Glenshamrock is situated in a secluded and private location in scenic rural Ayrshire within easy reach of Glasgow and the central belt but within a short distance of the local settlement of Auchinleck. The small town has a good range …
Glenshamrock is situated in a secluded and private location in scenic rural Ayrshire within easy reach of Glasgow and the central belt but within a short distance of the local settlement of Auchinleck. The small town has a good range of local facilities which include supermarket, hotel, butchers and bakers. There is a railway station with connections to Glasgow, Kilmarnock and Ayr. There are currently two primary schools and a secondary school in the town and the new Barony Campus is due to open later within the next year providing nursery, primary, secondary and supported learning education. In addition it will have a state-of-the-art sports centre and outdoor facilities providing enhanced leisure and recreational facilities to the local community. There is a private school, Wellington in Ayr (15 miles).
Auchinleck Estate is nearby and there is a popular coffee and gift shop (Boswell’s Coach House) within the estate grounds along with enjoyable riverside walks. Auchinleck Mansion House, was built by Lord Auchinleck, James Boswell in the late 1700s. Dumfries House Estate also close by is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes with an outstanding collection of 18th century furniture, beautiful walled gardens and coffee house.
An attractive and substantial farmhouse constructed in the nineteenth century of stone on two storeys under a pitched slate roof. It is approached from the minor public road via its own drive to a u-shaped gravelled courtyard enclosed by the house and its two wings. The house has been extended into one wing with the recent addition of a superb new annex with sitting room (and full height windows) overlooking an extensive patio and lawns. The other wing of the house contains a workshop and garages with an electric door in the gable end. To the rear of the courtyard are 3 substantial former farm buildings, presently used as an airplane hangar and for storage. The grounds extend to 25.25 acres, and the entire property is surrounded by mature coniferous woodland (in other ownership) affording Glenshamrock complete privacy. Part of the land forms the 450m grass runway which could also be utilised for grazing and equestrian purposes, and there are two further fields providing grazing.
The house has a large entrance hall/utility room, with access to the annex and the impressive kitchen/living/dining room. This has an oil fired Aga fitted units and tiled floor with vaulted beamed ceiling, and full height windows looking over the patio. A passageway leads to the main part of the house with a study (with extensive fitted cupboards) shower room, sitting room with wood burning stove and French windows to the garden, music room and laundry room (with fitted units and sink). On the first floor the landing with built in wardrobe provides access to 5 bedrooms and a bathroom. There are built in wardrobes and free standing ones included in the sale.
There is access from the music room into the workshop, with work bench, and log store, which is open to the garage in the remaining section of the wing.
The annex, reached from the entrance hall is a beautifully converted section of the house with a sitting room overlooking the patio through full height windows. It has book shelving and a spiral staircase to a gallery which could be used as an office or sleeping platform. There is a bedroom and en suite shower room.
The gardens and grounds surround the house, mostly lawns with a delightful patio with flower beds.
The outbuildings comprise:
Steel, timber, corrugated iron
About 5.5m x 16.5m
General Purpose Shed:
Concrete frame, profile sheeting roof, concrete floor
About 21m x 10m
Open fronted shed Brick, timber, corrugated iron
About 22m x 17m
The 450m grass runway is suitable for short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft. It has had recent drainage improvements, and would also provide an excellent equestrian exercise area or gallops.
The former mine workings in the field to the east of the drive may have potential for a house plot, subject to planning permission and consents being obtained.
From Ayr, take the A70 towards Cumnock. Proceed to Auchinleck and go under the bypass and turn left onto Darnlaw View, then turn right onto Mauchline Road. Continue to the roundabout and turn left onto the B705 (Market Road) and continue out of the village. Glenshamrock is on the right hand side after about 1 mile.
Glenshamrock Farm, Auchinleck, Cumnock, East Ayrshire, KA18 2NA