Enjoy village life at Merchants Gait
Set on the edge of the beautiful town of East Calder, Merchants Gait offers picturesque surroundings and is opposite Almondell & Calderwood Country Park. Edinburgh city and Edinburgh Airport are only a short drive away, making the development an excellent choice for commuters. This will be a collection of 215 new homes. It will benefit from tranquil surroundings yet will have lively town life only a short distance away.
Living at Merchants Gait means you’ll be close to local shops, cafes and a garden centre, all of which are within walking distance. Just 4 miles away, Livingston offers a range of high street shops, including The Centre - with its range of well-known brands and eateries, and the Livingston Designer Outlet - Scotland's largest designer outlet. A little further afield, The Gyle Shopping Centre in Edinburgh has many other high street shops.
Merchants Gait will appeal to you if you enjoy an active lifestyle. The Pentlands Hills Regional Park is only a short distance away. The River Almond meanders along nearby, with the park providing cycle and walking routes for all ages and abilities. Only a short distance away there is the East Calder Leisure Centre with its gym, sports hall and football pitches. 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 also within walking distance. For older children there is West Calder High School. Livingston also benefits from an excellent range of schools for all ages.
The nearest train station is Kirknewton, which offers regular services to the historic 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.
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