Nestled in the picturesque Stinchar Valley, Dyke Farmhouse is a charming traditional Farmhouse located in an idyllic rural location complimented with outbuildings and land and beautiful landscaped gardens. With magnificent views towards Bennan Hill and the rolling Ayrshire countryside, it …
Nestled in the picturesque Stinchar Valley, Dyke Farmhouse is a charming traditional Farmhouse located in an idyllic rural location complimented with outbuildings and land and beautiful landscaped gardens. With magnificent views towards Bennan Hill and the rolling Ayrshire countryside, it lies close to the picturesque village of Straiton, South Ayrshire. Dyke Farmhouse has easy access to Ayr (30 minutes).
Straiton is a popular destination for those seeking outdoor pursuits. With its pretty stone built cottages, there are local village amenities and a well regarded primary school. Kirkmichael (5 miles) has a new primary school and nursery, community shop and café and a popular pub, The Kirkmichael Arms and further shops, services and secondary schooling are available at Maybole (6 miles). The county town of Ayr 14 miles distant offers a comprehensive range of excellent services including restaurants, shopping, supermarkets and a private co-educational school. The town benefits from a wealth of public parks, good path networks and wide sandy beaches on the Firth of Clyde coast.
Straiton has many interesting walks, Bennan Hill Walk (929 ft) has lovely views to Ben Lomond, Arran and Ailsa Craig on a clear day, at the summit is an obelisk, a moment to Lt Col James Hunter Blair, mortally wounded at the Battle of Inkerman in 1854. The Lady Hunter Blairs Walk leads to a lovely waterfall in a wooded glen (Lambdoughty). There are many local country walks and for horse riding there are peaceful country lanes providing quiet off road hacking. There is quality shooting available on some of the surrounding estates. Brown trout fishing is available at Loch Bradan. The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory is situated at Loch Doon (about 15 miles), the Observatory is the only Dark Sky Park in the UK where the night skies are some of the best.
There are regular train services to Glasgow and beyond from Ayr and there is also a railway station in Maybole (6 miles). Prestwick Airport, with a comprehensive schedule of international flights, is about 21 miles. Glasgow itself is easily accessible via the A/M77 in a journey time of about an hour. The popular racecourse in Ayr holds the Scottish Grand National and there are yacht marinas at Troon, Ardrossan and Largs. Fishing is available nearby at Loch Spallander. A number of Scotlands most famous Links golf courses including Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick are close at hand. There are exceptional yachting facilities at the marinas at Troon, Ardrossan and Largs.
Dyke Farmhouse occupies an idyllic rural setting with delightful landscaped gardens to the front and rear, and a magnificent large evergreen Monkey Puzzle dominates the front lawn. There are a range of traditional stone and slate outbuildings providing useful storage or subject to the necessary planning consents, which may be suitable for conversion. In addition, there is a hay shed along with two south facing paddocks. Dyke farmhouse has magnificent views over the Straiton hills and adjoining Ayrshire countryside.
Adjoining the farmhouse are a range of traditional brick and slate buildings, providing useful storage or subject to the necessary planning consents, which may also be suitable for conversion.
Previously a dairy farm, the current vendor has lived at Dyke Farmhouse for over 28 years. Built of stone and slate on two and half storeys, with a white rendered finish and green painted window trims it is a charming property. It has been well maintained and is approached via a private drive with ample parking for several vehicles.
The accommodation is well presented and includes entrance hall, kitchen / breakfasting room leading to a superb conservatory with patio doors out to the private gardens. The kitchen has a range of farmhouse style floor and wall units with 1.5 bowl sink, single Aga oven with two hotplates and tiled floor, an arch leads to the study/dining area. There is an attractive living room / dining room (offering potential for ground floor bedroom) with lovely wood burning stove on tiled hearth and backdrop, utility room with maids room above, and bathroom on the ground floor.
The first floor has a superb elegant sitting room with dual windows from which to enjoy the fabulous views and impressive decorative coving and ceiling rose, gas fire and alcove. There is a shower room and two generous bedrooms, one complete with fitted bedroom furniture. The second floor has two further bedrooms.
From the entrance gates, the tarmac drive leads to generous parking both to the front of the property and to the east by the outbuildings and a 3 car carport. The front gardens have a magnificent mature monkey puzzle in the grounds and the gardens are bounded by conifer and beech hedging with a variety of colourful shrubs and bushes including roses and hostas. The sheltered well tended rear gardens are enclosed with fencing and are down to lawn with colourful shrubs and flowers including poppies and lilies and there is a large patio terrace. There is a separate drying area and a greenhouse.
The outbuildings situated west of the farmhouse are as follows:
Car Port: About 31 x 218
With parking for 3 vehicles.
Coal Store: About 52 x 48
Stone and slate.
Former dairy premises: About 26 x 165
Stone and slate with concrete floor.
Byre: About 722 x 163
Stone and slate, with former pens.
Grain Store: About 16 x 92
Stone and slate with concrete floor.
Diesel Store: About 165 x 102
Stone and slate with cobbled floor.
Old Granary: About 286 x 158
Stone and slate with stone floor.
Hay Shed: About 754 x 323
With lean to. Corrugated iron with earth floor.
The land provides ideal grazing for horses or ponies and is divided into two useful paddocks of around 5.3 acres with access to a burn to the east. There is also about an acre of mixed woodland situated to the west of the farmhouse.
From Ayr, take the A77 south towards Maybole. After Minishant, turn left signed for Straiton (B7045). Continue through the village of Kirkmichael towards Straiton. Just before the village, turn right onto the B741 (signed for Dailly and Girvan) and turn left opposite the sign for Blairquhan Estate. Proceed along the single track road and up the hill for about 1.2 miles and Dyke Farmhouse is on the left hand side at the white entrance gates.
Dyke Farmhouse, Dyke Farm, by Straiton, Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 7QR