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.
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
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.
May 11, 2023 12:35 pm
* NEW to Market - Available to View Now * The Dhorlin, Prestwick - A fabulous opportunity to acquire a substantial Traditional Detached Cottage Style Bungalow featuring superb 7/8 Main Apartment accommodation. This desirable home is deceptive externally, the front elevation of subtle "Cottage Style". Internal viewing reveals a professionally extended home with well proportioned apartments throughout whilst the very substantial extended breakfasting kitchen/dining/family area to the rear is a spectacular focal point. In addition, the formal bay windowed lounge is now open-plan to the rear (with the former 5th bedroom), making a striking public room of very substantial proportion.
The property enjoys a favoured setting on the "seafront" side of Prestwick Main Street with Montgomerie Road being just off Links Road where one can stroll past Prestwick Golf Club to the sweeping promenade/seafront. Parking for the property is "on-street" however the current owners instantly appreciated the quality/size of The Dhorlin and were laser focused on where they intended living rather than parking their car.
The most appealing accommodation is entered via the welcoming reception hall where one can visibly appreciate the length through to the open-plan extended family area. From the hallway, access onto the remaining ground floor apartments whilst a discretely positioned staircase provides access to the upper level. A useful small understair utility together with a stylish separate "downstairs" shower room/wc are located off the reception hall. The aforementioned formal lounge extends substantially in length as it now incorporates the former 5th bedroom however this could be returned to two separate apartments (by the successful purchaser) if a separate 5th bedroom was required. Two spacious double bedrooms are featured (Nos 1 & 2, to the front & rear respectively) with No 2 currently being used as a "craft/hobby room".
As one moves through to the rear extension, the hugely appealing open-plan breakfasting kitchen/dining/living room features extensive windowing including full width bi-fold doors which open or closed provide a striking focal point as the subtle mixed colour slate floor extends from within to the elevated external sun terrace which overlooks the still larger sized gardens. The kitchen is fitted with very stylish high quality floor/wall cabinets, integrated appliances and a centrepiece breakfasting island whilst both the dining & living room areas are on an L-shape adjacent - this layout encouraging family gatherings or entertaining with friends. On the upper level, 2 further double bedrooms are provided (Nos 3 & 4) whilst a stylish central bathroom serves this level.
The specification includes both gas central heating and double glazing. EPC - D. Neatly presented private gardens are provided to the front & rear, the front easily maintained with a gated pathway to the side leading to the rear - the rear of larger size, mainly lawned with stone boundary walls, useful outbuildings provide valued external storage. The elevated sun terrace projects from the rear extension whilst a further paved patio area is situated to the side, adjacent to the side entrance/exit door.
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 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, valued locally by family buyers in particular, together with couples & retired/semi-retired clients, whilst further afield of interest 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.
Graeme Lumsden, BLACK HAY Estate Agency Director/Valuer comments... " Even after 36 Years in the estate agency industry I know that I am blessed to do the job that I do ...helping home sellers & buyers on their property journey through their lives.
The added bonus is also visiting/valuing & indeed selling all sorts of different styles/values of home ...including some very Special Homes which instantly catch my attention, indeed it can be hard not to imagine myself buying/living in a particular home.
The Dhorlin is one such home, a spectacular home, yet for me it's the magical combination of the subtle traditional exterior which conceals the spectacular contemporary interior, one which can accommodate couples or families and offers sought after flexibility ...one that you won't want to leave when you come home ...a Special Home that the successful purchaser should be over the moon to own! "
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 will be available to view exclusively on our blackhay.co.uk website.
August 12, 2023 12:07 pm
* NEW to Market - Available to View Soon * “ The CHASE ”, By Knockentiber… A Charming Cottage Style Detached Bungalow enjoying a wonderful countryside setting. This much loved home was purchased 33 years ago by the current owners, fulfilling their desire for an equestrian property which would allow them to be “hands-on” with their horses. Initially purchased with its large garden plus circa 2 acres, the owners' purchased a further circa 2 acres to provide an ideal setting for their horses to graze adjacent to their home whilst being conveniently stabled within their own property grounds.
