Home Report Girvan
Home reports are required by law in Scotland when it comes to selling a residential property. They are there to give buyers a solid reckoning of all the important details offering peace of mind for the buyer and the seller alike. With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office is essential criteria to provide a thorough and rigorous survey. If you’re selling in the Girvan area, then Shepherds Chartered Surveyors satisfies all criteria to deliver a comprehensive and trusted home report.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of the market in Girvan, and the wider South Ayrshire council area is second to none. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an exceedingly high quality of service. You can be sure of speaking to an experienced Royal Institution regulated Chartered Surveyor who can provide you with a quote ahead of any commitment.
Buying in Girvan
Girvan, South Ayrshire, is a coastal harbour town of about 6,500 residents on the east coast of the Firth of Clyde. It’s about 21 miles south of Ayr, and 29 miles north of Stranraer, Scotland’s main ferry port to Northern Ireland. In 2020 it pipped Ayr to the top spot in a table for Scotland’s best places for a day at the beach by The Solar Centre based on a variety of scores including water temperature, parking, beaches, cleanliness, fish and chips, and more.
Indeed, Girvan’s beaches are a popular draw for locals, visitors from other towns, and tourists alike. This has meant a portion of the towns local economy has developed around day tourism, alongside the traditional industries of fishing, which is still important in the town, but to a lesser degree than it once was. Many locals also commute to the larger town of Ayr to the north for work.
Girvan has lovely coastal scenery which includes the volcanic island of Ailsa Craig, lying just offshore, which offers wildlife spotting among other things to see. The coastline south of Girvan is famous for its geology, and also for the Sawney Bean Caves at Bennane Head or Balcreuchan Port, where the murderer and cannibal Sawney Bean supposedly lived until his arrest and execution in Edinburgh. Inland, are lush green hills, with many walkers' trails in Carrick Forest. Another attraction of Girvan’s is the uniquely named Stumpy Tower, originally built as a prison that today displays fascinating historical exhibits. Additionally, there are about 20 different castles in the local area. Some only exist in a ruined state but others like Culzean – about 8 miles north – still stands in a full and glorious looking state.
Perhaps also noteworthy for a town of its size, Girven hosts numerous events over the calendar year. The Girvan RNLI harbour gala takes place each summer with live music, stalls, funfair, rescue and emergency service displays. The Girvan Folk Music Festival takes place on the first weekend of May each year. There’s also the Lowland Gathering which takes place on the first Sunday of June each year in the Victory Park in the centre of the town and incorporates various competitions from dancing, Highland Games, piping, and more. There’s even an annual Festival of Light which takes place in October involving a six-week lantern building project – by local community groups and schools – resulting in the river of light lantern procession and shorefront performance. The autumn lantern project is a celebration of the lantern makers and the town as a burgh.
With so much going around the town and being a popular day trip destination you would expect transport links to be good, and fortunately, they are. The town has its own railway station which connects to Ayr station, which then allows for travel further on to Glasgow Central Station. Road links are good, with the A77 allowing for easy travel to the wider Ayrshire area. The A77 eventually becomes the M77 to the north which allows for travel to the wider Glasgow area and further afield. Girvan has numerous local bus services for travel around the Ayrshire area, especially for connections to Ayr, from which there are more numerous services for travel to Glasgow and other areas of the country.
In terms of local schooling, Girvan has two primary schools, Girvan Primary School (non-denominational) and Sacred Heart Primary School (denominational) and there is one non-denominational specialist school, Invergarven School. The town has its own secondary school, Girvan Academy, which most local children attend. The nearest catholic school is Queen Margaret Academy in Ayr.
As of June 2022, the average price for property in Girvan stood at £158,685. Though different property types in Girvan have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £369,283 for detached properties, £147,750 for semi-detached, £134,467 for terraced, and £90,796 for flats.
Why Use Shepherds
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we can offer an in-depth knowledge of the Girvan property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Girvan or wider South Ayrshire localities, you’ll find a Shepherd’s branch in Ayr at 22 Miller Road, Ayr, KA7 2AY. We cover all properties across this area including Annbank, Ayr, Ballantrae, Barassie, Barr, Barrhill, Coylton, Crosshill, Dalmellington, Dalrymple, Dailly, Dunure, Drongan, Girvan, Hollybush, Kirkmichael, Kirkoswald, Lendalfoot, Loans, Maidens, Maybole, Minishant, Monkton, Mossblown, Old Dailly, Patna, Pinwhirry, Prestwick, Rankinston, Straiton, Troon, and Turnberry, equating to postcode areas KA6, KA7, KA8, KA9, KA10, KA19, and KA26. We are available at our office to give you a quote at any time. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherd, our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise and vast network of offices stand testament to that.
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