Living at Keepers Gate
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as being a pleasant place to live. So here’s some useful information about the area around Keepers Gate at Ellismuir.
Keepers Gate at Ellismuir has an excellent selection of outdoor leisure amenities within easy reach. Approximately three miles to the north, Drumpelier Country Park includes five hundred acres of heath and woodland and two natural lochs with picnic sites, an adventure playground and facilities for boating and angling. To the east, the vast Strathclyde Country Park offers a watersports centre based on Strathclyde Loch, complementing mature woods and wetland habitats that are ideal for walking, cycling, horse-riding, sunbathing and bird-watching. Strathclyde Country Park also hosts major events, from exhibitions to regattas and country fairs, throughout the year. And, even closer, the 13th-century Bothwell Castle set in beautiful grounds overlooks the River Clyde.
Keepers Gate at Ellismuir is ideally located for access to the motorway network. The M73, M74 and M8 all pass close to the development, offering rapid travel in every direction. Glasgow, Edinburgh and the surrounding towns can also be reached easily by public transport, and the local train station at Baillieston is within walking distance of the development.
Sport & Leisure
There are several gyms and health clubs in the area around Keepers Gate at Ellismuir, including DW Sports Fitness Club which is only a short drive away at Glasgow Fort. There are also five golf clubs in easy reach, including the nine hole course at Calderbraes Golf Club, just a short walk away, and the excellent eighteen hole Sandyhills Golf Club, around one and a half miles to the east. Other leisure facilities serving Keepers Gate include Uddingston Library, which lends music CDs as well as books and has a number of computers for free public use.
In addition to the attractions of Glasgow city centre, which are easily accessible for days and evenings out, the many amenities in the immediate area include a Showcase cinema and Hollywood Bowl at the Barrbridge Leisure Centre. There is also a Beefeater restaurant and pub in Hamilton Road, virtually adjacent to the development, and Uddingston offers a further range of fine bars and restaurants, such as the Angels Hotel. The exciting adventure rides of M&D’s Theme Park in Strathclyde Country Park are also within easy reach.
The area offers a good range of both Roman Catholic schools and non-denominational schools. Our Sales Adviser on site will be able to provide you with contact details on request.
The Baillieston Health Centre, around fifteen minutes’ walk from the development, offers a comprehensive range of GP services, specialist clinics, health visitors, counselling and a dental surgery. There is also a second doctors’ surgery in Bellshill Road, around two miles away.
There are excellent local shopping centres in nearby Baillieston and Uddingston, with convenience stores, newsagents, a post-office, pharmacists, and a wide choice of food and drink shops, including supermarkets. The major retail parks
in the area include the new Glasgow Fort Shopping Park, a little over a mile to the north of the development.
There are recycling facilities for glass and plastic bottles, textiles, paper and household metal packaging in the car park of the Morrison’s supermarket on Ravenswood Road. Charity recycling bins for clothing, textiles and shoes in Tannochside Business Park, less than three miles away, raise funds for Diabetes Scotland, and a larger recycling site at Eastfield, on Cambuslang Road, accepts electrical and electronic equipment including televisions, cardboard, glass and metal household waste.