The property is approached by a private (good quality surface) tarmacadam road shared with 2 adjoining owners. Private gated access leads into the rear of the property with hardstanding parking, the house and the outbuildings (Stables/Office/Garage/Tack-room) formed on L-shape whilst the front/side of the property overlooks open countryside including the fields owned by the Sellers. Services include mains power & water, a private septic tank and lpg (gas) heating. An undeveloped attic provides excellent additional storage. Both the paddock/grazing fields have independent gated access.
The current owners had the property professionally extended in 2013 now providing flexible 5 Main Apartment Accommodation which is all on-the-level, normally 2 public/3 bedrooms however it could be utilised as 1 public/4 bedrooms if required, noting that there are 2 bathrooms. Internal viewing reveals an attractively presented home with well proportioned rooms complemented by a quality specification reflecting the owners' attention to detail.
A main door access is provided to the front of the property albeit the rear porch entrance from the courtyard is the natural entrance. In particular comprising, separate entrance porch opening onto a reception hall area which in-turn forms part of the well appointed dining/kitchen (all situated to the rear), a central inner hallway leads to the main accommodation – the front right hand side features a most appealing lounge enjoying picturesque views, directly behind a 2nd public room (family room) which could be an alternative 4th bedroom whilst on the left hand side, the “master” bedroom (No 1) enjoys similar views as the lounge, directly behind is bedroom No 2, a fabulous “luxury” larger style bathroom with very stylish 4 piece suite/fitments functions as the main bathroom with a useful 2nd/guest bathroom adjacent, finally to the rear a flexible room – the 3rd bedroom, currently a tv/living room.
As stated the fields are immediately adjacent to the front of the property, set on an L-shape with gated access from within the property itself or an additional “field gate” on an external road leading to the property. The outbuildings are joined “back to back” with the pitched roof section overlooking the courtyard divided into 3 sections - an informal office (with small wc – requires attention), a central garage and a separate tack room …whilst the flat roofed building adjoining the rear has flexible stabling for 3 – 4 horses/ponies (currently not in use, serving as a secure storage area). The neatly presented private gardens are formed on a u-shape, an inviting area in which to potter or relax outdoors and keep an eye on any four legged friends grazing in the fields.
The property sits just off a semi-rural road on the outskirts of Knockentiber/Crosshouse, Kilmarnock with mixed style country style properties dotted around. 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 by contacting BLACK HAY Estate Agents direct.
Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS comments…
“ The CHASE was my clients' Dream Home, fulfilling their longing for an equestrian property which would be a comfortable/practical retreat for them and their much loved horses. It is a reluctant sale however as my clients no longer have horses it seems right to move on and let someone else fulfil their dream.
I am lucky that after 37 years in the property industry I still enjoy being part of the home moving process helping Sellers & Buyers along their property journey. Every so often I market a Dream Home that stirs my property soul, one which I would happily buy and look forward to pottering or relaxing. If I purchased The CHASE the stables would be full of motorbikes to keep me occupied, and it is fair to say that it will be of wider appeal than just the equestrian Buyer.
So, if you are genuinely looking to move and want a Special Home, get in touch and we can have a chat. "
March 25, 2022 9:32 am
* NEW to Market - Available to View Now * Rarely available within desirable Clermont Homes “Highfields” Residential Development, this most appealing Modern “Luxury Style” Detached Bungalow, completed circa 2009, enjoys a fabulous end of cul de sac position with its picturesque countryside backdrop inviting one to step outside when the good weather beckons and enjoy the delightful outdoor space …whilst on rainy days, settle down in the sun room and enjoy the splendid views from the comfort of your own cosy home.
This most attractively styled home features well proportioned/flexible accommodation extending to 6/7 Apartments, all on-the-level. Fixtures/finishes are of a high quality and its fair to comment that the property is certainly ready to “move-in”. Set amidst mature private gardens on its good sized corner plot with a broad monobloc driveway providing private parking whilst also leading to an integral larger size garage.
The stylish accommodation comprises, welcoming reception hall, spacious lounge, feature contemporary L-shaped/open-plan breakfasting kitchen (integrated appliances) with adjacent dining area leading to an inviting sun room with picturesque garden/countryside views, 4 bedrooms are featured with the “master” bedroom (No 1) having focal point patio doors to the garden whilst a stylish en-suite is provided, bedroom No 2 features a “Jack n’ Jill” bathroom which can be accessed either from the bedroom or reception hall, whilst bedroom No 3 serves as a study/tv room at present, bedroom No 4 was originally to be the 2nd integral garage however was specified at the build as an additional “Guests Bedroom” and conveniently has an adjacent shower room/wc which provides en-suite style facilities. A larger than normal utility room is a most useful additional feature with access door to rear garden from here.
