Ballycoach Smithy and Stables is a lovely detached country house with grazing land and equestrian facilities in a peaceful and secluded location about 7 miles south of Ayr. It has superb views over the surrounding countryside and is in a …
Ballycoach Smithy and Stables is a lovely detached country house with grazing land and equestrian facilities in a peaceful and secluded location about 7 miles south of Ayr. It has superb views over the surrounding countryside and is in a convenient location for easy access to Ayr, Glasgow and beyond via the A77 and M77. Glasgow City Centre can be reached in approximately one hour. In addition there is a regular train service from Ayr to Glasgow and Glasgow Prestwick Airport is only about 20 minutes drive away offering regular international flights.
The local village of Dalrymple has a primary school, post office, general store and a popular pub (The Kirkton Inn), whilst Ayr is the County Town on the Firth of Clyde with a wide range of amenities including cinema, excellent shopping and first class private and state schools together with a good range of restaurants and sports facilities.
Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous facilities at Turnberry and Royal Troon. The popular racecourse in Ayr is host to the Scottish Grand National and there are exceptional yachting facilities at the Marinas in Troon, Largs and Inverkip. There are many opportunities for game sports in the region with some of South West Scotland’s best salmon and trout fishing available in the area’s lochs and rivers. Alloway, south of Ayr, is famous as the birthplace of Robert Burns.
There are several interesting walks in the area including the Maxwellston Hill Walk at Dailly with some steep walking and the popular village of Straiton (about 8 miles) has some peaceful waymarked trails.
Ballycoach Smithy & Stables is an attractive stone built former smithy set in generous garden grounds built on one and a half storeys of stone and slate with a cream painted finish. The current owner has refurbished the property to a high standard and the accommodation offers versatile living accommodation with stunning views over the Ayrshire countryside.
The accommodation is well proportioned, on the ground floor comprising welcoming reception hall / dining room with large velux and French doors leading out to the gardens and patio, superb bright split level living room / sitting room, two multi fuel wood burning stoves with brick hearth and French doors to the garden, a generous farmhouse style kitchen with fitted floor and wall units, double Belfast sink, tiled backdrop, green electric Rangemaster with double oven and warming drawer and tiled floor. There are 3 en suite bedrooms (one with large Jacuzzi bathtub), two w.c.s, large utility room (with interconnecting door to the living room). Separate access leads to the office and library with adjoining barn/workshop which with the necessary planning consents could be extended into further accommodation if necessary. On the first floor, there are 2 further bedrooms, both en suite shower rooms.
Ballycoach Smithy & Stables is fully double glazed with oil fired central heating and two multi fuel burning stoves.
The property has approximately 10.8 acres with private lawned gardens, a large patio for entertaining and the front gardens are mainly down to gravel bounded by a wall. Ballycoach Smithy & Stables is located on a quiet public single track road which divides the property. It is a substantial characterful home within a peaceful setting.
Ground Floor: Entrance Reception / Dining Room, 3 Bedrooms (3 en suite), Kitchen, Living Room / Sitting Room, Utility Room, 2 w.c.s, Office, Library.
First Floor: 2 Bedrooms, both en suite.
Ballycoach Smithy & Stables has ample parking with additional parking provided in the stable yard. The private gardens to the rear are bounded by fencing and are well maintained with an area of lawn, gravel and a large entertaining patio. The front garden is down to gravel bounded by a wall.
Adjoining the House:
Barn: About 11’56” x 4’06”
Stone and slate with power.
A separate entrance from the road leads to the yard and stable block with ample parking for equestrian vehicles.
Timber framed with overhang, electricity and water, concrete floor with partial rubber matting.
Stable 1: About 11’6” x 11’2”
Stable 2: About 11’8” x 11’2”
Tack Room: About 14’10” x 11’6”
Stable 3: About 11’6” x 11’4”
Stable 4: About 12’4” x 11’8”
Stable 5: About 12’ x 11’6”
Feed Room: About 15’10” x 12’8”
Stable 6: About 11’10” x 11’4”
Stable 7: About 11’8” x 11’6”
Outdoor Riding Arena:
About 20m x 40m
Floodlit with silica, sand and rubber finish.
There are 3 paddocks extending to about 9.9 acres providing good grazing for horses or other livestock, with access to water from the burn. There is excellent hacking around Ballycoach Smithy & Stables along the quiet country lanes.
From Ayr take the A77 southwards towards Maybole. After about 4 miles, turn left onto the B7304 sign posted towards Dalrymple. Continue to drive into the centre of village and turn right at the T-junction opposite the Kirkton Inn. Cross over the small humpback bridge and travel straight on up the hill beyond the white cottage and continue for about 1.5 miles and Ballycoach Smithy is near the top of the hill on the right hand side.
Ballycoach Smithy & Stables, Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 7LF