August 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Graeme Lumsden, our Estate Agency Director at BLACK HAY Estate Agents, comments…
“Arriving outside The NEUK ….pause for a moment. This striking home appears to have emerged organically from the soil, flanked either side by its strong yet subtle buttress walls, centrally your eye is drawn to the 7 frame oriel window detail, then upwards from the impressive roofline the chimneys rise dramatically emphasising that this is a very special home …one which the successful purchaser will have the joy of owning.
I’ve been very lucky over my 30+ years in the estate agency industry to sell thousands of homes, a handful being very special, and not always because of their high value or location/specification etc ….indeed, for me, it is the simplicity of a home which can be its strongest asset.
This historically noteworthy home relied on its original owner who over a century ago was blessed with a substantial purse to finance the construction of this unique home, yet without the selection of its then relatively young architect Alexander Caldwell Thomson (1873 to 1925) who arrived from Glasgow to open his own architectural practice in Ayr, The NEUK could have simply been another Bungalow style home.
As luck would have it Thomson’s architectural studies/career developed through the period of “The Glasgow Style”, led by the celebrated Charles Rennie Mackintosh, responsible for some of Scotland’s most iconic buildings of that remarkable period when a new style of modern architecture was being driven by Mackintosh and his close associates. The style was striking, because it was not overladen with excessive detail. At the core of this new architectural movement was an organic free flowing style which allowed architectural details that could have become over complicated to simply flow with the design, taking the eye on a natural journey of detail notable for its simplicity.
Visiting The NEUK one can see and feel the influence of that powerful yet short period of Glasgow Style which Mackintosh led, and which undoubtedly influenced the young Alexander Caldwell Thomson during his time studying at Glasgow School of Art. Take a visual tour of Glasgow including its world famous School of Art (now very sadly damaged by 2 fires), The Willow Tea Rooms (now Mackintosh at The Willow), House for an Art Lover or to The Hill House in Helensburgh, then consider The NEUK, enjoy the subtle details which Thomson designed, reflecting many of those details for which those iconic Mackintosh Designed Buildings are widely admired.
In my view, The NEUK undoubtedly displays many of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s iconic architectural design details however it is Alexander Caldwell Thomson who, as in life, took those influences from his early studies/career and created his signature details at The NEUK which now serves as a tribute to both Mackintosh and the appreciation that Thomson had for the enduring Glasgow Style.
As is often the case of noteworthy homes, each owner is only a ”custodian” during their period of ownership, however what a pleasurable way to serve your role as custodian – owning & living in The NEUK. It will be a lucky buyer indeed that is handed the keys from the current owners.”
The Virtual Tour & Digital Brochure/Floorplan will be available to view shortly on our website - blackhay.co.uk
Interested parties are advised to contact their Solicitor to lodge a Formal Note of Interest although initial enquiries are welcome direct to BLACK HAY, please contact our Estate Agency Director/Valuer Graeme Lumsden (who is handling this particular property sale) on 01292 283606 or email email@example.com
The most appealing accommodation is featured over 2 levels, comprising on ground floor, welcoming reception hall, stunning formal lounge, impressive dining room, a fabulous/substantial extension styled open-plan as a family/living/breakfasting room with “snug” area, split-level kitchen (integrated appliances), bedroom No 1 with en-suite shower room/wc, bedroom No 2 featuring fitted dressing room & en-suite shower room/wc, useful study/alternative 5th bedroom. A central hallway features a striking staircase (useful guests wc understair) which rises to a gallery style upper hallway off which the “master” bedroom (No 3) is located together with a 4th bedroom which is currently utilised as a dressing room, the main bathroom (4 piece with small sauna) is also on the upper level.
Gas central heating & double glazing are featured. EPC - C. During their long period of ownership the current owners have been careful to retain the rich character of this unique home, whilst investing both personally & financially enhancing The NEUK - for example, full re-roofing, the professional design/build of the fabulous extension & the design/build of a substantial detached double garage block with studio style accommodation above.
