Grangehill Estate

Threepwood Road, Beith, North Ayrshire, KA15 2JJ

Offers Over £1,200,000

109.29 acres

Bedroom Count icon 7

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 4

  • An impressive country estate complimented with walled
  • garden, policies and land.
  • About 109.29 acres.
  • 2 Reception Rooms, 2 principle Bedroom Suites, 5 further Bedrooms.
  • Large country mansion house with Grace C listed walled garden and doocot.
  • Lovely formal gardens, policies and grazing.

Grangehill Estate is an impressive and manageable country estate occupying a delightful 109 acre parkland setting with beautiful walled gardens and grounds. A substantial family home with many retained period features, Grangehill House does now require some modernisation.Situated on the edge of Beith, North Ayrshire, Grangehill Estate is highly commutable to Glasgow City Centre (about 21 miles) and Glasgow Airport (about 10 miles), a regular train service to Glasgow is available at Glengarnock (about 2.9 miles). Local services and facilities are available at Beith (0.5 mile), there is primary schooling in Glengarnock, Gateside and Beith and private schools at St Columbas (Kilmacolm), Ayr and Glasgow. Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses and ther are local courses at Beith, Lochwinnoch and Kilbirnie. There are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas at Adrossan, Largs, Inverkip and Troon. Beith is situated on the crest of a hill and was known originally as the “Hill o’ Beith” (hill of the birches) after its Court Hill. From 1845 until the 1980s, Beith had the honour of being the most important furniture-manufacturing town in Scotland with a reputation for quality.DESCRIPTIONGrangehill House is a fine country residence comprising a handsome mansion house protected by extensive lawned grounds, gardens, woodland and a fabulous C Listed Walled Garden. Constructed of stone under a slate roof built over three storeys providing substantial well balanced accommodation, Grangehill House is painted yellow with a striking doric columned porch entrance. Grangehill was built between 1785 and 1822 for John Fulton, with later additions to the house in 1874 giving the house an Italianette look, with a tower to the existing main block. In the early 2000s, there was an addition to the rear of a block extension with a hipped slate roof and patio doors opening out onto the garden.The property is approached by the main drive, through wrought iron gates flanked by an avenue of rhododendrons lining the drive leading to a large gravelled parking area for numerous cars, there is also an additional drive entrance to the north at the A737.Within the grounds, lie the walled garden and doocot, former curling pond and former tennis court.Grangehill HouseGround Floor: Principal Entrance Hall. Drawing Room. Dining Room. Office/Sitting Room. Bedroom Suite. Kitchen. Cloakroom. Pantry. Wash Room. Freezer Store. Safe Room and Cellar. Gardener’s Bothy.First Floor: Master Bedroom Suite. 3 Bedrooms. Study/Bedroom 4. Bathroom. Laundry Room.Second Floor: 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom.Many original features have been retained in the main reception rooms with beautiful cornicing and ornate ceilings, with many of the rooms commanding fine views over the gardens. The entrance vestibule with marble flooring leads to the grand entrance hall, with fine wood panelled walls to ceiling height, large brick fireplace, and a spectacular staircase with leaded window on the landing. The magnificent drawing room is of particular note with dual aspect commands fine aspects over the grounds, with decorative curved ornate ceiling, marble fireplace with tiled hearth and access to the gardens. The elegant dining room has half panelled walls and a bay window over the gardens. There is an office/sitting room with stone fireplace, which leads to the bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom and patio doors to the rear garden; this suite particularly could be utilised for a number of potential uses. The kitchen has fitted floor and wall units, a large central island with Miele induction hob and sink, two integrated Miele double ovens and space for fridge freezer and dishwasher. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is cloakroom with separate w.c., numerous ancillary stores including pantry with shelving, wash room, freezer store, laundry room and steps to a safe room and cellar.On the first floor, the light and spacious master bedroom suite has built-in dressing room with fitted furniture, bathroom with bath, sink, w.c. and bidet with door leading out to a flat roof terrace. A further three bedrooms, study/bedroom four, laundry room and bathroom with bath, sink and w.c are also found on the first floor. A set of winding stairs lead to the second floor which has two bedrooms and a bathroom. Grangehill House also has former maid’s quarter back stairs which provides a secondary access to the first floor. At the rear of the property, there is a coal shed, boiler room and outbuilding (Gardener’s Bothy).GARDENS AND GROUNDSThere are well presented formal gardens, mature woodland, many fine rhododendron specimens and a pond. Beyond the house to the south east lies the delightful walled garden. The south wall carries a range of glasshouses and there is a separate large glasshouse on a brick base. The lean-to buildings on the western wall include an arched pend within (now blocked) triangular doocot above. The gardens were restored and redesigned in 1929 and further restored between 1990 and 1993 by the then Head Gardener. There is a fine collection of mature trees include cherry, magnolia and maple, a red brick pergola with timber beams runs through the centre of the garden for growing clematis and climbing rose. The gardens are full of colour throughout spring and summer with shrub borders well stocked of interesting plants including azaleas, primula denticulata and hostas.The remains of a tennis court and former curling pond are present in the large lawned area to the front of the property.LANDGrangehill Estate extends to approximately 109.29 acres in total which is made up of the policies, woodland, grazing ground and is classified as grades 4(1) and 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute. The plan provided within these particulars includes a field schedule. The grazing land within the estate is let on seasonal grazing agreements.HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT SCOTLANDWithin the grounds, lie Grangehill Walled Garden and Doocot and are scheduled by Historic Enviornment Scotland as a Listed Building, Category (C). Date Added 02/12/1980.