Greenhall is an impressive detached country house built in the 1930's. It is privately situated, in an elevated position with fine views over the Irvine Valley to Arran on Lanfine Estate Darvel, East Ayrshire.
Historically known as the "Lace Town", Darvel was the centre of this Irvine Valley industry from the 1870s and famous for its exports throughout the world, as well as being known as the birthplace of Alexander Fleming. In the early 1900s, there were 32 factories producing lace in Newmilns and Darvel, today there is just one factory producing lace, Haddow Aird and Crerer.
The magnificent Lanfine Estate has some delightful woodland walks and pathways, part of which Lanfine Woods has many exotic trees and conifers. The pleasant walk from Ranoldcoup Bridge leading to Lanfine House has a wonderful mix of coniferous and deciduous tree planting including Scots pine, sycamore and lime.
The surrounding rolling countryside of the Irvine Valley offers a network of country lanes, ideal for walking and hacking. There are many opportunities for games sports in the area and some of South West Scotland's finest salmon and trout fishing. Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous courses at Turnberry, Prestwick and Royal Troon. The privately owned Loudon Gowf Club is by Newmilns, about a 10 minute drive.
This handsome house was built in the early 1930s it has only had 2 owners and was previously occupied by the factor for Lanfine Estate. It is built of brick construction under pitched tiled red roofs with a cream render finish, with wonderful landscaped terraced gardens and some mature woodland. Greenhall has many interesting period features including panelled walls, deep skirting boards and period style fireplaces.
The accommodation offers extensive and well appointed living space with Morning Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Conservatory, Kitchen, 4 Bedrooms, Utility Room, Bathroom, Shower Room and ancillary rooms with Butlers Pantry, Laundry Room and 2 cloakrooms. Adjoining outbuildings include two garages, store, boiler room and a workshop. There is a large Nissan Hut with vehicular access.
Greenhall stands in magnificent large garden grounds and terraces extending to approximately 3.88 acres including some mixed mature woodland.
Lanfine Estate was bought in 1769 by John Brown of the Glasgow banking firm, Carrick, Brown and Company. He built the earliest parts of the present Lanfine House which was completed in 1772. John Brown was then responsible for much of the tree planting at Lanfne Estate which is visible from both Newmilns and Darvel. In 1911, the estate was bought by Sir Charles Cayzer for his son, Lord Rotherwick and it remained with the family until 1967.
Steps lead to the vestibule with sandstone surround and solid wood front door entrance. The entrance hall with wood panelled walls and double glazed doors open to the morning room which is an impressive room with side elevation windows, enjoying a superb outlook with views over the gardens, ¾ height wood panelled walls and exposed beams, and a multi fuel wood burning stove sits on a brick fireplace with sandstone surround and tiled hearth. A built in window seat runs the length of the windows with concealed radiators.
The sitting room also has some panelled walls together with built in bookcases with storage below and a multi fuel stove, brick fireplace with slate and brick hearth and a window seat overlooking the peaceful gardens. From the sitting room, the conservatory with electric under floor heating and tiled floor has French doors with steps leading to the garden. The dining room has panelled walls with a curved finish at ¾ height, beamed ceiling, wood flooring and a lovely brick fireplace.
The fitted kitchen has a selection of oak fitted floor and wall height units with tiled splashback, 1½ bowl sink and tiled flooring. There is an electric Rangemaster Range Cooker with 5 ring burner and double oven and integrated appliances include AEG oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. A breakfast bar area overlooks the gardens.
In addition, there is a butlers pantry complete with units, utility room with plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, laundry room and cloakroom.
On the upper landing, there is a luxury shower room with tiled flooring and walls, complete with large walk in shower, sink with bathroom furniture, w.c., heated towel rail and underfloor heating. On the first floor, there are 4 spacious bedrooms each with built in wardrobe furniture and the master bedroom is complete with fireplace with wood and marble surround and bedroom furniture with safe installed. The family bathroom has the original white and black tiles with bath with shower over, w.c., sink and bidet. Steps lead to a large floored loft area. Greenhall provides useful storage with oil fired central heating and is double glazed.
Adjoining the house:
2 garages (one with loft area above):
Up and over doors, brick with tiled roof, concrete floor.
Store (adjoining garage)
Housing ACV Delta boiler, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, concrete floor.
Nissan Hut: About 88' x 34'.
Corrugated iron with up and over door, earth floor, 3 phase electricity.
Shed 1: About 19'3 x 19'5".
Timber framed L-shaped shed.
Shed 2: 17'7" x 10'1".
Summerhouse: About 12'8" x 12'.
Greenhall is approached through a set of wrought iron gates and stone pillars with a sweeping drive flanked by woodland to one side leads to the house with ample parking. There are beautiful enclosed south facing rear gardens enclosed with mature hedging and woodland. The gardens are principally laid to lawn with terraces, decorative rock areas and a large sunny patio, there a variety of well established trees and plants, including hydrangeas, rose beds and hostas, and the gardens are bounded by fencing and laurel hedging. There is about 1.84 acres of mature woodland. There is a separate entrance with vehicular access to the Nissan Hut.