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Luxury Lifestyle Living in Newton Mearns Posted: 5th November 2018

Thinking of making the move to McCarthy & Stone’s lavish Asbhrae development? Discover a wealth of things to see and do in their local area blog!

At McCarthy & Stone, we understand that downsizing can open up a whole new lease of life, which is why we are committed to delivering luxury, age-exclusive apartments for the over 55’s which maximise on storage space and security. Whether you’re a frequent traveller who wants to be able to lock up and leave with peace of mind or simply want to unburden yourself from the clutter of a large family home, our Lifestyle Living developments offer the perfect solution.

Situated in the prestigious Glasgow suburb of Newton Mearns, our latest Lifestyle Living development Ashbrae commands a fantastic position in the heart of the local community. This development is the natural choice for downsizers looking for easy access to Glasgow and the surrounding area, with plenty to do and see. Get ready to enjoy more time for the things that matter, with general upkeep and maintenance taken care of, leaving you free to enjoy the perks of Lifestyle Living at Ashbrae!

Grab A Bite


Self-proclaimed foodie and wine connoisseur? Newton Mearns won’t disappoint, with a wide selection of local and branded eateries easily accessible from our Ashbrae development. If you’re a fan of traditional Italian cuisine, popular family restaurant Nonna Gina’s at The Avenue shopping centre is just a fifteen-minute walk from the development. If fine steak and wine is your preference, Miller & Carter Steakhouse is just over ten minutes on foot from Ashbrae. There’s also an array of options for brunch, with acclaimed Southside cafes like Bramble, Tribeca and The Boathouse at Rouken Glen just a short drive or bus journey away!

Shop Till You Drop

Ashbrae DevelopmentWhen you take a break from fine dining, there’s still plenty to keep you entertained. Whether you’re looking for supermarkets, clothes shops or homeware stores to decorate your new apartment, you can find exactly what you’re looking for locally, although it is only a 20-minute train journey to Glasgow City Centre if you’d like to spend the day shopping in town.

The Avenue shopping centre benefits from a Marks & Spencer, ASDA Superstore and array of boutiques and coffee shops, all just a short walk from the development. If you’re looking for more variety, Silverburn Shopping Centre is just a ten-minute drive away, home to a number of branded and designer stores in addition to a large Cineworld showing all the latest releases!

With a Waitrose and Sainsbury’s also located within a five-minute drive of the development, you’re quite literally spoiled for choice!

Embrace The Great Outdoors

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Do you love getting closer to nature? There’s no shortage of opportunities in Newton Mearns, with an abundance of parks and green spaces nearby. Rouken Glen Park is only a ten-minute walk from the development, and boasts a picturesque boating pond, lively café and tumbling waterfall in addition to a quaint walled garden and a selection of woodland walks. Whitelee Windfarm is another popular choice for local residents. The largest of its kind in the UK, this eco-friendly haven offers scenic walking routes, ample opportunities for wildlife watching and regular family activities alongside unspoilt picnic spots.

Catch Some Culture

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History enthusiast or culture vulture? With stately homes, acclaimed architecture and numerous museums dedicated to the cities colourful history, Glasgow and the surrounding area won’t disappoint. Greenbank Gardens and Pollok House are both less than twenty minutes’ drive from our development, offering regular open days and opportunities to learn more about their vibrant past. If you journey into the City Centre, you can visit the oldest house in Glasgow, admire the vast Victorian cemetery of the Necropolis and even delve into the city’s transport history at the Riverside Museum.

Time To Tee Off

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With East Renfrewshire, Whitecraigs and Mearns Castle Golf Clubs in the vicinity, life at Ashbrae will include plenty of time and opportunity to perfect your putting. If you’re a keep-fit fanatic looking for sporting activities quite literally on your doorstep, Parklands Hotel & Country Club is just next door, boasting a state-of-the-art gymnasium, swimming pool and steam room. For those who enjoy the occasional game of doubles, Whitecraigs Lawn Tennis Club is just a five-minute drive away and is always ready to welcome new members.

A Lifestyle That Suits You


Homeowners at our Ashbrae development are free to discover a whole new lease of life, free from concerns about maintenance and security whilst surrounded by an array of local amenities. With a luxury apartment exclusively designed to meet your needs and a wealth of things to see and do on your doorstep, downsize in style this Autumn and enjoy more time to enjoy the things that truly matter.

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