The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 29 April 2011

CKD Galbraith offer for sale delightful listed cottage in Alloway

Scotland’s leading independent property consultancy CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office has announced that an opportunity has arisen to purchase a charming former gate lodge, conveniently situated close to the popular village of Alloway, a sought after residential suburb of Ayr.


Cambusdoon Lodge was the original gatehouse to Cambusdoon House, built for James Baird and latterly a prep school. Nowadays only the ruins of an arch remain of the imposing house, along with this strikingly pretty single storey gabled lodge, which is situated at the former entrance gates and boundary wall leading off Greenfield Avenue.


The original sandstone cottage dates from 1807 and is similar in style to nearby lodge houses of the same era, with beautiful Jacobean style detailing including crow stepped gables and carved stonework. It has been extended over the years to create a delightful home with accommodation on one level. There is a formal living room with bay window and adjoining dining room, two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom, and a sunny south west facing conservatory. To the rear are terraced gardens overlooking Belleisle Golf Course.

The village of Alloway is known for its historic connections with Robert Burns, and the location of Cambusdoon Lodge has strong associations with the Bard as being on the route that Tam O’Shanter, in the poem of the same name, took from the local inn to nearby Brig O’ Doon.

This is a unique opportunity to purchase a delightful home of historic local interest, close to the heart of Alloway.

Offers Over £170,000 are being sought.

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 180 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 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.

Contact:

CKD Galbraith
7 Killoch Place
Ayr KA7 2EA
Ayrshire, Scotland
Contact: R A Cherry BSc MRICS

Tel: 01292 268181
Fax: 01292 292300
E-mail: bob.cherry@ckdgalbraith.co.uk
Web: www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is a founder member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

MaidSafe Foundation announces charity launch event in Troon

All interested local residents of all ages are cordially invited to The MaidSafe Foundation launch event on Thursday 5 May from 6-8pm at 72 Templehill in Troon, Ayrshire.

The evening centres around a complimentary BBQ and entry to this informal event is free.


[Pictured: The MaidSafe team.]

The event will start with a short presentation on the Foundation and the plans for a Fab Lab in Troon. A mobile Fab Lab from the Netherlands will be at the event so that all guests can view the facilities and gauge the benefits this can provide to the local community.

Children are very welcome and there will be plenty of activities (bouncy castle, face painting, science games) to keep them occupied.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a fun and educational evening.

Please RSVP to:

Lorraine McNally-Jones lorraine@maidsafefoundation.org 01292 750020

Melanie van de Velde melanie@maidsafefoundation.org 01292 750021

www.maidsafefoundation.org
Registered Scottish Charity: SC042032

What is a Fab Lab?

A Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) is a small-scale workshop anyone can use to design and make pretty much anything.

About the Maidsafe Foundation

Established at the start of 2011, Maidsafe Foundation is a registered Scottish Charity: SC042030.

Over the next few years, our aim will be to develop a variety of services that will empower people and help them to be able to contribute towards creating a fairer, healthier and more balanced world.

We will work with schools, universities, innovators, artists, businesses but especially those around the globe who could use a helping hand. In the UK we will have a special focus on helping to create opportunities for young and disadvantaged people, enabling them to actively use their talents and potential to benefit their communities and society.

As we are still in our infancy, please bear with us during our start-up phase. Please get in touch if you're interested in hearing more or if you would like to support us or get involved in any shape or form!

The Maidsafe Foundation
72 Templehill
Troon, Ayrshire,
Scotland KA10 6BE

www.maidsafefoundation.org
Registered Scottish Charity: SC042032

Monday, 25 April 2011

CKD Galbraith offer country homes near Ayr by Dawn Developments

Scotland’s leading independent property consultancy CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office has announced that the latest phase of a stunning development of country homes near Doonfoot is now available for viewing.


Occupying a fabulous rural location (pictured above), on the edge of the Carrick Hills just south of Ayr, Burton Farm is a group of substantial, high quality homes being constructed by Dawn Developments, who are converting and re-building this traditional stone steading to create a group of six wonderful family homes.

The marketing of the first phase at Burton Farm last year resulted in a high level of interest with reservations being taken within days of the launch.

There are now four houses left.


The Granary (pictured above), which has been imaginatively converted from part of the original stone farmhouse, is available to view as a Show House. This is a three bedroom family home with a stunning contemporary layout, occupying a prime position within the development. It has been carefully designed to take advantage of its wonderful south westerly views.


There are four excellent detached houses being created from the former Burton Farm steading. (CGI image of one above). With three or four bedrooms, these are ideal family homes within the school catchment areas for Doonfoot Primary and Belmont Academy.

The location of the farm just south of Doonfoot is a wonderful area for families. Ayr Beach is within walking distance whilst a local cycling trail goes straight into the heart of Alloway. All the houses have private gardens and allocated parking. The elevated setting offers panoramic views of Ayr, Arran and the Firth of Clyde.

Dawn Developments have drawn on their many years of experience to create homes with exceptional attention to detail and the finest quality finishes. Kitchens are by Alno or similar, including a range of integrated appliances. The bathrooms have high quality sanitary ware and there is tiling by Porcelanosa throughout.

The houses are heated by an air source heat pump by Worcester – an eco-friendly solution, widely used in Scandinavia, which may qualify for payments through the Renewable Heat Incentive which is being introduced in June 2011. In addition each house benefits from underfloor heating and high performance insulation.

Burton Granary is being offered at a Fixed Price of £355,000. The remaining properties,with prices from Fixed Price £315,000, are being built to order, offering a wonderful opportunity for someone to put their own stamp on an outstanding family home in a sought after location.

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 180 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 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.

Contact:

CKD Galbraith
7 Killoch Place
Ayr KA7 2EA
Ayrshire, Scotland
Contact: R A Cherry BSc MRICS

Tel: 01292 268181
Fax: 01292 292300
E-mail: bob.cherry@ckdgalbraith.co.uk
Web: www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is a founder member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.