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Glendoune House

Girvan, South Ayrshire, KA26 0HN

Offers Over £625,000


  • B Listed Georgian mansion.

  • 6 Bedrooms.

  • Wealth of period features.

  • 11 acres of mature gardens with specimen trees.

  • Original walled garden with vegetable plot

  • Views towards the Firth of Clyde and Ailsa Craig

Glendoune House is situated amidst private garden grounds and sheltered wooded policies of approximately 11 acres. The house overlooks a level lawn with views towards the Firth of Clyde and Ailsa Craig.

The coastal town of Girvan lies 21 miles ...

Glendoune House is situated amidst private garden grounds and sheltered wooded policies of approximately 11 acres. The house overlooks a level lawn with views towards the Firth of Clyde and Ailsa Craig.

The coastal town of Girvan lies 21 miles south of Ayr between the Galloway Hills and the sea and was originally a popular fishing port. Its harbour, built within the mouth of the Water of Girvan, offers one of the few safe havens along the coastline, and remains active to this day. The opening of the railway in the late 1850’s saw the development of Girvan as a seaside resort. The town has a good range of local shops, supermarkets, recreational and professional services and has a local primary and secondary school. There is also a recently constructed medical centre.

The main town of Ayr offers a wider variety of department stores, bars and restaurants. Private schooling is available at Wellington School and offers exceptional all-round education from nursery to senior school.

The Ayrshire coast is famous worldwide for golfing with championship courses at Turnberry (7 miles) , Prestwick and Troon. There is also excellent sailing, challenging pheasant and partridge driven shoots as well as Roe deer stalking on many local Ayrshire Estates. The Stinchar River offers salmon and sea trout fishing.

DESCRIPTION
Glendoune House is a late B Listed Georgian mansion, built in 1800 for Spencer Boyd of Penkill. In 1845 Boyd sold Glendoune to the Rt Hon.T.F. Kennedy of Dunure who sold it shortly after to George Kilpatrick Young. The Italianate wing was added by the Young family as well as the porch and steps at the front. The house is described in Michael C. Davis’s book, Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire as “an extraordinary sweet and pleasant little mansion in attractive grounds containing good trees”.

In 1980 a grant from Historic Scotland repaired the roof, stonework, chimneys and electric wiring and it was at this time that the kitchen was moved from the basement to the ground floor.

Today Glendoune House is a comfortable family home with a wealth of period features including cornice work, shuttered windows and original fire surrounds. The drawing room is of particular note and is a magnificent room of generous proportions with large astragalled windows offering sea views. The library adjacent has a curved bay window offering views across the gardens to the Firth of Clyde. The dining room is also a splendid room with its polished wooden floor and marble fire surround.

Five good sized bedrooms are on the first floor, the master bedroom has a dressing room and en suite bathroom. The second bedroom is also en suite. There are three further bedrooms.

The basement comprises a variety of ancillary rooms including a laundry room, games store, wine cellar and pantry.

GARDENS
The gardens of Glendoune House have been fully restored by the present owners and are a wonderful mix of sheltered parkland and a formal walled garden. A fine display of rhododendrons offer all year round colour and there are some magnificent specimen trees and shrubs. Wrought iron gates open over a bridge leading to an original walled garden laid out in a traditional style with gravelled walkways lined with fruit trees, climbing roses and a colourful mix of herbaceus shrubs and perennials. A conservatory built onto the easterly wall has a decked barbeque area covered by a fruitful vine and there is also a productive vegetable plot. The greenhouse has been reinstated.