An outstanding country property with a charming extended 4 bedroom house, a separate 3 bedroom cottage, stables, outbuildings and beautiful private grounds. About 31.18 acres.
Whiteleys is a superb country house occupying an idyllic rural situation about 4 miles south of Ayr, amidst the rolling countryside of the Valley of the River Doon. There is a well appointed extended farmhouse, a lovely detached 3 bedroom cottage, stable block, large shed, workshop, garaging and stores and about 28 acres of good grazing land.
Nearby, Alloway Village, the birthplace of Scotland's poet Robert Burns, is one of the prettiest and most desirable of Ayrshire villages. Useful local facilities include a shop, post office, chemist, coffee shop and a popular primary school, whilst Ayr itself offers excellent amenities including a private co-educational school, cinema, hospital and a wide range of shops and supermarkets.
Glasgow is about 40 miles distant and can be reached in about 55 minutes driving time via the A/M77, which can be accessed locally by Minishant (about 1 mile). The railway and bus stations in Ayr both have regular connections to Glasgow and beyond. Prestwick Airport, some 8 miles distant, has a wide range of international flights.
Ayrshire is renowned for its attractive coastline and world famous links golf courses, including Turnberry (about 12 miles). Excellent yachting facilities can be found at the marinas in Troon, Ardrossan and Largs. There is all year round horse racing at Ayr Racecourse including the Scottish Grand National.
Previously a working farm, Whiteleys has been transformed into a comfortable country house with separate detached cottage with delightful garden grounds. The farmhouse, built of stone under a slate roof has been extended over the years to provide spacious family accommodation on a single storey. The focal point of the house is the large living room which opens to the superb conservatory with lovely views over the private gardens.
Stable Cottage is a delightful property converted from the original stable block by the current owners. This property also enjoys views over the adjoining countryside. Built of stone under a slate roof it is deceptively spacious with 3 bedrooms, living room and a fabulous large conservatory.
Beyond the cottage there is a well maintained stable block, large cattle shed, workshop and store. There is garaging for several cars and a storage area over two floors attached to the rear of the farmhouse.
Whiteleys has excellent facilities for horses or other livestock. The mature gardens and grounds which surround both the farmhouse and the cottage are well maintained and provide considerable privacy.
Lot 1 Whiteleys Farmhouse, buildings and 31 acres
The farmhouse and cottage are situated at the end of a private drive lined with daffodils in Spring, which offer an impressive approach to the property. On entering the vestibule with tiled floor and double wooden storm doors, the spacious entrance hall with glazed door gives access to the bright dining room, which has a double glazed door to the garden and French doors leading to the large sitting room. The sitting room benefits from a bay window, multi fuel fire set in a marble surround and hearth, coving and wooden skirting. The adjoining conservatory facing south west has tiled floor and access to the private garden. The family bathroom has a tiled floor, heated towel rail, corner bath with shower over, sink, wc and vanity unit. The pleasant kitchen with wooden beams has floor and wall units, electric hob and double oven, integrated dishwasher and fridge. The utility room which has plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer and access to the garden and there is also a cloakroom w.c. with further access to the garden. The master bedroom has built-in wardrobes, coving and boasts a very impressive en suite bathroom fully tiled with spa bath, jet shower, vanity wash hand basin with built-in lighting and further storage. There are two additional bedrooms which share the family bathroom. Enhancing the accommodation further is the former byre currently used as study/home office but would be Bedroom 4. There is also an exceptionally useful workshop and granary/attic room on the first floor approached externally which could be adapted for a variety of purposes subject to the necessary planning consents. The farmhouse also has 18 solar panels and 2 hot water panels which have been installed by the current owners.
The gardens at Whiteleys Farm have been beautifully landscaped by the current owners. The formal gardens are situated immediately to the rear and are partly sheltered by a beech hedge and the Whiteleys Glen overlooking a small burn. There is a large patio seating area which provides an excellent space for BBQs and outdoor entertaining during the summer months and the rest of the garden is mainly laid to lawn, and includes a number of colourful mature shrubs and bushes including forsythia and rhododendrons and a wonderful Eucalyptus tree. There are also well stocked borders and a pond. To the side of the house is a drying green and further lawn area with flower beds.
Stables: About 51'5" x 13'7"
Brick with slate roof, concrete floor and timber overhang. 5 stables, tack room and store with outside lighting.
Stock Shed: About 120'7" x 59'
Concrete block with corrugated roof and sliding door entrance to front and rear, earth and concrete floor, power, light and water.
Workshop: About 44'7" x 23'5"
Brick with corrugated roof. Concrete floor. Light and power.
Storage Shed: About 59'7" x 17'2"
Brick with corrugated roof. Concrete floor. Open to one side.
Former Silage clamp.
There is a row of garaging:
Garaging: About 14'6" x 13'11" and 12' x 17' and 8'6" x 14'3" and 21'8" x 14'9"
2 brick built garages with up and over remote control doors.
Brick with corrugated roof. Housing diesel generator.
Brick with corrugated roof.
The farmland is in 4 enclosures and slopes from west to east. There is a total land acreage of about 28.3 acres. It is high quality grazing land, all down to grass and is let out on seasonal grazing lets. The Stock Shed is also let on a seasonal arrangement.
For the main house, there are 18 solar panels and 2 panels for the hot water.
Lot 2 Stable Cottage
Stable Cottage is a lovely spacious cottage with a private drive and space for parking to the rear. It was converted from traditional stone farm buildings in 1997 and where possible original features/materials have been retained. The front porch, its base edged with cobbles from the old stables, opens into a light modern kitchen with attractive tray ceiling. The oven and hob are electric, wall and floor units built in, flooring professional v-groove 'Light Travertine' laminate tiles. The utility room has plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer, there's also a Belfast sink and w.c. The sitting room floor is made of reclaimed Canadian Maple, and the original fireplace, surrounded by hand made Welsh tiles, provides the backdrop for a multi fuel stove on a slate hearth edged with more original cobbles. The superb large conservatory continues the wooden flooring from the living room, and French doors open to the private garden. There are three bedrooms and the bathroom is partly tiled with bath and separate Mira shower cubicle, wash hand basin with vanity unit and additional storage.
Stable Cottage also has private gardens with an area of lawn and patio seating area leading from the conservatory. There is automatic LED dusk to dawn security lighting.