The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 4 June 2015

CKD Galbraith offers a taste of the country close to the city

Leading independent Scottish property consultancy CKD Galbraith is offering for sale Langlee Farm, Newton Mearns, a traditional stone built farmhouse thought to date from around 1850.  

The property was originally a working dairy farm and, like many in the area, would have supplied the city of Glasgow with fresh milk, butter and buttermilk.

As the roads in the area improved, so did the trade, and it was said that there was a “daily morning exit of assorted wheeled vehicles which could be seen leaving the Parish carrying their sought after fresh products to eager customers in the city”.  

Like many of the farms in the area, the property is built around three sides of a square and close to the Earn Water - which would have been used to power the churns originally. The remains of an old mill lie within the gardens.          

Internally the property is spacious and bright with well-proportioned rooms and the useful addition of a large one-bedroom adjoining annexe.  

The house retains much of its original character and is simply laid out for practical living.  

The farmhouse kitchen has a range of modern units with an electric stove and is open plan to an informal breakfasting area. A door leads through to the dining room.  

The sitting room is a cosy room with an open fire and exposed ceiling beams and there is a more informal sitting area in the sun porch.  

Four bedrooms and a bathroom are located on the first floor. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. 

Langlee Farm has a range of adjoining stone outbuildings including the old dairy, garaging and a barn and there are also separate outbuildings including a substantial byre and a large shed.  

The gardens are well tended and awash with seasonal colour. There is a productive orchard with apple, cherry and pear trees and an area of sheltered woodland. A paddock of approximately 4 acres provides grazing.   

Offers Over £785,000 are being sought. 

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

Tel: 01292 268181   
Fax: 01292 292300 

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

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Filly aims to follow in famous father’s hoof prints at Ayr Racecourse

By: Iain Ferguson

RACING action returns to Ayr next Monday afternoon (8 June) with totepool Raceday featuring seven races which have attracted 163 entries. 

Maiden races at Ayr often throw up some top horses, and in recent years the likes of Wootton Bassett and The Wow Signal have won on their debuts, and there could be another superstar in the making in the Bet Toteplacepot/EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes for two year-olds over six furlongs. 

Interestingly enough, Lady Wootton, trained by Keith Dalgleish, is a daughter of Wootton Bassett, and will be trying to emulate her famous father by winning first time out at Ayr.

[Pictured: Wootton Bassett wins at Ayr in June 2010. 
Can his daughter emulate him on Monday?]

The feature race of the day, the Handicap, is also over the six furlong trip, and with £12,500 in prize-money this has attracted a large entry including course specialist Jinky from the in-form Linda Perratt yard. Other intended runners here include Colonel Mak, trained by David Barron, the winner of the 2010 William Hill Ayr Silver Cup and fourth in the following year’s William Hill Ayr Gold Cup. 

Royal Duchess, a winner at the last Ayr meeting, goes for a quick fire course double in the Bet totequadpot Handicap over seven furlongs. Trained by Lucy Normile in Perthshire, this five year-old loves the track and will go very close. 

The curtain comes down on the meeting with the Bet Totetrifecta Amateur Riders’ Handicap which sees the evergreen Carol Bartley in action, and her likely mount will be the Jim Goldie trained veteran Grand Diamond. Top male amateur rider Simon Walker takes the mount on Alan Swinbank’s Dancin Alpha while Linda Perratt saddles Schmooze. 

Top jockeys in action include Phillip Makin, Tom Eaves and Paul Mulrennan.

For more information on racing at Ayr call 01292 264179 or go online at  

For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292 294972 or 07795 565691. 

Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.