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Castlehill Farm

Moscow, By Galston, East Ayrshire, KA4 8PJ


  • A charming extended farmhouse in a private and secluded location.

  • 2 Reception Rooms.

  • 4 Bedrooms.

  • About 18.0 acres.

  • Established gardens.

  • 8.5 acres grazing land 8 acres mature woodland.

  • Easy access to Glasgow.

Castlehill Farm is a charming extended farmhouse with about 18 acres land, woodland and outbuildings very privately situated with superb rural views. It is located near the hamlet of Moscow (1.3 miles) and the villages of Waterside (3 miles) and …

Castlehill Farm is a charming extended farmhouse with about 18 acres land, woodland and outbuildings very privately situated with superb rural views. It is located near the hamlet of Moscow (1.3 miles) and the villages of Waterside (3 miles) and Fenwick (6 miles). It is well situated for easy access to Glasgow (about 22 miles) about 30 minutes distant via the M77. Fenwick offers a primary school, delicatessen/café and popular hotel with restaurant (The Fenwick Hotel). Secondary schooling is available at Galston (3 miles) and private schooling is available at Belmont, Newton Mearns (about 14 miles) and Wellington in Ayr. Both Kilmarnock (5 miles) and Kilmaurs (6 miles) have mainline railway stations to Glasgow and beyond. Glasgow and Prestwick Airports have regular scheduled services and are 26 and 14 miles away respectively.

Ayrshire itself is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous facilities at Turnberry and Royal Troon and the fabulous “19” hole golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie at Rowallan Castle, which includes a first class Hotel and events venue and Restaurant. There are many opportunities for game sports in the region with some of south west Scotland’s best salmon and trout fishing available and rod fishing is available close by at Cowans Law loch and Craufurdland fishery, which is surrounded by mature woodlands with an on site café.

Castlehill Farm is a delightful detached farmhouse, commanding superb views from the rear of the property over its own land. Built on two storeys, constructed of stone and brick with a slate roof and red painted windows, Castlehill Farm is mostly doubled glazed with oil fired central heating, wood burning stove and 2 solar panels which provide hot water for the house.

The accommodation is versatile, with dual aspect windows in many of the rooms overlooking the superb gardens. The entrance porch leads to the hall with living room with cosy wood burning stove. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, two bathrooms and a lovely kitchen/dining room with patio doors leading to an attractive terrace overlooking the mature gardens. A bespoke staircase built by the owners leads to the first floor sitting room with large picture window overlooking the tranquil gardens and countryside beyond. A separate set of stairs leads to two spacious bedrooms and a shower room.

There is ample parking for several vehicles and the gardens are well maintained. There is about 8 acres mixed deciduous woodland and 9 acres good grazing land ideal for those with equestrian interests.

Ground Floor: Living Room, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen/Dining Room, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Utility Rooms, w.c.

First Floor: Sitting Room, 2 Bedrooms, Shower Room.

To the front of the farmhouse from the approach from the gravelled track, there is a large courtyard which provides parking for several vehicles. The enclosed south facing rear gardens are sheltered and well established with an area of lawn and an abundance of shrubs, flowers and trees providing a wildlife haven for birds and squirrels with daffodils, primroses and hellebores in spring. There is a drying green area, a south facing patio, vegetable plot with raised beds, garden pergola with climbing frame and two greenhouses.

Adjoining Farmhouse:
Stone with concrete floor, corrugated roof, power.

Car Port:
Stone with corrugated roof.

Field Shelter:
Stone with corrugated roof.

Utility Room:
Brick with felt roof. Housing boiler, plumbing for washing machine, tumble dryer.

Stone and slate with concrete floor, 3 stables.

Hay Shed: About 30’2” x 23’10”
Stone with earth floor, 3 stables, sliding corrugated door.

Garage: About 19’6” x 13’6”
Single brick garage with concrete floor, corrugated floor.

Stables: About 35’2” x 12’2”
Concrete block frame with felt roof.
Tack room, 2 stables, water and power.


Pole Barn: About 44’ x 15’6”
Corrugated frame roof incorporating timber framed hen house.

The grazing land totals 8.5 acres in 6 enclosures, it is all fenced with water excluding the small paddock to the south by the Polbaith Burn. Some of the paddocks have electric fencing which can be isolated for horses or other livestock. There is about 8 acres of deciduous woodland including ash, sycamore and beech, which provides ample firewood for the farm. There are woodland pathways and in spring the woodland is awash with bluebells, the Polbaith Burn lies to the east which has an attractive waterfall.