Hot Properties: new build homes

Buying a house is a risk and a hassle. One of the safest ways is to buy a new build: everything’s done and you usually have a 10-year guarantee. We look at three of the best.

The Waterfront Apartments, Riverside Drive, Dundee. 


With sweeping views across the River Tay, these apartments are also a short walk from the V&A and the new Dundee Train Station. The development will eventually stretch to more than 200 apartments, each with south-facing balcony or terrace.

Available through Thorntons with prices from £164,995

Ballenlochan, Pitlochry. 


The development of 10 two or three-bedroom bungalows are built using a closed panel timber frame system. This means insulation levels are much higher than many new build properties. They also come with air source heat systems, while ceiling heights are 2.7 metres to increase the sense of space.


Prices start at £249,000 and the homes are being sold by Eskgrave.

Kilconquhar Mains Farm Development, Fife. 


A collection of three luxury homes in a beautiful countryside setting, these three and four bedroom detached properties have large gardens and fine views. Buyers enjoy free membership at nearby Kilconquhar Castle Estate.


On sale through Pagan Osborne with prices starting from £385,000.