Saturday, 24 July 2010
CKD Galbraith offer stunning eco-friendly country house near Ayr
SCOTLAND'S leading independent property consultancy CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is offering for sale a stunning eco-friendly country house near Ayr.
Anyone who recalls the cold weather which hit Ayrshire over the New Year 2009/10, might wish they had been living in a house like Valhalla.
This stunning barn conversion has been designed and built by the current owners to an exacting specification which exceeds Scandinavian standards, resulting in a high “C” energy efficiency rating. The resulting estimated heating costs of around £740 per annum, are remarkable for a 5 bedroomed house of this size, over 3,700 sq ft.
Valhalla is part of an exclusive settlement of country houses about 10 minutes drive from the county town of Ayr. Completed in 2006, the house has been painstakingly converted from the original stone buildings to form a fabulous home of considerable character. As well as a high specification of insulation and build quality, the owners have combined the use of natural materials together with Scandinavian technology to create a stunning family home.
Valhalla is also an eco-enthusiast’s dream. The house is heated by a ground source heat pump – a marvellous carbon neutral solution. Solar panels with an electric backup system provide hot water. Secondary heating is provided via a wood burning stove. These are sources of energy which emit little or no carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Throughout, the attention to detail and imagination in design is easy to see. The heart of the house is the stunning 38ft kitchen/dining room with double doors leading to a formal lounge. French doors lead to the garden patio, and a staircase to a cosy first floor sitting room or bedroom. There are two further reception rooms, utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor.
The first floor includes a wonderful master bedroom suite with en-suite bathroom and separate dressing area. Three further bedrooms are here, one with an en-suite shower room, and separate family bathroom.
Outside, the garden and woodland grounds frame the house and provide a backdrop to the lovely south westerly views.
Properties like Valhalla are unusual in Ayrshire. This is an outstanding opportunity for a family looking for eco-friendly living in a highly efficient home.
For further information: Contact Bob Cherry 01292 268181
PDF available on www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk
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:
7 Killoch Place
Ayr KA7 2EA
Contact: R A Cherry BSc MRICS
Tel: 01292 268181
Fax: 01292 292300
Independent property consultancy CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is a founder member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.
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Thursday, 22 July 2010
Scotland Office Minister visits Prestwick Air Traffic Control Centre
Scotland Office Minister David Mundell MP has paid a visit to Prestwick’s new Air Traffic Control Centre, where, along with local MSP John Scott, he met with the Centre’s operations director Pauline Lamb and other staff members to learn about the work undertaken at the Prestwick centre.
[Pictured: David Mundell MP, John Scott MSP and Prestwick Air Traffic Control Centre operations director Pauline Lamb.]
Speaking after his visit, David Mundell said: “There is no doubt that the Prestwick centre is a fantastic facility, and it was fascinating to meet and speak with so many air traffic controllers and other staff members who are responsible for handling just under half of the UK’s air traffic in controlled airspace.
“In fact Prestwick controls up to a million flights a year, and more airspace than any other European control centre. That’s a real success story and one that I am determined to do all I can to help promote, to the benefit of Ayrshire and Scotland as a whole.”
John Scott said: “The Prestwick air traffic control centre is a huge asset to our area, providing 800 high-skilled jobs, and I am delighted that the Minister felt it important to visit and see for himself the work done here and to discuss with senior managers and air traffic controllers the ways in which he might assist them in growing their business.”
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