Balgreen LodgeHollybush, Ayr, East Ayrshire, KA6 7EB
Offers Over £400,000
- 3 Reception Rooms. 5 Bedrooms.
- Beautiful period features.
- Spacious adaptable accommodation.
- Additional land, if required, may be purchased by (and subject to) separate negotiation with the sellers
Balgreen Lodge is situated in a peaceful, rural setting on the outskirts of the popular hamlet of Hollybush which is some 7 miles from Ayr and easily accessible by the A713 trunk road. This part of Ayrshire has a coastal network of scenic towns and villages amongst rolling hills and panoramic beach landscapes.Hollybush has a well-regarded local inn (the Hollybush Inn) and a range of local village amenities including primary school, post office and shops are available at Dalrymple (about 2.5 miles). The county town of Ayr is only a short drive away which offers a comprehensive range of excellent services including restaurants, shopping, supermarkets and a private co-educational school. The Burgh of Ayr was founded in the 12th century. Nearby Alloway was the birthplace of the poet Robert Burns. The town benefits from a wealth of public parks, good path networks and wide sandy beaches on the Firth of Clyde coast. There are some delightful river walks along the River Ayr including a deep wooded gorge ascending to a viewpoint known as Wallace’s Seat. There are frequent train services to Glasgow and beyond. Prestwick Airport, with a comprehensive schedule of international flights, is about 10 miles. Glasgow itself is easily accessible via the A/M77. The popular racecourse in Ayr holds the Scottish Grand National and there are yacht marinas at Troon, Ardrossan and Largs. Fishing is available on the nearby River Doon, which offers some of South West Scotland’s best salmon and trout fishing. A number of Scotland’s most famous Links golf courses including Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick are close at hand. Balgreen Lodge is an impressive Victorian country house built by the Duke of Portland as the principal manager’s residence for his model farm. Constructed on two storeys of red sandstone under a pitched slate roof with dentil mouldings under the eaves. The impressive and commodious accommodation is reached via a private drive with spacious garden overlooking the surrounding countryside. It adjoins a superb Victorian farm steading which has recently been converted and comprises 5 courtyard houses and 5 new builds. The rear of the property overlooks the pretty courtyard of Balgreen Steading.ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Porch, Cloakroom, Kitchen, Dining Room, Study. Bedroom, Bathroom.First Floor: Drawing Room, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms.The property which has retained many original period features including open fires, ornate cornice work, ceiling roses and wood panelled doors is pleasantly arranged over two floors and provides spacious family accommodation. It comprises a Victorian tiled vestibule opening to an impressive hall with elegant archway detail and beautiful Oregon pine staircase. The bright dining kitchen is fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units with an adjacent utility room giving access to the boiler room and hot water tank cupboard. The study with dual aspect windows is fitted with bespoke shelving and has an open fire set in a brick fireplace, ornate cornicing and ceiling rose. The impressive dining room overlooks the front garden and has beautiful views, it benefits from decorative cornicing, a ceiling rose and a bay window with wooden shutters, open fire set in marble surround and tiled hearth. There is one bedroom on the ground floor with dual aspect windows and an open fire. The bathroom has a shower over the bath, wet wall, wash hand basin and w.c.The staircase rises to the first floor where there is a magnificent drawing room with elaborate cornicing and ceiling rose, marble fireplace with tiled inset and hearth, the bay window has outstanding views over the surrounding countryside and towards the Carrick Hills. There are four further spacious bedrooms, three of which overlook the attractive courtyard whilst the fourth has countryside views. There are two large bathrooms one with a large fitted storage cupboard. GARDEN (AND GROUNDS) The house is approached via a tarmacadam driveway through cast iron gates where the stunning south westerly views are first revealed. The easily maintained garden is laid to lawn with a small area of woodland and enjoys far reaching views.