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FREE fitted carpets and a stylish furniture package are the attractive added extras on offer at Morrison Homes' latest development in Aberdeen - where a showflat has just opened.

Overlooking the banks of the River Dee, close to the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge in the fashionable area of Ferryhill, Morrison are building six different styles of one and two-bedroom apartments at Riverside View.

All apartments have lift access and allocated parking. Prices start from pounds59,000 for a lower ground floor one-bedroom flat up to pounds80,000 for a two-bedroom apartment complete with free carpets and furnishings, including two sofas, a coffee table, double divan and single bed.

Less than a 15-minute walk from Aberdeen city centre, the showflat at Riverside View, off Riverside Drive, is open daily from 11am to 5pm. Telephone 01224-252781.

IN Armadale, two new showhouses have just opened at Wimpey Homes Glenwood development.

Tucked away in a quiet, scenic part of the town, but only a short drive from the M8 motorway making it ideal for commuting to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Livingston, Wimpey are building a wide range of three and four- bedroom houses, priced from just pounds68,750.

The three-bedroom detached Rio showhouse has a splayed downstairs hallway leading to the dining room, French casement doors from the lounge to the rear garden, and an arched lobby upstairs through to the master en suite bedroom.

The second showhome, a four-bedroom detached Carnival house style, features a wide gable frontage with integral garage, a bay window in the living room with glazed double doors through to the dining room, and an attractive arched entranceway to the master bedroom.

The showhomes are on view Thursday to Monday, 11.30am to 5.30pm. Call 01501-734683.

A NEW showflat is now on view at McCarthy & Stone's latest retirement development in Falkirk.

Within walking distance of local shops and amenities, there's a mix of one and two- bedroom apartments on offer at Wellside Court, all with their own entrance hall, spacious living room, fully-fitted kitchen and bathroom.

Special design features include glow-in-the-dark light switches, raised power sockets and level taps, plus there is a lift to all floors, a central lounge for residents, a communal laundry room and a guest suite for visitors.

There's also a 24-hour Careline system, via pull cords in their flats, and there's the added security of a camera entry system linked to the television set in each apartment.

Prices start from pounds59,950 for a one-bedroom and from pounds82,950 for a two- bedroom apartment. The Falkirk showflat is open daily from 10.30am to 5pm. For full details or to arrange a viewing, call Flora Park on 01324-634915.

THERE are some right royal attractions on offer at Barratt's Queen's Gardens development in Edinburgh.

Less than half a mile from Princes Street, there's a mix of two and three- bedroom flats being built in four complexes, and on selected flats, buyers are being offered stamp duty and legal fees paid or an interior design package.

Prices start from pounds86,750 up to pounds127,000 for a three-bedroom maisonette on two levels, with a corner window in the living room and French doors leading to a private garden.

The show complex is open daily from 11am to 5.30pm. Telephone 0131-652 3701.

THERE'S a range of great money-saving deals at Miller Homes' Fernlea development in Barrhead.

The final phase of properties has just been released and on selected homes the reservation fee is only pounds100, with Miller paying the 5 per cent deposit and up to pounds500 towards legal fees.

Located just off Glasgow Road, only a 10-minute walk from Barrhead town centre, there's a mix of two and three- bedroom semi-detached villas and two-bedroom apartments and cottage flats available at Fernlea.

Prices start from pounds44,500 for the houses and from pounds36,250 for the flats, all inclusive of gas central heating, double glazed windows, mirrored wardrobes in the main bedrooms, fully fitted kitchens and stylish bathroom with shower.

The three-bedroom Tay showhome, which features a bay window in the spacious lounge, large dining kitchen and downstairs cloakroom, is on view Thursday to Monday, between 10.30am and 5pm. Telephone 0141-876 9023.

WIMPEY Homes are also in a generous mood at their Aberdeen development.

Fitted carpets and kitchen appliances including washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, are included in the selling price of last property at Denmore Grange in Bridge of Don.

The three-bedroom detached Sancta villa, on offer for pounds98,500, has large front windows in the living room, glazed double doors to the dining room and French casement doors to the garden.

The sales office is open Thursday to Monday, from 11.30am to 5.30pm. Telephone 01224-708377.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 18, 2000
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