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The Wee Cottage

West Mainshill, By Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 7JW


  • About 280 sq metres floor area.

  • Underfloor heating and biomass boiler.

  • Paddock and garden.

  • Storage shed.

  • Panoramic rural views.

The Wee Cottage, Westmainshill is in an unspoilt rural situation 6 miles south of Ayr and 40 miles from Glasgow. The house is part of a group of 3 houses surrounded by open farmland including another barn conversion and a …

The Wee Cottage, Westmainshill is in an unspoilt rural situation 6 miles south of Ayr and 40 miles from Glasgow. The house is part of a group of 3 houses surrounded by open farmland including another barn conversion and a former farmhouse with planning permission for restoration. It commands panoramic open views extending from west right round to south.

Local facilities are available close by in Dalrymple and Maybole whilst Ayr has an excellent range of shops and restaurants, sports facilities and cinema. There is a private co-educational school. Glasgow is easily accessible via the A77/M77 and there is a regular train service from Ayr to Glasgow Central. Prestwick Airport with a wide range of international flights is 10 miles distant.

Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous links courses at Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick. There is a popular racecourse in Ayr and marinas at Troon, Ardrossan and Largs. There are many opportunities for game sports in the area and Ayrshire has some of South West Scotland’s finest salmon and trout fishing.

There are several interesting walks in the area including the Kildoon Hill, a relatively straightforward circular route from Maybole including an ascent of local landmark Kildoon Hill. Culzean Castle & Country Park (5½ miles) is home to the cliff-top castle, woodland walks, swan lake, play parks, gift and coffee shop.

An impressive open plan barn conversion with big spaces full of natural light, the Wee Cottage is not a small house despite its name and extends to about 280 square metres. It was completed in 2013 and comprises some of the original walls of the stone barn, complemented by a timber frame under a pitched slate roof on two storeys. It stands in grounds of about 1.25 acres and features include a stunning east facing glass gable which benefits the kitchen/living area and the master bedroom. The open plan layout, natural light, and large rooms contribute to a beautiful large family house in an unspoilt and peaceful rural position. The grounds are currently divided to form a small paddock and large garden.

Double doors provide entry to The Wee Cottage. Inside the notably spacious sitting room flooded with natural light and enhanced with an attractive exposed stone wall, wood burning stove, hardwood flooring, and an impressive double height galleried area at the front door. There is a large walk in cupboard, under stair area ideal as a small study. A strategically positioned additional double sided wood burning stove is set between the sitting room and the kitchen which gives a lovely open flow to the modern design of this exceptionally well appointed living accommodation.

The large living kitchen is an impressive space with full height gable window and south facing French windows out to the terrace. It has a tiled floor, fitted wall and floor units with complementary granite and solid wood worktops, a central island unit with Rangemaster cooker, extractor, Rangemaster American fridge freezer, 1.5 sinks and integrated Miele dishwasher. There is a most useful large utility room with double Belfast sinks, fitted wall and floor units and two washing machines and space for a tumble drier and additional fridge. Adjacent is a fully tiled bathroom with deep Victoria and Albert bath, large walk in shower, wash hand basin and w.c.

A beautiful bespoke oak staircase rises from the sitting room and provides access to an extensive landing with three bedrooms off. The master bedroom has the east facing glass gable and two further windows, fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room. The second bedroom also has a large en suite shower room whilst the third bedroom has fitted wardrobes.

The house has underfloor heating on the ground floor and electric underfloor heating in the en suite bathrooms and radiators on the first floor, all from the 26kw biomass boiler (Grants condensing wood pellet). The boiler is outside in a timber clad purpose built boilerhouse which also contains a 3 tonne hopper for blown pellet deliveries. With a C grading for its energy performance, this is an eco-efficient residence.

The 1.25 acres of garden and paddock lend themselves to the keeping of livestock and the sellers have some sheep and hens. There is a portion of a substantial brick shed for storage and machinery.

The monoblock driveway is suitable for two cars and there is ample vehicular parking at the front of the house.

The house is fitted with a CCTV system.