The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

CKD Galbraith offers for sale secluded Ayrshire country house in its own grounds with views over Carrick Hills

Leading independent Scottish property consultancy CKD Galbraith is offering for sale Knoweholm, a secluded Ayrshire country house situated within its own grounds of some 21 acres with far reaching views towards the Carrick Hills.

The property lies about one mile from the village of Minishant – a small yet thriving village formed along the A77. The village was known historically for its blanket weaving factories but is now a popular base for commuters to both Ayr and Glasgow. There is a general store and post office in the village as well as a small primary school and two well regarded family run restaurants. 

The property was built in the mid-sixties and is a sprawling ranch style country house designed with light and space in mind. The driveway winds upwards towards the house and the elevation is sufficient to afford wonderful views across the countryside to the Carrick Hills. The stables are located adjacent to the house and were originally built for thoroughbred racehorses. There are six good sized loose boxes and two larger boxes of approximately 16 foot square. The stables are currently being used as a cattery and the current owners run a profitable business with a license to house 26 cats. 

Internally the accommodation is well planned and predominantly on ground level.  There are three good sized bedrooms with the fourth bedroom or home office being the only room upstairs.  

The drawing room is of particular note with its open beamed ceiling and wall of windows looking over the garden.  

The kitchen was recently replaced and the adjacent dining room is also a bright room with a large picture window. There is a cosy sitting room with patio doors which open to the courtyard and joined to the house by a covered portico is a laundry room. 

The gardens of Knoweholm are mature and provide natural seclusion and shelter.  A well tended lawn lies on either side of a tarmac drive and an area of mixed woodland marks the southern boundary. The lands of Knoweholm extend to about 21 acres with the grazing in two large well fenced fields.  There is also a double garage. 

Offers Over £590,000 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, 18 August 2015

Elite Ayrshire Business Circle websites pass major milestones for visitor numbers

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is delighted to report that two of its websites have each passed important milestones in terms of visitor numbers.

[Pictured left to right: Norman Geddes, executive chairman of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and senior director of Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors; together with Murdoch MacDonald, managing director of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and editor of its websites.]

The Circle’s news blog Ayrshire Scotland Business News recently passed the one million mark, and the visitor total currently stands at 1,009,833.

Visitors come from all over the world to read the 1,634 archived news stories, and the top ten countries of origin, together with the number of page views are as follows:

Country / Page views

United States 304,775
United Kingdom 192,456
France 66,008
Germany 63,525
Ukraine 41,541
China 38,711
Russia 24,616
Spain 16,231
Norway 13,583
Canada 6,953

However, pictures would appear to speak even louder than words, as visitor numbers for Elite Ayrshire Business Circle’s online photograph library on Flickr recently passed the 2.5 million mark, and currently stand at 2,618,864. The archive contains nearly 3,000 images illustrating Ayrshire business successes and achievements over the past 7 years.

Murdoch MacDonald is managing director of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and editor of its websites.

Murdoch explained: “On Ayrshire Scotland Business News, we have adopted a front page rolling news format. Each new story goes to the top of the page, then drops down as newer stories are published. When it leaves the front page, it is then permanently archived on its own unique page, and additionally on a page also containing other stories published in the same week.

“A similar format operates on our Flickr photo library.”

Norman Geddes is executive chairman of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and senior director of Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors.

Commenting on the latest website visitor number statistics, Norman concluded: “We are delighted to host and operate these major online platforms on which we celebrate and publicise the business successes and achievements of our members,

“We might perhaps have foreseen that our websites would be popular in the United States, but to get so many visitors from major EU countries like France and Germany, as well as China and eastern European countries like Russia and Ukraine is particularly gratifying.

“We look forward to providing this worldwide publicity service for many years to come, and urge members old and new to take maximum advantage of it.”

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle also operates its own corporate website and a weekly online magazine featuring business news from home and abroad.