Abbey House is a handsome former manse privately nestled in wooded grounds situated on the outskirts of the popular village of Mauchline in East Ayrshire. Mauchline has a good range of local amenities including a primary school, shops and doctors …
Abbey House is a handsome former manse privately nestled in wooded grounds situated on the outskirts of the popular village of Mauchline in East Ayrshire. Mauchline has a good range of local amenities including a primary school, shops and doctors surgery. The towns of Ayr and Kilmarnock offer a wide range of amenities including excellent shopping, restaurants, cinemas and sports facilities. It is well placed for easy access to Ayr and Glasgow via the A76 and M77. Private schooling is available at Wellington in Ayr and Belmont, Newton Mearns.
There are excellent transport links in the area with a regular train service to Glasgow from Kilmarnock and Auchinleck, Glasgow Prestwick Airport is about 13½ miles away with regular scheduled international flights and Glasgow International Airport is about 30 miles.
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 and coffee shop. 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 and gift shop (Boswell’s Coach House) within the Estate grounds. Lochside House and Spa is also close by and has a well- respected reputation for high quality service.
Abbey House is an attractive former manse, thought to date back to 1843, built over two storeys of stone under a slate roof. The property has a wealth of traditional features including sash and case paned windows, high ceilings, ornate cornice work, cast iron radiators and wooden shutters. It has undergone significant refurbishment by the current owners to provide a comfortable family home.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors and offers a generous and adaptable layout for modern practical living. The ground floor comprises of an entrance vestibule with Victorian style floor tiles opening to a welcoming hallway from which all principle rooms are accessed. The dual aspect sitting room is 30’ long, with wood burning stove and wooden French doors to the patio. The living room which overlooks the front and side gardens has a wonderful Robert Adam style fireplace with wood burning stove and ornate ceiling rose. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke country style base and wall units, double Belfast sink with waste disposal ‘Sinkerator’ unit, integrated dishwasher and an electric double plate cream Aga with 5 ovens and gas burner. The dining room is accessed from the kitchen. There is a bedroom downstairs and a utility room with Belfast sink, larder, boot room and w.c.
The staircase rises to the second floor where there are four generously sized bedrooms. The master having dual aspect windows and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 and 4 also benefit from built in wardrobes and all have wooden shutters. The modern bathroom with tiled floor and walls is fitted with a heated towel rail, double shower head over the bath with screen, wash hand basin and w.c. The shower room has a large shower enclosure with double head shower, wash hand basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
Ground Floor: Sitting Room, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Boot Room/Utility Room, w.c.
First Floor: 4 Bedrooms, Study, Bathroom, Shower room.
GARDEN (AND GROUNDS)
Entered through wrought iron electric gates, the stone chipped drive sweeps around the house and provides parking for several cars. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and shrubs including a magnificent monkey puzzle tree. The wooded rear garden is again mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and patio area.
Adjoining the house is a single garage with power, light and a concrete floor with large storage area and an area which could be utilised as a workshop. There is an electric car charging point.