Situated on Scotland’s west coast and a short drive from Glasgow, Ayrshire was recently voted one of the best places to live in the UK.
Recently revealed as one of the UK’s most affordable places to buy a home, Ayrshire’s towns dominated Zoopla’s list, with areas such as Irvine, Kilbirnie and Cumnock, making the top ten. A county steeped in history and located on the shores of the Firth of Clyde, there are many reasons people choose to buy in this stunning part of Scotland.
As mentioned, Ayrshire is excellent value for money when it comes to buying, but in terms of quality of living, we’ve put together a few reasons why people are attracted to settling down in this part of the country.
With Ayrshire’s coastal positioning, it’s no surprise that this location offers some exceptional views as well as featuring some of Scotland’s most idyllic beaches including Troon, Ayr, and Largs to name a few. All of which are known for their clear waters and sandy shores, Ayrshire’s beaches attract those seeking a place to live surrounded by nature.
If you’re looking to get away from city life but still want to be able to head out in the car for the day, Glasgow – Scotland’s largest city, is only a 40-minute drive away where you can join the hustle and bustle with plenty to do and see.
With the pandemic forcing many of us to get creative, more of us have opted to spend more time outdoors and explore our local surroundings. Another benefit of coastal living is the opportunities to do water sports, including white water rafting, kayaking and abseiling down waterfalls!
Ayrshire is said to be one of the best golf destinations in the world, and with over 50 courses to choose from, golfers will be sure to experience some of the best of what Scotland has to offer with this particular sport.
This county is also home to some of the most historic areas in the country, with sights such as Culzean Castle perched upon the Ayrshire cliffs, which appeared in several films including The Wicker Man (1993), to visiting the home of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns. Interestingly, Prestwick airport, situated in South Ayrshire, is the only part of Great Britain that Elvis Presley ever set foot in – during which his plane stopped off to refuel in 1960.
No matter what your budget or desired style of build, Ayrshire offers options for everyone. Property goals are catered to whether it’s a new-build house, flat, apartment, or something more rustic and traditional.
If you’re considering a move to Ayrshire, you can benefit from our team’s experience, expertise and thorough knowledge of the local area.
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