The property is situated in East Ayrshire, tucked away in a private position on the edge of the village of Newmilns, an Outstanding Conservation Area. The land and gardens wrap around the house, providing great privacy and tranquillity, with 10.1 acres in all.
Fiona Fulton of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “The setting of this property offers a wonderful sense of being in the heart of the countryside, but it is easily accessible to Ayr and Glasgow. Every room in the house is spacious and well-presented and there is a guest suite which has great potential whether for extended family, guests or perhaps as a teenager’s annex. The beautiful, landscaped gardens are a particular benefit of the property, offering a variety of areas to sit and listen to the birdsong or for outdoor dining.”
There are three reception rooms including a large reception hall with parquet flooring, a morning room with feature timber panelled ceiling, gas fire set in brick surround and patio doors to the garden. The impressive sitting room has an open fire with stone surround, pitched ceiling and triple aspect windows from which full advantage of the views over the garden and surrounding countryside can be enjoyed.
The fully fitted dining kitchen has a range of wall and base units and Smeg 5 burner stove and oven. The master bedroom has dual aspect windows and fitted wardrobes and furniture. There are three further bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes.
A guest suite complete with en-suite shower room is highly adaptable and could be used as a granny flat/teenager annex or even a holiday let if the utility room was converted into a kitchenette, subject to planning permission.
The spacious accommodation includes: reception hall, morning room, sitting room, dining room, dining kitchen, bathroom, shower room, four bedrooms, guest suite, utility room and cellar.
Birkhill has well maintained and very private gardens, with commanding views over the Irvine Valley and beyond to the Isle of Arran. The gardens, mainly down to lawn, have an abundance of deciduous trees, Beech hedging and pretty herbaceous borders providing bursts of seasonal colour. In addition there is a fruit and herb garden with glass house and garden shed.
A timber ‘A’ frame hut is currently being used as storage for garden tools and machinery.
There is approximately 8.4 acres of grazing land and woodland with the Isles Burn running through the land providing a source of water.
The property benefits from an elevated position on the edge of Newmilns which has a good range of local shops and facilities including a primary school. Newmilns town centre is designated an Outstanding Conservation Area by Historic Scotland. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 15 miles distant whilst Glasgow Airport is about 31 miles. There are good road links to Glasgow via the A/M77 and the railway station in Kilmarnock has regular connections to Glasgow and beyond.
There is an extensive paths network in the Irvine Valley as well as the magnificent Lanfine Estate which has some delightful woodland walks. Ayrshire is renowned for its championship golf courses and there are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas in Troon, Ardrossan and Largs.
Birkhill, Newmilns, East Ayrshire, is for sale through Galbraith for Offers Over £395,000.