Doonfoot, Alderbank, Scaur O Doon Road, KA7 4EW

March 9, 2020 4:05 pm Published by

  * 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          

By Ayr, Sundrum, Burnside Cottage, KA6 5JX

May 11, 2021 11:37 am Published by

*NEW to Market  -  Available to View Soon* A wonderful opportunity to acquire a much-loved home set amidst picturesque gardens, truly delightful to explore, extending to an expansive circa 1.3 acre. No 1 is a Charming Period Cottage believed to pre-date 1900 (it may be in the region of 200 years old although we cannot confirm this accurately), occupying the end position of Burnside Cottages, a short row of similar style cottage homes set within desirable Sundrum Estate on the outskirts of Ayr. This delightful Character Home has been occupied by its present owner since the late 1970’s, with the owner having enhanced the energy efficiency of the property by way of insulation/solar panel heating etc whilst the expansive garden has been a much enjoyed labour of love with an emphasis on eco friendly/organic/productivity together with its undoubted attraction as a magical environment for children to explore & play hide n’ seek with the garden wildlife. Internal viewing reveals a comfortable home which is rich with character & charm, period features including fireplaces with solid fuel fires, exposed stonework, all complemented by the magical garden views hidden to the rear. The property was extended in the past, unusually it retains two separate staircases which over time reveal their convenience of use as they are situated towards either end and encourage an easier flow between the ground & upper floors. On the ground floor, the focal point being a substantial conservatory which stretches along the rear of the cottage providing twin areas - living & dining respectively both enjoying wonderful garden views, a formal character lounge is centrally positioned whilst a very spacious dining kitchen is positioned at the gable end with functioning pantry and useful separate utility room, in addition, the bathroom, useful separate shower room/wc & bedroom No 1 which serves as the “downstairs” bedroom. On the upper level, 3 spacious bedrooms with the twin staircases/hallways providing convenient access. The specification includes oil central heating, solar panels (currently providing additional income), double glazing. The water supply is a private connection to the cottages from Castle Drive mains supply. A private septic tank is within the boundaries of the cottage. EPC – D. The property enjoys a favoured corner site just off Castle Drive, at a crossroads adjacent to the partly visible Residential Caravan Site. The expansive garden grounds are heavily screened for added privacy, with formal/informal areas, a well established woodland and a small burn running through a lower section of the garden. A detached triple garage block on the corner of the garden boundary provides both private/secure parking & storage with a floored/lined area together with useful utility. Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS comments… “ There is so much I could write with regards to this unique character home, its wonderful expansive gardens and its enthusiastic owner who clearly adores and has adored her home & garden over the years …however, it’s the viewing of this magical home & garden which replaces the written word. I found it genuinely magical and I have no doubt that the successful buyer will be over-the-moon when they collect their keys on removal day and open the door for the 1st time …it’s the day that the dream becomes a wonderful reality. ”  

Loans, Troon, Caora Beag, Main Street, KA10 7EX

January 13, 2023 10:00 am Published by

* NEW to Market - Available to View Now * A Charming Semi Detached Cottage within favoured Loans Village, itself a short journey from renowned Troon on Ayrshire’s sweeping coastline. This neatly presented home is easily missed, nestling amidst its tree-lined front garden with sandstone boundary wall providing added privacy, a pillared open gate entrance leads to the adjoining cottages with “Caora Beag” situated to the right, accessed via main door to the front, or access path to the side/rear entrance, noting that the gated rear garden/garage/private parking is accessed via Crossburn Drive, just off the main street. Internal viewing reveals a most appealing cottage style home which has been modernised by the current owners, featuring 4 Main Apartment Accommodation over 2 levels. The ground floor comprising, entrance hall with access onto an inviting lounge with multi-fuel stove fire, from here rearwards though to a separate stylish refitted dining/kitchen with small open-plan study area adjacent – noting that the kitchen extends into a further area to the rear. Access to the upper hallway is via the staircase from the entrance hall, two bedrooms are featured – the “master” bedroom (No 1) to the front with a stylish re-fitted en-suite whilst the 2nd bedroom is located to the rear, just past the stylish re-fitted main bathroom. The specification includes both gas central heating and double glazing. EPC – E. Private gardens are situated to the front and rear, a combination of stone chips, lawn and paved areas with the rear patio being a welcome outdoor area in which to relax on the best of days. A gated driveway and garage are located to the rear with access from an adjacent side road. On-street parking is also available. Loans Village is conveniently position for access onto the A78 which provides links north along the coast or south onto the A77 with access from here to Glasgow for those wishing to commute. Troon is approx’ half a mile away, a most desirable "Seaside Town" with its own marina, on Ayrshire's sweeping coastline, itself notable for its world renowned golf courses. Of broad appeal, popular with locals and commuters alike, 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 often favour the better weather of Troon on the West Coast. In our view… Caora Beag offers a rare opportunity to acquire a Charming Cottage, of broad appeal, with internal viewing highly recommended. To discuss your interest in this particular property please contact Graeme Lumsden, our Director/Valuer, who is handling this particular sale – 01292 283606. To secure a Viewing Appointment please contact BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS on 01292 283606. The Home Report is available to view here exclusively on our website.

