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North Limmerhaugh

By Sorn, East Ayrshire, KA18 3NH


  • About 3.9 acres.

  • A most attractive farmhouse with buildings and land in a peaceful rural location.

  • 4 Bedrooms.

  • Requiring some modernisation.

  • Outbuildings with development potential.

  • 3.2 acres grazing land.

North Limmerhaugh is an attractive detached farmhouse with buildings and land in an unspoilt
rural location about 4 miles from the picturesque village of Sorn in East Ayrshire. Sorn, has
a popular primary school, post office and shop and a …

North Limmerhaugh is an attractive detached farmhouse with buildings and land in an unspoilt
rural location about 4 miles from the picturesque village of Sorn in East Ayrshire. Sorn, has
a popular primary school, post office and shop and a well regarded local Inn (The Sorn Inn).
Secondary schooling is available in Galston (13 miles) and Auchinleck (8 miles) with a private
school at Wellington, Ayr. Mauchline, about 8 miles, has a range of local amenities for daily
needs including shops, bank, schooling and a medical practice. Sorn is a 30 minute drive from
Ayr (21 miles) where there is an excellent range of shops and restaurants, sports facilities and
cinema. Glasgow is within easy commuting reach by the recently improved M77 (39 miles).
Junction 12 of the M74 with rapid access to the south, is 18 miles distant. There are mainline
railway stations in Kilmarnock and Auchinleck providing access to Glasgow and beyond
whilst Glasgow Prestwick Airport can be reached in about a thirty minute drive and offers a
comprehensive schedule of international flights.

Ayrshire is renowned for its many fine golf courses including the world famous facilities at
Prestwick, Turnberry and Royal Troon. There are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas in
Troon, Largs, Inverkip and Ardrossan.

The River Ayr Way long distance walking route passes through the valley where North
Limmerhaugh is situated. Also close by is the popular Cairn Table walk (593 metres) southeast
of Muirkirk which is topped by a large cairn. This cairn was built in 1920 as a memorial to local
men and women who served in the Great War.

There are many opportunities for game sports in the area and Ayrshire has some of South West
Scotland’s best salmon and trout fishing.

North Limmerhaugh Farmhouse is built of traditional detached stone and slate on one and a half
storeys with double glazed windows and calor gas central heating. In extensive garden grounds
with a 3.2 acre paddock, there is also a separate stone barn with potential for conversion or
other uses subject to planning permission being obtained (planning consent obtained for Change of Use to residential but since lapsed).

Internally, the house requires some modernisation and comprises kitchen, two reception rooms,
4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Adjoining the house is a former byre / store into which the house
could easily be extended.

North Limmerhaugh offers spacious and versatile accommodation in a peaceful rural location.
There are two reception rooms, each with open fires, the kitchen has a range of pine fitted floor
and wall units with space for cooker and fridge freezer, integrated electric hob and 1.5 bowl
sink, a bedroom and bathroom with bath and separate shower completes the accommodation
on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are three south facing bedrooms with coombed ceiling
and a family bathroom.

North Limmerhaugh has ample off road parking. The gardens are enclosed with fencing and
are well laid out and maintained, mainly down to lawn with a drying green to the rear.

Adjoining the house is a stone barn which gives considerable scope for a workshop, studio,
stabling or to provide further accommodation.

There is a large stone barn providing a workshop, additional storage and garage space with
automatic roller shutter doors. In December 2008, planning consent (ref 08/0751/FL) was
obtained for the change of use and alteration of this outbuilding to form a 1.5 storey 4 bedroom
dwelling house and erection of car port, but was not implemented and has since lapsed. The
plans for this are available from the Selling Agents. There is also a separate corrugated shed
(About 26’ x 15’4”).

There is a 3.2 acre paddock behind the house.

North Limmerhaugh, By Muirkirk, East Ayrshire, KA18 3NH

From Glasgow, take the A77 to Kilmarnock and turn off the A76 Dumfries Road as far as
Mauchline. In Mauchline, turn left on to the B743 proceed along this road through Sorn. Continue
through the village and North Limmerhaugh is on the left hand side after about 4 miles.

From the M74, take the A70 signposted for Ayr. After passing through Muirkirk village, turn right
onto the B743. North Limmerhaugh is then on the right hand side after about 4 miles.

Mains electricity
LPG gas heating
Mains water through private pipes to a holding tank to which servitude rights will be granted
Private drainage