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Showhomes are a page turner at Orwell Court

29th November 2012 Print
Bellway Homes.Orwell Court

A visit to the two stunning new showhomes at Bellway Homes’ Orwell Court development, East Kilbride, also provides an opportunity to find out more about the housebuilder’s superb choice of tailored incentives - helping many prospective buyers secure a dream home of their own.

Named after celebrated British author George Orwell, who stayed as a patient at the town’s Hairmyres Hospital in 1947, which neighbours the development – Orwell Court offers an impressive collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes.

The Oakmont and Sunningdale showhomes effortlessly demonstrate why the development has caught the imagination of buyers since it launched in the early summer.

Fraser Conn, Sales and Marketing Director at Bellway Homes, says: “East Kilbride is a great location combined with good services and amenities, which means that demand for quality family homes remains strong. The recent opening of the showhomes has been eagerly anticipated and we’ve already had a healthy level of visitors through the door.”

The choice of incentives available at the development includes ‘Express Mover’, ‘Express Mover Gold’ and ‘Mi New Home’.

Express Mover has been devised to also help alleviate the hassle at times associated with buying a new home. Bellway recommends an independent local agent to help sell a buyer’s existing house and to market the property. Express Move Gold also provides this service, but buyers have the added benefit of £1,000 towards their legal fees and a further £1,000 towards removal costs.

The company is also a provider of ‘Mi New Home’, a new initiative developed by the home building industry that aims to help overcome the difficulty caused by large deposit requirements. Based on a recent survey by the Bank of Scotland, over half of respondents considered a deposit the biggest obstacle to owning their own home, with an average deposit of more than £28,000 (25%) required.

Through ‘Mi New Home’, which is open to anyone looking to buy a new property up to the value of £250,000, it is enabling buyers to secure a home with only a 5% deposit and also benefit from the availability of a 95% mortgage from participating lenders. This represents a more achievable deposit of just over £5,500 – a huge difference of more than £22,000.

Viewers of the four-bedroom detached Oakmont and five bedroom-detached Sunningdale are sure to be delighted by the thoughtful design layout of each property, as well as the contemporary fittings and fixtures that effortlessly showcase an expert attention to detail from Bellway Homes.

The company has employed a deft hand with the interior design and styling of both showhomes, working with a subtle palette interspersed with splashes of vibrant accent colours and creating a natural flow between each room.

Fraser Conn says: “The Oakmont and Sunningdale are new house types for Bellway Homes. We wanted to execute an interior design that allows viewers to truly appreciate the floor space and numerous appealing features available within each home. I am confident visitors will be enthused by what we have achieved.”

Orwell Court provides a rare opportunity - to enjoy the convenience of a thriving modern town with the added charm of a highly attractive semi-rural setting.

Considered Scotland’s first new town, East Kilbride today represents its sixth largest. The town has grown over the years from a rural village to a vibrant community with all the requisites of modern life available, including numerous sports, recreational and leisure facilities such as an Olympic size swimming pool, a sprawling country park and a nature reserve as well as several business and technology parks.

Aside from the close proximity to Hairmyres Hospital, Orwell Court is also within walking distance of Hairmyres Station, which provides a regular service to Glasgow’s Central Station. The St James Retail Park is also close at hand, offering a choice of retailers, restaurants, cafes, a pharmacy, a dental practice, a hairdresser and a gym.

The development is within easy reach of a good choice of primary and secondary schools, and East Kilbride’s bustling town centre. Home to Scotland’s biggest undercover shopping and leisure location – East Kilbride Shopping Centre provides a substantial choice of leading high street brands, including a Debenhams department store, restaurants, an ice rink and a nine screen Odeon cinema complex.

East Kilbride is ideally situated for easy commuting to Glasgow, Hamilton and Edinburgh, with excellent links to the M73, M74, M77 and M8, making the town a popular location for families and young professionals alike.

Prices at Orwell Court are released from £192,995. For further information, visit

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Bellway Homes.Orwell Court