Media Release: CKD Galbraith offer fine extended cottage in outstanding rural location


ONE of Scotland’s leading independent property consultancies, CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is marketing a lovely rural property occupying an outstanding elevated rural setting on the Lanfine Estate, overlooking the rolling Irvine Valley in East Ayrshire.

The nearby town of Darvel, once known as ‘The Lace Town’, was historically the centre of this local industry and well known for its exports throughout the world.

The town is also recognised as the birthplace of Sir Alexander Fleming. Nearby, and visible from the house, is Loudon Hill, famous for King Robert the Bruce’s defeat of the English.

About ¾-mile from the town, with sweeping views over the surrounding countryside, is Whiteside Cottage, formerly a settlement of two farm worker’s cottages dating to the 1750s.

These were latterly fully renovated and connected to create one property which forms the basis of the existing house.

Whiteside Cottage offers an eclectic mixture of original features, such as natural wood and stone, mixed with modern interior designs and fittings.

The outstanding feature of the house is the 37ft living room, created from one of the original cottages which has been retained in its entirety.

There is a stunning modern kitchen with high specification fittings and an adjoining breakfast room, both offering panoramic views over the valley.

There is a well-appointed master bedroom and bathroom, and potential to create three further bedrooms. In addition is a lovely garden studio, providing a quiet retreat, or separate en-suite guest accommodation.

The house sits quietly within landscaped garden grounds. There is the potential to purchase up to an additional ten acres of grazing ground.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a delightful country home in this quiet and picturesque part of Ayrshire. Offers Over £325,000 are being sought.

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About CKD Galbraith

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy specialising in serving the needs of private clients. It employs over 180 people in offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso and Peebles.

The partnership provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential and rural sectors throughout Scotland. The company enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

The company’s rural arm specialises in farm sales and purchases, the management and sale of large estates and woodland, valuations and building surveying work.


CKD Galbraith
7 Killoch Place
Ayr KA7 2EA
Ayrshire, Scotland
Contact: R A Cherry BSc MRICS

Tel: 01292 268181
Fax: 01292 292300

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is a founder member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.


The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association founded in 2007 by some of the top companies in Ayrshire.

Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the wealth and rich diversity of entrepreneurial talent and business excellence that abounds here within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse, Western House Hotel, Turnberry Golf Resort and South Ayrshire Council. Member company activities include broadcasting, building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.

Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors senior partner Norman Geddes is executive chair of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle, and managing director is public relations consultancy Fame Publicity Services proprietor, Murdoch MacDonald.

Founder members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle:

South Ayrshire Council
Clydesdale Bank
Turnberry Hotel and Golf Resort
Ayr Racecourse
Western House Hotel
CKD Galbraith Property Consultants
Frazer Coogans Solicitors
Accident & Injury Claims Centre
MacKay Corporate Insurance Brokers
Donald Ross Estate Agents:
Westgale Ltd Building Contractors
Sinclair Scott Chartered Accountants
Paligap Creative Agency
ARP Lorimer & Associates Architects
JB Management – Training Providers
Brunston Castle Golf Club
Fouters Restaurant
Christie Financial Planning Ltd
Allison Lightbody Waddell Chartered Surveyors
Kestrel Press
Fame Publicity Services Public Relations Consultancy
West Sound Radio
Easton Property
Easton Kitchens & Bathrooms

For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail


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Contact: Murdoch MacDonald
Phone: 01292 281498