The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Saturday, 4 September 2010

CKD Galbraith offer grazing and arable farm with two houses

AN excellent grazing and arable farm with two houses in an unspoilt rural situation in Ayrshire, Scotland is being offered for sale by CKD Galbraith.

Rarely does an opportunity arise for an enterprise such as Threave Farm, which is being marketed through leading independent property consultancy CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office. This lovely farm, set in rolling Ayrshire countryside just south of the village of Crosshill, comprises both the original farmhouse with steading, a new detached house, ancillary farm buildings and high quality farmland.

Threave Farmhouse (pictued above) is a substantial traditional house, forming part of an attractive enclosed courtyard with a range of adjoining outbuildings. Its extensive accommodation includes 5 bedrooms and 3 main reception rooms. Whilst the house requires a degree of refurbishment and modernisation, it offers an opportunity to create a stunning family home. The delightful courtyard could be converted for a variety of uses. With an additional grazing paddock of about 11 acres it would also suit anyone looking to set up an equestrian facility.

It is being marketed at offers over £295,000.

Adjacent to the farm steading is a new detached 3-4 bedroom country home (pictured above), built by Hope Homes in 2009, to a high specification, and ideally designed and situated to take advantage of the countryside views. The adjoining farmland comprises 128.7 acres in 10 fields of excellent arable and grazing land. There is a range of useful farm buildings, including a small portal frame stock shed, hay sheds and sheep pens. Offers over £650,000 are being sought.

Threave Farm could suit those with farming or equestrian interests, or even a joint enterprise or family purchase.

It is being marketed at offers over £945,000 for the whole.

For further information: Contact Bob Cherry 01292 268181

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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:

CKD Galbraith
7 Killoch Place
Ayr KA7 2EA
Ayrshire, Scotland

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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Monday, 30 August 2010

South Ayrshire Council invest in the future of sport

South Ayrshire Council is investing almost £80,000 to upgrade the facilities at Dam Park Stadium in Ayr, which will benefit individual and club athletes now and in the future.

Among the athletes who regularly use the stadium for training and competitions are members of Ayr Seaforth Athletics Club, who were training when a group of Councillors visited the track prior to the work starting.

[Pictured: Glen Harrower, Coach at Seaforth Athletic Club gets young athletes and (left to right) Councillor John Hampton, Councillor Tom Slider, Councillor Ian Cavana, Councillor Margaret Toner and Councillor Bill McIntosh up to the start line at the Dam Park Stadium.]

Councillor Bill McIntosh, the Leader of South Ayrshire Council said: “The eight lane track at Dam Park Stadium needs to be upgraded to ensure that it is fit for purpose now and in the future.

“In the current economic climate we have to think very carefully before we commit to spending money on facilities. However, in this instance we knew that we had to upgrade the facility to give athletes support by providing an appropriate place for them to train and compete.

“We are committed to encouraging people to adopt a healthy lifestyle and be the best that they can be and I believe that we will see the rewards for many years to come.”

Dam Park Stadium has a running track; two long jump run ups and pits; a high jump run up and landing area; shot putt circle; two javelin run ups and a cage for throwing events. The pavilion has five changing rooms, two toilet and shower blocks for competitors, two storerooms, entrance foyer and general-purpose area. The pavilion also contains a stand with pod seating for 478 spectators and a press box.

As well as athletics training and events, Dam Park Stadium has been used for football events, music festivals and fire safety events.

Councillor Margaret Toner, Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure Portfolio Holder (pictured above) said: “With the 2012 Olympics and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 the upgrading of this track has come at a vital time in Scottish sport.

“Once the work is carried out, local athletes will have an enhanced training facility that will help them maximise their chances of qualifying for national and international events.

“We are keen to have the stadium included as a training venue or pre-event holding camp for international teams prior to the Commonweath Games in 2014 and I am sure the upgrading will assist us in achieving this.”

Glen Harrower, the Coach at Ayr Seaforth Athletic Club said: “A new bright track with clear lanes will be a tremendous boost and benefit to both athletes and coaches in place of the existing dull and patchy surface where the lane markings and especially the hurdle markings have almost disappeared. Hopefully it will encourage better competitions at Ayr and the development of further facilities.”

The stadium will close around the 10 September for approximately three weeks so the improvement works can be carried out. The exact timescale will be influenced by the weather conditions.

The works include cleaning, re-surfacing and relining the entire track including the small verges, end steeplechase area, quadrant fan, two javelin runs and long jump run.


South Ayrshire Council

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