Huge Interest Expected As Doors Open To Straiton Showhomes

by Alicia Simpson

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

An image of two ladies cutting the ribbon in front of the new Mayburn Park showhomes as part of Property PR storyA PAIR of highly anticipated new showhomes were unveiled on Saturday (Feb 11) at Midlothian’s latest housing hotspot from upmarket homebuilder, CALA Homes (East).

The two stylish properties at Mayburn Park, Straiton, are expected to prove popular with house hunters seeking a luxury lifestyle with just a short commute into Edinburgh city centre.

Both specially-designed showhomes – a four bedroom Cleland and a five bedroom Crichton – reflect the benefits offered by the family friendly development, with spacious layouts,  gardens, en suite bathrooms and generous built-in storage.

Interior designers, BLOCC, were tasked with bringing the two showhomes to life at the development, which boasts an enviable location, just minutes from both the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass and Straiton Retail Park, one of Lothian’s most popular shopping venues.

Suzanne Kerley, Creative Sales Director at BLOCC explained how her team were inspired by the setting and wanted the properties to reflect this.

She said: “With the four bedroom Cleland we’ve used a mix of painted wooden and wire furniture to give the design a modern and slightly unusual edge.

“The colour palette is also distinctive. As well as ivory, creams and tonal greys, we’ve injected vibrant colours throughout. Those splashes of orange, aqua, fuchsia and mustard yellow mean it will have wide appeal.

“For the five bedroom Crichton, we’ve designed it in a classic, modern style, with subtle twists towards retro and industrial inspired furniture.

“Here, we’ve used warm woods with gloss finishes, which are mirrored and painted. Again we’ve added similar injections of colour like purple and teal throughout, to bring a bright and bold feel which we believe will also appeal to the younger buyer.”

Situated off Loanhead Road, Mayburn Park offers a selection of spacious, luxury, three, four and five bedroom homes. The development’s excellent location means that it is well connected in every way with convenient road links and public transport for swift and easy access into and across the capital making it an ideal commuter hub.

Just five miles south of Edinburgh’s vibrant city centre, the development is perfectly suited for a range of buyers, from growing families and young professionals to downsizers.

Philip Hogg, Sales and Marketing Director at CALA Homes (East), said: “The showhomes are bold and imaginative and will give house hunters an added insight into what life in this development will be like.

“We’ve already had major interest and that demand is testament to the combination of our high quality homes in a really prime location. The possibilities are truly showcased by the Cleland and Crichton showhomes.

“Straiton is a fantastically positioned suburb with everything a home-owner needs right on their doorstep. It also offers the best of both worlds; a peaceful, semi-rural setting, yet with rapid access to Edinburgh city centre close at hand.

“We would encourage any keen homebuyers to come along as soon as possible to find out more and register their interest for this desirable development.”

The first phase of Mayburn Park, offering a selection of four and five bedroom homes, is now available with prices from £349,000.

The showhomes are open daily, 11am-5.30pm. Viewings can be booked on 0131 341 3615 or visit

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