For many, it’s the people that make a place feel like a home. The mix of characters and personalities are what shape strong communities and Chapelton, one of Scotland’s largest planned new towns, is no different.

With a growing population of over 300 people, the town’s community is a blend of newly married couples, young families, retirees and professionals, all making the most of the range of homes on offer, local amenities and green space that the settlement five miles south of Aberdeen boasts.

From first time buyers to downsizers, here, the four established housebuilders developing Chapelton showcase what the town has to offer to all.

First Time Buyers

Purchasing your first home can be a challenge, especially in today’s financial climate. But, with the assistance of the Scottish Government’s Help to Buy scheme getting your foot onto the property ladder it’s so much easier.

The scheme, which requires only a five per cent deposit from owners, is available on a number of properties in Chapelton from housebuilders ZeroC and Stephen. Buyers can choose from ZeroC’s two bedroom Keithlock apartments or Auchleish houses in either two or three bedroom house varieties, offering plenty of living space. Alternatively, those new to the property market can choose Stephen’s two-bedroom Inchcape cottage which provides a large entrance hallway and open plan kitchen and lounge area, finished with French doors leading out onto a garden.

Priced at £189,000 to £199,950, the homes are applicable to Help to Buy which also provides a loan of up to 15 per cent of the purchase price, meaning new buyers only need to find a mortgage for 80 per cent of the value of their home.

To find out more on the available ZeroC properties in Chapelton visit: and for further information on the Stephen properties available see

For first time buyers who don’t opt in to the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme, there are still a number of great properties available at Chapelton that are great value for money, for example, the Findon from AJC which starts at £222,000 and comes with a full furniture package, perfect for those looking to fully decorate their new home.

To see more of what AJC has on offer visit:


When choosing the perfect home, families have far more to consider beyond the perfect property. Aspects such as child friendly neighbourhoods, safe roads and a wealth of things to see and do to keep little ones occupied are key.

Encouraging a more sustainable lifestyle, Chapelton has been designed with all local amenities within walking distance, reducing the number of cars on the roads making it a safer place for younger ones. And with plenty of green space including a new park as well as an in-town nursery school, there’s plenty of space to walk, run and play.

The various property offerings from the housebuilders in Chapelton have ensured all types of families are catered for. Young families starting out can choose from ZeroC’s two or three bedroom Ardler or the two bedroom Ardwall from Stephen which maximises space and storage, providing all the comfort necessary for busy family life.

Growing families have the option of the three bedroomed Fife or the generously proportioned, four bedroom Hamilton from AJC, two properties that enjoy stunning views out over the town’s popular parks, priced from £345,000 and £415,000.


Retirees looking to rightsize in order to make the very most out of their new found freedom may be seeking  a warm community environment which offers all the best bits from retirement as well as the perfect home to make new memories. In Chapelton, Brio Retirement Living provides independent living at the heart of the Chapelton community, with facilities and amenities right on their doorstep.

Here, retirees can enjoy modern and contemporary communal meeting areas including a brasserie and bar, club lounge, gym as well as Brio care and 24 hour on-site staff presence – all enhancing the quality and experience of later life within a beautiful landscaped community setting.

Both of the one bedroom Campbell and the two bedroom Chisholm single storey cottages provide the perfect option for those looking to move to a smaller home. Combining traditional craftsmanship with modern building techniques and priced from £260,000.  Brio Retirement Living properties can be experienced by visiting the onsite showhomes, open seven days a week.

For more information or to book a visit to the Brio Retirement Living showhome visit

To find out more about Chapelton, visit

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