August 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Graeme Lumsden, our Estate Agency Director at BLACK HAY Estate Agents, comments…
“Arriving outside The NEUK ….pause for a moment. This striking home appears to have emerged organically from the soil, flanked either side by its strong yet subtle buttress walls, centrally your eye is drawn to the 7 frame oriel window detail, then upwards from the impressive roofline the chimneys rise dramatically emphasising that this is a very special home …one which the successful purchaser will have the joy of owning.
I’ve been very lucky over my 30+ years in the estate agency industry to sell thousands of homes, a handful being very special, and not always because of their high value or location/specification etc ….indeed, for me, it is the simplicity of a home which can be its strongest asset.
This historically noteworthy home relied on its original owner who over a century ago was blessed with a substantial purse to finance the construction of this unique home, yet without the selection of its then relatively young architect Alexander Caldwell Thomson (1873 to 1925) who arrived from Glasgow to open his own architectural practice in Ayr, The NEUK could have simply been another Bungalow style home.
As luck would have it Thomson’s architectural studies/career developed through the period of “The Glasgow Style”, led by the celebrated Charles Rennie Mackintosh, responsible for some of Scotland’s most iconic buildings of that remarkable period when a new style of modern architecture was being driven by Mackintosh and his close associates. The style was striking, because it was not overladen with excessive detail. At the core of this new architectural movement was an organic free flowing style which allowed architectural details that could have become over complicated to simply flow with the design, taking the eye on a natural journey of detail notable for its simplicity.
Visiting The NEUK one can see and feel the influence of that powerful yet short period of Glasgow Style which Mackintosh led, and which undoubtedly influenced the young Alexander Caldwell Thomson during his time studying at Glasgow School of Art. Take a visual tour of Glasgow including its world famous School of Art (now very sadly damaged by 2 fires), The Willow Tea Rooms (now Mackintosh at The Willow), House for an Art Lover or to The Hill House in Helensburgh, then consider The NEUK, enjoy the subtle details which Thomson designed, reflecting many of those details for which those iconic Mackintosh Designed Buildings are widely admired.
In my view, The NEUK undoubtedly displays many of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s iconic architectural design details however it is Alexander Caldwell Thomson who, as in life, took those influences from his early studies/career and created his signature details at The NEUK which now serves as a tribute to both Mackintosh and the appreciation that Thomson had for the enduring Glasgow Style.
As is often the case of noteworthy homes, each owner is only a ”custodian” during their period of ownership, however what a pleasurable way to serve your role as custodian – owning & living in The NEUK. It will be a lucky buyer indeed that is handed the keys from the current owners.”
The Virtual Tour & Digital Brochure/Floorplan will be available to view shortly on our website - blackhay.co.uk
Interested parties are advised to contact their Solicitor to lodge a Formal Note of Interest although initial enquiries are welcome direct to BLACK HAY, please contact our Estate Agency Director/Valuer Graeme Lumsden (who is handling this particular property sale) on 01292 283606 or email email@example.com
The most appealing accommodation is featured over 2 levels, comprising on ground floor, welcoming reception hall, stunning formal lounge, impressive dining room, a fabulous/substantial extension styled open-plan as a family/living/breakfasting room with “snug” area, split-level kitchen (integrated appliances), bedroom No 1 with en-suite shower room/wc, bedroom No 2 featuring fitted dressing room & en-suite shower room/wc, useful study/alternative 5th bedroom. A central hallway features a striking staircase (useful guests wc understair) which rises to a gallery style upper hallway off which the “master” bedroom (No 3) is located together with a 4th bedroom which is currently utilised as a dressing room, the main bathroom (4 piece with small sauna) is also on the upper level.
Gas central heating & double glazing are featured. EPC - C. During their long period of ownership the current owners have been careful to retain the rich character of this unique home, whilst investing both personally & financially enhancing The NEUK - for example, full re-roofing, the professional design/build of the fabulous extension & the design/build of a substantial detached double garage block with studio style accommodation above.
In addition new fitments/further improvements have been made by the owners.
Hard-standing parking to the front is by way of a monobloc driveway (sliding gate) within the landscaped gardens, whilst to the left twin remote control doors lead through a secure carport & garage, in-turn a monobloc driveway across the rear landscaped gardens to the detached double garage (heated, again remote control doors). The private gardens are landscaped/picturesque incorporating a luxuriously styled “Barbecue House”.
