Treasure Trove Waiting To Be Found

Tuesday, 02 November 2010

With crystals and gems abound, househunters might think they've stepped into a chic Aladdin's cave when they enter the sparkling new show home at Merchant Homes' Woodland Gait development in Inverkip.


Set in the heart of a true hidden gem of a development in picturesque Inverkip Village, the five bedroom Ash show home catches the eye from the moment visitors arrive on site, with its impressive size, feature balcony and double garage making for an imposing first sight.


Inside, Kirkintilloch-based Signature Interiors have created a wonderland of timeless elegance, with sumptuous, plush furnishings and accessories teamed with spots of colour and glamour. Luxurious but simple, the home has been dressed to ensure individuality in each room, while maintaining a seamless feel throughout.


Upon entering the property, visitors will be struck by the scale of this home - with an open, airy hall ready to welcome them. The front door of the home is cleverly 'dressed' on the inside with billowing silk curtains dusted with dropped crystals, creating a unique talking point when guests call by.


From the entrance hall, double doors open to reveal the spacious living room, which is washed in natural light from the double sized bay window to the front of the property. Rich tones of cream, mocha and cappuccino dress this room, with highlights of gold and silver and statement furniture such as a large cream box-style leather table providing opulent accents. This room oozes elegance from top to bottom, with finishing touches such as graceful cornicing and stylish brushed nickel Legrand electrical fittings as standard.


Moving further into the property, visitors will find the real show piece room of this home - the superbly proportioned kitchen and breakfast room. Stretching to almost 26ft, this space is the perfect hub of the home, whether cooking, eating or enjoying family time.


This room brings a little of the outdoors indoors, with natural tones highlighted by sharp, fresh green colours in the room's curtains, blinds and thoughtful accessories, and unusual 'concrete look' worktops adding a textured feel. A full range of integrated Siemens appliances will come as standard in all Woodland Gait homes.


The kitchen and breakfast room are further complimented by a large utility room and a separate dining room, plus patio doors leading to a beautifully decked rear garden, making this area of the home the complete package for those who like to entertain, relax or enjoy the quiet of this spectacular location.


The downstairs of the show home also features a well proportioned cloakroom with a granite-look floor, sleek wenge finish vanity unit and quirky pony skin effect wallpaper - a sure point of interest for guests! Further down the hall, a study kitted out with zebra-print wallpaper and antique-look touches, such as an old world map, sun dial and vintage copper floodlight, completes the downstairs quarters.


Up the oak wooden staircase, visitors will find themselves on a sweeping landing which could almost be classed as its own room. Interior designers Signature have capitalised on this by creating a small 'chill-out zone' by the floor-to-ceiling landing window, complete with comfy armchair and stool, crystal embellished cushions, sleek side table and lamp, and plush crystalled wall art.


The master suite will immediately impress with its space and style. Sumptuous and opulent, the room is draped in triple velvet cream soft furnishings, crystal wallpaper and jewel-adorned cushions and bed linen, with boudoir-style accessories such as oversized perfume bottles. A triple sized bi-fold fitted wardrobe and huge bay window, plus the sultry en suite shower room with mock croc wallpaper, make this room fit for a king and queen.


Across the hall, bedroom one is almost as large as the master suite, and boasts a stunning balcony and en suite shower room. This room is a fresh, contemporary space with girly accents of cerise pink across a glossy white backdrop - plus some glittering touches to carry on the sparkling theme. A double wardrobe with sliding glass doors finishes this room to perfection.


Three further double bedrooms - one with built in double wardrobe - are also located on the first floor. One of these has been given the ultimate star treatment by Signature Interiors, who have created a New York inspired 'city chic' bedroom that bursts with glamour and glitz. From the bold 'Big Apple' wallpaper and Audrey Hepburn wall hangings to the crystal-adorned jet black headboard and matching black sequinned throw, the room has the real wow factor. Highlight touches include hot pink accessories, statement shimmering cushions, crystal globe finials, feather and diamante curtains and a sleek, statement black armchair.


A grand family bathroom, complete with heated towel rail which comes as standard in all bath and shower rooms at Woodland Gait, and a large storage cupboard complete the impressive upstairs quarters.


Those who visit the Ash show home will get a real feel for the unparalleled lifestyle Woodland Gait promises. These new homes in Inverkip are nestled in the charming Inverkip Village, and the luxury four and five bedroom detached homes are perfectly complemented by spectacular views across the Clyde coast and beyond. Six properties are available, some of which feature views of pretty Inverkip marina, with prices starting from just £325,000 - outstanding value for this calibre of development.


While capturing the sense of coastal village life, Woodland Gait is ideal for busy families too as it lies just a 40 minute journey from Glasgow by train and is a five minute walk from the local primary school.


Linda McLuskie, Sales and Marketing Director for Merchant Homes, said: "We are thrilled to have opened our show home at Woodland Gait as it really encapsulates the sparkle of this extra special development.


"The show home will enable visitors to really get a sense of what the lifestyle here is all about - space, style and spectacular location. Woodland Gait is a real quality development in terms of design, build and attention to detail and we can't wait for visitors to see that brought to life in the show home here."


The show home and marketing suite at Woodland Gait are open Thursday to Monday, 11am - 5:30pm (postcode PA16 0GF). Call the marketing suite on 01475 529 915 or the Merchant Homes sales hotline on 0141 420 2026.




Ends                                                                             November 2010


Issued by Beattie Communications ( on behalf of Merchant Homes.