Exchange.

‘Balmoral’ house type‘Balmoral’ house type at Huntingtower

In Almondbank, Barratt Homes has four-bedroom homes available from £297,995 at Huntingtower. It’s the second phase of the development on the outskirts of Perth and with a number of educational establishments within easy reach, where some properties will be ready to move into this spring/summer. Plot 139 here is called the ‘Balmoral’ and at £352,995 comes with £4,100 worth of upgrades and a detached garage. The kitchen/dining/family room covers the whol width of the property and leads to the south-facing rear garden. Downstairs also has utility room, cloakroom, living room and study. Upstairs are the four double bedrooms (one en suite) and the family bathroom. Eligible buyers can ask about purchasing with an Armed Forces 5% deposit contribution.

In a sought-after suburb just six miles from the centre of Edinburgh, Cammo Meadows has a range of three- and four-bedroom houses that are perfect for families, with some new releases coming soon. Available right now is Plot 44, an end-of-terrace townhouse named the ‘Craigmillar’, which is set on a corner plot and overlooks some green open space. There’s a kitchen/breakfast room and a separate living/dining room which leads to the south-facing garden. The first floor has two double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room, and the two other bedrooms are on the top floor alongside the family bathroom. This house is priced from £500,995.

St Clair Mews is in Rodlin, Midlothian, also just a few miles from the city centre and for lovers of the outdoors, there are plenty of parks and walks on your doorstep here. Phase one here is sold out and there’s a range of three and four-bedroom homes coming on Phase 2. Among those currently for sale is Plot 85 at £335,995. This house is the ‘Durris’ and is a mid-terrace home set over three floors. There’s a lounge at the front, which leads to the kitchen/dining room, which in turn leads to the south-facing garden. On the first floor is the family bathroom, which comes with separate walk-in shower, and two double bedrooms, and the second floor is dedicated to the master bedroom with en suite.

‘Leven’‘Leven’ house type at The Scholars

Situated in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire is The Scholars, a Barratt Homes development with a range of three- and four-bedroom homes for sale priced from £227,995. Its location will appeal to many as it is within walking distance of the town centre and a number of schools, and there are excellent transport options into Glasgow and further afield. Plot 53 is a mid-terrace townhouse called the ‘Leven’ and is for sale from £256,995, and has a £12,850 Deposit Boost offer right now. The ground floor has a spacious, open-plan kitchen/living/dining room with French doors to the west-facing garden; the first floor has two double bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room; and the second floor has two more double bedrooms and the family bathroom.

Finally, there’s a show home for sale at Riverside Quarter which comes with a ready-landscaped garden as well as upgrades and full furnishings included. Plot 262 is called the ‘Drummond’ which comes with an integral garage. It is on the market for £379,995 and able to be purchased through Part Exchange or £11,349 LBTT paid. In immaculate condition and ready to move into, it has a bright, open-plan kitchen/diner with French doors leading out to the garden, as well as a utility room, WC and a lounge. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms (two with en suite), a single bedroom, a family bathroom and a dedicated home office. Riverside Quarter offers the combination of countryside close by and a convenient 10-minute drive to Aberdeen city centre.

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