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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.com Internal Viewing is invited by contacting BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS on 01292 283606.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
March 20, 2020 12:08 pm
*NEW to Market - Available to View Now*
You can View the Property Movie/Virtual Tour ....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 floorplan is also available on our website. The Home Report will be available from Monday 23 March 2020. A Full Colour Digital PDF Brochure should be available Online by Wednesday 25 March 2020 - noting this will contain all the information/photos etc, already available here).
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 call BLACK HAY Estate Agents on 01292 283606 (over this weekend you can call Graeme direct on 07870 255797).
ARDMORE, Prestwick. What a wonderful opportunity! …a chance to own a substantial Traditional Sandstone Semi Detached Villa enjoying a highly sought after “near seafront” location on Marina Road, literally moments walk from Prestwick’s sweeping promenade/seafront. Rarely available of this proportion, Ardmore features 7 Main Apartments over 2 levels, ideally suited to the family buyer seeking a character home which can accommodate a growing family, equally suited to those wishing more space in which to relax/entertain with the well proportioned accommodation over 2 levels offering flexibility of use.
Ardmore is attractively set amidst private landscaped gardens on a favourable corner site which provides a highly sought after driveway/garage. The rear gardens are particularly private/enclosed and a safe haven for children’s play or adults relaxing on those sought after sunny days. 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 “master” bedroom, across adjacent residence, with glimpses of the Isle of Arran on the horizon.
In particular the accommodation comprises, on ground floor, most welcoming reception hall (useful downstairs wc off), formal bay windowed lounge (currently this has been willingly surrendered to the owner’s children as their very own playroom), separate family/tv room, dining room, dining or breakfasting kitchen. An attractive bannister staircase rises from the reception hall, passing the half-level landing which features the main bathroom & bedroom No 4. Moving on to the upper hallway, 3 bedrooms are featured including the “master” bedroom with its elevated bay window views & a very stylish en-suite shower room/wc.
Excellent attic storage is provided. Both gas central heating & double glazing are featured. EPC – Tbc. Private landscaped gardens are situated to the front & rear, whilst beyond the rear garden boundary there is a private driveway leading to a detached garage which offers much valued off-street/secure parking. On-street parking is also available. Prestwick is very popular with its thriving town centre and coastline location, with Glasgow approx’ 30 miles away, hence Prestwick properties are popular with those commuting to Glasgow either by car (the A77 easily accessible from Prestwick) or by the popular train/bus service from Prestwick to Glasgow.
Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY Estate Agents comments…
“ With over 33 years working in the property industry, that iconic phrase location, location & location ....is still what property professionals recall when describing one of the key factors about property ….location, location, location! Ardmore has the magic location factor, plus… substantial accommodation, private parking, enjoys a near seafront position, retains character/charm, is positioned in Prestwick - a sought after/thriving coastline town ….If you are reading this and want to buy/live in Prestwick, you probably already appreciate everything No 51 Marina Road has to offer...... In short, this is a wonderful opportunity! ....I need say no more. ”
To arrange a Private Viewing please contact BLACK HAY Estate Agents on 01292 283606 (for the 1st weekend you can also call 07870 255797). (In light of the current Covid19 situation we respectfully ask those clients wishing to view to please adhere to any safety/sanitizing requests – your safety, our clients & our own safety is important, as is the wider community. Thank you.)
July 21, 2021 9:36 pm
*NEW to Market - Available to View Now* Doonvale Drive, Alloway – An excellent opportunity to acquire a desirable Modern Detached Villa by well regarded Stewart Milne Homes. This particular style “The Thorntonhall” featuring ideal family accommodation of 7/8 Main Apartments, noting that this is the original specification without the integral double garage having been converted – rather than apparently similar size homes which have sacrificed the double garage to extend their accommodation. The property enjoys an attractive setting within favoured residential development of mixed style modern family/executive homes 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 2/3 Public & 5 Bedrooms. If required, the integral double garage also allows further expansion within the footprint of the existing property (less expensive than add-on accommodation) – subject to required planning permission etc.
Internal viewing reveals a comfortable & adaptable family home, comprising on the ground floor, the reception hall with useful “downstairs” wc off, bay windowed lounge to the front with a separate dining room to the rear featuring connecting “French style” doors, also to the rear a semi open-plan style integrated kitchen/dining/breakfasting room (patio doors from here onto private rear gardens) with a useful separate utility room (access from here to the integral double garage).
All the bedrooms, easily accommodating a growing family, are featured on the upper level with a staircase from the reception hall leading to the upper hallway – the master bedroom (No 5) to the front with en-suite whilst bedroom No 1 (presently a large games room) is a large bedroom which could easily be utilised as a childrens living/games room or teenager’s bedroom/living room, 3 further bedrooms are located to the rear (Nos 2, 3 & 4) with bedroom No 2 featuring an en-suite. The main bathroom is also situated on the upper level.