The specification includes gas central heating & double glazing. EPC - C. Attic storage is available. The property is set amidst well established landscaped gardens which provide interest throughout the year whilst the rear has a delightful open countryside backdrop. The broad private monobloc driveway provides off-street parking whilst also leading to the integral garage which provides secure parking/storage. On-street parking is also available.
Torthorwald sits approx. 4 miles northeast of Dumfries Town Centre which has a wide array of shopping/amenities. The A75 links northwest following through South West Scotland or one can travel north/east to Glasgow/Edinburgh respectively whilst travelling south the A75 links with the M74/M6 south. This particular style of property is of interest both to local buyers and those further afield, typically relocating from England where buyers prefer to be within easy each of the M74/M6 for travelling south to family/friends etc.
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 semi-rural style living whilst also being in reach of a major town or motorway network.
This is quite simply… a wonderful opportunity to acquire a highly desirable Modern Detached Bungalow which combines a most appealing accommodation/specification with an enviable open countryside backdrop. I have no doubt that the successful buyer will celebrate collecting their keys on removal day and opening the front door of their dream home ...and looking out on that picturesque countryside backdrop "
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
August 9, 2022 1:57 pm
* NEW to Market - Available to View Now * No 1 Golf Place – Absolutely charming…Traditional Detached Bungalow, of “Cottage Style”, enjoying an enviable position within Golf Place cul de sac, just off Golf Crescent with its panoramic views over Troon Links Golf Course. This most appealing home is set amidst picturesque mature gardens with the rear in particular inviting one to relax or potter amidst its cottage style gardens. Clearly loved by its owners this desirable home offers flexible on-the-level accommodation which has been partly extended to the rear whilst the attic has been informally floored/lined ...demonstrating the excellent potential to develop further, subject to acquiring planning permission etc.
Internal viewing reveals a comfortable home comprising 4 Main Apartments - entered via an external storm door through the vestibule onto a welcoming reception hall, attractive bay windowed lounge to the front, larger size extended dining kitchen to the rear (useful utility off) and access from here to the cosy conservatory which overlooks the picturesque rear gardens, two bedrooms are provided – to the front & rear respectively (Nos 1 & 2) with bedroom No 2 featuring a stylish en-suite. The main bathroom, again of modern style, situated off the secondary hallway leading to the dining/kitchen.
The specification includes both gas central heating and double glazing. EPC - D. The attic is floored/lined, providing excellent additional storage with development potential as aforementioned. Delightful private gardens are situated to the front & rear, neatly presented with a variety of flowers/shrubs/fruit trees etc, the rear set around the shaped lawn with a previously productive vegetable garden hidden rearmost, plus greenhouse/shed. A driveway provides private parking whilst on-street parking is also available.
In our view ...an exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a desirable Detached “Cottage Style” Bungalow set amidst charming private gardens, enjoying an enviable location within Golf Place just off Golf Crescent/Troon Links Golf Course.
Internal Viewing is invited by contacting BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS – 01292 283606. To discuss your interest in No 1 Golf Place, Troon please contact Graeme Lumsden, our Director/Valuer, who is handling this particular sale. The Home Report is available exclusively here on our blackhay.co.uk website.
February 28, 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. “
October 19, 2022 3:04 pm
A rare opportunity to acquire a particularly desirable Detached Chalet Style Bungalow within favoured residential locale of similar style quality homes. Featuring 5 well proportioned apartments over 2 levels with scope for the successful purchaser to re-style to their own specification/budget.
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. Bungalow Homes remain ever popular, of broad appeal and valued locally by family & retired/semi retired clients whilst further afield they attract 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 with staircase tucked to the side leading to the upper level. The ground floor comprises, a comfortable bay windowed lounge to the front, a separate dining room to the rear which could be utilised as a 4th bedroom if required, a separate kitchen to the rear with access from here onto a useful sun room which overlooks the rear gardens, a “master” bay windowed double bedroom (No 1) to the front (with fitted furniture) whilst the main bathroom (No 1) is located off the reception hall to the rear (bath replaced with larger walk-in shower cubicle). On the upper level, two good sized bedrooms (Nos 2 & 3) are positioned either side of the upper hallway which has a useful shower room/wc (No 2) off.
