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 five properties currently on the market with Corum across Ayrshire, each offering up something different…
8, Shanter Wynd, Alloway
Offers Over: £525,000
Millhill House, Prestwick
Originally built in 1924, this stunning detached villa perfect for those looking for a home that oozes traditional charm and character. Set in the charming town of Prestwick, it’s a property that offers as much in terms of location as it does in its aesthetic.
Offers over £495,000
Whitesails, Eglington, Skelmorlie
Offers Over £695,000
Apt 6, Mokoia House, Troon
This second floor conversion offers spacious same level open-plan living, a good sized private garden and expansive views over the famous Royal Troon Golf Course, making this the downsizers dream home or the perfect lock & leave second home on the coast!
Offers Over: £275,000
The Arches, Knockdon, Culroy
Set within a small hamlet just three miles from Alloway, The Arches is a charming 4 bedroom conversion that boast character in abundance. The 2,500 square foot home offers spacious living and mature gardens, making it perfect for those looking for semi-rural living.
Offers Over £275,000