Very first residents move in to landmark Craibstone Estate

A new chapter is beginning for many in Aberdeen, as CALA Homes’ Craibstone Estate welcomes its first residents to begin a flourishing new community.

CALA Homes 05 July 2019

The very first homeowners to move in to their dream property, and taking that next big step from their Aberdeen flat to their very first house together, couple Catrina Taylor and Greg Keith wanted a stress-free move into a home they could truly call their own.

Hoping to discover somewhere which offered a taste of rural community life that still had convenient access to the city centre, Catrina and Greg decided to buy off-plan at Craibstone Estate, using CALA’s part exchange service. Due to its close proximity to the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) and Aberdeen city centre for work and socialising, this pioneering new community provided the perfect place for them to start the next chapter in their lives.

Catrina explained: “We’d spent several years living in the city centre and for the time being, it was fantastic as Greg and I both worked close to our flat. However, we both knew that it was time to make the next leap together into a larger home.

“As this would be our first house, we were both extremely excited but a little worried about selling our current home, however when the CALA sales team explained to us how the part exchange service works, our decision to move was simple

“Having never part exchanged, we imagined it would be a fairly time consuming process, but to our surprise it turned out to be the complete opposite. From start to finish it was very straight forward and everything was explained in detail making the whole scenario a stress-free one. We first visited CALA in February and by April, we’d moved into our new home.

“What really stood out was the village feel of the development as it was completely unique to any other development that we’d visited in the Aberdeen area. We love the country feel of the area, as well as the woodland and green space all around our new home.”

Catrina and Greg were the very first residents to lay their roots in the Aberdeen development, moving into the detached Garvie house type in the spring. Designed completely with flexible family luxury in mind, the home’s five bedrooms provide ample room to breathe which can be tailored to suit any lifestyle, providing the ideal solution to Catrina’s and Greg’s search for more space.

Catrina added: “There were certain requirements that both of us were looking for in our future dream home and The Garvie covered them all and more.  From the bright and airy master bedroom to the lovely garden located at the back, there was plenty of boxes ticked for what we were looking for. The double garage was also ideal for our work commute into the city centre.

“However, my personal favourite space in the house is the stunning open plan kitchen and dining area, which is tailor made for hosting both our family and friends.”

Comprising a mix of three, four and five bedroom luxury detached, semi-detached and terraced homes, as well as contemporary apartments, Craibstone Estate has proven to be hugely popular with a variety of homebuyers searching for their dream home.

A truly charming community, Craibstone Estate is built on a mature landscape and benefits from its tranquil, rural surroundings, nestled in the heart of a network of woodland walks and jogging pathways. Features such as a walled garden and arboretum enhance the appeal.

Catrina added: “The sales team set our expectations early on, talking us through every aspect of our buyer’s journey in a clear and detailed way. Everyone we have dealt with has been brilliant, particularly Nicola and Monica from the sales team who were incredibly helpful and reassuring from the moment we visited CALA to our first steps into our home.”

“Even now that we’ve begun to settle at Craibstone, Ross from the site team has been very accommodating and supportive. It’s remarkable to see how CALA continue to deliver even after we’ve received the keys to the door!

“The whole journey has been simple, fast and incredibly exciting for us both and we’re very happy that we’ve been able to find what is hopefully our forever home.”

To celebrate them being the first residents to move to the development, sales advisor Monica Brockie presented Catrina and Greg with a picnic set to help them enjoy all that the great outdoors of Craibstone Estate has to offer.

Current prices at Craibstone Estate are from £165,000 to £590,000. The development is located on Craibstone Estate Road, off Inverurie Road, Aberdeen, AB21 9SJ. Sales reception and show homes are open daily from 11am-5:30pm. Visit the development online