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IF zooming around a track in a rally car or pulling off mid-air motorbike stunts seems a fun way to spend your weekend then race over to Miller Homes' latest development.

In a bid to sell their last home - pictured above - in Queens Gate, Duloch Park, near Dunfermline, Miller are throwing in a free activity day at Knockhill Racing Circuit.

As well as getting a four-bedroom detached Esk style villa for pounds 143,995, the lucky owner will also get the chance to experience a rush of adrenaline with a choice of thrill-inducing activities.

And for fans of 4x4 offroading, Knockhill provide their own jeeps and instructors ready to take charge of the wheel, should that woodland trail suddenly prove too demanding.

The Queen's Gate sales centre is open daily, 11am to 6pm. For details, call 01383-626320 or freephone 0800 018 1700 to order a brochure.

FOR a whole different kind of thrills Scotland's most expensive house has just come on to the market.

At a staggering pounds 2.25million, the stunning 300-year-old mansion at Borthwick, Midlothian, features a library, gym, spa, billiard room - and film fans would love its cinema.

The lucky buyer of Middleton Hall can stroll around their own 113 acres of grounds.

And when the in-laws come to stay there are two lodges, a cottage and converted stables to choose from.

For a wealthy owner with servants at their beck and call, butlers and maids can retreat to their own flat after a hard day of fetching and carrying.

An added feature for any millionaire recluse seeking seclusion from the outside world is a 10-foot-high wall and woodland around most of the perimeter.

Jamie Macnab, of estate agents FPDSavills, said: "With the increased security risks in London, Middleton Hall may appeal to a southern buyer due to its close proximity to Edinburgh airport."

The not-quite-so-seriously-wealthy might care to cast an eye over a Glasgow townhouse which is (ahem) a snip at a mere offers over pounds 625,000.

The B-listed red sandstone property at 3 Kingsborough Gardens has a billiards room and maid's bedroom and bathroom.

Its period features include stained glass windows, impressive fireplaces and richly coloured wooden panelling.

For details on Middleton Hall and 3 Kingsborough Gardens call FPDSavills on 0141-222 5875.

GOLFERS can get in the swing at Manor Kingdom's Pinewoods development at Cardrona Village.

Cardrona, the first new village in the Scottish Borders for 200 years, sits on the banks of the River Tweed, but is within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh.

Golf fans looking to improve their handicap will be delighted that many homes adjoin the fairways of a new championship course - and most come with half an acre of landscaped ground.

Six new properties - including a three-bedroom Essex bungalow, a four- bedroom Grosvenor, four-bedroom Regency and two four-bedroom Berkeley homes - are included in the next phase of this prestigious development at prices ranging from pounds 299,750 to around pounds 511,750.

Meanwhile, seven mansion-style properties from an earlier phase of the development are nearing completion at prices ranging from around pounds 532,500 to more than pounds 800,000.

When complete, Pinewoods will include 56 properties in 11 house styles, all with an impressive list of quality features.

The Senator viewing home, a one-off property priced in excess of pounds 1million, has a gated entry and sits in a landscaped plot of around half an acre.

It has a state-of-the-art home cinema and a combined heating, lighting and sound control system.

For information on all Manor Kingdom homes, call 01383-738555 or visit

THE Burrell Company are to transform a 19th century listed building in the heart of Glasgow into a cosmopolitan pounds 10 million mixed-use development.

The Vienna Apartments, located between Mitchell and Union Street, are next door to the Lighthouse - Scotland's Centre for Architecture Design.

Phase one of the project includes 32 up-market apartments and two commercial units remodelled from the original buildings. A new building adjacent to phase one will later feature a further 36 apartments.

Penthouse apartments, loft apartments, offices and restaurant accommodation are included in the plans. The development will restore many original architectural features including glazed light wells, cast-iron columns and beams and double-height spaces.

The Burrell Company have restored and built some of Glasgow's most striking buildings including Cleveden Drive and the Park School in the city's West End, The Glasgow Piping Centre, Carrick Quay and the much acclaimed Homes for the Future development at Glasgow Green. For details see

IMAGINE waking up to views of Kessock Bridge over to the Black Isle, including Ben Wyvis, the Ross-shire Hills and the Moray Firth.

It's what Tulloch Homes Monarch's View development on the outskirts of Inverness is offering. This picturesque development currently includes around 100 detached homes in spacious plots.

A further batch of homes are now available. Three and four-bedroom bungalows and villas are for sale, including the Glamis style four-bedroom split level style villa, with double garage.

The Sutherland style four-bedroom bungalow also features an integral double garage. Two new fully furnished showhomes - one three-bedroom bungalow and one four-bedroom villa - are now nearing completion. A limited number of self- build plots are also available in the area.

For details, call 01463-772166. The sales office is open seven days, 11am-5.30pm.

REDROW are planning two new ranges of semi and detached homes in the West of Scotland.

Heathfield Park at Gartcosh, North Lanarkshire, and Overton Grange in Cambuslang will feature family homes at prices starting from pounds 80,000. For details, call 0141-642 0338 or visit
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Date:Mar 4, 2003
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