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A Downsizer’s Guide: Five Things To Consider Before Your Move

The decision to downsize can seem daunting. From decluttering your home and packing boxes, to making sure your new property is the perfect fit, there are a few key aspects to take into account in order to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Here’s five things to consider before taking the plunge…


1)       Storage


Over the years it can be easy to accumulate lots of bits and pieces, whether it be endless Christmas decorations or a range of antiques items. Although decluttering is a must, you won’t be able to say goodbye to all your processions. That’s why making sure your new home has enough storage is essential. Downsizing to one of our luxurious properties could help you feel relaxed and at ease. Our range of storage solutions make tucking away items simple and straight forward.


2)      Security


As we grow older, our need to feel safe and secure becomes more of a priority. Apartments at The Walled Gardens have been specifically adapted to the needs of our residents with careful attention to detail. We allow you to feel protected, yet still offer you the freedom to enjoy your new lifestyle. You can enjoy peace of mind with all our apartments offering a fitted video entry phone and apartment front doors which have a three-point locking system.


3)      Space


Moving to a smaller property can mean you don’t just lose that extra bedroom, but also space for living and entertaining. You might think that this is part and parcel of the downsizing deal, however that is not always the case. Our beautifully designed apartments offer timeless design whilst still providing a safe, easy and hassle-free living space. Whether it’s serving Sunday Lunch in your new kitchen area or relaxing as your grandchildren play games in the lounge, our apartments have ample room. Each apartment has also been built to a detailed specification, keeping in mind that your needs may change in the future.



4)      Practical Location


Do you want to be away from it all, or are you looking to be in the heart of the action? Location is a key consideration to think about before you move. We believe we offer the best of both worlds – mixing coastal bliss with the hubbub of busy St Andrews. From bustling weekly markets, luxury boutique shops and botanical gardens, to museums, theatres, restaurants and bars, all just a short walk away. It’s also easy to keep active with one of the world’s most iconic golf courses on your door step.


5)      New Lifestyle


Ready to start a new journey? Maybe you’re ready to escape the hustle and bustle of day to day city life? The Walled Gardens offers you the chance to start fresh. Ever wanted more opportunities but a big house is holding you back? It could be time for you to downsize to St Andrews and finally allow for more time for you, whether that be travelling to new places or just trying out new experiences. With plenty on offer, whatever your hobbies or interests, The Walled Gardens is full of possibilities.


Are you looking to downsize to St Andrews?

The stunning luxury apartments at The Walled Gardens are being jointly marketed by Rettie & Co. and locally by Thorntons. Prices start from £180,000 and are available on an innovative shared ownership basis, which offers buyers the chance to purchase 75%, with the option to buy the further 25% after one year residence.