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Stonefield Estate Agents has been selling properties in Ayrshire for nearly a decade. During that time we've grown our business to be one of the most successful agencies in Ayrshire. Becoming completely independent in 2017 - securing what is arguably the most prominent office in Ayr - has allowed us to truly demonstrate what makes us different.

You’ll discover we have a real empathy with our clients, understanding completely just how stressful buying and selling a property can be. That’s why we believe in being here for you every step of the way. We provide the professional service you might expect, but also a personal experience which will exceed your expectations.

Each member of our team is local, knowledgeable, and goes above and beyond to deliver your desired results. Supportive and highly approachable, we’ll be totally focussed on your requirements at all times. A dedicated advisor will keep in regular contact with you, providing feedback from viewers, offering advice or simply lending a listening ear when you need it.

With a high degree of integrity, we do everything possible to ensure a positive experience for both buyers and sellers. Keeping two paces ahead, we anticipate needs and offer solutions before problems even arise.

It’s this professional, yet personal approach which allows us to build successful relationships with our clients, and leads them to choose us again when it’s time for their next move.

If you’re thinking of selling, or just need some advice on any aspect of property, please call us on 01292 501777 or contact us here

 

 

Meet the Team

Richard Thomson

Richard Thomson
Managing Director

Richard opened Clyde Property in Ayr in 2005. He quickly made an impact in the Ayrshire property market before taking Clyde on as a franchise business three years later, registering it as Stonefield Ltd. Working tirelessly to grow the branch, develop the Clyde brand and build a strong team of people, he created one of the most successful agencies in Ayrshire.

By 2017 it was time for a new challenge, and so Richard set up Stonefield Estate Agents as a completely independent business. Here he combines over 30 years’ experience in sales, with an unending energy and enthusiasm for property and exceptional customer service.

Enjoying a busy homelife with wife Khyla, three lively kids and Bailly the dog, Richard’s a self confessed petrol head, nurturing a life-long love of cars and (not so) secret obsession with Autotrader.

Khyla Thomson

Khyla Thomson
Director

With over 20 years’ experience of the Scottish property market, Khyla worked as a Negotiator then Branch Manager with Slater Hogg, before moving to Clyde. She also managed to fit in a few years in warmer climes, working for prominent real estate agents Manor Park Luxury Properties in Portugal.

Khyla is an absolute believer in first class customer service, which can possibly be traced back to her early career in cabin crew on BA’s Heathrow based Jumbo fleet! With her feet firmly on the ground now, Khyla’s enthusiasm for property and customer care led to her forming Stonefield with Richard.

During her time in the Algarve, Khyla picked up a bit of Portuguese. Italian might have been move useful, however, as Richard proposed on the roof of Milan’s Duomo Cathedral in the local lingo! A promising young sprinter, Khyla enjoys her role as a personal trainer and fitness instructor.

Barrie Gilchrist

Barrie Gilchrist
Area Director

Barrie has been dedicated to selling homes and property throughout Scotland since his early 30s. Such is his passion for the property industry that he went from a successful media career in the BBC to work with corporate estate agents. He has worked energetically in both the boom and bust era. In that time, Barrie has valued and sold residential homes, including an exclusive grand designs’ home featured on the programme. His experience extends to valuing and selling commercial businesses, new build developments from initial pricing to completion.

With a house by the sea, he and his fiancée Clare and family have encouraged and inspired him to be at the top of his game in anything that he does. Named “The Magnificent Seven” by his daughters, the family, which includes an English Springer Spaniel and two Cockapoos, can be seen on long beach walks, playing rounders, island hopping with bicycles, wet suits and boogie boards. Barrie’s mantra is “Always move forward, in all directions; make the choice, then take the chance, if you want anything to change in your life.”

James Gibson

James Gibson
Area Director

James joined the Stonefield family in 2021 as area director, working alongside Barrie in the vibrant Ayrshire property market. James came to us having gained massive experience whilst working for another local estate agency business for almost a decade.