In addition new fitments/further improvements have been made by the owners.
Hard-standing parking to the front is by way of a monobloc driveway (sliding gate) within the landscaped gardens, whilst to the left twin remote control doors lead through a secure carport & garage, in-turn a monobloc driveway across the rear landscaped gardens to the detached double garage (heated, again remote control doors). The private gardens are landscaped/picturesque incorporating a luxuriously styled “Barbecue House”.
Internal period/character features believed to date back to the original build include impressive fireplaces, ironmongery, stunning staircase & galleried upper hallway, decorative timberwork, whilst externally the porthole windows, oriel window, chimneys, buttress walls etc are also believed to date back to the original build.
Quite simply - The NEUK is a wonderful example of an early 20th century home which reflects classic details of the iconic “Glasgow Style” made famous by the celebrated Charles Rennie Mackintosh - The Glasgow Style displaying elements of the decorative Art Nouveau period.
April 20, 2021 10:36 am
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An exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a true "Seafront Home" ..."Cladach" is a highly desirable Traditional Semi Detached Villa combining character & charm with generously proportioned 7 Main Apartment accommodation over 2 levels, all complemented by its wonderful seafront location, enjoying panoramic coastline/sea views and towards Arran & Ailsa Craig on the horizon.
The property occupies a truly favoured position within highly regarded South Beach, Troon, a most desirable "Seaside Town" with its own marina, on Ayrshire's sweeping coastline, itself notable for its world renowned golf courses. Troon is of broad appeal, popular with locals and commuters alike, Glasgow Buyers particularly favouring its wonderful seafront location whilst being only approx' 35 minutes commute by car from Glasgow City Centre (both train & bus services also aid those commuting) whilst Edinburgh/East Coast Buyers favour the better weather of Troon on the West Coast.
Internal viewing reveals charming accommodation, flexible enough to accommodate couples wishing to relax & entertain (or perhaps "home-working") or the family buyer seeking accommodation which can adapt to growing family needs. Comprising on ground floor, welcoming reception hall with useful "downstairs" wc/shower room off, most appealing formal lounge with delightful garden views from the rear facing bay window (door to garden) - shared "hole-in-the-wall" focal point multi-fuel fire (between the lounge & dining room), separate modern style breakfasting kitchen with spacious rear facing dining room and patio doors inviting one to the garden, 3rd public room presently serving as informal living/tv room however could be a 5th (or guests) bedroom if required.
A charming bannister staircase leads to the upper hallway with large staircase window capturing wonderful elevated sea views. 4 bedrooms are featured on the upper level - bedroom No 1 the "master" enjoying fabulous sea views from its charming bay window (this room could easily serve as an additional elevated public room to make the most of its wonderful views), bedroom No 2 also rear facing with charming dual aspects from its rear & side windows, 2 further bedrooms, again both double, are located to the front whilst the family bathroom is situated off the upper hallway.
The specification includes both gas central heating & double glazing. Attic storage is available. EPC - D. A generous lawned rear garden with patio area is situated to the rear whilst the front garden area has been adapted to provide private off-street parking. On-street parking is also available.
Graeme Lumsden, Estate Agency Director/Valuer at BLACK HAY comments -
" In my view the allure of a seafront home and its ever changing sea views remains unmatched. After 35 years in the property industry my heart still skips a beat when I arrive at a seafront home and catch sight of the sea views which the owners can sometimes grow familiar with ...yet, perhaps with my family connection to the Mull of Kintyre I yearn to live by-the-sea ...many an hour immersed in the changing seascape ...and when you need to actually feel/breathe the sea at Cladach ...unlock the gate at the end of the garden and literally a pebble's throw away... the sand dunes beckon, and you are there ...walking the beach, whatever the weather ...water rippling or white-horses racing ashore on stormy days.
