The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 30 August 2012

CKD Galbraith offer Ayrshire farmhouse requiring restoration with magnificent panoramic views

Leading Scottish property consultants CKD Galbraith are offering for sale an Ayrshire farmhouse requiring restoration with magnificent panoramic views.

West Hungryhill is a delightful farm steading occupying an elevated south-facing site within the peaceful Irvine Valley and available at Offers Over £200,000.
 
 
Sitting in a quiet and secluded position, the property enjoys an unspoilt aspect over the surrounding countryside standing in about 1.85 acres. Nearby, Galston (about 2 miles) has local shopping with highly regarded primary and secondary schooling and a golf course.
   
A delightful farm steading believed to date from the 1800s, West Hungryhill is uninhabited. Whilst now requiring restoration, it presents a wonderful opportunity to create a substantial country house in a lovely, south facing, elevated location.
 
Reached along a private farm road to a paddock to the rear of the house, West Hungryhill is built predominantly from stone on two storeys. The house adjoins useful traditional outbuildings into which it could easily be extended, subject to appropriate planning consents being obtained. These buildings also offer considerable potential for a variety of uses, including further residential development or rural commercial activity. Additional grazing land may be available by separate negotiation, and there is plenty of hacking opportunities in the surrounding quiet country lanes.
 
West Hungryhill Farm is a superbly positioned Farm Steading with great potential.
 
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.
 
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, 29 August 2012

Ayr Racecourse reports strong entry for the 2012 William Hill Ayr Gold Cup

By: Iain Ferguson
 
MORE than 200 horses have entered for the £120,000 William Hill Ayr Gold Cup, Europe’s richest sprint handicap, to be held at Ayr Racecourse on Saturday 22 September.
 
 
[Pictured: Last year’s William Hill Ayr Gold Cup winning jockey Franny Norton returns to the Winners Enclosure with his mount Our Jonathan.]
 
The 208-strong entry includes no fewer than 19 horses from Richard Fahey’s stable, while David Nicholls who has won the race six times has 16 entered.
 
The Irish have a small but select number aiming for the near £75,000 first prize, including Gordon Lord Byron, trained by Tom Hogan, the winner of the City Of York Stakes on Saturday.
 
There are four previous winners hoping for a repeat success – last year’s victor Our Jonathan, Jimmy Styles (2009), Regal Parade (2008) and Advanced (2007).
 
 
[Pictured: Jockey Franny Norton and Our Jonathan’s owner Dr Marwan Koukash celebrate last year’s William Hill Ayr Gold Cup win.]
 
Sponsors William Hill have installed four joint favourites in the betting at 14/1. They are Duke of Firenze from the Sir Michael Stoute yard, Mark Johnston’s Van Ellis, the Ron Harris trained Prodigality and Jim Goldie’s Hawkeyethenoo attempting to be the first Scottish trained winner since Roman Warrior in 1975 to win the race.
 
The aforementioned Gordon Lord Byron is priced at 16s along with David O’Meara’s Pepper Lane, winner of the Great St. Wilfrid at Ripon, Gramercy from David Simcock’s yard, George Margeson’s Imperial Guest who won a major heritage handicap at Goodwood at the weekend, Fulbright from Mark Johnston’s stable and Henry Candy’s Picabo.
 
For the first time ever this year all three major sprints held during the Festival – the William Hill Ayr Gold, Silver and Bronze Cups will be run on the Saturday, ensuring a record number of runners on the big day.
 
Lindsey Smith, Sales and Marketing Manager at Ayr Racecourse said: “We are delighted with the quantity and quality of the entries, which will ensure we have one of the best ever William Hill Ayr Gold Cups.
 
“The depth of entry also means there will be quality aplenty in both the Silver and Bronze Cups too, which will make for an incredible day’s racing.”
 
The William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival runs from Thursday 20 September until Saturday 22 September. For more information and details of discounts on advance bookings go on line at www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk or call 01292 264179.
 
For further information call Iain Ferguson on 01292 264179.
 
Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.
 



Tuesday, 28 August 2012

CKD Galbraith offer attractive Ayrshire residential farm with two houses and commercial buildings

Leading Scottish property consultants CKD Galbraith are offering for sale an attractive Ayrshire residential farm with two houses and commercial buildings.
 
