First look inside two luxurious developments on the outskirts of Edinburgh

Two luxurious estates from CALA capitalise on the leafy surroundings of one of Edinburgh’s most desirable suburbs

Situated on the western fringes of Edinburgh, the leafy suburb of Balerno has always been a highly desirable location for buyers looking for a home that offers accessibility to the city and across the central belt combined with the appeal of a more rural setting.

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CALA Homes (East) currently has two developments that give buyers the opportunity to embrace just that.

Each feature homes from the stunning new Light and Space range collection – which have been designed to create perfect settings for modern family life.

Ravelrig Heights offers an exclusive selection of four and five bedroom detached family homes, and is situated on Ravelrig Road.

Picture: Kingfisher Park, CALA Homes

While Kingfisher Park also provides a selection of spacious four and five bedroom family homes, it will also offer three bedroom homes, along with one and two bedroom apartments and two and three bedroom cottage apartments in future phases.

It is situated on Newmills Road on the eastern edge of Balerno.

CALA Homes knows this area well having built several successful developments in Balerno stretching back over 20 years, and this history and experience provides a great understanding of the needs and hopes of buyers looking at this area.

Given the proximity to the cosmopolitan buzz of Edinburgh, Balerno has a surprisingly rural feel.

The Pentland Hills lie to the south and east of the town, so you can embrace nature with fantastic countryside walks in the hills or along the leafy network of scenic paths that border the Water of Leith.

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And this is a prime area for commuters. The A70 and the Edinburgh City Bypass are within close reach with direct motorway links connecting with Glasgow via the M8, or heading north via the M90.

If you’d rather take the train, the nearby Curriehill station has a journey time to Edinburgh Waverley of around 20 minutes, and there are frequent buses in and out of the city centre as well, while Edinburgh International Airport is less than eight miles away.

Picture: Kingfisher Park living room, CALA Homes

For families considering a move to Balerno, there are high ranking schools in the area, such as Dean Park Primary and Balerno High School, while for higher education, Heriot-Watt University is situated in neighbouring Currie.

Picture: Malleny Garden, CALA Homes

Balerno’s historic high street offers a range of shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy, including The Grey Horse Inn and The Letterbox Bistro, and Currie and Juniper Green are also close by, while the town is also home to Malleny Garden, a three-acre walled garden maintained by the National Trust for Scotland, perfect for a family day out.

Picture: Main Street, CALA Homes

This proximity to the natural environment is reflected in both developments – and each of the five showhomes launching between the two sites.

Ravelrig Heights has a unique layout, designed around attractive greens and feature gardens, with quiet lanes and characterful cul-de-sacs, each offering their own peaceful seclusion to those living here.

Many of the homes will benefit from wonderful vistas across rolling countryside towards the iconic Forth bridges and the majestic Edinburgh skyline, while large gardens and expansive living areas are ideally suited to family life.

Three showhomes – which launch on Saturday, 10 March – have had interiors designed by renowned experts, Envision, to inspire luxury, comfort and style.

Picture: Ravelrig Heights, CALA Homes

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As Philip Hogg, Sales and Marketing Director with CALA Homes (East), says: “Ravelrig Heights will provide homes to suit families craving space and seclusion and will hopefully be well-received among buyers looking to trade up.

It is truly one of the most eagerly anticipated developments we have had the pleasure of bringing to the market.”

Kingfisher Park’s layout and range of homes is destined to create a vibrant community, with open space, a play area and a linear park appealing to young families, growing families and downsizers alike.

Picture: Kingfisher Park, CALA Homes

Philip adds: “To launch five beautiful showhomes across two developments in one place is very exciting.

"These homes are designed to offer the ultimate in bright and modern family living with studio designed kitchens, three-zone expansive open plan living areas and a connection to the beautiful outdoors via bi-fold doors to the generous gardens beyond.”

Picture: Kingfisher Park kitchen, CALA Homes

The new Light and Space collection offers open and flexible living areas that maximize the light and space and are combined with separate living rooms for cosier family nights in and studies for those working from home.

The specification is high throughout, as you would expect from CALA Homes, with contemporary studio designed kitchens featuring integrated Siemens appliances, plus bathrooms and en-suites featuring high-end fittings and a choice of wall tiling from Porcelanosa.

Picture: Ravelrig Heights, CALA Homes

February saw the launch of two new showhomes here too: The Kennedy and The Lowther, both five bedroom detached homes, the interiors have been designed by Blocc Interiors.

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Both interiors reference the natural setting in different ways with inspiration taken from the plumage of the kingfisher, a bird that keen spotters can find at the nearby Water of Leith, and the Pentland Hills, with the textures and colours reflecting the nature reserve and the verdant hues of the landscape.

Philip says of the new showhomes at Kingfisher Park: “These two homes will make a lasting impression on homebuyers looking at their next home in Balerno.

Picture: Ravelrig Heights, CALA Homes

"The interiors reflect the surroundings in a way that is quirky and fun, while showing off the luxury, space and practicality of these family homes.

“We fully expect a range of buyers to be interested in our brand new Light and Space collection at both Kingfisher Park and Ravelrig Heights thanks to the large selection of desirable homes we can offer across the two developments.”

For details on Kingfisher Park call 01313 413 179 or for Ravelrig Heights call 01324 441 841.

Visit CALA's website for more information, or to register interest.

Words: Fiona Reid