He started his career in property in his early 20’s after his professional football career came to an abrupt end due to injury. He played over 50 games for Hamilton Academicals and won the Scottish First division championship at age 18! also playing against Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox and Parkhead on several occasions.

James has a very competitive nature gained from his sports background ensuring he is always motivated to get the best results for each and every client. A key part to James’s success in estate agency is his work ethic and dedication to make sure each and every sale is handled as smoothly as possible. His passion for property started from a very young age having grown up in a family with its own successful building company. It is second nature for him to strive to always give clients the very best, first-class customer service throughout the sales process.

Out of the office he also enjoys spending time with family and friends, his two little nephews Henry (4) and Oscar (2), keeping fit and healthy, going to the gym, 10km runs, playing golf and bagging Munro’s with his dad and the family dog Taz who is a miniature, Jack Russell. Taz has done 240 Munro’s out of a possible 282!!

He also loves travelling and visiting new places, city breaks etc and trying different cuisines - Amalfi coast is next on the list with Santorini close behind!

Marie Barr

Marie Barr
Office Manager/Negotiator

Marie developed her career in media sales, specialising in property advertising, before entering the world of estate agency in 2006. Starting out as a Receptionist with Clyde, her wider abilities were soon recognised and she progressed to Negotiator and Office Manager. Over the years, Marie has gained a wealth of experience in selling properties and the many skills required through a very challenging market.

Devoted to providing the highest level of service tailored to suit each individual and their needs, Marie loves the enormous feeling of satisfaction in achieving the best outcome for a client and helping them to move on to their new home.

Having moved to Ayrshire as a child, Marie’s an expert in Pilates and enjoys spending time with her family, including Hanna her Rhodesian Ridgeback!

Carol-Anne Cochrane

Carol-Anne Cochrane
Negotiator

With a background in sales, Carol-Anne has worked with some of the best known names in Ayrshire business. An accomplished relationship builder, she takes personal interest in ensuring customer requirements are not only met, but exceeded.

Joining Clyde was Carol-Anne’s first venture into the property sector and she’s never looked back! Her favourite part of the job is partnering clients throughout the selling or buying process. You’ll always find her bright and willing to help, even on a Monday morning.

An original Ayrshire lass, Carol-Anne enjoys spending much of her spare time with her family and is affectionately known by her grandchildren as ‘Gan Gan’.

Nicola Campbell

Nicola Campbell
Negotiator

Nicola marketed her property with us in 2018 and shortly afterwards joined the Stonefield team. Marketing her own property with Stonefield has given her a thorough understanding of the sales process and the needs of our clients. Having previously worked for the NHS and Hansel Alliance, Nicola’s outgoing and caring personality is apparent with everyone she meets.

She is a founder member of the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra and has embarked on many overseas tours, including Scandinavia, America and Canada. These once in a lifetime experiences gave her the opportunity to perform at amazing venues such Shea Stadium, home of the New York Mets. Nicola has even played on the lawn of The White House!

Originally from Ayr, Nicola is in tune with the local area, but she also likes to travel the world having been as far afield as Malaysia and Australia. When she’s not in the office, she loves socialising with friends and family and spending quality time with her children.

Jim Young

Jim Young
Property Sales/Viewings

Jim worked for 40 years in sales, before joining the Stonefield team in 2017. For the last 15 years he specialised in the construction and home improvement industry, so he’s full of ideas on how a property can be developed to its full potential.

For Jim the best part of the job is interacting with clients and he’s only too happy to share his knowledge and experience in discussing plans and opportunities for their new homes.

Married to Moira with two grown up daughters, Jim loves listening to music, going to concerts and travelling. He’s also an old Mod and can still be seen riding around Ayr on a dry day on his Italian scooter.

