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Your new home in Gartcosh has been a centre of Scottish industry for centuries, from coal to clay to iron. While the trains no longer shunt coal to Glasgow, investment has meant that the newly opened Gartcosh railway station can offer commuters a direct link into Glasgow city centre in around 20 minutes. The road network is also excellent with the M73 connecting your new home in Gartcosh with Cumbernauld and Falkirk to the north east, and via the M8 to Glasgow in the south.

The village has a small selection of shops including a convenience store, chemist, grocers, hair salon and restaurant with takeaway. It also has its own nature reserve with walks to local Johnston Loch with a resident tea shop and plant nursery. There's a children's nursery in the village and a well regarded primary school within walking distance of your new build in Gartcosh - secondary education is just a short bus ride away in Coatbridge.

Living in Gartcosh

Easy ways to get around from Gartcosh

The M8, M80 and M73 create a transport triangle around the area that has been designated as the Seven Lochs Wetland Park. From your new home in Gartcosh, it’s 10 miles into Glasgow city centre, 20 miles to Glasgow Airport, four miles to Coatbridge for shopping centres and retail parks, and just over 40 miles to Edinburgh. Trains from Gartcosh into Glasgow Queen Street take just 20 minutes. Local bus services from Gartcosh include routes to Coatbridge, Moodiesburn, and the Glasgow Fort shopping and leisure centre.

All your shopping near to home

Your new home in Gartcosh has all the basics covered with a village shop, grocers, chemist and a takeaway. There's also a the Lochend garden centre tucked away on nearby Loch Johnston with a tea house serving delicious meals and cream teas overlooking the waters. The nearest supermarket and shopping complex is in the Faraday Retail Park in Coatbridge (4 miles) with an excellent selection of retailers and free parking. The Fort Shopping Centre on the way into Glasgow has great shopping, a Vue Cinema, a gym and several restaurant chains. 

Surrounded by countryside with a nature reserve

Your beautiful new home in Gartcosh is surrounded by open countryside and has Loch and woodland walks aplenty. The Gartcosh Nature Reserve is a haven for local wildlife and has Scotland's largest colony of great crested newts. Just a short drive south is the Drumpellier Country park with a large moorland, forest and parkland with trails, a fun children's playground, a garden and two lochs with pleasant walks. If you'd like to add golf clubs to that walk, the Mount Ellen Golf course is just a mile from your new house!

Plan days out from your new home

Your new house in Gartcosh is ideally placed to explore Scotland's riches. Head to the capital city of Edinburgh with its galleries, museums and great shopping, or onto East Lothian for fantastic golf courses. If you want to head for the hills, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park are within a short drive. If you want miles of sandy beaches, the M73, M74, and M77 will take you to Kilmarnock and from there it’s a short drive to the stunning Ayrshire coast.

New build homes for sale in Gartcosh

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Gartcosh and new builds in North Lanarkshire, including new homes in Cumbernauld and Glenboig. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…