Low Ashyard is a charming country cottage situated in a tranquil location yet within an easy commute to Glasgow city centre via the M77. It is also a short distance from the A71 trunk road between Galston and Kilmarnock. There ...
Low Ashyard is a charming country cottage situated in a tranquil location yet within an easy commute to Glasgow city centre via the M77. It is also a short distance from the A71 trunk road between Galston and Kilmarnock. There are excellent transport links in the area with a regular train service to Glasgow from Kilmarnock whilst Prestwick Airport with regular scheduled international flights is about 12 miles distant.
Hurlford has a primary school and nearby Galston has both primary and secondary schooling and a popular leisure centre. Private schooling is available at Wellington in Ayr and Belmont, Newton Mearns (14 miles). Kilmarnock is about 3 miles distant and has a wider range of amenities including restaurants, theatre, hospital, cinema and sports complex.
The surrounding rolling countryside of the Irvine Valley offers a network of country lanes and walks including the Burn Anne Walk, it is also ideal for cycling and hacking. There are many opportunities for games sports in the area and some of South West Scotlands finest salmon and trout fishing is available in the areas lochs and rivers. Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous Turnberry, Prestwick and Royal Troon. The Loudon Gowf Club is located just outside Galston and the world class 19 hole golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie at Rowallan Castle, is 8 miles away in Kilmaurs. There are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas at Ardrossan, Largs, Inverkip and Troon.
Located in a very private and peaceful position, Low Ashyard offers an excellent opportunity for those looking to purchase a country property with outbuildings for business use or for those with equestrian interests in mind. The cottage built of stone and brick with a render finish under a slate roof has been extended over the years to provide comfortable family accommodation. Some of the outbuildings may have potential for conversion to residential use if planning permission can be obtained.
Low Ashyard is an attractive property on one level and extends to a delightful kitchen with base and wall mounted units, integrated double over, gas hob and extractor, a useful utility room gives access to the rear garden. The living room has dual aspect windows and a wood burning stove set in an attractive brick inglenook fireplace. The spacious master bedroom with en suite bathroom has a bath with shower over, w.c., wash hand basin and heated towel rail. Three further bedrooms share the family bathroom. There is access to a bright attic room from one of the bedrooms. There is a large office with plumbing and storage space.
Externally the property is set in private grounds which extend to about 3.9 acres. To the front there is a tree lined drive and parking for several vehicles in the stone chipped area around the house. There is a large garden mainly down to lawn and stocked with mature trees, hedging and a sheltered patio.
Adjoining the house is a store built of stone with a slate roof into which could easily be extended subject to the appropriate consents being obtained.
Workshop (428 x 1710)
Brick with a slate roof
Store (adjoining the workshop) (184 x 98)
Brick with a slate roof
Large Store (336 x 165 )
Open Hay Shed (2510 x 192)
Adjoining Black Barn (272 x 33)
Encompassing 3 stables and tack room.
Lean-to (582 x 1010)
There is a fenced paddock at the front of the house and about 2 acres of grazing land adjoining the stables.