By Stair, “Wyndford”

January 22, 2018 4:21 pm Published by

A Charming Traditional Detached Cottage delightfully set amidst circa 0.3 acre of private mature gardens, surrounded by picturesque open Ayrshire Countryside & adjacent woodland. This splendid home has been sympathetically extended to preserve its existing external character whilst internal viewing reveals a home full of character and one which has been enjoyed over several decades by the current owners. The accommodation comprises 6 Main Apartments over 2 levels with the ground floor featuring a most welcoming reception hall, an impressive and larger proportioned formal lounge displaying considerable character & charm, adjacent a separate dining or living room, a useful study, the “Galley” style kitchen offers space for a small breakfasting table/chairs, a “downstairs” wc. An attractive part panelled staircase leads to a larger size upper hallway albeit all apartments on this level have coombed ceilings as a result of the traditional roofline being retained – 3 bedrooms are provided with 1 double, 1 single and a smaller box-room style single whilst the upper bathroom serves these apartments. The specification includes oil central heating & double glazing. Mains water, electricity and drainage is via a septic tank. A security alarm system is provided. EPC - E. A private gated driveway leads onto a good sized parking area and provides open access to the surrounding gardens. An added benefit is the larger detached outbuilding/garage style store/workshop which invites a variety of uses. The private mature gardens feature a small natural woodland whilst views of the surrounding countryside/woodland can be enjoyed, of immense appeal Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY comments – “I live in the Galloway Countryside and perhaps I am drawn to rural/semi-rural properties however being originally from Glasgow I am also able to draw on city versus countryside living. I make this simple case... if you are not restricted to city living then embrace the countryside! Wynford, (albeit with its smaller bedrooms) has so much to offer its successful purchaser... most of all, in my view... is the opportunity of living & breathing the life of the countryside which is beating all around you. If you haven’t experienced living in the countryside... then, in my view, you haven’t really lived! I would be amazed if the New Owner is not re-invigorated by enjoying all that Wynford has to offer.” To VIEW please telephone BLACK HAY on 01292 283606 or 477235.

