New Perthshire developments help address retirement housing needs

JUNIPER Residential, the age-exclusive living brand of the Cruden Group, is launching sales at its two new developments in Scone and Kinross.

Comprising 92 properties for over-55s, these developments are said to mark the ‘first of several’ in the pipeline for the new company and will help address retirement housing needs.

The Earlsgate development, located in Scone at the site of the former Wheel Inn, comprises 51 stylish one and two-bedroom apartments, with facilities for socialising, including three communal lounges, landscaped gardens and a hotel-style guest suite for visitors.

In Kinross, Muirwood Gardens is a 41-unit development on the site of the former Windlestrae Hotel that will comprise 33 bungalows and villas, plus eight cottage flats. The development also features a communal resident’s club lounge and luxury guest suite for visitors.

Statistics indicate that there will be a significant increase in people of pensionable age in Scotland over the next 25 years, resulting in a major challenge to deliver suitable accommodation.

The first of Juniper’s new homes are anticipated to be complete by summer this year.

Juniper’s sales & marketing director, Hazel Davies, said, “We are delighted to be opening sales for these two bespoke developments, which will make an important contribution to the provision of retirement housing in Scotland. We have seen strong early interest for both Muirwood Gardens and Earlsgate, which demonstrates a demand for age-exclusive living that is only likely to increase in the coming years.

“These are exciting developments for Scone and Kinross, with a great appeal for those looking to enjoy their retirement here. The benefits of moving into an age exclusive community are numerous, particularly with regards to the sense of wellness and community afforded by the vibrant social life on offer. Here residents can participate in activities such as organised walking groups, film nights and yoga classes, to name but a few.

“The developments also provide a peace of mind that is proving very attractive to prospective buyers who are reassured by the latest security features and fewer home and garden maintenance demands.”

Perth and Kinross Council leader, Councillor Murray Lyle, commented, “These developments have the potential to make an exciting contribution to Scone and Kinross, delivering much-needed housing and providing a significant contribution to their local economies.”