The Galbraith team in Ayr carried out almost 100 market appraisals and conducted 1,153 property viewings for prospective buyers during 2022. The number of buyers registering with Galbraith in Ayr last year was an exceptional 1,448.
Jake Shaw-Tan, who leads the Galbraith estate agency team in Ayr, said: “Despite the recent economic difficulties and increased mortgage rates, properties are still selling relatively quickly in Ayrshire, with many attracting a good degree of interest. Applicant numbers remain high, with lots of buyer appetite and many ‘ready’ buyers able to move quickly when the right property comes on the market.
“Small holdings and rural properties with a few acres of land remain popular and as ever there continues to be a shortage of this type of property on the market. Despite the well-publicized increases in materials and building costs, properties that require significant modernization prove very popular when brought to the open market. Buyers are still keen to secure properties they can put their own stamp on and the need to undertake refurbishment is not proving to be a hurdle.”
Galbraith has a network of fourteen offices across Scotland and northern England, handling residential property sales worth £230.4 million per annum. The firm also manages and sells rural estates, farms, smallholdings and land. The Galbraith rural team provides advice on some 3.5 million acres of land throughout the country.
Currently for sale through Galbraith in Ayrshire:
- Grange House, Culroy, South Ayrshire, offers over £1,750,000. An exceptional small estate with a handsome B-listed Georgian house set in about 29 acres. Three reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, conservatory, study, five bedrooms (master with en suite and dressing room). Secluded garden grounds and parkland. Separate 3-bedroom cottage and studio.
- Stone buildings with workshop and stables.Gymnasium, sauna and bar.
- Malcolmston Farmhouse, Hollybush, offers over £450,000. Malcolmston Farmhouse is an attractive refurbished farmhouse with two reception rooms, three bedrooms and a home office.
There are pretty gardens, an orchard with fruit trees, various sheds and over 11 acres of grazing land. The property is situated on the outskirts of the popular hamlet of Hollybush.