Mary McPherson

Mary McPherson
Property Sales/Viewings

Mary’s career began with the NHS, where she was employed as a Medical Records Officer. After a short break following the birth of her daughter Amy, Mary joined the Marketing team at South Ayrshire Council. Over the next 25 years, Mary was involved in many successful campaigns for SAC, forming solid working relationships with external agencies and local press.

Mary joined the Stonefield team in February, 2018. Enjoying a keen interest in property, she has completed three renovation projects with her husband Peter - two in Ayr and the other in the historic city of Chester. With a natural friendliness, along with the ability to see the potential of properties, Mary enthusiastically shares ideas with prospective buyers.

Much of Mary’s spare time is spent catching the latest movies and going to concerts. She is also keen on keeping fit and loves to walk regularly with friends, though this usually ends with tea and scones!

Nicola Bonar

Nicola Bonar
Sales Administrator

Nic got started in the property business when Richard and Khyla responded to her request for work experience at Clyde in 2013. She took to it instantly, showing superb initiative and a natural instinct for customer care.

When a position became available at Clyde shortly afterwards, the Directors only had to make one call! A real team player, Nic demonstrates her love for her job on a daily basis, always going the extra mile to make sure customers receive the best service possible.

With two young boys, Nic and her husband added to the family again last year with Frank - a bouncy and rather boisterous Beagle! Perhaps unsurprisingly, weekends tend to be spent outdoors, where all three younger members can enjoy letting off steam.

Vikki McCubbin

Vikki McCubbin
Administrator

Vikki is the first person you’ll see on visiting the Stonefield office. Having previously worked as a buyer within the construction industry, Vikki’s interest in property drew her to Stonefield where she has quickly made herself at home since joining us in June 2019.

A real enthusiast for first class customer service, Vikki enjoys building relationships with clients while dealing with enquiries and arranging viewings. And the most rewarding part of her job? Seeing the beaming smiles on clients’ faces when she hands over the keys to their new home!

Outside the office, Vikki and partner Stuart are kept busy looking after three young Cocker Spaniels, Harris, Hunter and Hamish. Thankfully other family members are on hand to help, especially when it comes to Vikki’s other great passion – travelling. In recent years, destinations have included Dubai, Iceland, Croatia and Hawaii, with New York City next on the list!

Karen Hunter

Karen Hunter
Property Sales/Viewings

It was while buying and selling with Stonefield as a client that Karen discovered a new calling in life! Having already built up a great rapport with the team and developed a real interest in the housing market, she was thrilled when the opportunity arose to join us in 2020.

Bringing with her 23 years’ experience in customer service while working as a long-haul flight attendant with Virgin Atlantic, Karen adapted to her new role at Stonefield with ease and enthusiasm in equal measure.

With boundless energy, Karen takes up every opportunity for a challenge. While with Virgin, she volunteered for various charity adventures, including cycling across Cambodia and climbing Mount Fuji – as well as competing in several half marathons in North America. These days, she’s happiest hiking up a Munro, playing tennis or out running with Toni’s Tigers.

Brooke Adams

Brooke Adams
Sales Consultant

The youngest member of the Stonefield team, Brooke, joined us in 2021. Brooke will generally be your first point of contact over the telephone and her vibrant personality and willingness to work hard every day has made her a huge hit with our clients. Her bubbly character and organised nature helps Brooke build excellent relationships and she personifies going the extra mile.

Prior to joining Stonefield, Brooke worked in a range of sectors from beauty and fashion, to travel and hospitality. Outside of work, Brooke enjoys spending time with her friends and family and keeping fit. She is also a big “foodie” and loves to explore international cuisine.

Brooke has a passion for travelling and is currently saving for her next trip to the Big Apple. Hopefully it won’t mirror her last visit when she got lost in Harlem!

Contact Us

  • Stonefield Estate Agents
    16a Beresford Terrace Ayr KA7 2EG
  • Telephone: 01292 501777
  • Fax: 01292 260941

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