Friday, 26 February 2010
CKD Galbraith offer magnificent castle in Ayrshire for sale
CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office is marketing a superb “A” listed historical mansion house, situated grandly within a 60 acre secluded wooded estate by Beith in North Ayrshire.
Dating from 1551, when Hugh Ralstoun purchased the estate of Woodside of Turnerland, the castle was originally a square tower which still forms a portion of the present mansion. The castle stayed in the hands of the Ralstoun family until 1771, by which time it had been altered several times. Further additions and extensions were made in 1833, and the current façade was extensively remodelled in 1890. The current owners have carried out a major programme of refurbishment to put the house in a sound state of repair.
Internally the rooms are spacious and well proportioned. With the accommodation arranged over five floors, from the original arched vaulted dungeons to the tower bedrooms on the second and third floors, each part of the house reflects an evolution of the changes in architectural style over the years.
The principal rooms have considerable character, and incorporate many attractive period features including marble and stone fireplaces, ornate plasterwork and extensive wood panelling. There are five primary bedrooms as well as the five tower bedrooms, while a self-contained basement apartment has excellent letting potential.
In 2009, the owners have further extended the Castle with an impressive conservatory affording wonderful views over the gardens and grounds, and have also created a superb new luxury modern kitchen suitable for formal entertaining.
From the outside, the Castle has a wonderfully imposing presence, with a host of Scottish baronial flourishes including stepped gables, tall dormer windows and circular corner turrets with conical roofs.
The wooded grounds provide considerable privacy, with paddocks and grazing land available for equestrian or other uses. There is also extensive garaging and outbuildings.
Situated within easy driving distance of both Glasgow City Centre and two international airports, Woodside Castle presents a rare opportunity to purchase an outstanding, substantial country house of historical and architectural significance.
Guide Price: £1,950,000.
Contact: Bob Cherry
Telephone: 01292 268181
From outside the UK: +44 (0)1292 268181
About CKD Galbraith
CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy specialising in serving the needs of private clients. It employs over 160 people in offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso and Peebles.
The partnership provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential and rural sectors throughout Scotland. The company’s rural arm specialises in farm sales and purchases, the management and sale of large estates and woodland, valuations and building surveying work.
The company enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson, as well as providing a range of services to the farming community through an association with United Auctions, Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers and procurement specialists.
CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office is a founder member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.
CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office:
7 Killoch Place
Ayr KA7 2EA
Contact: R A Cherry BSc MRICS
Tel: 01292 268181
Fax: 01292 292300
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