Perfect house for downsizers at Dunnottar Park in Stonehaven

Stewart Milne Homes has designed a home specifically for downsizers at its Dunnottar Park development in the beautiful coastal town of Stonehaven, in response to increasing demand from downsizers looking for a new place to call home.

The idea of downsizing to save on both the costs and time required to maintain a large family home is often an attractive possibility.

A report by Home Builders Federation (HBF)* revealed that since 2009, new homeowners have continued to save substantially more money every year across energy and lighting, in comparison to second-hand homeowners.

However, prospective downsizers can be reluctant to move to an apartment, leaving behind the garden, space and privacy offered by a house, but are also hesitant to commit to another property spanning two levels.  

Award-winning housebuilder, Stewart Milne Homes has created The Gainford home specifically with this conundrum in mind.

A charming double-fronted, one-and-a-half storey three-bedroom cottage, The Gainford is a unique and welcoming home offering comfort and functionality. It is an expansive, bright and airy home with an abundance of space for relaxing or entertaining guests. It also features ample storage space and a detached single garage, the ideal place to safely stow vehicles or use for additional storage.

All the main accommodation is located on the ground floor, including a spacious living room, an open-plan kitchen featuring premium integrated appliances, a master bedroom and a dining area leading straight to the garden through elegant French doors. The impressive master features a stylish walk-in wardrobe and en-suite, while upstairs, there are two additional generously sized bedrooms, a bathroom and a bright IT area, ideal for home working or leisure use.

Peter Best, Sales and Marketing Director, Stewart Milne Homes Scotland, said “In recent years we have identified a trend in the market for those looking to downsize to a house where most of the living space and the master bedroom are on the ground floor. The Gainford has been designed with this particular requirement in mind. From empty nesters embarking on their next chapter, to retirees who don’t want to give up the space, garden and privacy afforded by a house, this exquisite home offers the best of both worlds.

“The beautifully designed Gainford has been positioned so residents can fully enjoy the stunning coastal views Stonehaven has to offer and we have incorporated many bespoke details into the design, to perfectly complement the area’s coastal character.”

Dunnottar Park is a collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes in the historic fishing town of Stonehaven. Surrounded by beautiful coastlines and cliff top views, the picturesque market town exudes a sense of tranquillity, whilst offering an abundance of amenities right on its doorstop, from the historical Dunnottar Castle to the many restaurants, cafés and independent stores located in the harbour and town centre.

Stonehaven is just 15 miles south of Aberdeen City whilst Montrose and Dundee are easily accessible via the A90, or via the scenic A92 coastal route. The development is also well served by both bus and train routes, to towns across the east coast of Scotland.


The Gainford home is priced at £399,950. The sales office and show home are open from Thursday to Monday from 11am to 5.30pm by appointment online. To make an appointment please call 0845 366 4839.

For further information visit Stewart Milne Homes’ Dunnottar Park neighbourhood

*Home Builders Federation report, November 2019

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Posted on: Mar 03, 2022