The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 19 July 2012

CKD Galbraith offer small residential farm with 2 houses, office, workshop and fishings

Leading independent Scottish property consultants CKD Galbraith are offering for sale Templandshaw Farm, a fine small farm with about 97 acres privately situated with 2 houses in a tranquil rural location about 2 miles from the picturesque village of Sorn in Ayrshire.


Comprising an attractive extended farmhouse, a separate detached one-bedroom cottage and further adjoining outbuildings, now a workshop, office and garaging. The farmhouse has a lovely lounge with solid fuel woodburning stove and two sets of patio doors giving access to the garden and a lovely farmhouse style kitchen with granite worktop and breakfasting area. There are 4 bedrooms (master en suite) in total.


The cottage is currently used for holiday accommodation and has its own enclosed garden. The office and workshop could be used as an annex to the house for further residential accommodation or for commercial purposes.


Sorn is well known for its ancient castle and church, as well as being the birthplace of Alexander Peden, the subject of much Convenanter literature. In more modern times, the village has achieved numerous awards in the various beautiful village competitions.


There is about 24 acres of grazing land and about 71 acres of moss with one mile of single bank salmon fishings on the River Ayr. The fishings are a wonderful asset to the farmhouse, and together with the land and privacy, it has a spectacular rural outlook.

Templandshaw Farm is available at Offers Over £375,000.

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 200 people in offices in Edinburgh, Stirling, 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.

Enquiries:

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: http://www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

South Ayrshire Council officially re-opens new improved Carnegie Library in Ayr

South Ayrshire Council’s flagship library, Carnegie in Ayr, has reopened after a brief closure for internal improvement works, marking an investment of around £15,000 in the popular facility.


[Pictured at the officially opening of Carnegie Library in Ayr after the internal improvements are Councillors Bill Grant, Ann Galbraith, Peter Convery, John Allan, Rita Miller and Philip Saxton, members of the Knit and Natter group, teenage library users, visually impaired users, Bookbug and members of his reading group, library staff and library users.]
  
The four-day closure provided an opportunity for the reorganisation of the internal layout of the library to ensure Carnegie continues to deliver a first-class, modern library and information service that meets the changing needs of its customers.

The improvements include:

* More flexibility and space within the Children’s Section to accommodate the increasing numbers coming along to Book Bug and Rhyme Time sessions for the youngest readers.
* The introduction of a new ‘Young Adults’ section.
* An additional issue/return desk at the Garden Street entrance, which is being used more and more by customers because of its accessibility.
* New shelving units and better signage to ensure readers can browse and find the books they want quickly and easily.
* An improved online reference resource replacing the limited availability of printed resources and to reflect changing patterns in use.

South Ayrshire Council's library services continue to be popular with the public, with the number of books being issued to 10 to 14 year olds up 15%, to young adults up 60%, to childminders up 21% and to teachers up 12%.

After officially opening Carnegie Library following the improvements Councillor Bill Grant, Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure Portfolio Holder said:  “Our library service is recognised as being one of the most forward thinking and groundbreaking in Scotland.

“We are innovative and embrace modern technology to ensure we provide diverse services for everyone in our communities. By continually modernising and improving our library services to meet the needs of our customers, whether they are babies, toddlers, teenagers, students or older people we ensure the service is fit for purpose.

“Before making any changes at Carnegie we consulted with Library Services Scotland, listened to the Mums and Dads who bring their children to Bookbug sessions, talked to young adults to see what would encourage them to use our services more and looked at what would make access to our facilities easier.

“Only after we had considered all their views did we go ahead with the changes.  We now have a much more user friendly library. The changes to the layout in the children’s section and the creation of a new young adults’ section will ensure we provide a tailored approach to reading and borrowing that best meets their needs.

“Whether you visit the library to select books, use the computers, attend the Bookbug sessions, listen to a talk from a visiting author, select an audio book, or use the reference facilities there really is something for everyone.  For the visually impaired we provide large print books, audio equipment and computer facilities to enable them to make full use of our facilities.

“All the books and shelving in the library have been moved, new signs put up and furniture rearranged and artwork placed on the walls. All of this work, which was a mammoth task, was carried out by the team who work at the Carnegie library during the few days it was closed.”

