The area on the south side of Glasgow is best known for its braes, which now have country park status and are scheduled to host the mountain bike competitions at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Adjoining the suburb of Burnside, Cathkin is becoming a new homes hotspot owing to its close proximity to good schools, shops, country walks and golf courses and easy access to road and rail links. Just five miles from the city centre, it's only a few minutes' drive from East Kilbride's town centre and sports and leisure facilities.
And at Persimmon Homes's Burnside View development, there's a range of house styles to suit all budgets, from two and three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached to three and four-bedroom detached family homes.
For now, it's possible to buy a three-bedroom Bruce mid-terraced house overlooking Blairbeth Golf Course for just £144,995 under the housebuilder's 75:25 shared equity scheme, which only requires a 5% deposit of £7,250 and a 70% mortgage of £101,497 - and buyers own 100% of the property from day one. Part exchange and MI New Home are also available at Burnside View.
The Bruce starts from £139,995, while the next step up is the Wallace, a three-bedroom end- terrace, priced from £149,995. An ideal starter house, the Wallace has a large living room off the hall, which then leads to an open-plan dining area and fitted kitchen. This bright, family-friendly space extends the full width of the house and has French doors to the rear garden. There's also a downstairs cloakroom, and good storage in the space behind the stairs, while upstairs are three good-sized bedrooms (one with built-in wardrobes) and a bathroom.
The Wallace is also currently available in a semi-detached style, starting from £158,995, while at the top of the range there's a choice between the detached three-bedroom Fleming, at £174,995, and the four- bedroom detached Westray, at £199,995.
In response to growing demand for two and three-bedroom styles, Persimmon has released a number of Portree two bed mid and end terraced houses and introduced a new house style, the Nairn, which is another three bedroom mid/end terraced option due for completion later this year.
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