Wednesday, 9 June 2010
CKD Galbraith market beautiful contemporary house on Isle of Arran
CKD Galbraith and Arran Estate Agents are marketing a delightful contemporary house occupying a sheltered position in the charming village of Whiting Bay, on the South East coast of the Isle of Arran.
"Aorangi", which translates as “cloud of heaven” in Polynesian in New Zealand, was built in the early 1980s, and is constructed of timber to a Scandinavian design on a single storey under a tiled roof.
The situation of the house is extremely private with accommodation comprising a superb lounge leading out to a large decked area, spacious kitchen/family dining room with wood burning stove, 3 bedrooms (one en suite), master bedroom suite, family bathroom, utility and study.
The mature and well stocked gardens, which are a particular feature of the property, extend to about 0.45 acres in total.
At one time all that existed at Whiting Bay were a series of tiny settlements either on the shore or just above and behind it. The origins of some of these settlements are very ancient. On the hillside behind Largymore at the southern end of Whiting Bay are the Giants Graves, a prehistoric burial site. At the village’s northern end, Kingscross Point, a dun or fortified farmstead has been found dating back the better part of two thousand years.
Rather more recently, Kingscross was used by Vikings as a settlement and burial site, and it has been suggested that the bay to the south was named after them, with “Viking Bay” later becoming corrupted to Whiting Bay.
One of the local walks at Whiting Bay is Glenashdale Falls. A walk past farms and fields, along forest paths edged with ferns, mosses and lichens, and past the tumbled stones of prehistoric forts.
"Aorangi" is an attractive contemporary home on the edge of a popular village on the island, equally suitable for holiday letting potential or as a permanent residence.
A Guide Price of £345,000 is being sought for "Aorangi".
PDF on www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk
For further information:
Bob Cherry (CKD Galbraith) 01292 268181
Bob Brass (Arran Estate Agents) 01770 302 310
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.
Independent property consultancy 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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