Tulloch Homes has received planning consent for a second phase of 48 homes at the Woodlands development at Carrbridge.
A Section 75 agreement has also been concluded with Highland Council.
A surge of interest in homes with a rural setting is being reported by the Highlands’ largest housebuilder, which will make the Carrbridge location, bordered by native Caledonian pine forest, particularly appealing.
Lynne Boyd, sales director of Tulloch Homes, said: ”The pandemic and lockdown has clearly influenced more homebuyers to seek a rural environment and more space.
“This includes space to work from home as well as easy access to the countryside, which is a feature of our various locations.
“Only two homes remain to be sold from the first phase of 24 at Carrbridge and the planning approval enables us to go forward with the larger phase.”
Woodlands, off the main street at the south end of the village, seven miles from Aviemore, has the rural touch with external timber features and is environmentally friendly with air source heat pumps.
Ms Boyd indicated Tulloch’s market research has identified homebuyers gravitating more towards edge of town/city or rural locations.
“Covid-19 has focused people on having extra internal space in which to work, and space outside for family leisure time”, she said.
Tulloch Homes currently has developments in Conon Bridge, Muir of Ord, Inverness, and Glenrothes, Fife. New developments, with planning approval, are in the pipeline at Kirkhill, Culbokie, Aviemore and Stirling.
Help is at hand if you are looking to buy a Tulloch Home, but don’t have a large deposit.
If you are eligible for the Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme, you could receive assistance of up to 15% of the purchase price of a new Tulloch home.
Help to Buy funding - for completions before March 31, 2019, is available on all Tulloch homes up to £200,000.