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Enterkine

By Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA6 5AL

Offers Over £1,480,000


  • A luxury 4 star hotel within a beautiful woodland estate.

  • 88.46 acres.

  • Country house hotel with 6 bedrooms.

  • Permanent marquee and Woodland Lodge.

  • Farmhouse and steading with development potential.

  • 29.15 acres of farmland.

  • 45.21 acres of woodland.

Enterkine House is a most attractive country house hotel within its own wooded estate overlooking the valley of the River Ayr about 6 miles from the centre of Ayr, a 10 minute drive.

The established market town of Ayr has ...

Enterkine House is a most attractive country house hotel within its own wooded estate overlooking the valley of the River Ayr about 6 miles from the centre of Ayr, a 10 minute drive.

The established market town of Ayr has a wide range of excellent services including a cinema and shops, 3 large supermarkets, together with a wide range of restaurants and bars and sports facilities. Wellington is the highly regarded private co-educational school in Ayr and there are several good state schools. Ayr has a mainline railway station with a regular service to Glasgow and beyond. Prestwick airport is within 8 miles. Glasgow itself is easily accessible by rail and road via the M77 in a journey time of about 45 minutes.

Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous facilities at Turnberry, The Royal Troon and Prestwick all former Open Championship venues. The popular racecourse in Ayr holds the Scottish Grand National and regular race meetings throughout the year. There are yacht marinas at Troon, Ardrossan and Largs. Alloway, south of Ayr, is famous as the birth place of Robert Burns with the excellent Burns Centre and Museum. In addition to golf and sailing, the Ayrshire coastline is renowned for its beautiful beaches and vistas. The River Ayr walk runs along the opposite bank with access to the whole length of the River Ayr on your doorstep. The Isle of Arran is easily accessible y ferry.

Enterkine Estate was owned by the Cunningham family from the mid seventeenth century and was the location of ‘The Fete Champetre’ referred to by Robert Burns in a song of the same name. The current house was built in 1939 replacing a late Georgian house on the same site, itself a replacement for an even earlier house.

Originally one of the finest rural estates in Ayrshire, Enterkine offers a superb country house presently a luxury 4 star hotel within beautiful surroundings comprising 74.36 acres of land and mature deciduous woodland. In addition, there are two further residential properties, a steading comprising agricultural buildings, a walled garden and ruined cottage and a fully heated marquee.

Enterkine Estate is available as a whole or in 8 lots.
Lot 1 – Enterkine House, woodland and grounds with marquee

From the public road, the entrance is through grand gates along a sweeping driveway which later forks to either lead to an additional parking area, the farmhouse and steading or to the main house.

Built in 1939 Enterkine House is of brick construction under a slate roof with later additions which house the lift and fire escape. An entrance vestibule leads to a grand hall with the main staircase which leads to the main accommodation. From the grant reception hall, there are ladies and gentlemen toilets, the hotel office and cloakroom. A large dining room with an open fire accommodates a sun room with views over the River of Ayr Valley. Leading on from this, there is a further sitting room, dining room with open fire and library with a porch. The house benefits from two kitchens – one to a commercial standard whilst there is a prep area with access to the dining room. On the first floor, there are 5 ensuite double bedrooms as well as a suite which contains a living room, bathroom and bedroom. The Enterkine View Room benefits from a balcony to enjoy the views. A stairway leads to an attic floor with dormer windows where there are a further five bedrooms (one ensuite), living room and bathroom.

The Hotel offers high quality accommodation and superb views and is well known for its fine dining and two AA Rosette Award winning food created by Head Chef, Paul Moffat.

Weddings are also extremely important at Enterkine House. Exclusive use of the house can include the use of the permanent marquee making Enterkine a wonderful wedding venue.

Enterkine also provides private dining, corporate events, tribute nights to Christmas and New Year and other special occasions and events.

The hotel trades throughout the year, and for information regarding the trading performance of the hotel together will all other information in relation to the business, please contact Brian Sheldon at Christie and co.