I live in the country with wonderful views, cows with their inquisitive heads looking over the hedges and a red squirrel that visits most days ...yet, what would I give for a home by-the-sea? The successful buyer of Cladach will, in my humble opinion ...be living their dream (and mine!) "
To discuss your interest in "Cladach" please contact Graeme Lumsden, our Director/Valuer, who is handling this particular sale. To arrange a private viewing appointment please contact BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS direct on 01292 283606 - blackhay.co.uk
August 6, 2020 9:55 am
"FAIRWAYS" - A highly desirable Traditional Detached Bungalow enjoying an enviable position on Golf Crescent with panoramic views over Troon Links Golf Course. This beautifully presented home is set amidst picturesque mature gardens with the rear garden in particular inviting one to enjoy the delightful outdoor space when weather permits.
Internal viewing reveals a stylish home comprising 6 Main Apartments (2 public & 4 bedrooms or as presently utilised, 3 public & 3 bedrooms) over 2 levels, entered through the welcoming twin storm doors/vestibule onto a charming reception hall, staircase ahead leading to upper apartments whilst the ground floor corridor style hallway leads to a formal bay windowed lounge enjoying splendid golf course views (this room could be utilised as a 4th bedroom, if required), separate dining room (patio doors onto delightful rear gardens/patio), family/living room with stylish modern kitchen off - well equipped with integrated appliances, two double bedrooms (Nos 1 & 2 - one front facing & one rear) and the main bathroom off the hallway. On the upper level, the "master" bedroom (No 3) with stylish integrated storage and a 4 piece en-suite, whilst a useful study and small boxroom are also provided.
The specification includes both gas central heating and double glazing. EPC - E. Mature private gardens are situated to the front & rear, neatly presented, reflecting the owners keen interest in same with a sheltered rear patio and small summer house also featured. The private "horseshoe shaped" driveway provides convenient in/out access to the front of the property whilst also leading to the detached garage at the rear.
In our view ...an exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a most desirable Detached Bungalow which enjoys enviable golf course views, whilst also providing flexible 6 plus Apartment accommodation, of broad appeal. Internal Viewing is invited by contacting BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS - blackhay.co.uk (outwith normal office hours/over this weekend you can telephone 07795 197 566 to arrange a private appointment).
To discuss your interest in "FAIRWAYS" please contact Graeme Lumsden, our Director/Valuer, who is handling this particular sale. The Home Report is available on request. The Property Movie/Virtual Tour, Full Colour Brochure etc for this property can be viewed exclusively on our blackhay.co.uk website.
March 17, 2020 4:00 pm
*NEW to Market - Available to View Now* You can View the Property Movie/Virtual Tour, 12 Page Full Colour Brochure for Rosewood ....here on our blackhay.co.uk website (simply click on the appropriate "Tab" below the photos to open). Our website displays an extended array of photographs.
The sale of this particular property is being handled by Graeme Lumsden (our Estate Agency Director/Valuer). To arrange a Private Viewing Appointment, discuss your interest in this particular property or request a copy of the Home Report, please speak directly with Graeme on 01292 283606.
ROSEWOOD – No 77 Monument Road, AYR. A simply outstanding Traditional Red Sandstone Fronted Detached Bungalow, Chalet Style, retaining immense character & charm, complemented by a subtle yet very stylish contemporary interior. Enjoying a delightful mature setting amidst picturesque gardens with twin pillared entrance opening onto a sweeping driveway.
The current owners have been resident since the 1980’s during which time they have modernised the property with great thought and at some considerable expenditure. Internal viewing reveals a most appealing home with well proportioned 6/7 Main Apartment accommodation featured over 2 levels. In our view this charming home will be of broad appeal, presented in walk-in condition. Much attention has also been paid by the owners to the exterior presentation with the delightful gardens reflecting their keen interest in same, inviting one to potter or relax when the weather favours the outdoor enthusiast.
