Cunningham HouseManse Road, Muirkirk, Cumnock, East Ayrshire, KA18 3SA
Offers Over £260,000
- 2 Reception Rooms, 6 Bedrooms.
- Lovely mature gardens.
- Generously proportioned rooms.
- Accessible location.
- Countryside views.
Cunningham House is a handsome detached Victorian villa with lovely countryside views. It is situated on the edge of the small village of Muirkirk between Cumnock and Glenbuck on the A70. There are local amenities in Muirkirk including a post office, filling station, grocer, baker, butcher, hotel and public house. The primary school and early learning centre in Muirkirk is well regarded. Secondary schooling is available at the new super school campus at Knockroon (between Cumnock and Auchinleck). The village of Muirkirk is well placed and has easy access to the M74 (about 13 miles). The area surrounding Muirkirk is a great place for walking and enjoying the nature the surrounding countryside has to offer. The ‘River Ayr Way’, a wonderful path network which hugs the banks of the River Ayr along its entirety passes close-by to the property and The Sanquhar to Muirkirk Walk (28 km) follows the old drover’s road from Muirkirk to Sanquhar.Cumnock (around 10 miles distant) offers a variety of local shops, restaurants and sporting facilities. Nearby places of interest include Dumfries House, a Palladian country house set in a 2,000 acre estate with an outstanding collection of 18th century furniture, beautiful walled gardens owned by King Charles III. At Auchinleck Estate there are enjoyable riverside walks to Wallace’s Cave and Peden’s Cave and the River Ayr gorge walk at Mauchline is close by. Auchinleck Mansion House, was built by Lord Auchinleck, James Boswell in the late 1700s. The Scottish classic-style mansion was designed by Robert Adam, one of Scotland’s most famous architects. There is a popular coffee shop (Boswell’s Coach House) within the Estate grounds. Lochside House and Spa is also close by (about 14 miles) and has a well respected reputation for high quality service.Ayrshire is renowned for its range of outdoor pursuits. There are a number of world renowned golf courses including Royal Troon and Turnberry and there is a popular 9 hole golf course close by. Muirkirk also has a bowling club and there is fishing in the vicinity. The racecourse at Ayr provides regular fixtures. Excellent yachting facilities are available at the marinas in Ardrossan, Troon and Largs. Permit fishing is available at the River Nith. Cunningham House is a fine stone and slate Victorian villa dating back to 1880, the property has been in the same ownership for the past 28 years. Having only been in the hands of 3 families since it was built by a local gentleman from Glenbuck; interestingly the house is said to have derived it’s name from the original owners wife, Mary Cunningham. Cunningham House is set over 3 storeys featuring lovely high ceilings and cornicing. The ground floor comprises entrance hall, spacious living room with wood flooring, fireplace with tiled hearth and mantle, wood burning stove with back boiler (not presently working), dado rail, ornate ceiling rose and patio doors leading out to the decking, sitting room/dining room with open fire and alcove, kitchen with fitted floor and wall units, 7 ring Range gas cooker with double oven, integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer, there is a shower room and utility area completing the accommodation on the ground floor. Stairs lead to the bathroom with separate bath, shower, w.c. and sink. On the first floor, there are 4 bedrooms (two with wood burning stoves), a further set of stairs leads to 2 comfortable bedrooms on the top floor. There is a useful cellar/store in the basement. ACCOMMODATION Basement: Cellar. Ground Floor: Living Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Shower Room, Utility area.First Floor: 4 Bedrooms. Bathroom.Second Floor: 2 Bedrooms.The generously sized private gardens have mature trees including a magnificent golden maple tree, acer, fir trees, rose beds, and brick paths interspersed with areas of lawn and a curved brick wall. There is a fenced area at the bottom of the garden presently housing chickens. There is also a timber framed garden shed.HEATINGCentral heating is provided from a backboiler which is not presently working, hot water is available by electric showers. Mains gas is available at Cunningham House.DIRECTIONS From the M74, take the A70 Ayr Road for about 11 miles, as you enter Muirkirk, Cunnngham House is the second property on the left hand side.