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East Hillhead Farm - Lot 1

By Mauchline, East Ayrshire, KA5 6HA

Offers Over £475,000


  • Lot 1: Farmhouse (4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms) and about 11.9 acres.

  • Lot 2: About 19.8 acres.

East Hillhead Farm is a charming extended farmhouse in an elevated unspoilt position with a range of outbuildings, beautiful gardens and productive grazing land. Situated in a tranquil yet accessible location, close to the village of Mauchline which has a ...

East Hillhead Farm is a charming extended farmhouse in an elevated unspoilt position with a range of outbuildings, beautiful gardens and productive grazing land. Situated in a tranquil yet accessible location, close to the village of Mauchline which has a thriving centre with a number of shops including a local supermarket, bank, post office and well regarded hotel as well as a recently refurbished primary school. It lies almost equidistant between the main towns of Ayr and Kilmarnock which both have a good range of high street shops and supermarkets as well as good recreational and professional facilities. Glasgow city centre and airport are both easily reached via the A/M77 by car in under an hour and there are also regular bus and train services from Kilmarnock.

The 44 mile River Ayr Way long distance walk is nearby, and the route travels along by Sorn Castle and the Ballochmyle Viaduct at Mauchline which are both particularly interesting sections of the walk. There are many opportunities for game sports in the area and Ayrshire has some of South west Scotland’s salmon and trout fishing. 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 owned by HRH Prince Charles. 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 Scotland’s most famous architects. There is a popular coffee and gift shop (Boswell’s Coach House) within the Estate grounds.

Approached via a private drive which sweeps around the property, East Hillhead Farm is an attractive farmhouse built partly of red sandstone and brick with a render finish with a slate pitched roof complete with a modern shed and a range of traditional outbuildings, extensive gardens and grazing land. The farmhouse has been extended and refurbished and provides well proportioned family accommodation over two storeys. The wonderfully tended private gardens incorporating an orchard and pond are well stocked and have far reaching countryside views. In addition to the garage there is parking for several vehicles in the drive.

Lot 1: Farmhouse, buildings and about 11.9 acres
This picturesque farmhouse has retained many original features including ornate cornicing, panelled doors and oak flooring. The welcoming hallway gives access to the morning room which has a multi fuel stove and attractive full height box bay windows overlooking the gardens. The comfortable family room has dual aspect windows and a gas fire while the country farmhouse kitchen has a tiled floor and is fitted with base and wall mounted units, an Aga with two hot plates and benefits from dual aspect windows, a useful utility room has a double Belfast sink, fridge, freezer and washing machine. The dining room with beamed ceiling and oak flooring has access to the garden. The stunning drawing room extends to about 34 feet with impressive full height window which take advantage of the countryside views, oak flooring, open fire and doors giving access to a sheltered stone chipped area with excellent views. Completing the downstairs accommodation is a large family bathroom and cloakroom. There are two staircases, the main one being from the hallway and leading to a large landing from which the master bedroom which enjoy vistas over the garden and surrounding land. There are three further generous bedrooms, a bathroom with separate shower and dressing room. There is plenty of storage space throughout the house.


Opposite the rear of the house is a range of useful outbuildings built of stone and brick under a slate roof with power and light.

Byre:
(About 51’7” x 28’)

Garage:
(About 17’8” x 16’6”)

Tool Shed:
(About 20’ 6” x 16’4”)

Stables:
No. 1 (About 13’8” x 13’5”); No. 2 (About 13’8” x 13’8”); No. 3 (About 16’2” x 11’5”)

Meal House:
(About 16’ 5” x 14’)

Granary:
(About 77’10” x 15’6”)

Potting Shed/Wood Shed:
(About 43’10” x 21’3”)

Greenhouse:
(About 21’8” x 7’3”)

Hay Shed:
(About 90’ x 38’8”)
Block and corrugated side with corrugated roof.

The mature gardens are stocked with an assortment of trees including ash, rowan and white birch and have year round colour from the assortment of flowers and plants. An enviable rose bed is bounded by miniature hedging and Topiary balls. To the west of the house there is an expanse of lawn surrounded by mature trees and hedging. The orchard is stocked with apple, pear, plum and damson trees and there is a little pond.

The land with Lot 1 is graded 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research. It is divided into three enclosures and is well fenced and has water troughs.