Downsize Doesn’t Need to be a Compromise at Coastal Development

by Catriona Quinn

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

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A NEW East Lothian development “ticks the boxes” for downsizers by meeting all the key priorities outlined by a recent industry-wide report.

Marine Rise, by upmarket homebuilder CALA Homes (East), is a premium development situated in the seaside haven of Gullane, East Lothian.

Ideally suited to downsizers, investors and those seeking a weekend escape, Marine Rise offers a unique range of incredibly spacious newbuild apartments and mews’, as well as 21 bespoke apartments in local landmark Henderson House – the former site of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service College, and previously the town’s iconic Marine Hotel.

A recent report carried out by the National House Building Council (NHBC) found that downsizers’ top three priorities determining a potential house move consist of minimal maintenance (70%), new home warranty (58%) and energy efficiency (57%).

Rounding off the seven key priorities listed are location (56%), off-street parking (55%), living space (47%) and neighbourhood (47%).[1]

Philip Hogg, Sales and Marketing Director with CALA Homes (East) said: “This type of market data is particularly useful as it is so important that we provide homes that meet people’s needs.

“The range of apartments at Marine Rise have been designed to address all these key points; they are easy and cost effective to maintain while offering space in abundance and flexible living areas, with light and airy interiors.

“Downsizers will benefit, as the bedrooms can be utilised as additional storage or living spaces – meaning they do not necessarily have to compromise when moving from larger properties on space, while CALA’s high specification ensure a premium finish to all properties.”

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The newbuild apartments are over 1,100sq foot in size, and boast a large hallway, a generous living room and a kitchen in the heart of the home with plentiful space for everyday dining. The spacious master bedroom is complete with a separate en suite.

A second bedroom offers ample guest accommodation, while bedroom three can work perfectly as a more formal dining room, home office for daily admin or even as a craft room – the possibilities are endless.

Many of the apartments also boast private balconies and all have storage in abundance, private parking, lift access to all floors as well a secure door entry system to all apartments.

Henderson House will also host a range of 1, 2 and 3 bed refurbished apartments, modernising the local landmark while retaining as many original features as possible, including the grand central staircase, red natural stone and timber touches and the elegant main façade.

Philip added: “We understand that for many, staying close to the city is crucial, which makes Marine Rise ideal for those seeking the perfect balance of rural tranquillity with easy access to the capital.

“However, for many looking to downsize, it is the convenience, space and cost efficiency offered by a new build that can be most attractive, with our apartments here offering all you could need and more.”

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At Marine Rise, Gullane’s quaint village high street is located just along from the development for everyday amenities.

Situated just 21 miles from the city centre or a 30-minute train journey from the nearby station of Drem, there are excellent transport links to and from Edinburgh, perfect for day trips and family visits.

There are award-winning beaches on the doorstep including Gullane Bents Beach, providing opportunities for leisurely evening walks or days out with children and grandchildren.

Golf enthusiasts are also well catered for, with a choice of world-famous championship links courses in Gullane and easy access to Scotland’s famed ‘Golf Coast Road’.

The development is nearby the John Muir Way, providing scenic walking routes around the East Lothian countryside for families and nature enthusiasts to enjoy.

Each home at Marine Rise also comes with a ten-year warranty, the first two years of which are completely covered by CALA with emergency response and after-sales services.

The premium homebuilder was recently awarded a five-star rating from the Home Builders Federation (HBF), scoring in excess of 93 per cent when it comes to new home purchaser satisfaction.

Its newbuild homes are super energy efficient, with uPVC double-glazed windows as standard, full insulation and low energy lighting fittings both internally and externally.

Potential buyers can view their new home in its dreamy coastal setting by visiting the Marine Rise show apartment and showhomes, available to visit daily.

For more information on Marine Rise, please visit: https://www.cala.co.uk/homes-for-sale/east-of-scotland/marine-rise

[1] http://www.nhbc.co.uk/media-centre/articles/pressreleases/priorities-of-new-home-buyers/

 

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