Ayr 3 miles • Glasgow 34 miles
The former Agricultural College: a significant residential and commercial development opportunity. Delightful woodland and farmland within Designed Landscape.
Auchincruive Estate is the former location of the agricultural college developed on the lands of a traditional country estate of great landscape quality and scenic beauty, originally land set out in the eighteenth century. It combines fine historic buildings and beautiful countryside adjacent to the banks of the River Ayr with educational and research structures. It is located just outside the attractive county town of Ayr, on the west coast of Scotland, about 34 miles south of Glasgow (a 45 minute drive). South Ayrshire includes a coastal network of scenic towns and villages amongst rolling hills and panoramic beach landscapes.
The Burgh of Ayr was founded in the 12th century. Nearby Alloway was the birthplace of the poet Robert Burns. A number of Scotland’s most famous Links golf courses including Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick are close at hand. Ayr Racecourse is home to the Scottish Grand National. There are exceptional yachting facilities at the marinas at Troon, Ardrossan and Largs. There are some delightful river walks along the River Ayr close by, including a deep wooded gorge ascending to a viewpoint known as Wallace’s Seat.
Ayr has a population of about 46,000 (out of a population of 112,000 in South Ayrshire). There are a number of large employers in the area, primarily focused at Prestwick International Airport about 5 miles away. Accessibility to Glasgow is excellent via the M77 motorway, and there are frequent train services.
Ayr has a comprehensive range of facilities and services including excellent shopping and restaurants and good state and private schools. Significant new housing development is taking place in Doonfoot in South Ayr and in Troon. The town benefits from a wealth of public parks, good path networks and wide sandy beaches on the Firth of Clyde coast.