Internal period/character features believed to date back to the original build include impressive fireplaces, ironmongery, stunning staircase & galleried upper hallway, decorative timberwork, whilst externally the porthole windows, oriel window, chimneys, buttress walls etc are also believed to date back to the original build.
Quite simply - The NEUK is a wonderful example of an early 20th century home which reflects classic details of the iconic “Glasgow Style” made famous by the celebrated Charles Rennie Mackintosh - The Glasgow Style displaying elements of the decorative Art Nouveau period.
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 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! "
Viewing by Appointment Only please, thank you. Telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents on 01292 283606. The Property Home Report is available to view on our blackhay.co.uk website, search for the property then simply click on the "View Home Report" Tab.
April 12, 2019 9:17 am
** NEW to Market - Available to View Now **
Rarely available within desirable edge of Town Centre locale, "ARCH COTTAGE" .... a Charming Detached Chalet Style Bungalow nestling in Bellevue Lane (just off Bellevue Crescent), enjoying the much valued benefit of its own private gated driveway for convenient parking & a detached garage.
ARCH COTTAGE has been a happy home for its present owners over a number of years with its convenient/flexible 6 Main Apartment Accommodation featured over 2 levels, currently comprising 3 public rooms on the ground floor with 3 bedrooms on the upper floor. In addition a good sized breakfasting kitchen with separate/useful utility room (wc off) is located to the rear of the ground floor, whilst the main bathroom and an en-suite (off the "master" bedroom - No 1) are situated on the upper level.
Externally an easily maintained/neatly presented garden/amenity area is featured with a very private enclosed lawned garden being most inviting, whilst monobloc/paving form the remaining area. A sheltered patio area is accessed just off the family room.
The "Bellevue" area is well established with a fine array/mix of traditional period homes whilst ARCH COTTAGE blends in well with its "Cottage" (albeit modern) style.
In our opinion this is indeed the classic "rare opportunity" to acquire a very desirable Detached 6 Apartment Home in an undoubtedly favoured/convenient locale. It benefits from its easily missed position nestling in Bellevue Lane and its modern build brings an easier level of maintenance and more time to enjoy its Cottage Style character. The Home Report is positive with a mortgage value in excess of the asking price.
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 ARCH COTTAGE will open for you to view or print.
July 9, 2020 3:39 pm
** NEW to Market - Available to View Now **
A rare opportunity to acquire a desirable Traditional Blonde Sandstone fronted Detached Bungalow featuring 5 Main Apartments, all on-the-level. A substantial Undeveloped Attic offers potential for further development, subject to acquiring planning permission etc
More details to follow....
To arrange a Viewing please telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents on 01292 283606.
The Home Report & Floor Plan/Room Sizes/Features for this property can be viewed here on our blackhay.co.uk website
For further information/enquiries relating to this particular property please contact either Paula or Graeme at BLACK HAY - 01292 283606
September 10, 2019 10:36 am
Rarely available within this easily missed cul de sac, a particularly desirable Detached Chalet Style Bungalow, on favoured corner site with the added benefit of picturesque landscaped gardens to the rear.
This most appealing home features flexible/extended accommodation of 6 Main Apartments over 2 levels - either as 3 public/3 bedrooms or 2 plus 4. Prestwick with its thriving Town Centre and near seafront location remains a very popular place to live with strong demand both locally and from buyers outwith the area seeking to re-locate.
This desirable home comprises well proportioned apartments, featuring on ground floor - the reception hall off which are located - a spacious semi-open plan extended lounge/dining (with patio doors onto the charming gardens), breakfasting kitchen with most useful utility room, family/living room (which could be utilised as a 4th bedroom if required), bedroom No 1 and a very stylish re-fitted main bathroom. An open staircase from the reception hall leads to the upper hallway off which 2 further bedrooms are provided (Nos 2 & 3) with the “master” bedroom (No 3) being very spacious and featuring a most useful modern en-suite.
The specification includes both gas central heating & double glazing. EPC - D. A private driveway leads to a detached garage. Private gardens are situated to the front & rear, these reflecting the owner’s keen interest, the rear attractively laid out/well stocked with a variety of focal points including, a small summer house, abundant apple trees (when in season), seating area nestling by one of the apple trees.
