The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Sunday, 30 March 2014

CKD Galbraith offers for sale a magnificent country house on the banks of the River Ayr

Leading independent Scottish property consultancy CKD Galbraith is offering for sale Gadgirth House, a remarkable country house built in 2005 on the site of the original mansion of the historic Gadgirth Estate.  

The Estate lies on the banks of the River Ayr, sheltered by the surrounding policy woodland and the natural incline of the countryside which provided a vital defence to the original castle in years gone by.  

Gadgirth was of particular note in Ayrshire history with early references linking the land to “de Camera” or the Chalmer family whose surname denotes their official post – Great Chamberlain of Scotland.  The chamberlain was responsible for managing the king’s revenue and served as head of the Exchequer. Colonel Burnett was responsible for replacing the then crumbling castle with a magnificent mansion which was held by this family until the end of the 19th century. In 1969 the mansion was demolished and in 1993 bought by the present owners who recommenced the careful regeneration of a vital part of Ayrshire’s heritage.

The lands of the estate still retain their beauty and the area remains untouched and the Gadgirth of today is magnificent in its own right.  Constructed within a green oak frame the abundance of exposed oak beams and rafters brings the ambience of the outdoors in.  

Of particular note is the 40 foot drawing room with its vaulted ceiling, open fire with limestone surround and views over the manicured gardens to the River beyond.  The room is overlooked by a galleried snug.  

The bespoke kitchen is the hub of the house and is open to the dining room and sun room. 

Four en suite bedrooms are located on the ground floor with the master bedroom suite on the first. 

In contrast to the original mansion, Gadgirth House is fitted with the most advanced technology and systems.

A leisure complex with a level deck swimming pool, shower area, sauna and gymnasium forms an integral part of the property yet can be open in summer months to the south facing deck courtyard.   

The grounds and gardens of Gadgirth are perhaps of equal importance as the house itself.  Extending to approximately 10 acres and mainly south facing there are paths and walks interspersed between specimen trees and a stream running down to the River.  Level manicured lawns are overlooked by easily maintained borders and are awash with seasonal colour.  

The terraces and decking surrounding the house are ideal for summer relaxation and outdoor entertaining and come complete with hot tub and built in television.  There is also fishing on the River Ayr.

Gadgirth is a truly unique country house of considerable character situated in wooded parkland steeped in history, probably one of the most stunning homes to come onto the Ayrshire market in many years.  

Offers Over £950,000 are invited.

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For further information contact:

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

D/L Tel: 01292 292535
Switchboard:  01292 268181  
Fax: 01292 292300 

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

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