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Homes for sale in East Calder

Merchants Gait
Merchants Gait,
Main Street (B7015), East Calder, West Lothian, EH53 0ET
55°53′52″N 3°27′15″W
Homes for sale in East Calder, West Lothian, EH53 0ET

Enjoy village life at Merchants Gait

Merchants Gait is a collection of 215 brand new homes coming soon to the small town of East Calder in West Lothian. The development will benefit from tranquil surroundings yet with the bustle of town life only a short distance away

  • Range of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • Excellent transport links to Livingston, Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Good range of shops and McCarthur Glen Shopping Centre nearby
  • Many outdoor activities close to hand, including Almondell Country Park
  • Persimmon Homes are contributing to the extension of an existing local school

Set on the edge of the beautiful town of East Calder, Merchants Gait offers picturesque surroundings and is opposite Almondell and Calderwood Country Park. Edinburgh city and Edinburgh Airport are only a short drive away however - making the development an excellent choice for commuters.

Living at Merchants Gait means you’ll be close to local shops, cafes and a garden centre, which are all within walking distance. Only 4 miles away, Livingston also offers a range of high street shops as well as The Centre, with its range of well-known brands and eateries, plus the Livingston Designer Outlet, Scotland's largest designer outlet. A little further afield, The Gyle Shopping Centre in Edinburgh has an array of high street shops.

Merchants Gait will appeal to you if you enjoy an active lifestyle as Stathbrock and Kirkhill woodlands are only a short distance away. The River Almond also meanders along nearby, with the Country Park providing a host of cycle and walking routes for all ages and abilities. Only a short distance away there is Xcite East Calder Leisure Centre with its gym, sports hall and football pitches, and a further five minutes away there is Xcite Livingstone with its leisure pool and extensive gym facilities.

Well-respected schooling nearby…

East Calder has two primary schools, both within easy reach. St Paul’s Primary school is at the top of the development and East Calder Primary school is within walking distance. For older children there is West Calder High School and Livingston also benefits from an excellent range of schools for all ages.

With its tranquil surroundings, excellent transport links and range of beautifully-designed Persimmon homes, Merchants Gait could be an ideal place for you and your family to call home.

Register your interest to find out more information about the launch of this much-anticipated new development.
For further information call: 01506 537 991

Register to be kept updated and we'll make sure you're the first to know all the details about this development.

Over 60 and in need of a new home?

The Scottish Government has announced an extension to the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme to cover the needs of over 60s who need to move but can’t afford to.

So if you’re over 60 and can demonstrate a ‘housing need to move’, then this could be the perfect scheme for you. There’s a set of criteria you’ll need to be aware of:

  • You must be aged 60 or over
  • You must maximise your stake by using your full house sale proceeds (minus reasonable expenses). If you can raise the purchase price of the property through the sale of your existing home and savings you won’t be eligible.

You’ll need to demonstrate a housing need to move which should include at least one of the following:

  • Under occupation – living in property which is too large for you and you need to downsize.
  • Your property is no longer suitable to meet your needs – you can no longer manage the stairs etc.
  • Support – you may need to move closer to family or friends that can provide care and support.
  • Joint applications may be eligible (without the requirement for a mortgage) where one of the applicants is aged 60 or over.

For further information contact your nearest Persimmon development in Scotland or visit the updated Scottish Government Help to Buy website.

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New to the area?

If you would like to know more about East Calder, please call our on-site sales advisor at Merchants Gait on 01506 537 991 who will be happy to tell you more.

Directions

From Glasgow and the West, follow the M8 sign posted for Edinburgh, leave the M8 at Junction 3 and follow signs for the A899 and then A89.

Shopping

Within the local area there are many local shops, cafes and a local garden centre, all within walking distance. Livingston offers all of your high street shops, plus McCarthur Glen Designer Outlet offers a fantastic range of well-known designer brands. A little further afield, The Gyle shopping centre in Edinburgh has an array of high street shops.

Leisure

Only a short distance away there is Xcite East Calder Leisure Centre, and a further five minutes away there is another gym in West Lothain.

Education

East Calder has two primary schools, both within easy reach. St Paul’s Primary school is at the top of Merchants Gait and East Calder Primary school is within walking distance. For older children there's West Calder High School and Livingston also benefits from an excellent range of schools for all ages.

Transport

The nearest train station is Kirknewton, which offers regular services to the city of Edinburgh and the vibrant city of Glasgow. There is also a regular bus service running to Livingston and Edinburgh. For road links, the M8 and M9 are both nearby, as well as the Forth Road bridge and Edinburgh’s bypass.

  • Kirknewton train station: 1.2 miles
  • Livingston: 4 miles
  • Edinburgh airport: 7 miles
  • Edinburgh city centre: 12 miles
  • Glasgow: 37 miles

Health

St John Hospital is only a 5 to10 minute drive away and East Calder Medical Practice is within walking distance.