If there’s one thing lockdown has taught us it is how valuable it is to have a home that lets you have easy access to outdoor pursuits such as beach walks, nature trails, golf and sea angling.
So it is no surprise that Caledonia Housing Association has sold almost half of its affordable new homes at its Monarch’s Rise development in the seaside town of Arbroath.
The remaining homes for sale are a mix of two and three-bedroom semi-detached styles, with a share in the two-bedroom homes priced from just £78,000 and from £93,000 for the three-bedroom properties.
The properties are available to buyers who meet specific criteria to qualify for the Scottish Government’s New Supply Shared Equity scheme – an initiative which offers households, unable to afford open market housing, the chance to buy their own home at an affordable price.
Accommodation in the two-bedroom house style includes a lounge with direct access to the rear garden and a well-equipped kitchen; a downstairs WC and lots of storage.
Upstairs there’s two double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a family bathroom and additional storage space.
The three-bedroom home has, downstairs, a lounge and open plan kitchen dining area that opens directly on to the rear garden and WC.
Upstairs, there’s two doubles with built-in wardrobes, a single bedroom, and a family bathroom.
Again, this house has lots of storage space throughout.
All the homes at Monarch’s Rise have their own parking space and turfed rear gardens, and feature contemporary kitchens complete with stainless steel four-burner gas hob, single oven and chimney-style extractor hood.
Located off Montrose Road, the development is ideally placed for local schools, while Arbroath has excellent road and rail links for those who wish to commute to Aberdeen.
Eligibility guidance notes and an application pack can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.