Restored 19th century mansion house creates six contemporary apartments and three stunning houses

Leading Scottish property consultants CKD Galbraith and Savills have joined forces to market an exclusive development of luxury homes in a beautifully restored mansion in the heart of Ayrshire.

[UKPRwire, Sun Jun 21 2009] Leading Scottish property consultants CKD Galbraith and Savills have joined forces to market an exclusive development of luxury homes in a beautifully restored mansion in the heart of Ayrshire.

Coodham is a 90 acre estate steeped in history and dating back to 1862. The property was built by the widow of William Fairlie in honour of her late husband and named ‘Williamfield’. The Fairlies’ son, James Ogilvy Fairlie, takes his place in golfing history as the founder of both Prestwick Golf Club and the inaugural British Open.

Coodham was taken over by Sir William Holdsworth, who made significant improvements to the house and its surroundings and opened it up as a local visitor attraction. The mansion house later fell into ruin but has now been restored to its former glory and transformed into six stunning contemporary apartments and three very individual houses.

As part of the restoration of the four floor building, the developers have worked impeccably to ensure that the original character and integrity has been preserved, whilst creating stylish and individual apartments. Meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout, from maintaining the original woodwork to the ornate plasterwork. The beautiful stonework has been restored or replaced, where necessary, to exacting standards, including the replication of the entrance pillars and roof balustrade.

The luxurious interiors will be finished to the highest of standards with every aspect of the apartments designed to create space. Timber floors and individually handcrafted doors and windows feature throughout, high spec bathrooms and kitchens exude quality, and state of the art technology is available to create cable free audio visual facilities including lighting, satellite TV and a video-voice security system.

Bob Cherry, who is handling the sale for CKD Galbraith, said: “Coodham is an extraordinary and unique development unmatched in the West of Scotland. It combines the character of a 19th century mansion with contemporary quality and style. The resulting apartments and houses are highly individual homes in a stunning setting, with all bar one enjoying views over the estate’s private lake (pictured above). Each offers a fantastic alternative to city living in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside.”

Goldrealm Properties, the developer responsible for leading the renovation, said: “Coodham Estate has been a fascinating project to work on, taking some years to complete. The challenge of preserving the original building, whilst creating stylish, modern houses and apartments, has required creativity and innovative design. The resulting properties successfully combine all these elements, making them very desirable, unique homes.”

Jennifer Goldie of Savills said: “I’ve rarely seen anything like the attention to detail and the sheer quality of the refurbishment of Coodham. Each of the nine properties is bespoke, making them perfect for discerning ‘down sizers’ – maybe someone selling a period property in Troon, who doesn’t want to compromise on style and craftsmanship, but appreciates the technology and modern comforts that are part of the package here. They would also make fantastic UK bases or second homes for someone living abroad - you’re not far from the airports at Prestwick and Glasgow, and you’ve got a huge array of golf courses to choose from, wonderful beaches and peaceful countryside.”

The spectacular 90 acre grounds and gardens have benefited from the same attention to detail, offering 2½ miles of picturesque walkways as well as the lakeside woodlands, which are of significant horticultural status and attract a variety of birds and wildlife. The large private lake has been cleared and stocked with fish and a new island created.

Outwith the private grounds, this area of South Ayrshire offers an abundance of outdoor pursuits including championship golf courses at Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick. Exceptional sailing facilities are available at Troon, Largs and Inverkip Marinas and the area’s lochs and rivers offer salmon and trout fishing for beginners to enthusiasts alike.

Coodham is situated close to the delightful village of Symington, approximately 10 miles from the town of Ayr which offers a full range of facilities including bars, restaurants and shops. The bustling city of Glasgow is easily reached in around 45 minutes.

The houses and apartments range in size from 2 bedrooms to 4 bedrooms, all providing generously proportioned rooms. Prices range from £330,000 - £750,000.

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Property consultants CKD Galbraith are founder members 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 rich diversity of industry, commerce and business services available within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse, Western House Hotel and South Ayrshire Council. and 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.

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Founder members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle:

South Ayrshire Council
Clydesdale Bank
Ayr Racecourse
Western House Hotel
CKD Galbraith Property Consultants
Frazer Coogans Solicitors
Accident & Injury Claims Centre
MacKay Corporate Insurance Brokers
Donald Ross Estate Agents:
William Skinner & Son Building Contractors
Sinclair Scott Chartered Accountants
Paligap Creative Agency
ARP Lorimer & Associates Architects
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

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