In particular, the ground floor accommodation comprises, a most welcoming reception hall, splendid formal lounge & separate dining room – both bay windowed with delightful garden views to the front, very well appointed breakfasting kitchen with integrated appliances, informal living/tv room (again bay windowed) enjoying charming garden views to the rear (this room could be utilised as a 4th bedroom, if required), bedroom No 1, a very stylish main bathroom (larger shower cubicle instead of bath), a most appealing larger conservatory to the rear invites one to enjoy the panoramic garden views. A discreetly positioned staircase to the rear of the reception hall leads to the upper hallway off which 2 further bedrooms are provided (No 2 and No 3 - “The Master Bedroom” which overlooks the rear) together with a useful boxroom and a 4 piece bathroom serving the upper apartments.
The specification includes both gas central heating & double glazing. EPC – D. The picturesque gardens wrap around from front, side to rear, bounded by mature hedging for added privacy. An array of garden outbuildings are provided including a larger timber store which could easily be adapted to a very useable summer house. Ample private parking with the ability to turn is available within the driveway area to the front, whilst the garage to the side provides secure parking/storage.
Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY Estate Agents comments…
“ During my 30+ years within the property industry I have been lucky enough to view/market/sell a wide range of different styles of properties in an equally wide range of locations. Currently I live on the edge of The Galloway Forest and enjoy all that the countryside has to offer (including long/dark winters! – however star laden dark skies above). Rosewood, located on Monument Road …it combines so much of the positive aspects of rural/country living in terms of its peaceful/picturesque setting which encourages one to relax, such an underrated pastime! Yet here it is …nestling unobtrusively at No 77 Monument Road, just peaking out above its hedgeline. If you want a Country House in The Town …buy Rosewood, it’s a wonderful place to call home.”
To arrange a Viewing Appointment please telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents direct on 01292 283606 and ask for Graeme Lumsden or Paula Haworth. Outwith normal working hours our Call Centre 0131 513 9477 (7 Day a Week - 8.30am to 11pm) is available by telephoning 0131 513 9477.
The sale of this particular property is being handled by Graeme Lumsden (our Estate Agency Director/Valuer). To discuss your interest in this particular property further or request a copy of the Home Report, please speak directly with Graeme at BLACK HAY Estate Agents - blackhay.co.uk
July 20, 2021 10:40 am
Doonview Gardens, Doonfoot – A rare opportunity to purchase an attractively styled Modern Detached Luxury Villa by renowned Bryant Homes, featuring highly desirable 8 Main Apartment family accommodation, enjoying favourable setting within sought after Residential Development situated on the outskirts of Ayr, itself on the South West Coast of Scotland.
Well proportioned apartments are featured over 2 levels, easily accommodating a growing family. Larger style Detached Villas are particularly popular with local buyers looking to upsize, with Glasgow buyers who continue to re-locate from city to the coast/seaside for a more relaxed lifestyle/work balance, whilst clients re-locating from England to Scotland remain strong contenders for larger modern luxury style homes. The well proportioned apartments are laid out over 2 levels, offering flexibility as required – normally utilised as 3 Public/5 Bedrooms however the current owners are working from home and make use of 2 of the bedrooms as separate “home offices”. If needed, the integral double garage also allows further expansion within the footprint of the existing property – subject to required planning permission etc.
Internal viewing reveals a comfortable & adaptable family home, comprising on the ground floor, a welcoming reception hall with useful “downstairs” wc off, a spacious bay windowed lounge to the rear, a separate dining room to the front, whilst to the rear a semi open-plan style dining/breakfasting room (patio doors from here onto private/screened rear gardens) with feature archway opening onto a larger fitted kitchen which has a welcome separate utility room (access from here to the integral double garage), bedroom No 5 (currently a home office - alternatively a “guest bedroom” or informal tv-room) is situated to the front.
A discreetly positioned staircase from the reception hall leads to the upper hallway which provides access to 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms (which should easily accommodate the demanding growing family), the “master” bedroom No 1 being positioned above the garage – on this occasion the owners have surrendered use of this the largest bedroom to their children as it doubles as a wonderful playroom area due to its size – with its own en-suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms (Nos 2 & 3) are located to the front with a convenient linked “Jack & Jill” bathroom enabling en-suite use by either bedroom whilst bedroom No 4, located to the rear, serves as a comfortable main bedroom with its own en-suite.
