Whether you’re heading into the city or visiting the coast, Regents Park – in the village of Crossgates, near Dunfermline – has it all.
In addition to easy access to the surrounding countryside for walking or cycling, the nearby recreational facilities include the magnificent Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline. Known locally as ‘the Glen’, it includes 76 acres of landscaped grassland with ponds, nature walks and play areas, a glasshouse and a museum, and is regularly used to host outdoor events.
Sport and leisure
Cowdenbeath has an excellent Leisure Centre, around two miles from the development, that includes both full-size and toddler pools, a health suite, an aqua-gym, fitness suite, floodlit five-a-side pitches and a small theatre. The Carnegie Leisure Centre in nearby Dunfermline is currently benefiting from a £17m redevelopment programme to provide state-of-the-art facilities, and there is a bowling club just a short stroll from the development and a wide choice of good golf courses within a few minutes drive.
In addition to a 540-seat theatre, Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline has a multipurpose Music Institute suite and a newly refurbished restaurant. The year-round programme covers an eclectic mixture of live music, drama, comedy and cinema, and Carnegie Hall is frequently a venue for major international touring shows. The cultural attractions of Edinburgh, with its exciting choice of theatres, multiplex and arts cinemas, museums, nightlife and restaurants, are also in easy reach for days and evenings out.
The local shopping in Crossgates includes a newsagent around quarter of a mile from the development, and there is a post office, two pubs and a Chinese take-away in the village. The adjacent town centres of Dunfermline and Cowdenbeath offer a wide choice of retailers including supermarkets, traditional butchers and bakers and a range of speciality shops.
Crossgates is well served by bus links with neighbouring towns and there are bus stops adjacent to the development in Springhill Brae. The train stations at Dunfermline Queen Margaret and Cowdenbeath are around two miles and three miles away respectively, and both operate services to Edinburgh. Around a mile from the M90 motorway, the development is also convenient for travel to Edinburgh International Airport and the Edinburgh Park and Ride facility.
Crossgates has a very good primary and nursery school catering for children aged 3 to 12 years, housed in a spacious two-storey building with an open outlook towards the Forth Bridges. There is a further choice of primary schools in Cowdenbeath. The local secondary school is Beath High, which moved into new purpose built premises in 2003. It was recently described by HM Inspectorate as providing a ‘very good’ quality of education.
Crossgates Medical Practice in Main Street is a full-time GP service with two doctors and a practice nurse. It also offers a wide range of specialist clinics. Convenient dental practices include surgeries in Cowdenbeath and Kelty.