The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Monday, 24 October 2011

CKD Galbraith offer classical mansion, farmland and woodland in Ayrshire

Oswald Hall in Ayrshire, an outstanding classical mansion with superb Robert Adam interiors, is on the market for offers over £1 million through leading Scottish property consultants CKD Galbraith, together with Knight Frank.


The mansion is the main house of the Auchincruive Estate which is situated in wooded countryside on the River Ayr, on the outskirts of the county town of Ayr. It has been owned by the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) since 1927. SAC have relocated elements of its teaching to the new Riverside Campus in Ayr, and are in the process of consolidating other activities at the Auchincruive Estate over the next few years and Oswald Hall is surplus to their requirements, as is Mount Loudoun Farmland and Woodland, also offered for sale and detailed below.


An important Grade A listed building which has been well maintained by SAC, it has been used in recent years as a conference centre and wedding venue. It has some spectacular principal rooms designed by Robert Adam and a floor area of about 36,000 square feet. The largest room can easily accommodate 90 delegates.


Being highly accessible from the M77 and A77, Glasgow and Prestwick Airports, it has huge potential for a wide variety of uses – as a private residence with offices, a hotel, headquarters building, research or conversion to residential apartments.

Oswald Hall was built in 1767 by Richard Oswald. Wings were added and other additions made in the 19th century. An impressive and important building, it has superb plasterwork in the main rooms and there are dramatic hanging gardens on the slopes between the mansion and the River Ayr.

Standing in its own grounds of about 38 acres, there is also the prospect of acquiring further land and property within the Auchincruive Estate.

SAC and AWG Property Limited have conceived a Masterplan for the future development of the surplus elements of the Estate with a new village of up to 495 homes, 60,000 square feet of business and research floor space, a golf course and equestrian centre.

Oswald Hall is a wonderful opportunity; an historic house in a magnificent position which over time will become the centrepiece of a new village in an accessible situation on the Ayrshire Coast.

Offers over £1,000,000 are being sought for Oswald Hall.

For further information on the sale of Oswald Hall please visit www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk or contact Bob Cherry on 01292 268181or email: bob.cherry@ckdgalbraith.co.uk

Mount Loudoun Farmland and Woodland

A highly productive block of farmland and woodland at Auchincruive on the outskirts of Ayr is being marketed for sale through leading Scottish property consultants CKD Galbraith.


Mount Loudoun farmland and woodland, extending to some 144 acres, is presently owned by the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) and has been managed as part of the Ayr College farm since 1927. SAC have relocated elements of its teaching to the new Riverside Campus in Ayr, and are in the process of consolidating other activities at the Auchincruive Estate over the next few years, and this land is surplus to their requirements.

SAC and AWG Property Ltd have conceived a Masterplan for the future development of the surplus elements of Auchincruive which includes a new village of up to 495 houses, 60,000 square feet of business and research space, a wedding and conference centre, a golf course and equestrian centre.

The Mount Loudoun farmland is on the opposite side of the River Ayr from the site of this major initiative.

Being marketed through CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office, offers over £300,000 are being sought for Mount Loudoun farmland and woodland.

For further information on the sale of Mount Loudoun Farmland and Woodland please visit www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk or contact Bob Cherry on 01292 268181 or email: bob.cherry@ckdgalbraith.co.uk

About CKD Galbraith

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy specialising in serving the needs of private clients. It employs over 200 people in offices in Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling, 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 enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

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. CKD Galbraith’s in-house AMC (Agricultural Mortgage Corporation) agents assist in securing loans for a range of farming purposes with the specialist team offering a competitive service to assist clients with applications for IACS, SRDP, Rural Stewardship Schemes, SNH Natural Care Scheme and SSSI Agreements.

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