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Rowallan Castle is a beautiful country estate extending to 600 acres of stunning policies, parkland, ancient woodland and the renowned Championship golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie. The estate lies just 20 miles south of Glasgow and is within easy ...
Rowallan Castle is a beautiful country estate extending to 600 acres of stunning policies, parkland, ancient woodland and the renowned Championship golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie. The estate lies just 20 miles south of Glasgow and is within easy reach of the Ayrshire coast and Prestwick Airport. More locally the village of Kilmaurs provides a variety of amenities including a railway station, primary school and medical practice.
Steeped in history, Rowallan boasts two castles; Rowallan (old) Castle dates from the 13th century and is known as the Castle of the Muirs being the birthplace of Elizabeth Mure, the wife of Robert 11 the first Stewart King of Scotland and Mother of Robert 111 of Scotland. The castle was laid out in its existing form by Mungo Mure in 1513 and was home to the Campbells of Loudoun from 1690 until the late 19th century. Described by Michael C Davis in his book Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire as utterly desirable and only when one actually sees Rowallan does its exquisite charm become fully evident. Edith Rawdon-Hastings, 10th Countess of Loudoun, was especially fond of Rowallan and spent considerable sums repairing the castle. Descendants of the Campbells of Loudoun are the current owners.
The new Rowallan Castle is an Arts and Crafts masterpiece by Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer and is the earliest of his three major Scottish style mansions. It is a work of high importance in its own right and is complimented by the stable complex, cottages, a walled garden and the gate lodge. The castle now offers luxury 5 star accommodation for exclusive use or corporate retreats.
The Glasshouse restaurant and bar is a more recent addition to the estate. Originally the greenhouse for Lord Rowallan who grew his own fruit and vegetables it now serves a wide range of contemporary dishes and Scottish culinary classics and has views over the 8th and 9th holes across to the sea. In addition there is a club house and golf shop. Further information on the estate can be found at www.rowallancastle.com.
Charles Church Homes have also recently completed 22 luxury properties in 3 clusters across the estate.
Planning permission in principle was granted on 23rd June 2017 and full details and conditions are available on the East Ayrshire Council website. The planning reference is 11/0965/PPP. 66 plots will be released in 3 phases with 5 plots from the initial phase currently released. The site lies in the north east corner of the estate, adjacent to Lorimers historic stable complex and Gate keepers cottage.
The proposed development offers a fresh, flexible approach to house building with various options available to purchasers. Cherish Homes Limited (www.cherishhomes.co.uk)who also employ the project architects have a wide range of existing house designs and styles available, as well as providing architect design services that allows buyers to select;
- An existing house design from a large catalogue with a range of designs and
styles and fixed prices, or
- Amend the design with assistance from the project architects, or,
- Adopt a full custom build approach and design a bespoke home with the aid of the project architects.
In all cases the chosen house is available at a fixed price that is quoted to the purchaser before the order is placed. All amendments to properties are carried out within the clear guidelines on house style, finish and size within each Plot Passport. Further information is also available at www. rowallancastleestate.co.uk.
Alternatively buyers who wish to purchase a fully serviced self build plot within the overall development should register their interest early in readiness for these plots being released later this year. (Please refer to the relevant Plot Passport for full terms).
One year golf membership per plot will be offered to purchasers. Thereafter payment of normal annual subscription fees will apply. This is a limited offer and may be withdrawn in the future. Please enquire for details.