The specification includes both gas central heating and double glazing. EPC – D. Neatly presented mature private gardens are located to the front & rear, the rear of larger size whilst a lengthy private driveway provides off-street parking and leads to a detached garage positioned to the rear, this providing secure parking/storage. On-street parking is also available nearby.
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 – Home Report Mortgage Valuation figure of £330,000. 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.
May 24, 2018 1:58 pm
** NEW to Market - Available to View Now **
"Annfield Cottage & The Byre" - No 6 Belston Holdings - A fabulous opportunity to acquire a Unique Property comprising a superbly presented Detached Cottage Style Bungalow with stylish Annexe adjacent, both enjoying wonderful elevated views across the Ayrshire Countryside.
Belston Holdings is a small collection of 6 original homes (plus 1 New-Build), enjoying an elevated position off the A70 (which leads to Coylton & beyond) approx. 3 miles from Ayr (just a few minutes journey to the A77 which skirts the edge of Ayr Town). Historically the properties are believed to have been part of Auchincruive Estate with No 6 believed to date from circa 1930's, currently most of these individual homes have been re-styled or developed by their successive owners.
No 6 reflects the extensive input/expense over a 10 year period by its current owners with internal viewing essential to appreciate its enviable location/views, charming accommodation together with its attractive Annexe, converted from the original Stables by the owners to provide independent accommodation - clearly this offers flexibility of use for the successful purchaser whether as extended accommodation, perhaps as a self-contained "Granny" Cottage, separate Home Office literally a few steps from the main house or a Studio for those with an artistic background. Of course, there is also potential as Holiday or Letting accommodation for additional income (subject to any required permissions including any potential Mortgage Lender).
The Main Home "Annfield Cottage" is a most appealing Detached Bungalow which is deceptive when viewed externally from its rear facing approach along the country style single track road (well maintained/tarmacadam - shared ownership/maintenance), to the front the property enjoys picturesque countryside views with the wonderful larger conservatory commanding the best views. The accommodation comprises, reception hall, lounge with solid fuel stove style fire, the aforementioned conservatory which is a wonderfully inviting focal point, an open-plan dining kitchen with most useful separate utility room off, 3 comfortable bedrooms together with a stylish 4-piece bathroom.
The Annexe - "The Byre" is currently assessed as additional accommodation with its own private entrance onto the neatly presented accommodation comprising, small kitchenette, spacious lounge, separate bedroom & stylish shower room/wc.
Generally, the specification includes gas central heating in Annfield Cottage, electric heating in The Byre (The Annexe) and double glazing in both. Solar panels have been added to the Annexe. EPC - B.
Both properties feature private gated entrances with space for vehicular parking whilst a garage with very useful store is also included, attached to the Annexe. Charming landscaped gardens extend around the Bungalow and Annexe, these reflecting the owners keen interest in same, neatly presented, mature with a good variety of trees/shrubs/flowers/lawned areas/hedging/boundary fencing - the gardens allowing private outdoor space for occupiers of both the Bungalow & Annexe. In addition, the private gardens mostly overlook adjoining fields with panoramic countryside views. Services include mains power, water (note the water pipework from the A70 is privately maintained, cost shared by respective owners) and gas supply whilst a private septic tank is conveniently located with the property boundaries.
Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY Estate Agents comments -
" One could say that I am biased towards Country Living as that's where I have lived for many years, however rather than me telling you why No 6 Belston Holdings may well be your Dream Home I simply suggest that you view it …make your own mind up.
In my view, No 6 has many of the wonderful aspects of country living but without the 90 plus daily commute that I have from my home in Galloway. The successful purchaser will enjoy Country Living just a few minutes drive from Ayr/the A77. A Cottage Style Bungalow, an Annexe (The Byre), the very picturesque Ayrshire Countryside, a short commute to Ayr …that's just a few of its very appealing positives.
It's a Special Home and I envisage the very lucky new owners settling in on their first evening and realising that they are indeed living their dream! "
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