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Drumspillan House

Pinwherry, By Girvan, South Ayrshire, KA26 0RN

Offers Over £225,000


  • About 2.42 acres.

  • A most attractive country house in an elevated position with lovely views.

  • 4 Bedrooms (one en suite).

  • Requiring refurbishment and modernisation.

  • Substantial garage block and ample parking.

  • Idyllic rural setting with superb views.

  • 1.5 acre paddock.

Drumspillan House is a large country house with impressive façade in a fabulous rural situation with outstanding views including Knockdolian Hill is by Colmonell. The House stands in mature garden grounds with a 1.5 acre paddock.

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Drumspillan House is a large country house with impressive façade in a fabulous rural situation with outstanding views including Knockdolian Hill is by Colmonell. The House stands in mature garden grounds with a 1.5 acre paddock.

Pinwherry is 3 miles from Colmonell with its primary school, 4 miles from Barrhill and 7.5 miles from the pretty South Ayrshire village of Barr respectively with shop and village inn. A good range of everyday shopping and secondary schooling is available in Girvan (8 miles). The railway station in Barrhill provides a regular service to Stranraer, Ayr and Glasgow. Glasgow is located some 66 miles away via the M77 and Glasgow Prestwick Airport (36 miles) offers regular international flights and Glasgow Airport is 69 miles distant.

Ayr is the County Town on the Firth of Clyde with a wide range of amenities including theatre, cinema, excellent shopping, first class private and state schools together with a range of restaurants and sports facilities. There is a regular ferry service from Cairnryan (about 26 miles) to Ireland. Pinwherry is also situated within the delivery catchment area for online supermarket shopping.

The South Ayrshire hills are a popular destination for those seeking outdoor pursuits. There are a number of excellent designated walking routes in the area including the Stinchar Valley Trails, including the Ballantrae to Pinwherry trail on the Old Coach Road (8 mile walk) which travels through the beautiful Tig Valley at the hamlet of Heronsford. There are some excellent cycle paths including the nearby Changue Forest (7 miles) with a network of nearly 20 miles of paths and tracks available, being one of the may designated cycling routes in the area and there is the popular National Route 7. The River Stinchar is a famous salmon fishery and is renowned for its autumn run. There are many opportunities for game sports in the locality with some of South West Scotland's best salmon and trout fishing available in the area's lochs and rivers close by.

To the north, is Turnberry about 25 minutes drive, with world class golfing facilities and a luxury hotel and spa, and there is also an excellent 18 hole course at Girvan Golf Course. 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.

Drumspillan House was built by W S Brechin in the late 19th Century as a two storey stone house and subsequently burned down in 1926. It was then a ruin until 1976 when it was comprehensively rebuilt.

It is set in own private grounds of 2.42 acres and occupies a superb elevated position in the picturesque small hamlet of Pinwherry. Built on a single storey of stone on a slate roof, Drumspillan House has a striking stone vestibule entrance with pillars and ornate pediment. With impressive high ceilings, attractive cornicing, sash and case pine windows, and a large floored loft, Drumspillan House has generous accommodation to include entrance hall, large drawing room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (master en suite shower room), study/bedoom 4, bathroom, utility room, boiler room and w.c. It has oil fired central heating and ample storage throughout.

Outside, the property is reached by a tarmac drive lined with rhododendrons. Drumspillan House occupies a lovely private setting with delightful south facing country views.

Requiring some renovation and modernisation, a set of steps leads to the tiled vestibule with a further set of steps into the spacious entrance hall. The accommodation is arranged over one floor and consists of a large drawing room (23’ x 22’) with marble fireplace with LPG gas fire and dual aspect windows including curved bay to enjoy the splendid views, dining room with service hatch, kitchen with fitted floor and wall units, single sink, integrated electric hob and separate double oven. The generous master bedroom with bay window has built in cupboards providing ample storage, en suite shower room with wet room shower, tiled walls, w.c. and sink. There are two further bedrooms each with bedroom furniture fitted, bathroom with tiled walls, bath with shower over, w.c. and sink. East of the kitchen is the utility room with plumbing for washing machine and sink, 4th bedroom/study, boiler room and w.c. to complete the accommodation, there is also access to the rear courtyard.

Drumspillan House is approached by a rhododendron lined drive. The drive leads round to the rear of the property where there is a courtyard with parking for multiple cars and vehicles with a large gravel area bounded by a wall. There is some mixed woodland to the rear.

The mature gardens are full of colour in spring and summer with a variety of shrubs and trees, including cherry, holly and conifers. The paddock is fenced and bounded by woodland to the south and east and in the middle of the paddock there is a large mature pine. There is a gate from the top of the drive drive leading to the paddock for access.

Garage Block:
Stone with corrugated sheeting, with metal weathervane.

Barn: About 44’4” x 19’6”

Garage: About 20’10” x 17’

Wood Store: About 9’3” x 9’3”

2nd store: About 9’8” x 9’8”

Potting Shed: About 19’8” x 11’1”
Corrugated iron, cement floor.

Garden Room.
Brick and timber with corrugated roof, fireplace.

From Girvan, take the A714 signed for Newton Stewart. Continue along this road for about 7 miles passing the B734 sign for Barr on the left hand side, and continue on to Pinwherry. As you come into the village, Drumspillan House is on the left hand side at the pillared entrance gates (just before the Give Way Sign to Oncoming Vehicles) and proceed up the drive.

Drumspillan House, Main Street, Pinwherry, Girvan, South Ayrshire, KA26 0RN