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Highland golfing estate ‘unlike any other’

8.02am 7th January 2009 - Property

Highland estate living – complete with exclusive, private golf courses – in one of the most picturesque regions of Scotland is within reach following the announcement of a unique development in Moray, Scotland.

Forty luxury properties, built with state-of-the-art environmentally friendly features, are to be built at Maverston Highland Estate, which lies between the beautiful Moray Firth coast and the world-renowned Cairngorms National Park – one of the last great natural wilderness areas in Western Europe.

With two private golf courses and an incredible feeling of space, Maverston is unlike any other housing vision in the country.

The 18-hole and nine-hole course is for the exclusive use of homebuyers on the estate. Prices for the 40 high-end houses begin around £500,000.

Despite the downturn in the economy, the developers believe it’s a good time to be launching another course in the same area as the new Castle Stuart complex, which is less than an hour’s drive from Maverston. Nairn and Dornoch are two other stunning courses in the vicinity.

Work is well under way on the golf course and clubhouse. The golf course was seeded in October 2007 ready for play in Spring 2009 and the clubhouse is expected to be built by early 2009. A show home is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2009.

Euan McIntosh, one of the most exciting young course designers in Scotland, has designed the courses. The director of Golf Services Scotland, Euan, 25, studied in the United States on a golf scholarship and graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth with an honours degree in Business Management. He has represented Scotland as a player and is now making a name for himself as a golf course designer.

Maverston Highland Estate is the fruition of a partnership between architects firm Ian Duncan Developments Ltd and the ANM Group Ltd, which owns and run a portfolio of diversified businesses.

ANM Group chief executive Brian Pack said, “It is a unique concept to the UK, we are sure the houses will be greatly sought after, particularly among those who love golf. The golf courses will be private and only available for Maverston property owners and their guests with the annual upkeep shared between the householders.

“We are creating a high amenity community in a superb location, with plenty of freedom for residents to roam, play golf all year round on a quality course, or practice on a par-three course and enjoy their own clubhouse.”

Maverston Highland Estate

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