Craigpark, Ratho
Craigpark, Ratho

New properties make for an ideal family home

An upmarket developer has unveiled a brand-new view home that allows buyers to picture themselves and their growing families living in a spacious property in Ratho.

Set on the western edge of CALA Homes (East)’s Craigpark development on the outskirts of Edinburgh, The Rutherford offers the best of semi-rural life – boasting open, unobstructed views across the rolling countryside and beyond.

Along with the property’s spectacular outlook, a mix of space and cosiness has been achieved through a variety of flowing rooms that provide areas for families and guests to relax and play.

The five-bedroom, detached home features a double garage and a top floor suite which is private from the rest of the home, complete with a bedroom, an en suite and a recreation room, while the master bedroom and lounge benefit from an extra level of privacy thanks to property’s forward-facing position.

In addition to three en suites and five bedrooms, the property, which is part of CALA’s award-winning Signature Collection, also includes an additional study, an open-plan kitchen, two additional downstairs reception rooms, and a versatile attic providing charm and character.

Unlike a showhome, The Rutherford has been neutrally decorated with complementing fixtures and fittings to allow individuals to bring their own personality to the property.

Carol Yates, owner of Carol Yates Design and the designer behind the view home, said: ‘A budding interior designer would be in heaven at the possibility of filling this home with lovely features and touches – it is such a broad canvas.

‘My brief was to demonstrate the flexibility that comes with a home of this scale and clever design.

‘I’m hoping that I’ve achieved this. One thing I’m certain of, however, is that this will be a dream family home for the people who end up buying it.’

As one of CALA Homes (East)’s final remaining homes for a move to the development this year, The Rutherford (plot 93) is now priced at £669,000 and is available with Part Exchange plus flooring, turf, light fittings and window dressings.

Philip Hogg, sales and marketing director with CALA Homes (East), said: ‘This is a stunning home which achieves an incredible thing – to be both spacious but also cosy and welcoming.

‘The property is ideal for families with older or younger children, or those looking for more space than usual.

‘We hope that this new view home provides the perfect opportunity to discover a home that is a little different, and inspire those that view it to be able put their own stamp on their dream home.’

While offering all the charm of the countryside, Craigpark is the ideal base for those looking to commute into Edinburgh’s city centre. The Edinburgh City Bypass is just minutes from the development, while the Park and Ride at Ingliston provides frequent shuttles into town.

CALA Homes is headquartered in Scotland, employs more than 850 people and earned its reputation on the high quality of the homes it builds, which are sensitively designed.

The housebuilder 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.