Gateside Farmhouse is an excellent residential farm in about 26.71 acres within easy reach of Glasgow, with a superb extended farmhouse, two apartments, useful outbuildings and stables, located in a peaceful rural situation by Galston, East Ayrshire with stunning views. …
Gateside Farmhouse is an excellent residential farm in about 26.71 acres within easy reach of Glasgow, with a superb extended farmhouse, two apartments, useful outbuildings and stables, located in a peaceful rural situation by Galston, East Ayrshire with stunning views.
It is well placed for access to Kilmarnock (about 6 miles) and Ayr (about 19 miles) whilst Glasgow (about 22 miles) can be reached easily via the M77. There are excellent transport links in the area with a regular train service to Glasgow from Kilmarnock whilst Glasgow and Prestwick Airports are 27 miles and 14 miles away respectively. There is primary and secondary schooling available in Galston and private schools at Belmont House and Hutchesons’ in Glasgow and Wellington in Ayr.
Galston (2 miles) has local shopping including a superstore. Kilmarnock offers a wider range of facilities including a retail park and cinema whilst Silverburn Shopping Centre is 17 miles distant. Glasgow offers an excellent range of restaurants, theatres, galleries and clubs. Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous facilities at Royal Troon, Turnberry, and Galston (Loudoun Gowf Club). The Morris Equestrian Centre with fabulous equestrian facilities is nearby, and there is great walking and cycling in some of the quiet country lanes around Gateside Farm. The Irvine Valley Paths Network offers many excellent walks and cycling in the area of the River Irvine. There are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas at Ardrossan, Largs, Inverkip and Troon.
Gateside Farm is a traditional Ayrshire farmhouse constructed of stone under a slate roof over two storeys. The property has been greatly improved, modernised and extended in recent years and now provides most impressive beautifully appointed family accommodation. There are also two self contained two bedroom apartments, which could provide an excellent source of additional income through holiday letting or for use by members of an extended family. Gateside Farm has oil fired central heating and there is under floor heating in each of the bathrooms. The farm is approached via its own drive from the minor public road in a very private and secluded position. There is an extensive tarmacadam courtyard to the rear of the house and gravelled sweep and gardens to the front which is south facing with extensive views.
The former farm buildings are all in good order and include 15 stables, a large secure workshop, gym, hayshed and other stores. There is a menage and about 23 acres of good grazing land divided into convenient paddocks.
Ground Floor: Kitchen, Dining Room, Bedroom, Sitting Room, Living Room, Utility Room, Shower Rooms.
First Floor: 4 Bedrooms (one en suite), Shower Room.
Apartment 1: Kitchen, Sitting Room, Shower Room, w.c., 2 Bedrooms, Dressing Room/Office.
Apartment 2: Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Living Room, Conservatory, w.c.
The luxury farmhouse style kitchen has a wide range of fitted floor and wall units, granite work surfaces, tiled splashback, 1.5 bowl sink with macerator, gas Belling double oven and hob with warming plate and grill, integrated dish washer and American fridge/freezer with access to the deck and gardens. Alongside is a useful utility room with intruder alarm system and CCTV, washing machine, tumble dryer and a large shower room.
The ground floor comprises a dining room, guest bedroom, shower room, cosy sitting room with open fire which leads to the spacious living room with lovely views over the private gardens.
On the first floor, there are 4 double bedrooms (one with fitted bedroom furniture and drawer storage), tiled shower room with fitted bathroom furniture. The master bedroom benefits from a stunning luxury en suite bathroom with dual glass washbasins, a large walk-in shower and a freestanding bath.
There are two interconnecting apartments, each with separate access. Apartment 1 (shaded blue in the plan) has shower room, separate w.c., sitting room area, two bedrooms, dressing room/office, spacious kitchen/dining room with fitted floor and wall units, integrated oven and hob, washing machine, fridge freezer and breakfast bar with dining area with a glass roof light bringing light into the room. Apartment 2 (shaded pink in the plan), has a modern kitchen with integrated oven, separate hob, fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. There are two bedrooms, a luxury shower room, w.c., living room and conservatory which leads out to the decked area.
The farm buildings comprise:
Store: About 7.9m x 4.0m
Brick and box profile sheeting, concrete floor.
Lean to Workshop and covered area: About 6.02m x 12.31m and 6m x 8.1m
Timber frame corrugated iron sheeting, concrete floor, automatic roller shutter door, power.
Large Store: About 20.6m x 5.7m
Concrete panel walls, concrete floor, corrugated iron roof, automatic roller shutter door, power.
Gym: About 10.2m x 5.8m
With loft area. Block walls, concrete floor, roller shutter door, power.
Hay Shed: About 34m x 7.1m
Timber frame, brick retaining walls, corrugated iron.
Floodlit Outdoor Arena: About 40m x 20m
Rubber and sand surface.
3 Stables, Tack Room: About 5m x 15m
Block with profile sheet roof, with extended timber overhang.
6 Stables, Tack Room: About 28m x 8m
Brick with profile sheet roof, concrete floor, sliding door entrance.
2 Stables: About 3.3m x 7.4m
6 Stables, Hay Store: About 14m x 7.8m and 8m x 3.2m
Timber frame, corrugated sheeting, concrete floor. With Lean-to (3m x 7m).
Concrete yard area.
The south facing gardens sit to the front of the house around a gravel sweep, provide a variety of colourful shrubs and plants through spring and summer, rose bushes and areas of lawn all sheltered by mature beech hedging. To complete the beautiful gardens is wrap-around decking perfect to enjoy al fresco dining and a hot tub.
The land at Gateside Farm extends to approximately 23.45 acres and is principally classified as Grade 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute with the fields all benefiting from a southerly aspect. The land rises from approximately 63m to 76m above sea level at its highest point.
There are water troughs in each of the fields.
All fixture and fittings are included in the sale price. All curtains, blinds, and the hot tub are included. No other items are included unless mentioned in the sales particulars.
From Glasgow take the M77 / A77 southwards towards Kilmarnock and Ayr. At Junction 6, take the A77 sign to Galston and then turn right onto the A719. Travel through the villages of Waterside and Moscow and turn right just as you approach Galston. Drive for about 1/2 mile before turning right opposite the Loudoun Kirk. Proceed up the hill, and Gateside Farm is located on the left hand side after about 1/2 mile.
GATESIDE FARM, GALSTON, EAST AYRSHIRE, KA4 8PG
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