The benefits of one bedroom apartments

Buying a first home is a rite of passage for many. Being able to close the front door and relax in your very own space is a wonderful experience to relish.

For many new buyers, the ideal starter home is a one bedroom apartment. Those buying solo, or couples moving into their first home together, get the perfect amount of space to suit their lifestyle and budget, with the added benefit of low maintenance in the shared spaces.

This is particularly true for new build apartments where the start-up costs are very low. With no DIY or renovations to do, and energy efficiency built in as standard, new homeowners just need a few pieces of furniture to make the place feel like home. Many new apartments even include built in wardrobes, a bonus for storage as well as savings.

It could be a new buyers’ first move away from their parents, or the first time they live independent of flatmates, but affordability is always key.

A one bedroom apartment is often the most cost effective option as buyers don’t pay for additional space they don’t use or need. It also gives them fewer rooms to clean – especially helpful for those that are used to home comforts living with mum and dad.

At the moment, first time buyers can even get a helping hand from the Scottish Government’s First Home Fund. The fund provides up to £25,000 towards the cost of buying a first home, for anyone who qualifies, on a shared equity basis, with no monthly or interest payments. At our Stirling development, Castle Meadows, one bedroom apartments are priced from £125,000 so it’s a great entry point for first time buyers who only need a 5% deposit.

This includes a convenient, allocated parking space and secure entry to the apartment building, a major positive for new buyers looking for peace of mind in their first home.

And while many of us enjoy the independence that living alone brings, others like the comfort of having neighbours around. That’s where apartments are a great option. A development like Castle Meadows creates a really welcoming atmosphere where everyone is part of the community.

For more information on the Ruthven style one-bedroom apartment at Castle Meadows, Stirling, call 08450 509 112 or email The sales and marketing suite is open on Drip Road from Thursday to Monday (inclusive), 10.30am to 5.30pm.

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What our customers say

We couldn’t be happier about our experience with the sales team and the site team. They made sure it was a smooth transition into our new home.

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