The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 18 February 2016

CKD Galbraith offers for sale contemporary country house in quiet rural location

Leading independent Scottish property consultancy CKD Galbraith is offering for sale Dyke Farmhouse, a contemporary country house near Symington, Ayrshire, enjoying a quiet rural location with views towards the hills of Arran. 

The property is set in about 4.5 acres which are partly wooded with two well fenced paddocks of just over an acre.

The property was completed in 2010 and offers almost 4000 square foot of flexible family accommodation all on one level. 

The layout is well planned and the rooms are spacious. Large windows, high ceilings and low voltage lighting all combine to ensure the house is naturally bright and welcoming. 

A broad reception hall with solid oak flooring and skirtings sets the tone. 

The formal living room takes full advantage of the restful views from French doors which open out to a south facing terrace and a Gazco inset gas fire provides instant warmth on chilly evenings. 

The kitchen is well proportioned and fitted with a range of contemporary units complemented with oak worktops and cheery blue tiles. There is ample room for an informal dining area and a door opens out to a sheltered decked terrace – a lovely spot for a quiet early morning coffee.

The sitting room lies off the kitchen and has a curved bay window affording westerly views towards the Isle of Arran. 

The dining room is sensibly located between the kitchen and living room.

The bedrooms are all well proportioned. Three have ensuite facilities and there is also a separate bathroom complete with freestanding bath and a large walk in shower. 

The garage adjoins the house.

The gardens of Dyke Farmhouse are easily maintained. A private drive culminates in a gravel sweep around the house and there is a level lawn bordered by a variety of colourful shrubs. Two small paddocks provide excellent grazing for a pony and there is an area of mature woodland which is often visited by wildlife.

Dyke Farmhouse enjoys a lovely peaceful location surrounded by some of the finest Ayrshire countryside yet is just a few minutes from the A77 and less than half an hour’s drive to Glasgow. The pretty conservation village of Symington is less than a mile away and has a locally renowned family pub, a few shops and a primary school.

Offers Over £495,000 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.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

New Belleisle golf clubhouse remains on course for March opening

The new Belleisle Golf clubhouse in Ayr is now close to completion. The first golfers are expected to be welcomed to the new £1.5m facility from the end of March 2016.

[Pictured: Artist’s impression of the new Belleisle golf clubhouse.]

The Belleisle championship course, designed by James Braid in 1927, is one of the most popular golf courses in Scotland, viewed by many as one of the best public inland courses in the country.

South Ayrshire Council has approved an application which will allow the clubhouse to operate as a family-orientated licenced premises with capacity for 180 people. This is the final permission required for the project and means that bar meals, receptions, televised sports, as well as outdoor events, can all now be catered for.

Councillor Bill Grant, Economic Development, Tourism & Leisure portfolio holder for South Ayrshire Council said, “I’m excited to see the project in its final stages and look forward to the opening of this long awaited and much needed facility.

“With the course having an established reputation as one of the best in Scotland, the new clubhouse really raises the bar in terms of the facilities on offer.

“By investing in Belleisle we aim to make the clubhouse a sustainable business and I’m confident the public will embrace the new building when they see it for themselves.

“May I also thank the patience of our loyal golfers, visitors and locals as well as the staff for their patience but the results will be worth the wait.”

The new clubhouse will bring off-course facilities in line with the quality of the course itself. It will be available to golfers playing both Belleisle, its sister course ‘Seafield’, as well as visitors to the wider Belleisle Park Estate.

Wider clubhouse facilities include:

Modern changing accommodation
A new golf professional shop
A large modern cafĂ©/ bar 
New starter facilities
Club rooms
Lounge area
Golf simulator room

South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.