Seaview House is located in a tranquil location about half a mile outside the small village of Rankinston, with some lovely views of the surrounding countryside. It is ideally placed for outdoor pursuits and has off road hacking for those …
Seaview House is located in a tranquil location about half a mile outside the small village of Rankinston, with some lovely views of the surrounding countryside. It is ideally placed for outdoor pursuits and has off road hacking for those with equestrian interests. The village is situated approximately 10 miles south east of the town of Ayr. Rankinston commands a panoramic view of over 20 miles north looking over the towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon and beyond to Ben Lomond. The village has a primary school and is served by a mobile post office/shop and Community Centre that is run by East Ayrshire Council, but managed by the local members of the village. There is also a bus link to Ayr every 2 hours. The nearby village of Drongan has a medical practice, village store and bakers. The market town of Ayr has a wide range of shops, supermarkets and leisure facilities.
Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous facilities at Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry. There is a 12 hole golf course at Roodlea (8½ miles away). There are excellent equestrian facilities at Morris Equestrian Centre (23 miles) with an international indoor arena and fine sailing on the Firth of Clyde with yachting marinas at Troon, Largs and Inverkip. Ayrshire has many delightful walks including the River Ayr Way walk which passes through several local towns and villages which each have their own unique network of paths. Dumfries House, a Palladian country house (10 miles distant) is set in a 2,000 acre estate with an outstanding collection of 18th century furniture, beautiful walled gardens and coffee shop.
Seaview House is a charming single storey, extended cottage, built of brick with a cream render finish under a tiled room. The former mine managers house (and registrar of births, marriages and deaths) is now a comfortable and spacious family home within enclosed and sheltered garden grounds. It is entered through a timber gate to a cobbled drive with ample parking. Internally the accommodation is well proportioned and retains some original features including wooden panelled doors, cornice and coving and benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing. There are useful outbuildings, garage, private garden, vegetable garden and some 3.7 acres of grazing land.
The spacious accommodation comprises a country style kitchen with laminate flooring, fitted base and wall cabinets, an electric Raeburn Royal range cooker, electric oven and hob. The kitchen opens to the conservatory which overlooks the private enclosed garden. There is a large and very useful utility room from the kitchen which is plumbed for a washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher. The studio/workshop is a bright room with large front facing windows and is an ideal space for a home office, artists studio or hobby room. The living room has coving, a picture rail and a wood burner set in a tiled hearth with fireplace surround. The master bedroom has decorative cornice and a bookshelf. The other three bedrooms are all of a generous size and are fitted with wardrobes. Completing the accommodation is an office, the family bathroom and shower room.
Ground Floor: Sitting Room, Conservatory, Kitchen, 4 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower Room, Utility Room and Studio.
GARDEN (AND GROUNDS)
The very private and sheltered garden at the rear is bounded by hedging with lawn, a raised pond, paved pathway, patio and an assortment of trees and shrubs. There is a greenhouse and a variety of fruit trees including some black current bushes. In addition there is an excellent vegetable garden with raised beds, a greenhouse and a hen run.
The house has solar panels providing FIT income of about £1,500 per annum until 2036.
Breeze block with a slate roof. Concrete floor. Electricity
Brick with a corrugated roof. Concrete floor.
There is about 3.7 acres of grazing land in a fenced enclosure. Water is from the stream. Seaview House holding No. 182/0083.