The specification includes both gas central heating and double glazing. Private gardens are featured to the front & rear, neatly presented/landscaped with the rear screened for privacy providing a safe/enclosed child-friendly play area or outdoor space in which to relax on better weather days. The private driveway provides dual off-street parking whilst also leading to a much-valued integral double garage which provides secure parking/storage.
In our view, genuinely desirable… of real appeal to those seeking a larger Modern Luxury Home able to accommodate an existing or growing family …yet not one which is “shoe-horned” along with repetitively styled homes which unimaginative builders seem happy to build. This particular Bryant Homes development combines a sense of more space with a mix of property styles which make it a much more pleasing development in which to live. To discuss your interest in No 3 Doonview Gardens please contact Graeme Lumsden, our Director/Valuer, who is handling this particular sale – 01292 283606 or firstname.lastname@example.org Internal Viewing is invited by contacting BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS on 01292 283606.
July 30, 2018 11:37 am
TREVONA - enjoying favoured Cambusdoon Drive address, one of Alloway's most highly regarded residential locales, where one can appreciate individually styled homes from their wider "Avenue" setting.
This desirable home will perhaps be of particular appeal to the client seeking a Detached Bungalow style home which combines flexibility of use in terms of the accommodation, presently featured over two levels, & the option to entertain using its well-proportioned apartments - a substantial Reception Hall, Lounge & Dining Room being particular highlights which capture one's attention.
Trevona has been a much loved home for its present owner however it would now benefit from modernisation, hence the competitive price allowing scope for the successful purchaser to re-spec' to their own style/budget. Some buyers may be attracted with Trevona's development potential, as seen with some nearby homes/gardens which have been extensively redeveloped - subject to the required planning permission etc.
The property retains considerable character & charm with a welcoming/comfortable feel from its well-proportioned accommodation which comprises - ground floor, reception hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, main bathroom (shower room adj'), utility area, sun/garden room. Whilst on upper level, 2 very spacious bedrooms (Nos 3 & 4) which offer flexibility of use (one could envisage an upper living/family room enjoying picturesque garden views) whilst a central upper bathroom serves these bedrooms.
The current specification includes gas central heating whilst glazing is predominately older style single, some secondary glazing. An attached double garage (with integral access) sits beyond the circular private driveway. The private gardens are well established with Trevona centrally positioned on the plot to enjoy a sizable area both to the front & rear.
Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY Estate Agents comments - "Celebrating my 30 Years within the estate agency industry I still take great joy from marketing a home which has clearly been much loved & enjoyed by its owner.
Trevona ticks many of the boxes for those more demanding buyers who are searching for a quality home in this particular price range… however it also offers the successful purchaser the opportunity perhaps to add their particular character into Trevona and take it forward through the next several decades, whether by re-styling or redeveloping.
Whatever the New Owner chooses to do they will appreciate that they begin with what has clearly been a quality home in one of Alloway/Ayr's most highly regarded locales."
May 28, 2019 10:52 am
"GREENLEAS" - No 3 Ewenfield Gardens, Ayr – A superbly presented Detached Chalet Style Villa, discreetly positioned at cul de sac end, within highly regarded residential locale of mixed style quality homes.
Deceptive externally, this elegant home features well proportioned accommodation of 6 Main Apartments over 2 levels, available as 2 public, 4 bedrooms or as presently used – 3 public rooms & 3 bedrooms located on the main & upper levels respectively.
Internal viewing reveals a tastefully presented home which has been continually maintained by its present owners, complemented by a modern specification.