Mossblown, Drumley Dairy, KA6 5BD

November 13, 2019 1:56 pm Published by

* NEW to Market * On the edge of Mossblown Village, approx. 5/6 miles from Prestwick/Ayr respectively, Drumley Dairy nestles at the end of a single track road where one is met by a charming Courtyard Development of only a few select homes, thoughtfully converted/completed circa 2008 from the original farm buildings, which are believed to date from circa 1880. No 2 is a delightful 2 Storey Attached Cottage Style Home, occupying a discreet corner (right hand) position which interestingly conceals that it is in fact the largest property within the development, enjoying splendid open countryside views to the rear from its elevated private gardens (which also include the surprise of its own private hidden garden). Internal viewing reveals a simply stunning home which is presented to “Show Home” style, ready to move-in. Well proportioned apartments are featured over 2 levels, offering flexibility of use, most enjoying picturesque countryside views. In particular the accommodation comprises on ground floor, reception hall with useful “downstairs” wc off, most appealing lounge (feature twin doors open onto the hall & dining kitchen respectively whilst a further full drop double glazed door opens onto the rear patio/gardens), a stylish dining/kitchen with integrated appliances & useful utility cupboard off. An attractive staircase from the reception hall leads to a very spacious upper hall/open study area with three bedrooms & the main bathroom located off – bedroom No 1 to the rear is the “master” bedroom” with open “dressing” area together with an en-suite shower room/wc, bedroom Nos 2 & 3 are located to the rear/side respectively - all the bedrooms enjoy countryside views, particularly so Nos 1 & 2. Both central heating (Oil Fired) & double glazing are featured.  EPC- C. Water supply is mains fed whilst a shared septic tank serves the development. The single track access road to the courtyard has shared access. The property enjoys its own private garden area (exact boundaries to be confirmed from Title Plan). Private parking space is provided. Our Estate Agency Director/Valuer, Graeme Lumsden comments… No 2 Drumley Dairy ticks an array of boxes, semi-rural location, picturesque views, character/charm yet contemporary, not isolated as its part of an attractive Courtyard Development, well proportioned apartments, private garden & parking …in fact, for many it will tick all their boxes. I live in the countryside and I know what a wonderful opportunity No 2 Drumley Dairy offers to enjoy countryside living, yet within easy reach of the A77/Prestwick/Ayr etc. You decide… go & view this absolutely charming home! …and as you drive away, just imagine that you were driving home to that very same Cottage the New Owner! To arrange a Viewing Appointment please telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents direct on 01292 283606. Outwith normal working hours our Call Centre (7 Day a Week - 8.30am to 11pm) is available on 0131 513 9477. The Home Report (will be available soon) together with an expanded array of Photographs, & 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        

Monkton, Main Street, KA9 2QL

October 5, 2020 1:51 pm Published by

*NEW to Market - Available to View Now*   “Cawdor” – A most appealing Traditional Detached Cottage retaining considerable character, set within the popular village of Monkton, itself near to thriving Prestwick Town on the South West Coast of Scotland. This charming home has immense “kerb appeal” with its distinctive 19th century style – formerly believed to be Townhead Cottage, one of Monkton’s earliest Cottages, circa 1850’s (to be confirmed) …whilst later in its life it was believed to be the local Police Office …temporary home to a different type of resident perhaps :-) Of particular appeal to the client seeking a Unique Character Home with the competitive price allowing the successful purchaser scope to modernise/re-style to their own taste/budget. The property retains some character features including high ceilings, cornicing, moulded skirtings and attractive 4 panel internal apartment doors. Concealed to the rear is a larger garden area which extends rearwards and offers the keen gardener space to enjoy their passion or the DIY’er to perhaps add a workshop/shed for tinkering. Internal viewing reveals extended accommodation of 5 Main Apartments, favourably all on-the-level, comprising, welcoming reception hall, cosy lounge, separate dining/family room, kitchen with useful sun porch adjacent, 3 bedrooms & bathroom. The specification includes gas central heating and double glazing. EPC – D. Attic storage is available. A neatly presented small garden area to the front is attractively framed by railings, whilst the rear is of a much larger size with scope to develop further. A gated driveway to the side provides valued private/off-street parking whilst also leading to a timber built detached garage. On-street parking is also available. In our view…. “Cawdor” is a Unique Character Home with real potential for its new owner to create their own stylish/comfortable home. The Home Report Mortgage Value is £185,000 in its current condition. To view, please telephone BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS direct on 01292 283606. The Home Report & Floorplan will be available to view here soon, exclusively only on our website. If you wish to discuss your interest in this particular property - please get in touch with our Estate Agency Director/Valuer Graeme Lumsden on 01292 283606.    

