The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 20 November 2014

CKD Galbraith offers for sale traditional stone built Ayrshire house with outstanding elevated coastal views

Leading independent Scottish property consultancy CKD Galbraith is offering for sale Drumshang House in Dunure, which enjoys a beautiful, elevated position overlooking the Firth of Clyde towards Arran and the Antrim coast. 

The property dates from the late 18th century and whilst little is known of its history it was undoubtedly a property of note in the locality. 

Dunure is a pretty fishing village with a sheltered harbour and a well reputed local inn. The remains of Dunure Castle dominate the headland - originally the main fortress for the powerful Kennedy family and where Mary Queen of Scots once stayed for three days as a guest of Gilbert Kennedy. A winding path leads from Drumshang House down to the shoreline at Old Kate’s Bay - part of the Ayrshire Coastal path which stretches for some 91 miles (not for the faint-hearted).

The property itself is a traditional stone built house with well proportioned rooms and a sensible layout.  

The main reception rooms have westerly outlooks and the drawing room and master bedroom both have picture windows which not only afford wonderful views but enhance the natural light. 

Four good sized bedrooms and a box room are located on the first floor. 

The master bedroom suite has a dressing room and ensuite bathroom and there is also an artist’s studio and two further bathrooms.  

In addition to the accommodation Drumshang House has a range of traditional outbuildings in a courtyard formation including a workshop, stables and a large barn supplied with three-phase electricity. Adjoining the outbuildings is a former groom’s cottage which, with a little upgrading, would make an ideal holiday cottage. 

Landscaped gardens complement Drumshang House providing a variety of seasonal colour. There is also grazing land of approximately 3 acres which is divided into two paddocks and sheltered by an area of mature woodland.

In 1972 a Conservation Agreement was entered into with the National Trust for Scotland protecting the lands to the west of Drumshang. The Agreement prevents the erection of new buildings, the placing of mobile or static caravans and the felling of any unnecessary trees without the consent of the National Trust. The Agreement runs in perpetuity thus ensuring the views from Drumshang House will remain untouched and undeveloped.

Offers Over £650,000 are being sought.

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

Contact: R A Cherry BSc MRICS 
Tel: 01292 268181 
Fax: 01292 292300 

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

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