The historic town of Ayr, birthplace of Robert Burns in 1759 and home to the world famous birthplace museum dedicated to him, is a former Royal Burgh situated on the west coast of Ayrshire. Famous for Championship Golf Courses and two of Scotland’s most iconic buildings in Culzean Castle and the new Turnberry Hotel Resort nearby, which has hosted the British Open Golf championship on four occasions, Ayr was recognised as the second healthiest town centre in the United Kingdom by the Royal Society for Public Health in 2014. Ayr Harbour image: Tim Niblett, Flickr.
Living locally in Ayrshire
Besides the Turnberry Resort, the Ayrshire ‘Golf Coast’ includes another famous championship course in the form of Royal Troon - which has long been a favourite destination for important world figures and dignitaries including Eisenhower, who frequented the area to play golf. Ayrshire hosted the first ever open golf championship.
Ayr is the most prominent Town in Ayrshire and home to our local Clyde Property branch. Ayr has a comprehensive range of shops and an abundance of recreational facilities, as well as some fine restaurants and bars, not to mention the famous Ayr racecourse and yacht Marina in Troon.
With Prestwick international Airport on its doorstep and only a 30 minute drive to Glasgow or frequent train service, Ayr certainly is positioned as one of Scotland's most desirable places to live.
The areas we cover
The North Ayrshire Council area, in the south west of the country, comprises of towns and villages such as Irvine, Ardrossan and Dalry, and has a population of around 136,000. The Isle of Arran and Cumbrae Isles also belong to the county, with Adrossan to Arran and Largs to Cumbrae ferry services in operation.
The Northern commuter towns of West Kilbride and Largs are more affluent areas whereas towns towards the south such as Adrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenson have struggled since the decline of the steel industry. There are regular train services to the coastal areas, South Ayrshire and Glasgow.
Places of interest include the fantastically decorated Kelburn Castle and the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine. There are Cafés, bars, restaurants and hotels to be found in most towns, especially in tourist hot spots on the coast.
The East Ayrshire Council area has a population of 123,000 and includes towns and villages such as Kilmarnock, Cumnock and Stewarton.
The area is accessible via various A roads and there are good train and bus links to the surrounding areas, Glasgow and further south. The county currently has plenty of choice for education, with nine secondary schools and 43 primary schools.
Things to see and do include Dean Castle where collections of arms and armour, art works, musical instruments and Robert Burns poetry is on display. The Dick institute is the largest museum in Ayrshire, hosting quality exhibitions from natural history to contemporary art. Eglinton Country Park in Kilwinning has walking paths, bridleways and a tea room.
South Ayrshire council area includes the towns of Ayr, Girvan, Troon and Prestwick, with a population of 113,000.
The area is accessible via various A road motorways and there are good train and bus links to the surrounding towns, Glasgow and further south. Prestwick airport offers flights to Europe and beyond. The county currently has plenty of choice for education, with eight secondary schools and over 40 primary schools across the area.
Places to visit include Culzean Castle and Country Park near Maybole, with it’s dramatic clifftop setting, Ayr Racecourse and The Ayr Gaiety Theatre - great for Christmas Pantos! The area has fine links golf courses with Turnberry and Royal Troon nearby. Craig Tara Holiday Park offers caravan holidays and facilities in Ayr, right beside the seaside.
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Here in Ayr this year, as per the previous years, we have seen a continued demand for rural properties, and more interestingly from buyers looking to relocate from south of the border. Properties with plenty of outdoor space are sought after, such as the wonderful Fairfield Cottage, Auchenlongford near Sorn. Bungalows continue to be quick sellers for us, especially Ecrepont style in the Masonhill and Castlehill areas. We have recently sold an unusual property in Kirkoswald which had been converted by the sellers in to two apartments, both apartments were listed separately and subsequently sold as one house after having […]
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Ayr branch testimonials
Excellent service, every member of the team are very professional, helpful as well as very friendly. My mother asked me to put her house on the market and after speaking to a couple of estate agents in Ayr I decided to give Clyde a call. Andrew came to my mother's property to do the valuation and give advice. Andrew was very friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. He explained the whole process from start to finish and I felt I could trust what he had to say and what Clyde had to offer, this led me to make a decision on choosing them.
I am so glad I did. All the staff in the office are very friendly, hard working and will help you with any question you have for them.
The whole Clyde team go above and beyond. I would highly recommend Clyde Property, Ayr and would not use anyone else - Thank you!
Fantastic from beginning to end
Clyde Property were fantastic from beginning to end - they kept me fully up to date, raised any issues straight away and always spoke and wrote in clear, simple English with no jargon. I recommend them to anyone.
We've been with Clyde Property for more than 3 years and we're very satisfied. Easy to communicate with them, reliable and friendly team. I highly recommend them!
Excellent service from start to finish. Everybody worked very hard to get us into our new home. Thanks everyone!
We're eternally grateful
Recently bought and sold through Clyde and honestly couldn't fault the service from the whole team. Initial contact with Chelsea to book the viewing of the property we liked and subsequently the valuation of our own, was so professional. Margaret the viewing lady was very helpful at the viewing, answering lots of questions very thoroughly and she was very knowledgeable about the area. Andrew came to do the valuation of our property and it was a pleasure meeting him, we instantly liked what he had to say and what Clyde had to offer for marketing so it made us feel very comfortable selling our home through Clyde. Kirsten and Fiona were very helpful when it came to the negotiating and we achieved well above the home report valuation price. We are now settled very well into our new family home and we're eternally grateful to Clyde Property, Ayr.
I would highly recommend
I let my property through Clyde for a couple of years. The service I received from Rachel and Lorraine was excellent throughout this time. All enquiries were dealt with in a professional and timeous manner. I would highly recommend Clyde Property's letting service.