Heughmill is an impressive country house with traditional stone steading commanding fine south westerly views over Ayrshire rolling countryside towards Arran. With large, private and established garden grounds, garaging and outbuildings, Heughmill is in an idyllic position with magnificent views. …
Heughmill is an impressive country house with traditional stone steading commanding fine south westerly views over Ayrshire rolling countryside towards Arran. With large, private and established garden grounds, garaging and outbuildings, Heughmill is in an idyllic position with magnificent views.
Heughmill is ideally located for easy access to Ayr (10 miles), Troon (7 miles), and Prestwick (7 miles), with Glasgow City centre accessible within a 35 minute drive. There are excellent transport links in the area with a regular train service to Glasgow from Troon, Prestwick and Kilmarnock (7 miles), whilst Glasgow Prestwick Airport is only 6 miles away offering regular scheduled international flights and Glasgow International Airport is 33 miles away.
Nearby, the conservation village of Symington (2 miles) has a primary school, new Co-op store, and a popular village pub, whilst there is a good range of local facilities available in Prestwick and Troon, with an excellent choice of restaurants, wine bars, tea rooms and boutique shopping. The delightful village of Craigie is nearby with the Craigie Inn and the ruins of Craigie Castle located about ¾ mile east of Heughmill. The County town of Ayr offers a wider range of amenities including excellent shopping, a wide choice of restaurants and various sports facilities. There is good schooling in the area.
This part of Ayrshire has an excellent coastal network of scenic towns and fine beach landscapes with the award winning beach at Troon overlooking the Isle of Arran. For horse riding, there is excellent hacking available around Heughmill along the quiet country lanes.
There are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas in Troon, Ardrossan and Largs and a number of Scotland’s most famous Links golf courses including Royal Troon and Prestwick are close at hand.
Built in 1990, the current owners have established a substantial country house at Heughmill in very attractive mature gardens in a very secluded and private rural setting. The house was carefully designed to create an excellent 5 bedroom family home with a rendered finish and slate roof. Many of the features incorporated were from the original farmhouse including doors, handles, flagstones in the entrance porch and the stone used to build the fireplace surround and the owl hole above the entrance door were all sourced from the original dairy.
Heughmill is well suited to modern day practical living. The spacious reception hall with wooden flooring has an archway open to the dining room with concealed downlights. An open-tread bespoke staircase curves round the hall to the first floor. The sitting room has an open fire set in a marble surround and stone hearth and opens to the conservatory which has glorious views over the countryside towards the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig. The kitchen benefits from dual aspect windows, the floor is tiled and there are base and wall mounted units. The aga oven is set in a brick inglenook and there is a separate electric cooker and hob. A comfortable family room with an open fire set in marble and timber surround has beamed ceiling and built in storage and bookcases. There is a most useful large utility room which houses the boiler and is fitted with a Belfast sink and is adjacent to the boot room conveniently located with access to the courtyard. There is a w.c./cloakroom just off the front entrance vestibule.
On the first floor there are four generously proportioned bedrooms, the master bedroom takes advantage of the views with the dual aspect windows and has an en suite with free standing bath, w.c., bidet and wash hand basin. Bedroom 2 has an en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle. Bedroom 3 with en suite shower room benefits from a dressing room complete with built in wardrobes. Bedroom 4 has built in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom also accessed from the hall. There is an office/study which could be used as a fifth bedroom if required.
Ground Floor: Reception Hall with Dining Room, Sitting Room, Family Room, Conservatory, Kitchen, Utility Room, Boot Room, w.c.
First Floor: Master Bedroom (en suite bathroom), 3 bedrooms (en suite), Dressing Room, Bedroom 5/Study.
The property is approached by a private tarmacadam driveway lined with daffodils in early spring which opens up to an extensive parking area to the front of the house.
The south facing landscaped grounds are spectacular, very private and are a haven for birds and wildlife. There are large areas of lawn.
The outbuildings beside the house provide useful storage and could provide stabling for horses. The outbuildings currently comprise an artist’s studio with floored gallery area, with large velux windows and a Jotul woodburning stove. The burn meanders through the land and there is a pond flagged with irises in early summer. On the rear side of the house is a large south west facing sheltered patio from which to enjoy the splendid views. There is an additional large gravel chipped area providing storage for vehicles.
At the foot of the garden, a former mill lies in the grounds, which possibly dates back to Roman times. It is suggested that the mill was used as a church for the local parish after the local church at Barnweil (where John Knox reportedly preached) fell into ruins and closed in 1689.
There is about 2.5 acres of land with 2 paddocks all with direct access to the burn.
There is about 0.7 acres of mixed deciduous woodland which has been planted by the current owners.
Garage: About 42’ x 15’ and 19’8” x 12’6”
Stone and Slate with roller shutter door. Power.
Oil Shed: About 9’8” x 7’10”
Stone and slate housing oil tank.
Studio and Workshop: About 24’7” x 15’6”
Stone and slate, concrete floor. Jotul wood burning stove. Floored upper galleried area with velux windows. Power.
Barn: About 49’3” x 16’9”
Stone barn with corrugated iron roof. Concrete floor, power, with roller shutter door. Implement shed and garaging.
Byre: About 19’ x 16’6”
Stone with corrugated iron roof. Concrete floor, 6 bays with adjoining store with 4 bays.
Slatted Byre: About 41’10” x 17’
Stone and slate.
Hay Shed: About 61’6” x 34’6”
Corrugated frame with earth floor.
Car parking area:
There is a separate car parking area for large vehicles (e.g., equestrian).
From Glasgow take the M77 south bound. At Bogend Toll junction turn left on to the B730 Tarbolton Road. Continue along this road for about 0.8 miles and turn right (signed Ladykirk and Underwood). Proceed along this road and Heughmill is the first property on your right hand side.
Heughmill, By Craigie, South Ayrshire, KA1 5NQ