We are delighted to offer to the market a development of three stunning and unique, Passivhaus detached properties, bordering and having impressive views towards Chatelherault Country Park, near Hamilton, designed to blend into the local, rural environment using handpicked, high quality building materials and finished with slate, zinc and Siberian larch cladding. These properties have to be seen to be appreciated and will appeal to the discerning buyer looking for a property with a commitment to sustainability and low energy consumption.
Avongreen Abodes have utilised the latest energy saving measures set out by the Passivhaus Institut of Germany, including a highly efficient mechanical ventilation heat recovery system that makes them as close to ‘self-heating’ as is possible.
The four-bedroom, detached houses have been built around a central roundabout with south-facing gardens to maximise natural solar gains and benefit from views to the landscape and trees beyond. Every detail has been considered with the windows being carefully positioned to ensure privacy while also offering views across the rural landscape.
The properties have been designed with a flexible layout including a central, sliding wall which can be moved to create a more intimate snug-style space when required, separate from the remainder of the large, open-plan family space, kitchen and dining areas.
Double height spaces over the main sitting area and living area, maximise the connection between both storeys, and large areas of south facing glazing connect the outside area to the impressive living space.
The interiors include kitchens and bathrooms fitted to the highest specifications, using Porcelanosa and Ashley Ann products, combined with an enhanced acoustic flooring system and bespoke floor finishes throughout.
Carefully positioned and bespoke designed ‘brise soleil’ protect the interior spaces from overheating when the sun is at its highest; this strategy is supplemented by the high levels of insulation and airtightness demanded by high quality residential buildings that meet the Passivhaus standards.
The buildings are clad in a limited palette of materials that reflect the local context, with an up to date twist: a slate tile roof and wall cladding to the upper floor are complemented by some areas of timber cladding on the ground floor.
Hamilton is home to excellent shopping facilities and sports amenities including golf courses, swimming pools, gymnasiums and parks. There are several highly regarded schools at both primary and secondary level catering for all denominations. The town centre has a variety of restaurants and bars and many familiar high street names can be found at the Regent shopping centre. The town also has excellent main line train and bus links providing direct access to Glasgow city centre and beyond while the nearby M74 motorway provides excellent access to the central belt.
Nearby, Chatelherault Country Park is a five star visitor attraction under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, has wonderful walks and trails and is located off the A72 at Ferniegair, and just a short distance from M74 Junction 7.
The Park has 500 acres of countryside and woodland and over ten miles of routed pathways. It features an adventure playground, picnic facilities and is home to a listed 18th century hunting lodge. There is a visitor centre, cafe and gift shop are open to visitors daily and the park offers some of the most breathtaking views across the central belt, Campsie Hills and Ben Lomond.