Ayrshire and the West Coast of Scotland has always been a popular place to live, but in recent months and coming off the back of a national lockdown, the desire to be surrounded by rolling countryside and open green expanses in one direction and to have the famous Scottish coast with its plush beaches and stunning vistas in the other direction has never been stronger.
There are other reasons as well that make Ayrshire a popular location for people to plant their roots; for families there is no shortage of recreational pursuits and a plethora of national parks to hand, and schooling is as good as anywhere you will find in Scotland. Happy with commuting? Well, Glasgow is only 30 minutes away. For downsizers, there are few better ways to enjoy your retirement than waking up to the beautiful landscape of the North Sea.
There’s also the question of ‘bang for your buck’…well it’s no secret the Ayrshire benefits from the Manhattan effect. Price per square foot in Ayrshire compared to Glasgow is pretty much night and day – yes, you’re further out from the city and commuting becomes the norm, but house prices are much more palatable and your budget can go a lot further!
We’ve picked some of our favourite properties currently on the market with Corum across Ayrshire, each offering up something different…
8, Shanter Wynd, Alloway
Offers Over: £525,000
Park Cottage, Alloway
A unique and quite outstanding four-bedroom detached villa set in a quiet location with private landscaped gardens and nestled in the very heart of Alloway Village.
This stunning home is discreetly set within professionally landscaped gardens which offer a high degree of privacy and vehicular access from remote controlled gates that lead onto Clochranhill Road and there is further vehicular access onto the Alloway village Main Street.
The property is presented to the market in quite superb condition having undergone a complete and comprehensive refurbishment programme which includes brand new roof and external render plus a contemporary interior redesign with distinctive modern elements and modern specification.
Offers over £415,000
Whitesails, Eglington, Skelmorlie
Offers Over £695,000
Perryston House & Lodge, Doonfoot
A quite magnificent art-deco residential estate comprising of Perryston House and Perryston lodge set within private policies and extensive gardens extending to circa 8.5 acres.
Perryston House is arguably one of the finest art-deco homes in Scotland and enjoys a wonderfully private position surrounded by rolling Ayrshire farmland within close proximity to the coast.
Completed in 1939 the property has been owned by the current owners for nearly 50 years who have been meticulous in preserving the unique art-deco features throughout the house which reflect the opulence of a bygone era.
Offers Over: £1,200,000
Borland House, Borland
A stunning mansion house, situated on the outskirts of Kilmarnock, just 20 minutes from Glasgow, and set in around 6 acres of both garden grounds and fields suited for equestrian pursuits.
Borland House, built in 1905 as the Dowry House for the nearby Craufordland Castle, is one of the finest examples of an Edwardian mansion house to grace the market in many years and is complimented by varied gardens and gated fields that are bounded by the Fenwick Water. This exceptionally private and semi-rural location, extending to around 6 acres, with an orchard, a detached garden house, two gated fields, ample driveway and gorgeous garden grounds, is ideally positioned just minutes from the M77 linking to Glasgow City Centre and all the amenities of the market town of Kilmarnock.
Offers Over £575,000