When it comes to house-hunting, a development on the outskirts of Dunfermline is proving the perfect destination for countless home-seekers.
‘The Beeches’ in Carnock, just a few minutes’ drive from Dunfermline, is a 41-home development in-the-making and, as it takes shape and new owners move in, its appeal is growing.
The houses on Carneil Road, mainly bungalows, have been created by Perth-based family housebuilding firm Stephen, who are offering something quite different in comparison to the national companies building within the town of Dunfermline itself. In addition to two, three and four bedroom bungalows, the firm is building three, four and five bedroom villas.
And it’s working. The firm has taken several reservations within the last few weeks and is, as a result, now releasing more two bedroom ‘Glen Clunie’ bungalows and four bedroom ‘Ben Athol’ detached villas.
Margaret Simpson is the Sales Advisor who welcomes visitors into the four bedroom ‘Glen Appin,’ a 1.5 storey furnished show home which is open to viewers from Thursday through until Monday.
She said, “The Beeches is proving really popular and even more so as the development grows and more of the homes become occupied. With a quarter of the planned homes now lived-in, lots of visitors are driving or walking in for a look, and starting to visualise themselves joining the community. During my first month here in Carnock, people were literally queuing up while others signed their reservation forms. It was astonishing!”
Due to the large number of bungalows, most of the buyers so far have been locals downsizing from larger homes but the development is also proving appealing to families. As well as the Glen Appin showhome, Margaret is also able to show viewers three and four bedroom bungalows.
Margaret, who has worked on all of Stephen’s developments in her first year with the firm continued, “The Beeches really does have something for everyone. It’s quiet, with its cul-de-sac meaning that the development is peaceful and also safe. Carnock is also a lovely little village with a good primary school and playpark just a stone’s throw from the development, again upping its appeal to young families. When it comes to the homes themselves, I have yet to meet a viewer who doesn’t comment on the high standard of finish and the ample storage. Many people also like the idea of buying from a family firm instead of a national company – perhaps it’s the trust factor, and they’re certainly great to work with.”
Prices at Carnock are from £182,500 to £295,000, making most of the homes eligible for the ‘Help to Buy (Scotland) initiative’ which applies to both first-time buyers and existing homeowners purchasing a home of £250,000 or less.
The show home is available to view from 1pm-5pm, Thursday to Monday.
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