In particular the accommodation comprises on ground floor, most impressive reception hall with “downstairs” wc/cloakroom off, elegant formal lounge, striking dining room, stylish integrated kitchen with semi-open plan dining area adjacent & useful utility room off, family/tv room (or 4th bedroom if required). The staircase rises to the upper level from the reception hall, off which 3 bedrooms are located – the "master” bedroom suite being most appealing with stylish en-suite & dressing room off, 2 further bedrooms (both of spacious double proportion) and a most appealing family bathroom.
Gas central heating, double glazing and a security system are featured. EPC – D. A private gated monobloc driveway provides off-street parking. Colourful, well stocked gardens are featured to the rear/side offering much valued privacy.
In our view… an exceptional home, of a style seldom available within this most favoured locale. Private viewing available by contacting BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS on 01292 283606 (outwith normal office hours our 7 Day a week Call Centre is available on 0131 513 9477).
The "Virtual Tour" for "GREENLEAS" can be viewed here on our BLACK HAY Website, together with the Digital/PDF Brochure, Floorplan & Home Report. Should you wish to discuss this property further please contact Graeme Lumsden, our Estate Agency Director/Valuer on 01292 283606.
October 22, 2020 10:46 am
“Bay View”, Doonfoot – A superb opportunity to purchase a beautifully presented Modern Detached Luxury Villa, enjoying favourable corner plot within the desirable Greenan Views Residential Development situated on the outskirts of Ayr, itself on the South West Coast of Scotland.
This exceptional former Show Home was completed by renowned MacTaggart & Mickel, highly regarded for their building excellence/quality standards, with the balance of a 10 Year NHBC Guarantee available. The style/model is “The Tait”, one of a limited number of 8 Apartment Villas.
Internal viewing reveals a stylish home, complemented by quality fixtures/fittings, featuring well proportioned apartments over 2 levels which offer flexibility of use. On the ground floor, the entrance vestibule opens into a most welcoming reception hall with double height ceiling and staircase rising to “gallery” style upper hallway, a corner sited formal lounge with patio doors opening onto sheltered patio gardens, an open-plan style dining kitchen – the stylish heart of this particular home with most appealing/well equipped kitchen (noting a good sized separate utility room is also provided), a living/family room provides further living space with patio doors again opening onto the rear patio gardens, a “downstairs” wc/cloakroom is positioned off the reception hall.
The central staircase rises from the reception hall to the upper hallway which provides gallery style access to 5 bedrooms - 4 of these currently serving as bedrooms whilst the 5th presently serves as a good sized study/snug with twin door access. Bedroom Nos 1 & 2 feature stylish en-suites whilst bedroom Nos 3, 4 & 5 are served by a stylish family bathroom (with bath & double shower) off the hallway.
The specification includes both gas central heating and double glazing. Attic storage is available. The private gardens are neatly presented with an attractive array of shrubs etc whilst feature pebbles to the front/side gardens ease maintenance. The rear gardens are attractively presented, of sheltered courtyard style, inviting outdoor use when the weather permits. The private driveway provides off-street parking whilst also leading to a detached double garage with remote door access (noting that having been the sales office it is lined/features downlighting etc.).
In our view, quite simply… a Modern Luxury Home of immense appeal to those seeking a true Luxury Detached Villa able to accommodate an existing or growing family, or as with the current owners …a very comfortable home which a couple can choose to enjoy privately or welcome family/visitors. To discuss your interest in “Bay View” please contact Graeme Lumsden, our Director/Valuer, who is handling this particular sale – 01292 283606 or email@example.com Internal Viewing is invited by contacting BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS on 01292 283606 (outwith normal office hours/over this weekend you can telephone 07795 197 566 to arrange a private viewing appointment).
