2 Cessnock Castle Lodge is a traditional semi-detached lodge in a beautiful rural location about 1 mile south of the town of Galston, East Ayrshire. The property is well located for access to Glasgow via the M77 (about 25 …
2 Cessnock Castle Lodge is a traditional semi-detached lodge in a beautiful rural location about 1 mile south of the town of Galston, East Ayrshire. The property is well located for access to Glasgow via the M77 (about 25 miles) and to Ayr (16 miles). Transport links within the area are excellent with a regular train service to Glasgow from Kilmarnock (5 miles) and Prestwick Airport is about 13 miles distant. Galston has both primary and secondary schooling and a popular leisure centre. Private schooling is available at Wellington in Ayr and Belmont, Newton Mearns (14 miles). Kilmarnock has a wider range of amenities including restaurants, theatre, hospital, cinema and sports complex.
The surrounding rolling countryside of the Irvine Valley offers a network of country lanes, ideal for walking, cycling and hacking. The popular Burn Anne Walk is a pleasant 5 mile circuit adjacent to the property. Some of South West Scotland’s finest salmon and trout fishing is available in the area’s lochs and rivers. Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous Turnberry, Prestwick and Royal Troon. There are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas at Ardrossan, Largs, Inverkip and Troon. Nearby Dumfries House offers excellent walks, gardens and restaurants.
2 Cessnock Castle Lodge comprises a semi-detached rendered stone lodge under a pitched slate roof with a range of traditional buildings. The property forms a smallholding with around 2.77 acres of land including a field of permanent pasture and amenity woodland which runs along the boundary to Burn Anne. To the front of the lodge are lawned gardens whilst to the rear there is a paved area alongside a large yard with ample parking. The accommodation is laid out over one floor and comprises a kitchen, living room, dining room, two bedrooms and a shower room. The lodge is nicely presented although exciting potential exists for some upgrading.
The subject property comprises the following buildings:
• Double garage of concrete block construction under a tin box profile door with metal sliding door.
• Piggery with Lean-to (about 19.6m x 9.7m) of brick construction under an asbestos roof, with a lean-to of wooden pole construction and concrete floor.
• A redundant range of traditional buildings.
The buildings are suitable for a range of amenity purposes.
The paddock extends to a total of 1.66Ac (0.67 Ha) and is classified as being Grade 6(1) by the James Hutton Institute. The land has previously been used for grazing and is bound by post and wire fencing which requires renewal. The paddock is accessible via a field gate along the B7037. The woodland extends to 0.55 Ac (0.22 Ha) of mixed deciduous planting for amenity purposes which forms part of the Burnhouse Brae Wood.