Media Release: CKD Galbraith offer country homes within commuting distance of Glasgow


THE town of Stewarton has always proved popular with families looking to move out of town and seek the rural idyll, whilst still being within comfortable commuting distance of Glasgow.

It also has the advantage of being set in some of North Ayrshire’s prettiest countryside, and its history of artisan and rural industries is reflected in the rich variety of traditional local architecture, much of which is retained in the area today.

Formerly known as ‘The Bonnet Toun’, Stewarton retains a range of local businesses and services, as well as well regarded primary and secondary schools.

Around a 30-minute drive away are the bright lights of the new Silverburn Shopping Centre and Glasgow’s south side.

Two unique examples of lovely country family homes are being marketed through CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office.

Cutstraw Cottage is a delightful listed property, a short distance from the edge of the village.

Formerly comprised two cottages, it was once believed to have been home to the village bonnet maker, lending it a further historic connection to the ‘Bonnet Toun’.

Now extended and modernised, the owners have created a comfortable family home with an element of contemporary design whilst still retaining the original character and charm.

There are three main reception rooms and three bedrooms within the main house, and a separate self-contained building, currently used as an artist’s studio.

A garden with lovely views towards Arran and a 2.7 acre grazing paddock complete this delightful rural holding. It is being marketed at offers over £380,000.

For larger families, Kirkmuir Farm is a fine refurbished farmhouse with adjoining traditional steading, which has been comprehensively refurbished by the present owners to create a lovely family home.

The farmhouse has three reception rooms, conservatory, study and four bedrooms, with flexible accommodation including a self-contained office/guest room.

The extensive gardens which surround the house have been professionally landscaped and are a particularly fine feature of the farm. There are a number of outbuildings, including a traditional steading offering considerable potential for a variety of uses.

In addition, there is a useful area of hard standing, and, for equestrian enthusiasts, up to 22 acres of grazing land. Kirkmuir Farm is for sale at offers over £450,000.

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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