Country Park Lure Adds to Outdoor Attractions at Ratho Hotspot

by Ainsley Piggott

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

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Forward-thinking house hunters are being offered the chance to snap up high-quality family homes – next door to a new country park which is being created.

While Craigpark at Ratho will sit in its own, generous 25 acres, the secluded feel of the upmarket development will be heightened when a neighbouring 50-acre country park is completed.

The creation of 111 new family homes at the site is the latest development which is helping to reshape Ratho into one of the most sought-after villages in Scotland.

Stala Thomson, Sales Manager with CALA Homes (East) said: “It’s exciting, because what we are creating here is a real destination that we expect will gather more and more momentum. This is our third significant development in the village in recent years and there is a real confident feeling that CALA Homes is creating an entirely new market here.

“Certainly, after the success of our previous developments at the Glebe and the Mooring, Craigpark will deliver something to the market that is very different – but equally special.”

Sitting at the top of the village, Craigpark’s closest neighbour is a former stone quarry, which is being restored and will be completed as a new country park and wildlife haven by 2020.

Offering a selection of four and five bedroom detached homes and four bedroom townhouses, the development will sweep down to meet the country park, with CALA providing a series of connecting pathways and nature walks.

Even without the obvious attraction of a country park on its doorstep, Craigpark offers a host of other benefits which set it out as one of the most confident new developments from one of Scotland’s most renowned home builders.

Stala added: “Country park aside, this will be one of our greenest developments and the size of the site means there will be plenty of open space, trees and shrubbery, including tiered gardens forming part of the shared area.

“Meanwhile it is totally safe and private, making it a brilliant place to think about bringing up a family, which is helped further by the fact the area is served by excellent quality schools.

“For families who like outdoor pursuits there is even more to offer – whether that is walking along the nearby Union canal basin, or for the most adventurous types, it’s just minutes from Edinburgh International Climbing Arena.

“But what really sells this development is the panoramic view, which is why we urge people to visit for themselves. Everyone who stops by is stopped in their tracks by the views to the Forth bridges, to Fife, to Edinburgh Castle and to the Pentland Hills.”

Local facilities also include the award winning family pub, The Bridge Inn, and a brand new canal basin which was also created by CALA Homes, all less than a 10-minute walk from the development.

Despite its rural setting, Ratho is known for being one of the best connected villages in Scotland, sitting on the west edge of Edinburgh, just minutes away from the M8 and M9 and giving easy access to Edinburgh Airport, the city’s park & ride scheme and The Gyle shopping centre.

Craigpark follows on from the success of neighbouring Ratho development, The Glebe, which sold out in only 10 months. Before that CALA Homes also earned major plaudits for its award-winning Mooring development, which created a new canal basin with berths for 14 barges, which was handed over to Scottish Canals.

Stala added: “Both of those developments were extremely popular and have helped redefine and reinvigorate Ratho. Craigpark could very well eclipse even that popularity and more than half of properties in the first release were snapped up within three months of launching.”

With prices starting at £375,000, each of the homes at CALA’s Craigpark has been designed with flexible family living in mind, and include spacious open plan kitchen/family areas, light-filled formal lounges and generous bedrooms, many with en-suite bathrooms and built in wardrobes.

Sales Advisors are available daily from 11am to 5.30pm on 0131 341 3558 or for more information you can visit the website at: https://www.cala.co.uk/homes-for-sale/east-of-scotland/craigpark

Ainsley Piggott of Scottish public relations agency, Holyrood PR in Edinburgh

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Ainsley Piggott joined award winning Holyrood PR in Scotland with three years industry knowledge behind her having previously worked on well known consumer PR accounts such as Asda, Greggs and DFS

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