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Dalfram Farm is an attractive detached farmhouse with enclosed courtyard, refurbished to a high standard and well located with lovely countryside views. It is situated 3 miles from the small village of Muirkirk between Cumnock and Glenbuck on the A70 ...
Dalfram Farm is an attractive detached farmhouse with enclosed courtyard, refurbished to a high standard and well located with lovely countryside views. It is situated 3 miles from the small village of Muirkirk between Cumnock and Glenbuck on the A70. The area surrounding Muirkirk is one of scenic beauty and is a great place for walking and enjoying nature. Taking in the River Ayr Way, a wonderful path network which hugs the banks of the River Ayr along its entirety and which passes close-by to the property. Also just east of the farmhouse stands a monument to John Lapraik, who owned Dalfram during the 18th Century. A noted pote and great friend of Robert Burns, a local festival is held every year to celebrate his life and works. There are local amenities in Muirkirk including a post office, filling station, grocer, baker, butcher, hotel and public house. The new primary school and early learning centre in Muirkirk is well regarded. Secondary schooling is available at Auchinleck and Cumnock, a new super school campus at Knockroon (between Cumnock and Auchinleck) is planned and work is beginning this year.
Cumnock (8 miles distant) offers a variety of local shops, restaurants and sporting facilities. Nearby places of interest include Dumfries House, a Palladian country house set in a 2,000 acre estate with an outstanding collection of 18th century furniture, beautiful walled gardens owned by HRH Prince Charles. At Auchinleck Estate there are enjoyable riverside walks to Wallaces Cave and Pedens Cave and the River Ayr gorge walk at Mauchline is close by. Auchinleck Mansion House, was built by Lord Auchinleck, James Boswell in the late 1700s. The Scottish classic-style mansion was designed by Robert Adam, one of Scotlands most famous architects. There is a popular new coffee shop and gift shop (Boswells Coach House) within the Estate grounds. Lochside House and Spa is also close by and has a well respected reputation for high quality service
Ayrshire is renowned for its range of outdoor pursuits. There are a number of world renowned golf courses including Royal Troon, Turnberry and Rowallan Castle Estate, Kilmaurs, which also has excellent equestrian facilities with an international indoor arena. The racecourse at Ayr provides regular fixtures. Excellent yachting facilities are available at the marinas in Ardrossan, Troon and Largs. There are many opportunities for game sports in the area and Ayrshire has some of South West Scotlands best salmon and trout fishing. Permit fishing is available at the River Nith. Ayrshire is famous as the birthplace of Robert Burns.
A handsome and well proportioned blonde stone farmhouse on two storeys under a pitched slate roof, with adjoining stone buildings around a charming enclosed courtyard. Dalfram has been comprehensively converted to create a beautiful family house in show house condition, undertaken sensitively to retain the farmhouse character. Light and spacious there are outstanding views to the Muirkirk hills including the Cairn Table. The property comprises entrance hall, kitchen/dining room, living room, bathroom, 3 bedrooms, shower room, utility room and store/bedroom 4.. A range of outbuildings with new sliding doors and about 5 acres of grazing land in a newly fenced enclosure complete the farm.
Completely renovated internally, the impressive accommodation benefits from newly installed central heating, doubled glazed windows and external doors. The spacious kitchen with dual aspect windows has a large island with breakfast bar, Karndean flooring and is fitted with cream country kitchen style base and wall mounted units, cream sink and drainer, integrated oven and microwave, fridge, freezer and AEG induction hob and extractor fan. Opening to a dining or family room suited to modern day living. There is a large utility room, with w.c. and plumbed for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Beside the utility room is a store which could be utilised as a fourth bedroom. The sitting room enjoys dual aspects of the courtyard and front garden and has a wood burning stove set on stone tiles, deep skirtings, cornice and a shelved recess. The large family bathroom is tastefully designed with tiled flooring, heated towel rail, bath, shower/wet room with double shower heads, wash hand basin in cabinet and w.c. A lovely curved staircase with oak banister gives access to the upper floor where there are three bedrooms, (one of these could be divided to create two bedrooms if required) the master with dual aspect windows, two shelved recesses, deep skirting, cornice and ceiling lights. A shower room with tiled flooring, heated towel rail, wash hand basin set in storage unit, w.c. and large dual headed shower complete the accommodation.
The entrance to the farmhouse is via a curved tarmacadam drive and is bounded by a drystane dyke wall, with lawn to the front of the property. The courtyard is gravel chipped to complement the sandstone of the house and outbuildings and comprises a byre, stables, cart shed and car port with concrete floors, sliding doors, power and light.
The 4 acres of land is to the south west of the house with easy access and is well fenced with water supplied from a borehole.
The borehold and associated pump in a small fenced compound will be retained by the seller, with necessary access rights to it. The purchaser will be responsible for a share of electricity and pump maintenance, calculated according to usage.