Media Release: CKD Galbraith offer outstanding architect-designed, energy-efficient country house


AN unique opportunity has arisen to purchase ‘Muncaidh House’, a stunning new country home of over 400 sq m, architect-designed using state of the art building techniques and offering an impressive degree of energy efficiency.

Muncaidh House (meaning ‘monkey house’) is located in a peaceful rural location at the edge of the village of Gateside, about 30 minutes drive from Glasgow. It is set within its own newly landscaped grounds, and has equestrian facilities and grazing.

The house has been built using structural insulated panels, a modern method of construction, creating an extremely well insulated home which not only benefits the environment but means energy costs are greatly reduced.

Central heating and hot water is provided by a borehole ground source heat pump, an efficient and environmentally friendly solution, widely used in Scandinavia. There is under floor heating on the ground floor, and a heat recovery unit also improves the efficiency and ventilation of the house.

Integral to the design of Muncaidh House is the emphasis on light and internal space.

The careful use of man-made materials, softened by the use of natural products such as timber and slate, provide a backdrop to the stunning interior. The design incorporates floor to ceiling windows in the main reception rooms, and careful thought to the layout has resulted in a wonderful semi-open plan family living space.

The central feature of the house is the grand entrance hall, with its spectacular timber and glass staircase, and a wall of folding doors opening into the 24ft living room. This stunning space has a full double height wall of windows, and a multi-fuel burning stove giving a central focal point.

From here a wide arch leads to the kitchen/dining room, where the design of the house comes into its own. It has a vaulted ceiling, with velux roof lights and full height patio windows taking up most of two sides of the room. To one end is a modern fitted kitchen with fully integrated appliances, whilst the remainder of the room forms a welcoming sitting/dining area.

The reception rooms also include a private study, large studio and a private family room.

Upstairs the landing is lit by windows in the roof and along one side of the house. The master bedroom is a sunny south facing room, with vaulted ceiling and twin windows with Paris balconies. It has an en-suite bathroom and walk in dressing room. There are three further bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room, and a generous family bathroom.

Outside are landscaped gardens and a substantial garage block. For equestrian enthusiasts, there is an enclosed stable yard, outdoor arena and around 5 acres of grazing. An additional 16 acres may be available separately.

Muncaidh House is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking for a unique and substantial country home, with all the benefits of a state of the art, eco-friendly design.

Offers over £695,000 are being sought for Muncaidh House.

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

The company enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson, as well as providing a range of services to the farming community through an association with United Auctions, Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers and procurement specialists.

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office:

CKD Galbraith

7 Killoch Place

Ayr KA7 2EA

Ayrshire, Scotland

Contact: R A Cherry BSc MRICS

Tel: 01292 268181

Fax: 01292 292300



Independent property consultancy 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.

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


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