Straiton, Main Street, KA19 7NF

May 27, 2019 2:52 pm Published by

** NEW to Market - Full details to follow - Available to View Now ** "The Byre" - A Charming and undoubtedly deceptive Attached Cottage, set within the picturesque Village of Straiton, the gateway to the Galloway Forest/Dark Sky Park. Internally the property features most appealing/flexible accommodation over 2 levels, presently comprising, on ground floor - Hall, Lounge with open-plan Dining Room off, inviting Conservatory with delightful views, spacious Kitchen, Main Bathroom, Bedroom (No 1) and Utility Room which could revert to a 3rd Bedroom if required (subject to any planning permission etc). An inner Hallway/Study features a staircase rising to the a most welcoming upper Hallway which in-turn leads onto a comfortable Master Bedroom (No 1) with En-suite Bathroom. Oil CH, Double Glazing are featured. Waste is by way of a Private Septic Tank within the boundary of the property. EPC - E. A Private/Gated (remote control) Driveway. Straiton currently has its own small local shop and a bus service whilst the local school is within walking distance. The earlier description mentions the word "Deceptive" particular it refers to its spectacular private garden which is both substantial and hidden from view. Initially one walks from the rear of the property through what appears to be the garden and on reaching the far end one is met with a delightful mature/expansive garden, likely to appeal to clients for many different reasons however it is undoubtedly the "hidden gem" of The Byre. Viewing available strictly by private appointment only - To View, please telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents on 01292 283606 (outwith Office Hours, our Call Centre is available 7 Days a week on 0131 513 9477). The Home Report is available to view here on our own website - please simply click-on the tab/link on this feature property page and the pdf Home Report document for The BYRE will open for you to view or print.

Prestwick, Smith Street, KA9 1LL

March 8, 2024 3:20 pm Published by

* NEW to Market - Available to View Now * Absolutely charming… this highly desirable Traditional Terraced Cottage is discreetly tucked away within easily missed Smith Street, a cul de sac just off St Quivox Road, literally “a stone’s throw” from Prestwick Main Street and its thriving Town Centre. Seldom available within this neatly formed cul de sac comprising a small number of traditional style homes. No 5 Smith Street is of Terraced Cottage Style with the added benefit of a charming private garden area to rear and convenient parking next to the property. A very comfortable & much loved home to its owner who thoughtfully modernised the property, now featuring most appealing on-the-level accommodation which is ready to “walk-in”, comprising - reception hall, spacious lounge to the front (with walk-in storage cupboard), stylish modern breakfasting kitchen with integrated appliances (door to rear garden), two bedrooms (to the front & rear respectively) whilst a stylish modern bathroom is situated off the inner hallway between the lounge & breakfasting kitchen. The specification includes both gas central heating and double glazing. EPC - D. Attic storage is available. Delightful enclosed/private rear gardens have been tastefully landscaped with ease of maintenance in mind (useful garden shed). Parking is available immediately adjacent to No 5. In our view a wonderful opportunity to acquire a most desirable Traditional Cottage Style Home in one of Prestwick’s “hidden locations”, amazingly convenient for the town centre's wide ranging amenities …whilst the property itself is simply charming. Prestwick remains Ayrshire's "property hotspot", with its well established mixed main street shopping/restaurants/amenities, whilst the sweeping promenade/seafront is within easy walking distance or a cycle/car journey. Public transport includes bus & train. Prestwick Airport is nearby whilst the property is also convenient for access to the A77/A78. Of broad appeal, undoubtedly valued by local buyers, whilst further afield interest will extend to 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. To discuss your interest in this particular property please contact Graeme Lumsden, our Director/Valuer, who is handling this particular sale – 01292 283606 or To arrange a viewing please contact Paula Haworth on 01292 283606. The Home Report is available to view here on our website.

Prestwick, Monkton Road, KA9 1AP

November 19, 2018 3:31 pm Published by

"Burns Cottage" - A Charming Detached Cottage, circa 1890's, within the heart of Prestwick, a thriving/popular Town. A most appealing home, Traditional Red Sandstone fronted with slate roof. Deceptive externally, neatly positioned with Private Monobloc Driveway/Parking to front. Internal viewing reveals 3 flexible Main Apartments with a delightful Conservatory overlooking walled/lawned rear gardens. Retaining considerable character yet featuring modern specification. Reception Hall, most appealing Lounge with dual aspects, Modern fitted Kitchen with door to garden, 2 Bedrooms (No 2 currently an informal Living Room to rear), good sized Bathroom with larger shower, Useful Utility Room (off the reception hall). EPC - E. Attic area. Gas CH & D/Glazing. Very convenient for Prestwick Town, its wide ranging amenities/transport, and walking distance of the sweeping Promenade/Seafront. A delightful home, enjoyed over circa 20 years by its current owner. Viewing essential, by appointment only - telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents - 01292 283606