The Gables is prominently situated within a large corner plot in a most desirable and sought after residential area in Ayr yet within walking distance of the town centre, beach, Belleisle and Rozelle Country Parks. Ayr has a variety of …
The Gables is prominently situated within a large corner plot in a most desirable and sought after residential area in Ayr yet within walking distance of the town centre, beach, Belleisle and Rozelle Country Parks. Ayr has a variety of high street shops, bars and restaurants as well as many professional services and recreational facilities. Alloway with its historic links with Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns is about 1 mile distant. Well regarded schooling is also available close-by for both primary and secondary education including independent Wellington School. Glasgow is easily accessible via the A/M77 and there is a regular train and bus service. Prestwick and Glasgow airports are 9 and 43 miles respectively.
The popular racecourse in Ayr hosts the Scottish Grand National and there are yachting marinas at Troon, Ardrossan and Largs. A number of Scotland’s most famous Links golf courses including Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick are close at hand. In addition to lovely beach walks along the promenade and the nearby parks, there are some delightful river walks along the River Ayr including a deep wooded gorge ascending to a viewpoint known as Wallace’s Seat.
The Gables is a most attractive Edwardian arts and craft house designed in 1905 by local architect JK Hunter, by his death in 1929 he had established himself as the “foremost architect in the town”, his most prominent work being The Pavilion in Ayr.
The house is built of stone with a red sandstone and cream harled facade under Rosemary clay roof tiles, it has an interesting asymmetrical design with the entrance below a bartizan bay and is set within well maintained mature gardens. The gravel chipped driveway has parking for several vehicles and a single garage.
The property which has retained many original period features including wall panelling, open fires, cornice and picture rails is pleasantly arranged over two floors and provides excellent family accommodation. There is a one bedroom annex with living room, bathroom and kitchenette which could be used as a granny flat or holiday let as it has a separate entrance.
The entrance vestibule with original stained glass door opens to an impressive hall with wood panelling and oak flooring which flows throughout the principle reception rooms and has a cloakroom accessed from here. The sitting room is a striking room with a 6 bay window formation and glazed door to the garden, heritage plasterwork ceiling and open fire. The dining room also with an open fire in white surround has dual aspect windows and cornicing whilst the comfortable living room has a wood burning stove and picture rail. The country style kitchen is fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted cabinets, a Belfast sink, gas Aga and separate gas burners, granite work tops and Amtico flooring. From the kitchen is a butler’s pantry and utility room housing the fridge freezer and washing machine. A bright garden room with French doors overlooks the private well-tended garden. From the hall a wide wooden staircase rises to the upper floor where there are five bedrooms, the master bedroom having a dressing room and en suite bathroom while the principal guest bedroom has a dressing room in the turret. Three further bedrooms share the shower room. There is ample storage space throughout.
Ground Floor: Sitting Room, Living Room, Dining Room, Sun Room, Kitchen, w.c., Utility Room and Larder.
Ground Floor: Annex (coloured blue on floorplan)
First Floor: Master Bedroom (en suite), Guest Bedroom, 2 Double Bedrooms, 1 single Bedroom, Bathroom.
The house is bounded by a stone wall and there is vehicular access to stone chipped parking for several cars, a single garage, coal store and outhouse. The garden is partly laid to lawn with borders and is extremely well stocked with a variety of plants and trees to provide year round colour, some of which include Embothrium (Chilean Fire tree) and Crinadendron, Wisteria, Camellia and Clematis. There is a pretty octagonal summer house.