Looking for a property for sale in Troon, Ayrshire, that allows homeworking and a break from the city, or do you want a glorious sea view of Arran with exotic sunsets? This beautiful penthouse, Mar Lodge on South Beach, offers it all. Or maybe you want to rent – our stylish Marineview apartment on Academy Street delivers modern living with infusions of sea air.
Mar Lodge is a three-bedroom (master with en-suite) penthouse you can imagine Ian Fleming gazing out from as he ponders his next mission for 007. Or perhaps Ernst Stavro Blofeld is there, conjuring up his next dastardly deed. Both the famous author and evil villain have the right idea as the coastal property market remains very strong with the LLBT changes still underpinning the entire market’s buoyancy as people eye up town living, a move from the city, and the twin lures of homeworking and healthy sea air. Those seeking a move could do no better than the historic town of Troon and dramatic sunsets over Arran and Lady Isle and, on a clear day, all the way down to the Ailsa Craig, near Turnberry. For these and many other reasons, properties on South Beach, Troon, have appreciated by a fraction under 10% in the last 12 months, offering tremendous value as you enjoy a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
Or perhaps you are not looking to buy but want a change which offers a new perspective as we come out of the pandemic. Our Marineview apartment enjoys great sea vistas, two double bedrooms, and the furnishings seamlessly meld the modern and the contemporary.
Both Mar Lodge and Marineview offer homeworking with a coastal outlook; and where better to take your lunchbreak than along the shore of the Firth of Clyde.
Troon offers the perfect opportunity to live close by the sea, all transport networks, and more golf courses than you can shake a five-iron at. Against par, Troon has always been a birdie. But with the pandemic still dominating lives and working habits, living in this beautiful town is now an eagle putt. Royal Troon is just along South Beach, and it’s just one of a string of world-class golf courses that start with Turnberry, jump up to Prestwick, Troon, Kilmarnock Barassie, Western Gailes and Dundonald to the north of the town. And right in the town itself, the South Ayrshire courses of Fullarton, Darley and Lochgreen offer great golf for beginners, links playing maestros and the big hitters who love a reachable par five and an easy gain on their scorecard.
As well as golf, and among many other lifestyle benefits, the town offers Troon Yacht Haven with annual and seasonal berthing rates, plus all the boatyard and marine services you would expect from chandlery to hoisting, lifting, and dry storage. Or why not try sea kayaking on one of those lovely evenings when the Firth of Clyde is like a mill pond? Maybe you’d prefer to enjoy part of the 148km Ayrshire Coastal Path stretching almost the entire length of the old Ayrshire County, wending its way along the sea line from Glenapp to Skelmorlie.
If sailing friends come to stay and you need more room, the Yacht Haven offers accommodation at their new, modern Salt Lodge. Or sailors and golfers can enjoy the recently-US-bought Marine Hotel or a local favourite, the charming Piersland House, all just along South Beach from Mar Lodge and a pleasant stroll from Marineview. With The Open Championship due in Troon in 2024 the town and surrounding area can expect further investment and great press in the coming years.
Looking beyond the pandemic, all of this is just 45 minutes easy driving from Glasgow city centre or the airport, and the train journey is, on average, 46 minutes long. Even Edinburgh Airport, by car, is only just over an hour away. First class education is offered at Troon’s renowned Marr College, the private schools of Glasgow and Wellington School in Ayr, just a 15-minute drive away.
If you want to try Troon:
For Sales: Joe Gilligan lives in Troon and is well placed to provide the best advice to sellers and buyers all over Ayrshire. To discuss a property purchase or sale with Lomond Property, please contact Joe via our Prestwick Office on 01292 471151.
For Lettings: To discuss lettings with Lomond Property, please contact one of our team via our Prestwick Office on 01292 280855.
Note: statistics, percentages and references are correct at the time of writing.