6 reasons to make a move to Broughty Ferry
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6 reasons to make a move to Broughty Ferry

14th May, 2024

Are you considering moving to a brand new home in Tayside? At Kirkwood, we take pride in building luxury homes within fantastic locations...

A perfect example of this is our popular Balgillo Heights development within the thriving Tayside suburb of Broughty Ferry - which offers all the benefits of semi-rural living coupled with easy access to the city of Dundee.

Offering great connectivity, a picturesque waterfront and bustling local high street, we’ve shared 6 reasons why Broughty Ferry is the perfect place to call home…

Popular high street

The desirable Dundee suburb of Broughty Ferry lies east to the city on the mouth of the River Tay - and unsurprisingly, has been voted one of Scotland's best waterfront locations.

This town’s bustling high street offers a range of convenient amenities including an array of independent shops and boutiques, plus stylish cafes, restaurants and bars. Whether you’re indulging in a little retail therapy, or catching up with friends over a coffee or cocktail, the high street is a busy spot for locals and visitors alike.

One reason behind the popularity of our prestigious Balgillo Heights development is its proximity to the town. Located just a five minute drive to the high street, and an eight minute drive to the pretty sandy beach, Balgillo Heights is ideally suited to those seeking to easily avail of all this town has to offer, while families are equally enticed by the fantastic primary and secondary school catchment.

Rich historical charm

Steeped in history following its humble beginnings as a fishing community, Broughty Ferry has significantly evolved over the years to become an established seaside town. Nowadays, the town offers an array of historic attractions to explore, including Broughty Castle Museum. Dating back to the 15th century and overlooking the River Tay, this family-friendly museum offers a glimpse into Scotland’s military past as well as the environment, wildlife and people of Broughty Ferry in years gone by.

For those hoping to enjoy lovely outdoor spaces, historic parks such as Barnhill Rock Garden offer an idyllic setting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Founded in the 1920s, the garden hosts a collection of beautiful pathways and unique rock formations - perfect for making the most of sunny days as a couple or family.

Peaceful nature reserve

Another enjoyable outdoor activity popular among locals is Broughty Ferry’s Nature Reserve, located on the north side of the esplanade. With well-maintained paths and scenic walking routes, the nature reserve appeals to all ages and offers a peaceful spot for family-friendly walks.

For any little ones or animal lovers, the reserve is also home to a number of inhabitants, from birds and mammals to beautiful plants. Bank voles are often seen crossing the walking paths or areas of short grass, as well as toads, tawny owls and songbirds. If you’re lucky, you may also spot a Roe deer hiding amongst the greenery!

Popular gala week

A landmark occasion in the town’s calendar is Broughty Ferry Gala Week; an annual community event during peak summertime. With the main fete held on Castle Green, gala week features a variety of fun activities and events for people of all ages, including live pipe bands, kids fancy dress competitions, a carnival and beer tent amongst other stalls and activities.

This week-long celebration is a must-visit event, bringing together both residents and visitors to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and festivities!

Convenient transport links

Broughty Ferry’s convenient location offers great transport links, making it easy for locals to get around. The suburb is well-connected by local bus services with various routes connecting to Dundee’s thriving city centre and surrounding areas. Broughty Ferry is also bicycle friendly and hosts plenty of pedestrian-friendly walking routes, making it easy for residents to travel within the town itself.

For those hoping to travel further afield, there’s also a railway station with regular services to and from Dundee and other nearby cities. Located just off the A92 connecting to the A90, Broughty Ferry also benefits from excellent connectivity to the north and south of the city.

Luxury homes at fixed prices

Our Balgillo Heights development benefits from the highest levels of quality and finish, plus a simply unrivalled internal specification! We’re now down to our final phase 5 homes including the exceedingly spacious 4 bedroom detached ‘Marr’ and the impressive 4 bedroom detached ‘Lyon’ which are available to reserve with prices fixed and LBTT contributions to assist potential homebuyers with their purchase.

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