Barskaig is a rare gem in a very scenic and peaceful situation on the edge of the charming conservation village of Barr, in the South Ayrshire hills.
Barskaig is a most attractive listed Georgian House which dates from 1802, in beautiful mature landscaped grounds on the banks of the River Stinchar. In a very pretty setting amidst the superb landscape of the Scottish Southern Uplands, the estate combines privacy with a position on the edge of a charming village.
The house has been comprehensively upgraded and refurbished to an exacting standard over the last ten years. The decoration and fitments are of the highest quality and considerable care and attention to detail has been put into creating a very pleasing and comfortable country home.
The reception hall provides access to the well proportioned drawing room, a formal dining room with bay window, a delightful snug with open fire for winter nights, a fully fitted kitchen with Aga, cloakroom and WC. The large utility room has a door to the rear gardens.
On the first floor there are 3 spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. A further staircase leads to the second floor with two bedrooms with dormer windows and a shower room.
A single storey traditional stone and slate building, the accommodation includes 3 stables (each rubber floored and lined), tack room, feed store, a garage and garden equipment store. In the past there was planning permission to convert this building into two semi detached cottages with two and three bedrooms each. This has lapsed but could be applied for again.
Adjacent to the House is a further slate roofed single storey building with office (with log burning stove) and store.
Within the grounds to the north of the house is a superb Charles Britton all weather riding arena (42 ft x 22 ft) adjacent to which is a general purpose equipment shed, presently used for storage with two further stables. Within the grounds there is also a summerhouse, log store and large greenhouse.
The 11 acres which surround the house include beautiful formal gardens which have had 450 trees planted over the last ten years carefully designed to provide year round interest and colour. There are 50 specimen Acers as well as various conifers and exotic ferns and palms.
From the public road, electric gates control the driveway which leads past the stables to a gravel sweep in the front of the house. The house looks onto a large lawn with herbaceous borders bounded by a mature beech hedge. To the rear is an open area of lawn planted with Rowan, Willow and poplars, an orchard and various beech hedges.
There are a total of 5 excellent paddocks all well fenced with post and rail and electric connection.