When I moved in, Dargavel Village was still work in progress. I never thought I would move into a house on a building site, but I have had absolutely no issues. If I need to get hold of anyone or need something fixed Stewart Milne Homes’ staff are right there. The builders also finish sharp at night, so it doesn’t impact our lives at all. There are three different house builders in the area and Stewart Milne Homes was the only one incorporating lots of landscaping and greenery which was very important to me.
We love the look of our home, inside and out. The quality of the build has a very high specification. It’s in the fittings and fixtures, in the kitchen and elsewhere. The doors are solid wood and the tiles are expensive looking and luxury. Having new appliances, a good number of bathrooms and efficient heating is great. I also like that every house isn’t the same. There are variations in the bricks used and different colour doors, so there’s a mix of styles and sizes. We’re in a horse shoe shape looking onto a green, so we don’t look directly onto other houses. There are a lot of walks around the development, there’s a particular one around the estate that takes you to the old village and further on into the countryside. We also have all the conveniences within walking distance, like restaurants, and we can easily catch a train in the station next to us.
I love the amount of greenery and landscaping in Dargavel Village, the overall finish is beautiful. Stewart Milne Homes specifically kept the old large trees on the site, it’s quite relaxing listening to the leaves blowing in the wind. About a two-minute walk from us, directly across from our house, is a lake lined with trees. In the opposite direction there are lovely fields where I like to take my dogs. The whole place has a real countryside feel to it. They haven’t only thought about the greenery in Dargavel Village, but the brickwork as well. There are a lot of boundary walls which most new builds just don’t have. They really add to the quality of the finish. I like the nice paving stones they have used and there are lots of little benches where you can stop and take a seat.