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Barrshouse

By Sorn, East Ayrshire, KA5 6NE

Offers Over £260,000


  • An attractive small cottage in a tranquil private location with land and buildings.

  • About 28.1 acres.

  • For Sale as a Whole or in 3 Lots.

  • Lot 1: Farmhouse, buildings and about 5.25 acres

  • Requiring modernisation.

  • Adjoining stone outbuildings.

  • Lot 2 About 14.10 acres land.

  • Lot 3 About 8.75 acres land.

Barrshouse is a lovely traditional detached cottage in a beautiful rural location about 1 mile south of the picturesque village of Sorn, East Ayrshire. Sorn has a primary school, post office and shop with tea room, and a well-regarded local …

Barrshouse is a lovely traditional detached cottage in a beautiful rural location about 1 mile south of the picturesque village of Sorn, East Ayrshire. Sorn has a primary school, post office and shop with tea room, and a well-regarded local Inn. Secondary schooling is available in Galston and Auchinleck, with private schooling at Wellington in Ayr. Sorn is a twenty minute drive from Ayr where there are an excellent range of supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Glasgow (34 miles) is within easy commuting reach by the M77 and Junction 12 of the M74 with rapid access to the south, is about 22 miles distant. There are main line railway stations in Kilmarnock and Auchinleck (3 miles) providing access to Glasgow and beyond whilst Glasgow Prestwick Airport can be reached in about a thirty minute drive and offers regular international flights.

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.

Barrshouse is available for sale as a whole or in three lots with a traditional stone cottage, outbuildings and land extending to 28.1 acres in total. According to the James Hutton Institute, the land is classified as predominantly Grade 4(1) and 4(2). It sits at between 152m and 164m above sea level.

Barrshouse is delightfully situated on a quiet country lane with beautiful views over the Ayrshire countryside.

Lot 1 Barrshouse, buildings and about 5.25 acres (2.13 ha)

Barrshouse comprises an attractive stone and slate cottage built on one and a half storeys with a render finish. The cottage dates back to the early 19th century and requires modernisation. On the ground floor there is a kitchen with floor units, electric cooker and double sink, living room with open fire, sitting room/bedroom 3 with fireplace and bathroom on the ground floor. On the first floor, there are two attic bedrooms with coombed ceiling.

There is great potential to extend into the adjoining outbuildings subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents or could easily be adapted for equestrian facilities or excellent storage space.

Ground Floor: Kitchen, Living Room, Bedroom 3/Sitting Room, Bathroom.

First Floor: 2 attic bedrooms.

The gardens are mainly down to lawn at the rear of the property and are fenced with a variety of shrubs including roses, rhododendrons and hostas. There is a gravelled parking area with direct access to the land.#

Adjoining the cottage:
Workshop: About 5.029m x 12.7m

Byre: About 5.011m x 6.37m
Both of stone and slate.

Other Outbuildings:
Garage: About 3.44m x 6.053m
Brick with felt roof.

Storage Sheds: About 3.004m x 5.129m and 3.078m x 4.008m
Brick with corrugated roof.

Hay Barn: About 7.57m x 7.616m
Brick with corrugated roof, earth floor.

There is about 4.25 acres of land in an adjacent single field with mains water trough.

Lot 2 About 14.1 acres (5.70 ha)
The land comprises about 13.1 acres of grazing land in one single enclosure, including about 0.9 acres of deciduous woodland to the South West and also bordered by about 1 acre of mainly coniferous woodland to the North West which is separately fenced off. There is a trough with mains water.

Lot 3 About 8.75 acres (3.54 ha)

Lot 3 comprises 8.75 acres land with water. The purchaser will be required to fence the northern boundary with an appropriate stock proof fence to an agreed specification within 3 months of entry.

From Glasgow take the M77 towards Kilmarnock. At Junction 6 (signposted Galston, A77) slip left. Go through Galston and follow the signs for Sorn, leaving the village behind. Continue along this road and turn left opposite the entrance to Sorn Castle. Proceed into the village and turn right over the bridge onto the B713 Catrine Road. At the crossroads once you are out of the village up the hill, turn left. Proceed along this road for 0.4 mile and turn left again. Barrshouse is the second property on the left hand side along this road.

From the M74, take the A70 signposted for Ayr. After passing through Muirkirk village, turn right onto the B743 and continue into Sorn village, turn left onto the B713 and proceed as above.
Barrshouse, Sorn, Mauchline, East Ayrshire, KA5 6NE

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There is a right of way along the track to the east of Lot 1.

There are no entitlements with the sale.

All of the land has been designated as being within a Less Favoured Area (LFA).
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