Loch Ness development enjoys monster sales

Barratt Homes' Loch '¨Ness-side development is continuing to enjoy success as phase two at Ness Castle approaches sell out ahead of schedule.

The dining kitchen in the Dornoch showhome

In response, the housebuilder has launched a new release of homes including the three-bedroom terraced Brodie, which offers spacious accommodation over two floors, expansive south-facing gardens and a choice of kitchen and bathroom fittings.

Prices for the house type start at £199,995, which means they qualify for the Scottish Government’s Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme, designed to help those struggling to come up with a deposit.

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Mike Cowie, sales director for Barratt North Scotland, says: “Ness Castle’s continued popularity is unsurprising given its stunning setting.

“It has so many eye-catching features such as traditional dry stone walls, tree-lined pathways and expansive green space, all in keeping with the local surroundings.

“And with many of the properties available for under the £230,000 Help to Buy threshold, we expect phase two to sell out fast.”

Visitors to the development can get a taste of what’s on offer at Ness Castle’s Balmoral and Dornoch showhomes.

The four-bedroom detached Balmoral offers plenty of flexible space.

The ground floor has a lounge and study, downstairs cloakroom and utility area and a large open-plan kitchen and dining area plus extra space for seating.

Upstairs, the Balmoral has three double bedrooms, one of which has its own ensuite shower room, plus a single bedroom, all with built-in wardrobes. It also has a large family bathroom and extra storage space on the landing.

Also detached, the Dornoch is another four-bedroomed family home. Downstairs is a large lounge, fitted dining kitchen with French doors to the rear garden and a handy utility area with cloakroom.

Like the Balmoral, it has three double bedrooms and one single bedroom, some with built-in wardrobes.

It also has a spacious family bathroom and an ensuite.

Barratt Homes has also just launched the Brodie view home, giving visitors the chance to experience a smaller three-bedroom house type without the showhome trimmings.

The location of the development is just three miles from Inverness and there are amenities such as supermarkets, schools and a well- regarded academy close by.

Public transport in the area is good but residents here also enjoy the trappings of a rural life, with the picturesque river setting and canal walks on the doorstep. There are also a couple of golf courses close by.

Homes currently available range in price from £175,995 to £304,995.

For information call 0844 811 6655.