 
Balgray Mill Farm is situated in a wonderful location about 2.5 miles from the pretty village of Fenwick and 3 miles from the market town of Stewarton.
 
The upgraded railway line at Stewarton now provides a regular half hourly train service to Glasgow city centre.
 
An attractive stock farm with two houses being sold as a whole or in 6 Lots.
 
Lot 1: The substantial Farmhouse with self contained annex is beautifully presented and has been extensively upgraded and modernised. Separate Workshop. 4 pony shelters. Garage and about 5.8 acres land.
 
 
Lot 2: A charming attached Cottage offering generous living accommodation, bright breakfasting kitchen with French doors to the private garden and about 5.8 acres land.
 
 
Lot 3: Let Commercial workshop, office and agricultural building.
 
 
Lots 4 – 6 comprise 117.3 acres grazing land.
 
A half share of ownership of Burnfoot Reservoir and adjoining land may be available by separate negotiation.
 
In a peaceful rural setting  within close proximity to Glasgow, Balgray Mill Farm will appeal to a variety of purchasers.
 
Balgray Mill Farm is marketing at Whole Offers over £850,000/
 
PDF available on www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk
 
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.
 
 



The countdown has started to Ayrshire’s Doors Open Day weekend

The countdown is on to Ayrshire’s 23rd Doors Open Day weekend in 2012, organised and managed by the Kyle and Carrick Civic Society, with support from other organisations including South Ayrshire Council and voluntary groups.
 
Running on 1 and 2 September, Doors Open Day offers a chance to take a sneak peek behind the doors of 78 buildings in Ayrshire – including castles, churches, townhouses, museums, towers, libraries and Council offices – and it’s all FREE!
 
Building on the success of the event last year, Ayr Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) has lined up a host of exciting and innovative art and culture events taking place in and around some of the buildings taking part in Doors Open Day.
 
These include a fantastic opportunity to take part in landscape and life drawing classes with artist Michelle Letowska in the stunning art room at Ayr Academy – opening its doors for the first time since 1995.
 
 
[Pictured: a brush with art in the Ayr Academy Art room. Pictured left to right are: Councillor Kirsty Darwent, Councillor Allan Dorans, Fraser Watson, Kyle and Carrick Civic Society, Tania Cassidy, ATHI and Kay Kean, Kyle and Carrick Civic Society.]
 
Or, for those who believe small is beautiful, there’s an opportunity to recreate Ayr’s High street in miniature, by going along to create your own mini building and add it to the 3D Tiny Town model at the Citadel Leisure Centre, created by local school pupils.
 
 
[Pictured: small is beautiful! (Back, left to right) Councillor John Hampton, Michael Hitchon, President of Kyle & Carrick Historical Society and Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure are pictured at St John’s primary school with pupils Kaitlyn Hunter, Dominic Jablonski, Lewis Grainger, Hannah Lynch and artist Tabita Witvliet Harvey as they recreate a miniature model of Ayr’s pink buildings.]
 
Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure said: “There really is something for everyone during Doors Open Day this year and it promises to be both fascinating and hands-on.
 
“Not only are the art classes and miniature model making great fun, they complement the workshops and classes being run at Holmstom House in Ayr, with the return of the 10 Rooms exhibition.
“During the Doors Open day weekend, you can try your hand at a wide range of different and exciting crafts and, best of all, it’s entirely free of charge!”
 
In addition to the art and craft activities, a wide ranging series of fascinating and informative events are also offered, ranging from architectural tours, building techniques, inspirational streetscapes, sculpture, aerial views of Ayr and contrasting the old with the new, as modern developments are compared to older buildings.
 
You can even take a trip to the top of Burns House and enjoy a truly stunning panoramic view of Ayr through the all-glass surrounds.
 
The Doors Open Day programme is available from all Ayrshire libraries and online at www.doorsopendays.org.uk
 
The comprehensive THI event programme can be viewed and downloaded at: www.ayrthi.org.uk or you can pick up leaflets from Council offices, libraries and the THI office at 11 High Street, Ayr.
 
South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.