South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

CKD Galbraith report rented property market in Ayr remains strong

The rented property market in Ayr is still going strong, according to leading property consultants CKD Galbraith, as many would-be property owners are still choosing to rent during the uncertain economic climate.

Statistics from the firm show that CKD Galbraith’s average rent in the area has remained steady at £641 per calendar month over the year and there has been a notable shift towards a demand for larger properties to let in the first quarter of 2012. The average time to let for CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office is over a week less than the Scottish average of 44 days, as reported by Citylets.

Currently there are 300 properties being let out through CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office.


CKD Galbraith’s lettings manager in Ayr Joyce Smart (pictured above) said: “Our local statistics from Ayr reflect the national trend for the growing demand for privately rented homes.
 
“There is no doubt that the swell in popularity of rented accommodation is caused by the continuing difficulties that would-be homeowners are facing in financing their first purchase. However, there has been a shift in the dynamics over the last few years. The rental market is not just the choice of the young and old – the groups who traditionally tend to rent. We are now witnessing more families and full-time workers renting in the face of barriers such as tight mortgage lending criteria, job-related relocation and an uncertain financial future.

“In Ayr we are seeing a significant demand for quality flats and houses from both young professionals and families.

“We have noticed a trend of landlords moving towards a managed service as legislation tightens in this sector of the market with the launch of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme this month.”

CKD Galbraith offers both the full lettings management service and a finders-fee service, dependant on landlords’ requirements, and work closely alongside othe firm’s residential sales department.
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, Stirling, 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.

Enquiries:

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: http://www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.


Celebrity TV chef Mafiz Ali opens new "Ayr Spice" takeaway in Ayr

Celebrity TV chef Mafiz Ali, proprietor of the popular Ayr Spice Indian Restaurant in Minishant, South Ayrshire, has opened a new Bangladeshi and Indian Takeaway shop at 236 Prestwick Road, Ayr KA8 8NW, just a few paces from the Heathfield traffic lights.


The exciting and mouth-watering menu can be found online. CLICK HERE 

The new outlet is open seven days a week including bank holidays from 4pm until 10pm.

Free home delivery on orders over £15 within a 4 mile radius.

There is 10% discount on collection on orders over £10.

Free coffee while you wait for your order.

Fast and friendly service.

Telephone: 01292 261888


Mafiz Ali commented: “Nothing can beat the real dining out in a restaurant experience, and we look forward to still seeing customers old and new at Ayr Spice in Minishant on a regular basis.

"But when people want a quick and easy meal in their own home, then I know that they will be delighted with the food from my new Ayr Spice Bangladeshi and Indian Takeaway at 236 Prestwick Road in Ayr.

"And of course we will also still be offering our popular takeaway service from Ayr Spice in Minishant.”

PR-Inside 

Enquiries:

Mafiz Ali
Ayr Spice Indian Restaurant
The Old Minishant Memorial Church
 22 Ayr Road
 Minishant
 Ayrshire
 KA19 8EX

Tel: 01292 441 413


Monday, 16 July 2012

CKD Galbraith offer for sale attractive detached house in rural location

Leading independent Scottish property consultants CKD Galbraith are offering for sale Pharos, a fine detached sandstone house located in a tranquil semi-rural setting on the edge of the town of Newmilns with views over the East Ayrshire countryside.

 
The house is built on 3 storeys and offers spacious accommodation including a delightful sun room on the ground floor which opens onto a superb balcony which overlooks the pretty garden and open fields beyond.


The basement floor of the house provides extensive further space including a utility room and two large storerooms which could easily be converted to an office or further accommodation if required.
   
Pharos was built in 1902 and many of the original features remain including the ornate cornice in the public rooms.


Newmilns Town Centre is designated an Outstanding Conservation Area and there are a number of listed buildings including the Newmilns Keep, the town’s oldest building dating from the 1530s.


There were 32 factories producing lace in Newmilns and Darvel in the early 1900s, today there is just one. The magnificent Lanfine Estate with tree lined avenues is nearby.


Pharos is sure to appeal to a family looking for a substantial home within easy reach of Glasgow.

Offers Over £195,000 are being sought.

PDF available on www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk

A complete set of high-res photographs of this property is available on Flickr CLICK HERE

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, Stirling, 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.

Enquiries:

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: http://www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.