In our view, a superb opportunity to acquire a most desirable larger Detached Chalet Style Bungalow ...a very happy home to its owner, with internal viewing highly recommended.
To arrange a Viewing Appointment please telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents direct on 01292 283606.
The Home Report 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
January 22, 2018 3:48 pm
A Charming Modern Detached Bungalow, very happily owned by the same family since new, circa late 1960’s. No 6 Knoll Park enjoys a particularly favourable position nestling back from the road, within most desirable residential locale comprising mixed style quality homes.
Internal viewing reveals a most appealing “period” home reflecting its late 1960’s origin with the owners having opted to retain many of the original fittings which are complemented by similar period decor. Those with a keen eye on interior design/current trends will recognise that today’s “reproduction” 1960’s/70’s Scandinavian theme is reflected here albeit in its original format. Equally, there is scope for the successful purchaser to re-style and perhaps develop further, should they wish to do so (subject to acquiring planning permission etc.)
The property is attractively set amidst mature private gardens which reflect the owners keen interest in same whilst the rear/south facing lounge, kitchen and conservatory take full advantage of the relaxing nature/aspect of the gardens, encouraging one to potter outdoors or simply while away time on those much sought after warm sunny days.
Well proportioned accommodation is provided, all on-the-level, with the bedrooms to the front/side and public rooms rear facing. In particular comprising – reception hall, most appealing formal lounge with patio door/open porch onto garden, semi-open plan dining kitchen with charming conservatory adjacent, 3 bedrooms are provided together with a separate bathroom and wc closet.
The specification includes both gas “warm-air” central heating and modern pvc double glazing. Attic storage is available. EPC - D. Neatly presented gardens to the front incorporate a shaped private monobloc driveway which also leads to an attached garage whilst lawned rear gardens wrap around the property, screened for privacy.
In our view, a superb opportunity to acquire a very desirable Detached Bungalow which can truly be described as seldom available having never been offered for sale since being built almost 50 years ago. Although perhaps of particular appeal to the retired/semi-retired client wishing to enjoy the convenience provided by this style/layout of home one can also consider the family appeal of the quality local schools, nearby Rozelle, Belleisle Parks and convenient access into Ayr and its wide array of amenities/shopping, whilst the refreshing attractions of the Ayrshire coastline/countryside are within easy reach.
Internal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this charming home – To View please telephone BLACK HAY on 01292 283606.
July 9, 2019 2:22 pm
** NEW to Market - Available to View Now **
A superb opportunity to acquire a most desirable Detached Bungalow, attractively positioned within favoured Brandon Gardens, Prestwick. Meticulously maintained by its present owners, featuring most appealing accommodation over 2 levels - comprising 6 Main Apartments which offer flexibility of use, plus stylish Kitchen, Main Bathroom and the added benefit of a Shower Room/WC on the upper level serving Bedroom Nos 3 & 4. Specification includes both Gas Central Heating & Double Glazing. EPC - D. Neatly presented Private Gardens to front & rear. Added convenience of a Twin Driveway - approach from front or rear, together with Garage (remote controlled door).
A superb opportunity to acquire an exceptionally well presented Detached Bungalow.
More details to follow....
To arrange a Viewing please telephone BLACK HAY Estate Agents on 01292 283606 - outwith normal Office Hours our Call Centre is available on 0131 513 9477
The Home Report & Floor Plan/Room Dimensions/Features for this property can be viewed here on our blackhay.co.uk website
For further information/enquiries relating to this particular property please contact Graeme or Paula at BLACK HAY ESTATE AGENTS - 01292 283606
February 14, 2019 11:54 am
* NEW to Market - Full details to Follow - Available to View Now *
Highly sought after Detached Bungalow within desirable locale. Seldom available within the current Prestwick property market. Occupying favoured corner site/gardens. Added benefit of Detached Double Garage with Driveway. Excellent accommodation comprising 5 well proportioned Main Apartments over 2 levels. Reception Hall, Lounge & separate Dining Room (on ground floor), Kitchen, Bedroom No 1 & Bathroom (on ground floor), 2 further Bedrooms (Nos 2 & 3) on upper level together with additional WC, Gas CH, Double Glazing, EPC – D. Private Gardens to front/side & rear.