The historic setting of Enterkine House and its mature secluded grounds are one of the property’s defining aspects. The house is surrounded by gardens, gravelled parking area and 18 acres of deciduous and pine woodland. There is a dutch barn (44.6ft x 30ft & 29.8ft x 29.6ft) and workshop. In addition, there is a permanent, fully heated, deluxe marquee with its own kitchen, bar and lounge and toilet facilities. Within the ground there is a woodland lodge with a double bedroom, en suite shower room and relaxation area with seating.

Lot 2 – Kirk House and Steading

Kirk House is a traditional stone and slate farmhouse with an additional studio apartment presently utilised as a bedroom annex to the hotel. It could easily be converted to a spacious family home. The studio accommodation comprises a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom whilst there are a further 6 bedrooms all with ensuites in the main farmhouse. The property has oil fired central heating whilst there is a garden to the rear and tarmac parking area to the front. The farmhouse is situated within a fine stone courtyard.

To the north east of the farmhouse and courtyard is a range of modern and traditional buildings comprising the following:

1. Hayshed 105ft x 24ft - Steel portal frame construction with tin sheeting.

2. General Purpose 74.4ft x 69.6ft – Concrete frame construction with asbestos roof and sheeting, brick walls and concrete floor.

3. General Purpose 75.8ft x 43.4ft– Concrete frame construction with asbestos roof and sheeting with concrete floor.

4. General Purpose 60ft x 54ft – Steel portal frame construction with asbestos roof and sheeting with concrete floor.

5. Former Grain Store & 6. General Purpose 107.8ft x 28.6ft – Brick construction under sheet/asbestos roof and sheet walls and

7. General Purpose 111.10ft x 69ft – Steel portal frame construction with asbestos roof and tin sheeting.

8. Brick Building 46.2ft x 30ft – Brick construction under slate roof.

Plans have been produced for the possible development (subject to obtaining planning permission) of the steading to provide 6 new houses.

Lot 3 - The Lodge

The Victorian gate lodge is a detached single storey property constructed of stone under a slate roof. It is situated at the main entrance with views over the adjacent countryside. The property comprises a kitchen, pantry, living room, 2 bedrooms (one with a shower) and bathroom and requires complete renovation. There is small gravelled parking area to side whilst the gardens to the rear and front are laid to lawn.

Adjoining the lodge to the north is an unfenced 2.57 acre paddock of land which would be suitable for horses or other livestock. The purchaser will be required to fence the eastern boundary.

Lot 4 – 16.22 acres (6.56 Ha) of land

The land extends to 16.22 acres in a single parcel and is currently used for grazing. The land is classified as Grade 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute and is relatively flat with the benefit of a water supply. Access is to the north of the main house.

Lot 5 – 10.36 acres (4.19 Ha) of land

The land extends to 10.36 acres in a single parcel and is currently used for grazing. The land is classified as Grade 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute and is relatively flat with the benefit of a water supply. Access is via the main drive.

Lot 6 – Burnside Cottage Ruin

A ruined cottage. Enquiries about the prospects of development should be made to South Ayrshire Council Planning department. Access would be taken through the Lot 4 field.

Lot 7 - Former Walled Garden

Situated to the south west of the main house and accessed via an unmetalled track from the main driveway sits an impressive walled garden constructed from brick under corrugated iron sheeting. Subject to obtaining the necessary consents, this could have development potential.

Lot 8 –25.80 acres (10.44 Ha) of woodland

A delightful mature wood with deciduous and Scots Pine overlooking the River Ayr valley.

From the A77 Whitletts roundabout at Ayr, take the B743 (signed Mossblown). On entering Mossblown, turn right onto the B742 and continue on this road for approximately a mile. Once you cross the bridge, the entrance to Enterkine House and Estate is the third exit situated on the bend. Go through the main gates and proceed along the private drive.
Postcode KA6 5AL

In the event that lots are sold separately, appropriate access rights will be granted over other lots.