The specification includes both gas central heating and double glazing. Private gardens are featured to the front & rear, neatly presented/landscaped with the rear fenced 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 off-street parking for several vehicles whilst also leading to a much-valued integral double garage which provides secure parking/storage. A wonderful Summer House is located within the rear garden allowing one to enjoy sheltered outdoor time, either to relax or entertain.
In our view… of huge appeal to those clients seeking a larger Modern Luxury Style Detached Home with the flexibility to accommodate an existing/growing family or provide more space in which to entertain/enjoy, support homeworking etc.
To discuss your interest in No 51 Doonvale Drive 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.
June 28, 2021 11:50 am
* NEW to Market - Available to View Now * Bruach House – Enjoying a picturesque setting amidst private landscaped gardens this privately built Detached Villa is an outstanding family home, featuring 7/8 Main Apartments which easily accommodate a growing family or are equally suited to those wishing more space in which to relax/entertain or work from home. This property has served its current owners as a comfortable family home with the twin level accommodation layout offering considerable flexibility – currently utilised as 3 Public/4 Bedrooms however it could revert to 2 Public/5 Bedrooms if required.
Typical modern/new build homes are often located within tightly packed residential developments which can often feel claustrophobic due to the lack of amenity or garden space. Bruach House nestles within attractive larger landscaped private gardens (noting the driveway has a right of access for the owner of the field & adjacent property), sloping down from the main roadway to the level area surrounding the property. The gardens will attract those wishing to potter or indeed relax whilst a family buyer will enjoy the outdoor area which children can enjoy. The river to the rear is on a lower level and is screened by hedging/mature trees etc.
In particular, the accommodation on the ground floor comprises, a striking reception hall …a fabulous feature when welcoming guests – the central stair rising to a very spacious upper hallway which offers an open “snug” area whilst also leading to the upper bedroom apartments, the most appealing lounge is accessed through twin doors from the reception hall, a useful family room (alt' 5th bedroom) is on the opposite side of the hallway with an en-suite bedroom (No 1) located adjacent, a stylish breakfasting/dining kitchen is very well appointed with access from here to a charming larger conservatory which can fairly be referred to/used as another public room, a utility room is also provided together with a useful downstairs wc.
The eye-catching staircase leads to the upper hallway/apartments which comprise – 3 further bedrooms (Nos 2, 3, & 4) with No 3 featuring an en-suite, whilst a useful additional room serves as an informal study (open stair from here to the attic). The family bathroom is situated off the upper hallway.
During their period of ownership the current owners have deliberately selected “eco” features when upgrading certain elements of their home – in particular solar panels (with a financial income – details upon request) together with the central heating which had been oil-fired however has now been replaced a very efficient “air-source” heat system (located externally to the rear). EPC – C. A substantial attic area offers excellent additional storage, accessed via ladder style stair within the upper study. The picturesque gardens that surround the property are a valued additional feature providing privacy and welcome outdoor space in which to relax on the best of days. A tarmacadam driveway leads down from the main road to the front of the property with parking available for several vehicles whilst a detached double garage provides secure parking/storage.
The expansive Ayrshire Countryside surrounds Catrine. Commuting from Bruach House – Ayr & Prestwick are approx’ a 25 minute journey by car whilst Glasgow is approx’ 45 minutes.
To view, please telephone BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS direct on 01292 283606. 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 (one of Scotland’s most experienced estate agents with 35 years in the property industry) …on 01292 283606.
Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS comments…
“ This superb Family Home will be of particular appeal to the client seeking a larger luxury-style home in a picturesque setting with space in which to relax indoors & out …rather than returning home to a typical tightly packed modern development where the builder’s focus was simply to maximise the number of homes built on the available land.
Bruach House amidst its delightful setting will welcome its owners at the end of the working day …and bring a genuine sense of contentment as there is real space in which to breathe/live. “
March 9, 2020 4:05 pm
* NEW to Market - Available to View Soon *
“ALDERBANK”, Doonfoot – A Charming Traditional Detached Cottage Style Home set amidst larger mature private gardens, within admired residential locale. Historically believed to be the site of one of the earliest built properties locally (however this is based on 3rd party information). The current owners have been resident for approx’ 30 years during which time they have upgraded/extended the property. It is fair to say that the successful purchaser will modernise the property however the competitive price allows scope to upgrade/re-style to your own taste/budget.
ALDERBANK is discreetly positioned on Scaur O’ Doon Road, well screened from the roadway by hedging/fencing with a pedestrian gate to the front whilst a gated driveway provides vehicular access to the rear. The mature gardens are of larger size, undoubtedly an attractive feature of the property, albeit some attention is required to these. Woodland area to the far side slopes down to the River Doon.
