Overton Farm is a handsome B-Listed Farmhouse well located by Kilmaurs (2.5 miles) and easily accessible from Glasgow and the Ayrshire towns. Kilmaurs has local shops including a butchers, chemist, hairdressers, coffee shop, country pub and restaurant and a …
Overton Farm is a handsome B-Listed Farmhouse well located by Kilmaurs (2.5 miles) and easily accessible from Glasgow and the Ayrshire towns. Kilmaurs has local shops including a butchers, chemist, hairdressers, coffee shop, country pub and restaurant and a primary school. The nearby Bonnet Toun of Stewarton (5 miles) offers a good range of shops, primary and secondary schooling, local services, a Sports Centre, cafes and restaurants. There are frequent train services to Glasgow and beyond from Kilmaurs, Stewarton and Kilmarnock. Kilmarnock (4 miles) offers a comprehensive range of excellent services.
Private schooling and Silverburn Shopping Centre, is available in the south side of Glasgow, about 40 minutes drive. Prestwick Airport, with an extensive schedule of international flights, is about 12 miles and Glasgow Airport is about 23 miles.
Ayrshire is renowned for its opportunities for outdoor pursuits. The world class 19 hole golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie at Rowallan Castle, which includes a first class Hotel and events venue and Restaurant (The Glasshouse) is about 5 miles. Morris Equestrian Centre is close by and there is great hacking in some of the quiet country lanes around Overton Farm. There is a popular racecourse in Ayr and excellent yachting facilities at the marina in Troon (11 miles), Ardrossan and Largs.
Some of Ayrshires rivers offer some of South West Scotlands best salmon and trout fishing. A number of Scotlands most famous Links golf courses including Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick are close at hand. Ayr Racecourse is home to the Scottish Grand National. There are exceptional yachting facilities at the marinas at Troon, Ardrossan and Largs.
Overton Farm is set in a peaceful rural location with lovely south facing views towards the Ayrshire coast. Built in 1805, of stone on two storeys under a slate roof and painted white with black window trims, Overton Farm is a handsome Georgian house with spacious living accommodation, and has been renovated by the current owners who have carefully retained its charm and character while bringing in modern comforts. Beautifully appointed, it has generous ceiling heights which gives the rooms a feeling of space and light.
Overton Farm is set within 12.28 acres of grounds in all, with 10.6 acres grazing land, presently divided into a number of paddocks. There are additional stone buildings providing useful storage including a large workshop, games room, sauna and stores. The farmhouse has its own private tarmacadam drive with electric gates which sweeps around to the rear courtyard providing ample parking.
Part of the farm buildings have been developed into a charming coffee shop (The Toffee Coo Tearoom) and there is a small Garden Centre. The Tearoom has up to 32 covers, an outside patio area with an additional 10 covers, a good sized kitchen and w.c. There is separate access for the tearoom and garden centre providing a large gravelled parking area for numerous vehicles.
The impressive accommodation is arranged over two floors with well proportioned rooms offering flexible accommodation and is entered through the entrance hallway with staircase off, the front door has the name of the farm etched on glass. The house is centred around the large kitchen/dining room with solid oak stable door entrance, which has a superb traditional oak fitted farmhouse kitchen with generous storage and a fabulous Rangemaster 5 ring gas cooker with extractor hood and tiled flooring. There is a butlers sink, integrated dishwasher and space for washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. A set of French doors lead out to the private gardens and the dining area has a wonderful fireplace with electric fire with access to the conservatory, which is lovely and light with tiled floor and doors leading out to the sheltered gardens. There is an attractive living room with dual windows and oak flooring, marble hearth fireplace with gas fire and coving. A cosy sitting room with fitted bar has a multi fuel stove with slate hearth and a bedroom leads off with steps to the east. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and a separate staircase leads to the former maids bedroom with en suite bathroom.
The first floor has two bedrooms and a spacious master suite with built-in wardrobes with make up storage dressing table and en suite shower room. To complete the accommodation on the first floor the family bathroom which is fully tiled has a superb clawfoot bath, separate shower cubicle, w.c. sink and heated towel rail. Overton Farm is complimented with oil fired central heating, double glazing and ample storage throughout. There is also a CCTV security camera system installed.
A range of traditional buildings adjoin the farmhouse as follows:
Brick and stone with slate roof, concrete floor, steps to raised storage area, power.
Stone and slate with built-in sauna.
Stone and slate.
Toffee Coo Tearoom:
With w.c., kitchen with sink, fitted floor and wall units.
Timber Garden Shelter: About 47 x 15
With calor gas tank.
2 timber framed sheds within the yard.
Office: About 98 x 98
Commercial Polytunnels: About 48 x 222 and 58 x 22 and 196 x 136
3 Polytunnels with door opening at each end.
Mrs Clauss House: About 155 x 115
Timber framed garden shed.
Old Cottage: About 2110 x 175
Stone and brick with cobble tiled floor.
Stables: About 202 x 196
2 stables, timber and breezeblock frame.
Pony Stable: About 202 x 132
Hatching Shed: About 164 x 9
Hen House: About 342 x 17 and 342 x 10
Brick with corrugated tin roof.
The well tended west facing gardens are bounded by a hawthorn and beech hedge and are mainly laid to lawn with colourful shrubs and trees including a palm tree and are abound with snowdrops and daffodils in early spring. There is also a large sheltered seating area for entertaining. A pond is also situated to the north of the buildings.
Commercial consent was granted for The Garden Centre and the Toffee Coo Tearoom. The Garden Centre has been operating for about 18 months and the Tearoom has been operating since Easter 2017. There is significant scope to develop the business further.
There is about 10.6 acres grazing land with access off the public road. It is well fenced with mains water.
From Glasgow, take the M77 south to Fenwick. At Fenwick, turn right to go under the motorway and turn left to join the old A77. Continue to the small roundabout and turn right onto the B751 to Kilmaurs. At Kilmaurs, go straight on at the roundabout onto the Irvine Road. About one mile, turn left onto a single track road, then first right. Overton Farm is then on your right hand side after about ½ mile.
From Irvine, take the B769 Middleton Road, and before you reach Cunninghamhead, turn right (signposted for Overton Farm and the Toffee Coo Tearoom). Continue along this road for about one third of a mile and Overton Farm is on the left hand side. To enter the property, turn left at the junction and proceed to the private gates.
Overton Farm, Southhook Road, Knockentiber, Kilmarnock, North Ayrshire, KA2 0EE