This impressive Scottish county estate is located in Beith, Ayrshire and comprises a large country mansion house protected by extensive grounds, woodland and grazing, with original Grade C listed walled garden and doocot still in existence. The former curling pond lies within the large lawned front garden, as too does the former tennis court which could be reinstated.
Beith is situated on the crest of a hill and was known originally as the “Hill o’ Beith”, hill of the birches, after nearby Court Hill.
Spectacular period features remain in the main reception rooms with period woodwork, beautiful cornicing and ornate ceilings, and many of the rooms command fine views over the gardens.
The entrance vestibule with marble flooring leads to the grand entrance hall, with full heighted wood paneled walls, large fireplace, and a spectacular staircase with leaded window on the landing. The magnificent dual aspect drawing room, with fine views over the grounds, is of particular note, with decorative curved ornate ceiling, marble fireplace with tiled hearth and direct access to the gardens. The elegant dining room has half paneled walls and a bay window overlooking the gardens.
The mansion house underwent some change with additions being made to the house in 1874, including a tower being added to the existing main block. Grangehill House also has former maid’s quarter back stairs which provide secondary access to the first floor. At the rear of the property, there is the Gardener’s Bothy, a coal shed, boiler room and outbuilding.
Jake Shaw- Tan, handling the sale for Galbraith, said: “Grangehill Estate is an impressive and manageable country estate occupying a delightful 109 acre parkland setting with beautiful walled gardens and grounds. The mansion is a substantial house now requiring some upgrading but given the many retained period features, it presents a fantastic opportunity for new owners to make it into a truly beautiful family home combining traditional charm with modern-day design.”
The formal gardens were restored and redesigned in 1929 and further restored between 1990 and 1993 by the then head gardener. There is a range of glasshouses and a separate large glasshouse on a brick base along with lean-to buildings on the western wall.
Situated on the edge of Beith, North Ayrshire, Grangehill Estate is highly commutable to Glasgow City Centre (about 21 miles) and Glasgow Airport (about 10 miles), a regular train service to Glasgow is available at Glengarnock (about 2.9 miles).
Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including local courses at Beith, Lochwinnoch and Kilbirnie. For sailing enthusiasts, there are excellent yachting facilities at Adrossan, Largs, Inverkip and Troon marinas.
Grangehill Estate, Threepwood Road, Beith, North Ayrshire is for sale through Galbraith at offers over £1,200,000.