Internal viewing reveals a cosy home retaining it’s Cottage Style character with accommodation featured over 2 levels, comprising 7 Main Apartments. In particular, on the ground floor, entrance vestibule leads onto the reception hall which provides access to ground floor apartments whilst a staircase to the rear leads to the upper apartments, spacious lounge with most attractive sun room overlooking private front gardens, breakfasting kitchen leads onto larger size conservatory styled dining room (noting this is slate roofed to match the main house), two bedrooms, “downstairs” wc. On upper level, 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom (noted coombed ceiling upstairs). A small attached garage has integral access through a store room (just off bedroom No 1).
The specification includes gas central heating & double glazing. EPC – E. Generous mature gardens are a feature of the property encouraging fantastic enclosed family use or offering the keen gardener/bird lover the opportunity to create a picturesque haven. The detached garage to the rear has been removed however there remains ample space to build a garage/store (subject to any required planning permission) whilst the gated driveway offers further private parking.
Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY Estate Agents comments…
“I live on the edge of The Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, so I’m used to being surrounded by nature. When I first walked into the gardens of ALDERBANK it just seemed to be a delightful sheltered natural haven, one in which to relax, whether at the end of a busy day or as part of a gentle retirement. Yes, it needs work done. Yes, the gardens need work. However, as an Antique Dealer friend of mine often says – find me another! I think the successful buyer secures the opportunity to develop their own haven, yet it’s not miles away in the countryside (as I am, commuting 90 miles each day to/from work) …..and don’t forget, the sweeping promenade/seafront is only a short walk away.”
To arrange a Viewing Appointment please telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents direct on 01292 283606.
The Home Report (Available Soon) together with an expanded array of Photographs & the 2-level Floorplan for this particular property can be viewed here on our blackhay website. The sale of this particular property is being handled by our Estate Agency Director/Valuer - Graeme Lumsden
January 17, 2022 12:15 pm
“Karuna”, Weir Avenue, Prestwick – A rare opportunity to acquire a most desirable Traditional Detached Bungalow within favoured Prestwick locale. Deceptive externally, the property has been professionally extended by its current owners in late 2019, with internal viewing revealing a delightful rear facing extension, L-shaped of open-plan style forming perhaps the new heart of this very comfortable home with the kitchen/dining & family room inviting one to relax & socially interact.
This splendid home is of broad appeal, carefully maintained & upgraded with flexible 6/7 Main Apartment Accommodation featured over 2 levels. Set amidst neatly presented & colourful (when in season) landscaped gardens with the rear gardens in particular inviting one to enjoy the outdoors when the favourable weather beckons.
Prestwick remains Ayrshire’s “property hotspot”, with its well established mixed main street shopping/restaurants/amenities, whilst the sweeping promenade/seafront is within walking distance or a short cycle/car journey. Homes of this style remain rare to the market and although of broad appeal are valued by family buyers, retired/semi clients and particularly so by Glasgow based buyers & those relocating from South of the Border, seeking a change of lifestyle from city to seaside, and a better work/life balance.
Internal viewing reveals a welcoming reception hall which leads onto the ground floor apartments which comprise, dual aspect formal lounge to the front, absolutely charming contemporary open-plan kitchen/dining/family room with triple window aspects, dual velux windows drawing natural overhead light and the picture style patio doors leading down to the mature gardens, 2 bedrooms (Nos 1 & 2 with No 2 used as a study at present) together with the main bathroom. A discreetly positioned staircase off the reception hall leads to the upper hallway which opens onto 2 further bedrooms (Nos 3 & 4) together with an upper shower room/wc serving either bedroom.
The specification includes both gas central heating and double glazing. EPC – D. Neatly presented private gardens are featured to the front and rear, reflecting the owners keen interest in same, the rear with sheltered patio area to welcome those wishing to relax outdoors. A narrow shared (with adjacent Bungalow) driveway is positioned to the right of the property, not suitable for a car however providing separate/convenient access from front to rear. Parking is available on-street.
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 factors about a particular property’s desirability. In addition, post-lockdown has delivered a much increased flow of buyers who yearn for a more relaxed style of living, particularly moving from bustling city life in Glasgow to a coastal location that offers relaxing seafront/beach walks, encouraging one to enjoy the outdoor life.
In my view Karuna is in some respects an understated home externally, open the door and one is met with a simply charming & comfortable home which can easily adapt its accommodation to meet the demanding family or a couple seeking space in which to relax. This is indeed a wonderful opportunity to acquire a very desirable Detached Bungalow which has been thoughtfully extended and will no doubt tick many of the Wish-List boxes of buyers hoping to secure their next home in the thriving coastal town of Prestwick. “