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.
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 Lorimer’s historic stable complex and Gate Keepers cottage.
Cherish Homes is a custom-build estate agency that works with landowners to turn potential housing sites into individual plots for sale and help home buyers to design and build their ideal home. Through them you can customise the design and specification of your dream home here on the Rowallan Estate with the full support of designers and project managers giving you the bespoke home you would love but without the stress and hard work of having to build it yourself. The development offers a fresh, flexible approach to house building with various options available to purchasers including:-
• Selecting an existing house design from our carefully curated range or indeed from a wider range of designs and styles at fixed prices, or
• Customising the design of your chosen house with the assistance of the project architects, or
• Adopting a full custom-build approach with a bespoke designed 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.
• Size: 2602 square feet / 241 square metres
• Bedrooms in Standard Layout: 5
• Price: from *£498,555 positioned on a £130,000 plot.
• (subject to planning and price may vary if built on a different plot)
• Available on Plots: 34, 40.
An outstanding and impressive 5-bedroom/study, detached 1.5-storey house with open-plan entrance hall/living/dining area with statement staircase and outdoor access, kitchen area with space for cooking island, a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, a mezzanine gallery with balcony, family bathroom, WC and spacious utility room. The house has eaves on all sides which makes a dramatic statement while ensuring maximum thermal efficiency. If you like to work from home then, a 21sq/m room on the ground floor will provide you with a substantial space to do so. Equally it could serve as an additional bedroom or a separate sitting room. The mezzanine gallery overlooks the main living area and has a stylish wooden and glass balustrade. Two of the bedrooms upstairs have access to the balcony at the front of the house.
* Prices correct as at October 2018. Prices do not include kitchens.
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.