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The Schoolhouse

Darnconner, Auchinleck, Cumnock, East Ayrshire, KA18 3JN

Offers Over £175,000


  • An attractive traditional country cottage in a peaceful rural setting.

  • Auchinleck 3 miles. Ayr 18 miles. Glasgow 38 miles.

  • About 0.35 acres.

  • 2 Reception Rooms. 2 Bedrooms, Study, Bathroom, Kitchen/Dining Room, Utility Room.

  • Mature gardens to the rear.

  • Requiring some modernisation and refurbishment.

  • Parking area.

CLOSING DATE SET FOR THURSDAY, 25TH AUGUST 2022 AT NOON.

The Schoolhouse, Darnconner, is in a secluded and private location by Auchinleck, East Ayrshire. It is situated about 3 miles from Auchinleck, which has a good range of local facilities which include superstore, hotel, butchers and bakers. There is a …

CLOSING DATE SET FOR THURSDAY, 25TH AUGUST 2022 AT NOON.

The Schoolhouse, Darnconner, is in a secluded and private location by Auchinleck, East Ayrshire. It is situated about 3 miles from Auchinleck, which has a good range of local facilities which include superstore, hotel, butchers and bakers. There is a railway station with connections to Glasgow, Kilmarnock and Ayr. The new Barony Campus in Cumnock (about 4 miles) opened in 2020 incorporates both primary and secondary schooling. It has a modern sports centre and outdoor facilities providing enhanced leisure and recreational facilities to the local community. The open-air swimming pool at New Cumnock is 11 miles distant. There is a private school, Wellington in the county town of Ayr (about 18 miles). Ayr has a variety of excellent shops, restaurants and supermarkets, out of town retail park, leisure facilities including theatre and cinema along with a stunning beach. There are many riding and walking opportunities to be found in the local area. Auchinleck Estate is nearby and there is a popular coffee and gift shop (Boswell’s Coach House) within the estate grounds along with enjoyable riverside walks with its dramatic wooded gorges. Auchinleck Mansion House, was built by Lord Auchinleck, James Boswell in the late 1700s.
Dumfries House Estate also close by is arguably one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes with an outstanding collection of 18th century furniture, beautiful walled garden and coffee house.

The Schoolhouse comprises a charming red sandstone and slate single storey cottage which has been in the same family for over 70 years. The cottage was once the former Schoolhouse built for the headmaster, alongside the church for the village of Darnconner. Darnconner, developed as a farming and coal mining village in the early nineteenth century. By the second world war, the village of Darnconner was uninhabited, and the final miner’s row was demolished around 1940. The cottage has pleasant high ceilings in the public rooms with attractive coving and cornicing. From the front door, there is a lovely entrance hall with arched ceiling which leads to the living room which is bright and airy with fireplace with tiled hearth, the spacious sitting room with fireplace has 2 alcoves, and dado rail. There are two bedrooms (one with fitted cupboards), a study, bathroom with bath, w.c., sink and half height tiles. The kitchen has basic fitted units, Stanley Stove with two hotplates, 1.5 bowl sink and a walk-in shelved pantry. From the kitchen a hall leads to the utility room with sink and a door leading to the garden.

The Schoolhouse requires some modernisation and refurbishment.

Ground Floor: Living Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, 2 Bedrooms, Office, Bathroom, Utility Room.

There are large sheltered private gardens which are mainly down to lawn with some mature trees including cherry. There is a wrought iron fence to the front of the property with parking area.

Adjoining The Schoolhouse is a coal store and garden store.

Please note that spray foam roof insulation has been used in the attic space.

From Ayr, take the A70 towards Cumnock. Proceed to Auchinleck and go under the bypass and turn left onto Darnlaw View, then turn right onto Mauchline Road. Continue to the roundabout and turn left onto the B705 (Market Road) and continue out of the village. Turn right after about 1 mile, then proceed along this road for about 1 mile and then turn left along a single track road when out of the forest. At the 20 mph sign, please proceed along the drive for about a mile and The Schoolhouse is at the end of this drive, bending right at the farmhouse. The Schoolhouse, Darnconner, Auchinleck, Cumnock, East Ayrshire, KA18 3JN

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ACCESS
There is a Right of Access along the drive with shared maintenance on a user basis. Please note that a 4 wheel drive is recommended for access to the property.