Name a more iconic coastal Scottish town than Stonehaven; we’ll wait! We’ll be waiting for some time. From Hogmanay fireballs to its cliff-top Dunnottar Castle, this town is rife with history, culture, nature, and most importantly, peace for those wanting to leave the urban mess behind. But we are not just serving up facts. We are talking about living here in a new build home. New build developments open new doors to new possibilities for sharing the characterful charm of Stonehaven, which you only read about as an outlier. Today, we are looking at the prospects a new build brings to your new life in the “auld toon.”
Stonehaven at a glance
Nestled along the Aberdeenshire coast in the northeast of Scotland, Stonehaven is a pretty harbour town with the best coves and beaches in the country. Conveniently linked by its own railway station, you can get to Aberdeen in 20 minutes. The Aberdeen Airport is only a 30-minute drive away. Stagecoach Coastrider X7 operates hourly along the coast between Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Arbroath, Dundee, and Perth. You can ride the land train along the harbour or get to the open-air swimming pool. Good schools in the area and the safety of the neighbourhoods make it a family-friendly town.
Benefits of investing in new build homes in Stonehaven
It is the best of both worlds. Usually, moving to an old town means moving to an old home or cottage. With it comes retrofitting costs, a refurbishing period, and future renovations hidden in the rafters or under the floorboards. But new build homes remove those worries and expenses altogether. They provide a move-in-ready, modern abode that is comfortable, energy-efficient, and up-to-date by standards. You can enjoy the old-world charm and natural beauty of a place like Stonehaven without any of the inconveniences of old-world homes. Moreover, they offer benefits that existing homes struggle to provide without expensive transformations.
Energy efficiency and cost savings
Energy efficiency is one of the most fundamental qualities of a home that you cannot forgo in the current economy. Insulated, double-glazed, and equipped with new heating systems, new builds in Stonehaven are designed to save energy. You will experience this in lower energy bills for years to come. It also means a reduced carbon footprint, which is good for the environment. According to recent research by the House Builders Federation (HBF), the new build homebuyer saves £1,600 a year on average. The saving rises to over £180 per month for purchasers of houses rather than flats or bungalows, totalling £2,200 a year.
Lower maintenance costs
A new home has new components, from the roof to the kitchen sink. You don’t have to worry about maintenance for a long time. As the first occupants of a new build, you will be the first to use every fixture, fitting, and fitted appliance. The longer a house has been lived in, the more repairs it needs. You will save money for decades before your home needs something fixed. New features also mean more advanced features. Therefore, you will get improved products that are better designed to withstand weather and general wear and tear.
Potential for higher ROI
New homes in Stonehaven are not just for the good life. They also have better resale value. Stonehaven is gaining attention due to its consistent growth as a desirable location. Buyers are also continuing to shift preferences, with well-linked towns and villages seen as convenient and affordable places to move to. Properties in such coveted areas see significant appreciation in value over time.
New build homes often have a distinct advantage in resale value compared to older properties. Designed to meet contemporary living standards and preferences, they do not go out of style anytime soon. They have a slow rate of wear and tear as they start in pristine conditions. Due to this, they have a higher resale value than properties that have experienced longer ageing.
New builds have modern specifications and features suited to changing lifestyles. They often have natural light-filled spaces, bi-fold doors integrating outdoors with indoors, oversized windows that offer better views, open-plan layouts, spacious rooms, improved ventilation, elegant kitchens, amply-proportioned bathrooms, and dimmable LED lighting. From premium kitchen countertops to designer sanitaryware, they offer living spaces that merge style and comfort. New homes often come with garages for more secure parking.
Neighbourhood and community
Stonehaven has strong community vibes and a welcoming spirit. It is family-friendly and retiree-friendly. With great expanses of the outdoors and open spaces for pursuing hobbies and leisurely activities, it fosters meaningful ties. The quiet streets, undisturbed by busy traffic, are safe for children and pets. Living in a new build usually means living in a new development. It is a community within a community. Communal spaces and shared amenities prompt residents to interact and socialise. You will have to feel like a stranger in a planned neighbourhood. Beginning a new life together unites everyone, forming instant relationships.
Proximity to essential services
The area is well-placed for amenities like highly-regarded schools, the University of Aberdeen, the Kincardine Community Hospital, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, independent stores, local markets, restaurants and cafes, the Stonehaven Golf Club, parks and green spaces, a library, a community centre, and the heated, Olympic-sized open-air swimming pool overlooking the sea. The nearby city of Aberdeen offers everything from theatres to football.
Living in Stonehaven means a life harmoniously intertwined with natural beauty, rich history, and a strong sense of community. Whether you are looking for seaside serenity for your retirement or a sedate family life away from the noise, it is well-placed for convenience, community, and comfort. Explore the GS Brown Stonehaven development, where premium housing meets an idyllic location. Quality and craftsmanship are the backbone of our construction, with innovative designs and energy efficiency standards delivering superior functionality and aesthetics. What do you think is the most inviting quality of Stonehaven?