June 28, 2021 11:54 am
* NEW to Market - Available to View Now *
An exceptionally rare opportunity… Tucked within most admired yet easily missed Mansewell Road, a short walk from Prestwick’s sweeping seafront/promenade – No 6 is a charming character home of Semi Detached Chalet Villa style, interestingly with a deceptive & most appealing cottage style exterior (formerly known as Anchor Cottage). Its attractive sandstone façade overlooks delightful sloping lawned gardens which serve as the main front entrance, noting there are also 2 side gated entrances and a valued private driveway/detached garage to the rear. Internal viewing reveals a home of immense character & charm, larger proportioned main apartments are featured complemented by eye-catching higher ceilings with fine decorative plasterwork detailing whilst the front facing apartments enjoy pleasing mature garden views and elevated views from the upper apartments (bedrooms) include glimpses of Arran on the horizon.
Substantial traditional homes in Prestwick remain rare to the market (Mansewell Road homes are even rarer to the market) and are particularly valued by family buyers and Glasgow based buyers seeking a change of lifestyle from city to seaside. Rarely available of this proportion, No 6 is clearly a much loved home serving its current owners for approx’ 50 years, the spacious apartments easily accommodating a growing family, or equally suited to those wishing more space in which to relax/entertain. The property has served its current owners as a comfortable family home with the opportunity for the successful purchaser to re-style to suit their own taste/budget. The twin level accommodation layout offers flexibility – currently utilised as 3 Public/4 Bedrooms however can easily revert to 2 Public/5 bedrooms.
In particular, the accommodation on the ground floor comprises, welcoming reception with fabulous period spiral staircase wrapping around a substantial centre post (reputed to have been part of ship’s mast, although unconfirmed) displaying wonderful aged timber finish, a most impressive formal bay windowed lounge, separate dining room with further public room currently serving as family room (alternative bedroom No 5), bedroom No 1, “Galley” style kitchen to the rear which is “dated” – this leading through the rear vestibule (door to garden) onto a most useful modern shower room/wc, the main bathroom which has also been re-fitted nestles discreetly under the main staircase. Rising up the wonderful staircase, passing the half-level window alcove, one reaches the upper hallway which provides access to 3 bedrooms - the centre bedroom (No 3) of large single proportion, flanked either side by 2 spacious double bedrooms (Nos 2 & 4) – all the upper bedrooms enjoying wonderful elevated garden views and glimpses across adjacent distant homes to the horizon which features the partial outline of the Isle of Arran (on clear days).
Both gas central heating & double glazing are featured. EPC – E. The good sized gardens to the front & rear are a valued additional feature of the property, well established providing privacy and welcome outdoor space in which to relax on the best of days – the front garden a picturesque foreground to the property whilst the rear combining an inviting patio area and natural lawn. There are 3 gated pedestrian entrances, 1 to the front & 2 to the side, a gated private driveway to the rear provides off-street parking whilst also leading to a detached garage with remote controlled door.
Prestwick is very popular with its thriving town centre and coastal location. With Glasgow approx’ 30 miles away Prestwick properties are particularly popular with Glasgow based buyers relocating (knowing the value of these style of homes in Glasgow!) …those commuting to Glasgow either by car (the A77 easily accessible from Prestwick) or by the popular train/bus service from Prestwick to Glasgow …and of course local buyers seeking a larger family proportioned home within easy walking distance of the seafront.
Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS comments…
“With 35 Years in the property industry I have never tired of valuing/marketing & selling homes. Every home is special in its own way to its owners …occasionally a particular home tugs at my own property heart making me wonder what it would be like to own/live in that particular home.
At the end of my visit, after gathering all the marketing information/photos etc… I closed the door of No 6 Mansewell Road, walked down the path, turned & paused …and thought, the new owner will indeed be blessed to own this very special home – one which features a wonderful staircase at its heart …circa 50 years of footsteps of its current owners up n’ down …and who knows how many years that staircase will enjoy the footsteps of its new owners.
We are merely custodians of the home that we own …however with special homes, you are lucky to form part of its history.”
