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Buyers hunt down new homes at former Glasgow Zoo site

9th December 2009 Print
Keepers Gate

Located on the former site of Glasgow Zoo, buyers have had the stealth of a Cheetah in the Serengeti when it comes to hunting down the property of their dreams at Miller Homes’ Keepers Gate development – a feat the latest release of Hughes style properties is sure to achieve.

A substantial development, embracing several phases, Keepers Gate has quickly established itself as one of the most sought after new build developments on the fringes of Glasgow.

Nestling alongside scenic wooded areas, near the stream of the Calder River, the development offers a superb choice of homes, in the form of three, four and five-bedroom detached properties, which have caught the eye of a wide range of hunter gatherers eager to escape from the bustle of the city centre.

Now for the first time, a selection of Hughes style of properties have been released, which are certain to secure their place as a favourite from a range of family buyers.

The detached Hughes is an exceptionally attractive and spacious family home that offers the sort of features and flexibility that make everyday life a real pleasure.

There are four generously proportioned bedrooms, including an en-suite master with a double bank of fitted wardrobes. Bedroom two also features en-suite facilities. The well-planned and fully fitted kitchen of the Hughes is the hub of this home, with the adjoining breakfast room truly lending itself well to family life. 

Another attractive feature is the twin French doors that create a garden route between the large, bright kitchen and the formal dining area, with another set of French doors leading from the dining room into the adjoining bay-windowed lounge.

The demands of a modern hunter gatherer are many, but the Hughes caters to these with ease, as an integral single garage, utility room and downstairs cloakroom ensure practicality is at the forefront of this property.

As with all the homes at Keepers Gate, the Hughes has been finished to Miller Homes’ exacting standards and specification. The contemporary kitchen of this property has been fitted by experts and comes complete with stainless steel hob oven and hood, while en-suites are finished in stylish sanitary ware.

Externally, the design and elevation of the Hughes follows a traditional theme. The finishing is predominately facing brick. Bay windows together with artstone detailing enhance this theme further, as too do thoughtful details such as the ornamental entrance canopy.

Anne Marie Britton, sales director for Miller Homes Scotland (Ltd), comments, “Keepers Gate continues to be one of our most popular developments, as buyers see the benefits of living within a secluded, suburban setting that offers ideal commuter links across the central belt.

“The release of the new Hughes house type further underlines our commitment to providing beautifully crafted family homes in highly desirable locations.”

By enjoying easy access to the M73, M74 and M8, as well as having access to good bus and rail links in nearby Baillieston, the surrounding towns of Hamilton and East Kilbride are an effortless commute to work, as is Glasgow city centre and Edinburgh.

However, for those hunters searching for provisions closer to home - the nearby town of Uddingston and the conservation village of Bothwell each provide a substantial choice of retail, leisure and social amenities, from shopping to schooling.

The Hughes is currently released from £245,000. For further information on the development, visit

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Keepers Gate