Looking for a hassle-free new home? Want to move in without having to carry out time-consuming and often expensive renovations?
While buying a house and fixing it up is a project many enjoy, others prefer to buy something that is already what they are looking for. And chances are, someone has already done the hard work on your dream home, whether it’s a full renovation and upgrade, or building it brand new.
These homes are some of the best on the market that are ready to live in and waiting for buyers to snap them up.
Georgesons Estate Agents, 22 Bridge Street, Wick. Tel. 01955 602222
Offers over £250,000
Situated in a prime location on the outskirts of Wick, and within 15 minutes walking distance via a pedestrian footpath into town, this five-bedroomed detached house is set in an elevated position overlooking Wick and the surrounding countryside and would make an ideal family home.
A short walk along a coastal path will lead you to Oldwick Castle and imposing sea cliffs, where Puffins, Razorbills and nesting seabirds can be viewed. An established stables/equestrian centre is also located nearby.
In excellent decorative order, the spacious accommodation comprises lounge, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, family room with study area, shower room, five bedrooms (one with ensuite) and family bathroom. The property benefits from oil-fired central heating and uPVC double glazing throughout.
There is an attached large double garage with power and light and block pavior driveways allowing parking for several vehicles.
The large enclosed garden is mainly laid to grass, trees and shrubs, with an oval centrepiece to the front of the property featuring plants and rocks. There is a timber decked balcony off the dining room which leads to a separate enclosed Caithness Stone walled patio area, an ideally located sun-trap which permits enjoyment of the garden, even on those less than temperate days
An additional half acre of land opposite the front of the property, ensuring lasting privacy and control over any potential future development, is also available for acquisition by negotiation.
Deveron Homes, Keith. Tel. 01542 880117
Prices from £115,950 to £242,950
You seek the best and you’ve earned it. You seek perfection and now it’s yours for the asking. A brand new bungalow on a generous plot? A glorious location with open views over the countryside? A new family home close to the town centre with a regular bus route on the doorstep? Then Strathisla Park in Keith is exactly what you’ve been waiting for.
Want to move before Christmas? Plot 55, The Macallan king-size four bed bungalow is ready now and offers an ultra-large lounge with open aspect to the south with glorious views of the hills, dining kitchen, utility, king-size master suite, three further double beds and main bathroom. Fixed Price: £242,950.
Here is a range of two, three and four bedroom bungalows and spacious villas tailored to the needs of modern living; from families in search of room to grow, to those who yearn for a bungalow home and a quieter pace of life.
There is also a range of two and three bedroom starter homes especially for first timers, young couples and growing families on a limited budget. Help To Buy is also available to assist with mortgage finance. Prices from £115,950.
One thing is for certain…..whatever you choose, homebuyers will love living close to the countryside at Strathisla Park. This new, lively community is just a gentle stroll from Keith town centre where excellent transport links by road, rail and bus brings Keith into close proximity of Aberdeen, Huntly and Elgin.
The showhome is open between 11am and 5pm, Thursday to Monday. The development is easy to find, just off the main A96 from Reidhaven Square, via Edindiach Road.
Pat Munro Homes, Caplich Quarry, Alness. Tel: 01349 800019
£150,000 (including free floor coverings and LBTT paid)
Pat Munro Homes are pleased to offer the 2 bedroom mid-terraced Avon in their popular Deans Park development in the historic town of Dornoch.
This Royal Burgh is situated on the edge of the Dornoch Firth. A thriving community today, although small in population with fewer than 2500 residents, the area is large in hospitality offering a wide range of shops, businesses and hotels, well-performing primary and secondary schools and a further and higher education college.
Deans Park is located to the South West boundary of the town, close to the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, currently ranked 5th in the world (Golf Digest 2016). Complete with its own town square, Deans Park has a distinctively community-focused character which adds to the appeal of the development.
The Avon is a perfect starter, retirement or holiday home with accommodation on two levels comprising of a spacious open-plan lounge and dining area and well fitted kitchen which includes oven, ceramic hob and extractor hood with built under fridge.
Upstairs has two double bedrooms – with the master featuring an en-suite and mirrored, fitted wardrobes – along with a luxurious family bathroom.
With an EPC band B rating, the property is heated by an energy efficient electric boiler, supplemented by the provision of PV roof panels. It also comes with all floor coverings and will be covered by the 10 year NHBC Buildmark guarantee.
This home is also available with up to 15% government assistance under the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme.
Pat Munro Homes have been building homes in the Highlands for over 40 years, offering exceptional customer service and high quality, delivering homes you’ll love to live in.
Bell Ingram LLP, 22 Market Brae, Inverness. Tel: 01463 717799
Fixed Price £215,000 (£20,000 below home report value)
This beautifully renovated, C-listed property offers not just one home, but two. There is a three bedroom cottage and an attached one bedroom bothy, located in the delightful village of Golspie.
As a former Post Office, the building retains some historic features, which have been sympathetically incorporated into the gorgeous renovations and upgrades.
There are breath-taking sea views to the rear and the beach is just a stone’s throw away.
The main house has a kitchen looking out to sea, a spacious lounge and dining area with a shower area on the ground floor.
On the upper floor and gallery landing there are two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a single bedroom.
To the rear of the cottage is a WC and store (formerly the old sorting office) which is accessed from the car park. The store has planning consent for conversion into a further en-suite bedroom which would be ideal for elderly guests. This area could also be converted to an office or studio or even a café (subject to consents).
The bothy features a double bedroom, lounge and dining area, kitchen and shower room and has a separate entrance from the main cottage.
The properties are currently used for letting but offer a range of opportunities for buyers.
The EPC Rating of the cottage is D60, and the Bothy F31.
Whether it’s a brand new house or one which has received some TLC, finding a home that is ready for you and your loved ones to live in won’t cause too many headaches with our list.