Switching city life to countryside living: A catch up with residents, Julie and Cameron
Residents: Julie and Cameron Hughes
After living in a flat in the heart of Aberdeen’s West End for over six years, Julie and Cameron switched city living for the countryside as they moved into their brand new AJC Home in Chapelton, during November 2021.
Julie has watched Chapelton grow from the beginning, having worked in media and marketing for the town until recently. From the very early stages of initial ideas and drawings to watching the first residents move in, Julie played a key role in the Chapelton journey and has now decided to call it home.
Life in Chapelton
Why did you choose to live in Chapelton? What stood out to you most about the location?
“I have always loved country living, however, Cameron wasn’t quite ready to leave the city and Chapelton offered us the best of both worlds.
“There’s just something different about Chapelton. We’ve always loved older period homes and have never been drawn to new build houses, but Chapelton offers a bit of everything. We love that it’s only a 10-minute drive from the city, has plenty of character and gives us the benefits of modern living.”
What do you love most about living in Chapelton?
“We love that we can still walk to a coffee shop but also wake up and see the countryside everyday. We’re lucky that our garden is right at the edge of the town so our bedroom looks out onto plenty of fields, where there is an abundance of cows and sheep and also often rabbits and deer.
“Being part of the local community is important to us and Chapelton has a great sense of community spirit – there is always something going on.”
Do you see yourself living in Chapelton long term?
“Yes! Our home is perfect for us right now and probably for the next 5-10 years. We often talk about a move within Chapelton at some stage.”
What would you say to someone who is considering buying a home in Chapelton?
“You need to come here and spend a bit of time to see all of the benefits. A visit to a showhome is great but attending a farmers’ market, walking the Chapelton Trail or visiting one of the local businesses brings everything to life.”
Our Home in Chapelton
Did you know what you were looking for in a home?
“Yes, we’d been looking for a house for around a year. We swithered between many but Chapelton just made the most sense to us.”
Which features of your home attracted you the most?
“We’ve always admired AJC Homes properties – we love the traditional details included throughout their homes such as the high ceilings, coving and traditional wooden doors. All of these impressive small details make their homes beautiful and unique, something you can’t find in standard new builds.”
Do you have a favourite room in your home and why?
“At the moment our kitchen – it’s the room we focused on first and poured the most love into. We’re currently decorating one room at a time which means some of the house is still empty, but given the kitchen/living area is where we spend the most time we thought it made sense to focus on this room first. It’s such a social space and the blue range cooker that we added is an absolute favourite.”
What made you choose AJC Homes housebuilders?
“AJC Homes encompass the perfect balance between having traditional architectural features while still maintaining all the benefits that come with a new build home.”
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