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From city flat to country apartment in Chapelton: Amanda and Paul’s home

Moving from the city to the countryside can be a daunting thought for many. With plenty of facilities nearby, life in the city centre can seem effortless. However, with COVID-19 leading to many re-evaluating what they want and need from their home, prospective buyers are choosing country life now more than ever before.

Chapelton residents Amanda & Paul Dalgarno are pleased to have made the move prior to the pandemic and are now thankful for the benefits that life in the town has brought them. Switching their city flat for a countryside apartment, Amanda speaks about their new home.

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“We were living in a flat in Aberdeen but, like many, we craved more space as well as a garden and our own front door. We had looked at every new-build housebuilder in the area and then came across Chapelton while searching online.

“We took a short drive to the town and instantly fell in love with the traditional style and colours of the buildings. Every property has individual characteristics. We came to Chapelton looking for a house but when Places for People suggested that we view one of their apartments we realised it was everything we wanted in a home.

“We chose a two bedroom ‘Kilbryde’ apartment which is complete with its own front and back door, garden and great views. And with plenty of space, it doesn’t feel like a flat at all.

“The open plan kitchen and living area is much bigger than any of the other properties that we viewed and has allowed us to furnish the space with some beautiful pieces and accessories that we love. My interiors style is quite eclectic so I’ve gradually collected items with some industrial pieces as well as second hand furniture which I’ve refinished.  This works really well with the period features of the property which we were delighted we could have in a new-build. I decided to document the journey of our new home on Instagram ( where I love to share posts about recent upcycle projects.

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“Since moving to Chapelton I’ve also become quite passionate about gardening and spend more time outdoors than when I lived in the city. My husband and I love having green space of our own. We used cobblestones to re-create an old courtyard style garden and added plenty of greenery to soften the space. The pots and planters are great as they are low maintenance and allow us to move things around to change things up. We did all the work in the garden ourselves which makes us appreciate it even more.

We always lived in the city before moving here but we definitely see this as our forever home now and wouldn’t look back. We have made some great new friendships with our neighbours and enjoyed street barbeques and the farmers markets here. The new businesses at The Boxes at Chapelton are just around the corner too, allowing us somewhere to shop locally”.

Are you thinking about finding your forever home and moving to the countryside? Come along to our next farmers’ market to check out some of the finest produce from across the North East of Scotland. From apartments through to detached homes, there is a home to suit every need in Chapelton.

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