A bustling town full of historic significance, Lanark has played an important role in William Wallace’s fight for Scottish independence in the 13th century. Aside from the historic buildings, statues and many murals of Wallace’s fight, the town is a commercial hub, packed with shops, restaurants and bars.

Close to your new home is the equestrian centre, a golf course, bowling green and the Loch with opportunities for fishing, boating or letting off steam in the local playground. Aside from sport, your new house is still close enough to major cities to make it a commuter’s dream – Edinburgh is 30 miles away and Glasgow is just 23 miles.

Living in Lanark

You will be spoilt for choice

Buying a new build in Lanark is ideal for lovers of the outdoors. The Loch adjoins the historic Lanark Golf Club and is an excellent area for dog walking, running and picnics. The loch has a pitch and putt course, a cafe in the summer months and there's a restaurant and music venue too. Further afield, the Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve boasts four waterfalls, beautiful riverside walks and an abundance of wildlife.

Also well worth a visit is New Lanark, an 18th century cotton mill village that holds World Heritage status and is 1.8 miles from the town. There you’ll find a thriving community with a fascinating history brought to life through an award-winning visitor centre. On the roof of the historic mill building is an impressive roof garden to enjoy – the largest of its kind in Scotland. The village is also home to a health and fitness club with excellent leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and health and fitness studio.  The large local gym is well-equipped and features fitness classes, a swimming pool, a health suite and a coffee shop.

Ideal area for schools

There is a wide choice of nursery, primary and secondary schools including a grammar school and SEN education centre for children with special needs. Aside from great schooling, you are close to Castlebank Park, with its play area, rose garden, wood carvings and Fairy Dell walk; and Delves Park, which has play equipment and is perfect for sports and picnics on a summer’s day.

Great transport and rail links 

A new build in Lanark gives you the best of both worlds. The countryside and small-town feel are a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, but the industry and attractions of Glasgow and Edinburgh are both within easy reach for commuting and pleasure. By road, you can join the A721 at Carstairs onto the A702 that goes north to Edinburgh, or south to join the M74 to Carlisle through the borders. Alternatively, take the A73 as it broadens through Carluke to the M8 with easy access to Glasgow. There is a railway station with regular services to Glasgow, Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

New build houses for sale in Lanark

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Carluke and Stonehouse. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…