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Eastriggs - The Local Area | Iain Carruthers Construction

Eastriggs - The Local Area

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Iain Carruthers Construction specialise in beautifully designed and well constructed new build properties in Eastriggs, Dumfries & Galloway. But what is like to live in a property set in the luxury Stanfield development in Eastriggs. Here we look at the local area, the scenery, the amenities and the quality of life that can be expected by customers for our Eastriggs new build properties.

Eastriggs is located in Southwest Scotland, in the south of the county of Dumfries and Galloway close to the Solway coast. New build properties in Eastriggs benefit from an excellent scenic location, a good selection of village amenities and the convenience of availability of more services in the nearby towns of Annan and Gretna. The main feature of the landscape in the Eastriggs area is undoubtedly the Solway - the estuary of the river Eden, which rises in the Yorkshire Dales and flows north through the county of Cumbria and forms the scenic waterway and wildlife haven than separates Southwest Scotland from the North Cumbrian coastline.
The Solway is a haven for resident and migratory birds, with its clean water supporting a rich supply of fish and shellfish - something which has supported local people for centuries, as well as the lush and green farmland that flank the Solway, and in which Eastriggs rests. New build properties in Eastriggs are therefore on the doorstep of a spectacular area of natural beauty, offering great walks and great views along the Scottish Solway coast, across to the fells of Cumbria and out to the Irish Sea. It is an area of wonderful natural light which draws photographers from far and wide to witness the spectacular sunsets that colour the sky over Eastriggs and the Solway.

In the quiet village itself, people who buy Eastriggs new build properties in the Stanfield development enjoy a pretty location, with a strong community feeling, friendly people and a village centre that has a number of handy amenities. There are a small number of shops, a post office and a primary school - which also serves as a community centre hosting a small library and weekly doctor's surgeries. There is also the attractive church of St John the Evangelist, designed in the Gothic style. During World War 1, there was a munitions factory in the area and many workers came to Eastriggs to help with the manufacture of explosives - and as a tribute to the many immigrants from the British Empire, the streets were named after various cities in the Commonwealth during their stay.

While Eastriggs enjoys an attractive countryside location and peace and quiet, the village has good transport links, with rail services from Annan and Gretna connecting to the national rail network, and is a few miles from the A75 which offers travel into Dumfries and Galloway to the west, and to Gretna in the east. From Gretna, Glasgow and Edinburgh are an a attractive motorway journey to the North, while southbound, the M6 travels into the heart of England. So, for all the peaceful nature of this part of Dumfries and Galloway, people who purchase new build properties in Eastriggs are well connected to the rest of the country.

The beautifully designed Eastriggs new build properties constructed by Iain Carruthers are perfect for families - a place to raise children in a friendly community atmosphere, with safety, security and good educational facilities. Providing nursery and primary education, Eastriggs school has 8 classrooms, a large hall, resource centre and quiet room, with an excellent standard of education provided by its teachers. Acting as a feeder school for Annan Academy, older children can travel using the school bus services to the Academy, with its reputation for high educational standards. In addition to the school, the safe and open environment, with fields, paths, walks and playing fields are perfect to keep children active and healthy - which of course any parent wants for their youngsters.

The new build properties in Dumfries and Galloway in the Standfield luxury housing development are located in a land with a rich history. While many people would think that the limit of Roman settlement was Hadrian's Wall in Northern England - archeologists have revealed the remains of numerous Roman forts, watchtowers and training camps in Dumfries and Galloway - many dating from the time of the Flavian dynasty of Roman Emporers. Of course, Eastriggs and the surrounding area was part of the story of the Border Reivers, where the clans and families of the Anglo-Scottish borders struggled for survival over 300 years of raids, rustling and fortification of farmhouses (thankfully our Eastriggs new build properties are peaceful and free of marauding horsemen!).

In more modern times, the area was host to a huge munitions factory in the First World War. An exhibition discussing this fascinating story called 'Devil's Porridge' is located in Eastriggs - telling the tale of the explosive paste that was mixed by women in the factory - which had the nickname of Devils Porridge. On the Solway coast near Eastriggs you can also still see the remains of the Solway viaduct, which took trains from Annan to Bowness on Solway in Cumbria. Amazingly, this was damaged by ice flows in the late 1800's and demolished in 1934 after continuous concerns over its safety. Nowadays it forms part of a series of interesting walks along the Solway coast within easy reach of the new build properties in Eastriggs.

In all, the new build properties in Eastriggs built by Iain Carruthers Construction lie in an area rich in natural beauty, steeped in history in a strong and friendly community - offering peace and quiet, good transport links, leisure opportunities and plenty of fresh air.

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