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
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.
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.
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If you live in Scotland and you're looking to buy your first home, the newly-launched First Home Fund scheme could be just what you need. The First Home Fund offers you an interest-free equity loan of up to £25,000 and all you need is a 5% deposit.
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’ll need to demonstrate a housing need to move which should include at least one of the following:
For further information contact your nearest Persimmon development in Scotland or visit the updated Scottish Government Help to Buy website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St John Hospital is only a 5 to10 minute drive away and East Calder Medical Practice is within walking distance.
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Site layouts are intended for illustrative purposes only, and may be subject to change, for example, in response to market demand, ground conditions or technical and planning reasons. Trees, planting and public open space shown are indicative, actual numbers and positions may vary. Site plans does not form any part of a warranty or contract. Further information is available from a site sales advisor.
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For full details on the HM Government-backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme please visit www.helptobuy.gov.uk.
Every effort has been taken to ensure the information provided here is accurate however, particulars regarding local amenities and their distances are for general guidance only. Where schools and other educational facilities are mentioned they are intended to highlight their distance from the development and don’t represent a guarantee of admission or eligibility. Travel times and distances assume journeys are made by car. Times are likely to vary according to travel conditions and time of day.
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