Wellhill Cottage is an attractive detached country cottage with well presented accommodation situated close to a small cluster of rural properties only minutes from the village of New Cumnock which is in East Ayrshire, 6 miles south-east of Cumnock, and …
Wellhill Cottage is an attractive detached country cottage with well presented accommodation situated close to a small cluster of rural properties only minutes from the village of New Cumnock which is in East Ayrshire, 6 miles south-east of Cumnock, and 20 miles east of Ayr.
New Cumnock was once a mining village, the collieries that once existed were closed in the 1970s and replaced by open cast mines. Most of these mines have been closed and the land restored with added walks, wildlife attractions and planting. The village is home to some very attractive buildings and boasts a primary school, town hall, parish church, railway station, bar and mineworkers memorial. The Tmar Manoukian outdoor swimming pool was refurbished in June 2017 by the Dumfries House Trust. The area benefits from excellent transport links with the train station at New Cumnock a short distance away. Bus links are close by providing access to Ayr, Kilmarnock and Glasgow City.
The town of Cumnock is about 6 miles away from the property. A new super school campus is planned for Knockroon (between Cumnock and Auchinleck) and work is beginning this year. Cumnock 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 recently opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth and a frequent favourite of 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. Loch Side House and Spa is also close by and has a well respected reputation for high quality service.
Wellhill Cottage is a traditional country cottage built of stone and brick with a white render finish under a slate roof. It has been extended and modernised by the current owners to include a new boiler and central heating, improved insulation, replaced guttering, completely re-wired and re-plumbed. Fitted with LPG central heating and fully double glazed.
Wellhill is a charming property and with its large open plan layout is ideally suited for modern day living and entertaining. The sitting room with vaulted ceiling and beams is a bright room with a Swedish multi fuel stove, some natural brickwork and painted timber flooring opens to a delightful garden room has French doors to the garden. The country style kitchen has wall and floor units, a double Belfast sink, Leisure range cooker with 5 gas burners and an electric plate, AEG washing machine and dishwasher and a Samsung freestanding fridge freezer. The hallway has laminate flooring which continues into the three good sized bedrooms the master having dual aspects. The bathroom is partially tiled and fitted with a bath with shower over, wash hand basin set in a vanity unit, w.c. and heated towel rail. There is a staircase from the hall to the attic and subject to necessary planning consent, the cottage could be extended to create further accommodation.
The enclosed south facing garden is well stocked with a variety of plants and shrubs. Attractive paving and stone chips surround the house and there is a raised lawn sheltered by some mature trees. There is ample parking and a large timber shed with concrete floor. Beyond the garden is a small woodland area with a number of oak, sycamore and alder trees.