To view, please telephone BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS direct 01292 283606 - blackhay.co.uk The Home Report is available to view here exclusively on our blackhay.co.uk website. If you wish to discuss your interest in this particular property - please get in touch with our Estate Agency Director/Valuer Graeme Lumsden direct 01292 283606 - blackhay.co.uk
May 13, 2021 1:00 pm
* New to Market - Available to View Now * "CRAIGOWER", Prestwick. A rare opportunity to acquire a highly desirable larger proportioned Traditional Sandstone Semi Detached Villa enjoying a sought after "near seafront" location on Marina Road, literally moments walk from Prestwick's sweeping promenade/seafront. Substantial traditional homes of this style remain rare to the market and are particularly valued by family buyers and Glasgow based buyers seeking a change of lifestyle from city to seaside.
Rarely available of this proportion, "Craigower" retains considerable character with the spacious apartments throughout being of immense appeal, easily accommodating a growing family, or equally suited to those wishing more space in which to relax/entertain. The property has served its current owners as a comfortable family home and the opportunity exists for the successful purchaser to re-style to suit their own taste/budget with the 3 level accommodation layout offering flexibility - currently utilised as 3 Public/4 Bedrooms however can revert to 2 Public/5 Bedrooms (the room not pictured is used as a temporary home office/study).
The property stands neatly on Marina Road with its painted stone front, pebbled gardens and driveway which leads to an attached angular garage (noting its angular shape will limit vehicle use however its "tandem" style offers superb extended storage). To the rear, twin paved patio areas sit adjacent to an enclosed lawned garden in which to relax or let children play securely. The sweeping seafront being literally 1 minute's walk encourages one to explore/enjoy the magical attraction of Prestwick's beach/seafront. Partial seascape views can be enjoyed from the bay windowed upper "master" bedroom (No 1), across adjacent residence, with glimpses of the Isle of Arran on the horizon.
In particular the accommodation comprises, on ground floor, most welcoming character reception hall (cloakroom off), formal bay windowed lounge, separate dining/family room, breakfasting kitchen with open utility area and short hallway to rear door (useful wc off), a 3rd public room nestles between the lounge & dining/family rooms - offering flexibility of use. A fine period bannister staircase rises from the reception hall, passing the half-level landing which features a stylish modern main bathroom & spacious bedroom No 4 (presently undecorated awaiting decorator). Moving on to the upper hallway, 3 bedrooms are featured including the "master" bedroom with its elevated bay window views, noting that bedroom No 3 has a useful corner shower cubicle and vanity/wash-hand basin allowing semi en-suite style use. Excellent attic storage is provided. Both gas central heating & double glazing are featured. EPC - E. On-street parking is also available.
Prestwick is very popular with its thriving town centre and coastal location. With Glasgow approx' 30 miles away Prestwick properties are particularly popular with Glasgow based buyers relocating (knowing the value of these style of homes in Glasgow!) ...those commuting to Glasgow either by car (the A77 easily accessible from Prestwick) or by the popular train/bus service from Prestwick to Glasgow ...and of course local buyers seeking to move nearer to the seafront & requiring a larger family proportioned home.
Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY Estate Agents comments...
" With 35 years working in the property industry across Scotland, that iconic phrase location, location & location remains one of the key desirability factors. In addition, post-lockdown has delivered a notable increase in buyers seeking a more relaxed style of living, work/life balance and who value highly the magic ingredient of a near-seafront location.
Craigower ticks so many boxes for a wide variety of buyers - its desirable location with partial sea view, plus ...substantial accommodation, private parking, character/charm, being located in Prestwick which is undoubtedly a sought after & thriving coastal town.
If you are reading this and want to buy/live in Prestwick then you probably already appreciate everything Craigower has to offer ...and no doubt you also appreciate this is indeed a wonderful opportunity. The successful buyer will surely enjoy celebrating when they collect their keys on removal day ...when their dream becomes reality."
To view, please telephone BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS direct on - blackhay.co.uk The Home Report will be available to view exclusively on our blackhay.co.uk website. If you wish to discuss your interest in this particular property - please get in touch with our Estate Agency Director/Valuer Graeme Lumsden (one of Scotland's most experienced estate agents with 35 years in the property industry) blackhay.co.uk