Foulpapple Road, Newmilns, East Ayrshire, KA16 9LB

Offers Over £395,000

10.1 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • 3 Reception Rooms. 4 Bedrooms, Guest Suite, Dining Kitchen, Bathroom, Shower Room, Utility Room.
  • Mature well maintained gardens.
  • Beautiful views.
  • 8.43 acres of grazings and woodland.

Birkhill is nestled privately in substantial well maintained and stocked garden grounds and with commanding views over the Irvine Valley and beyond to the Isle of Arran. It benefits from an elevated position in the fringes of the village of Newmilns which has a good range of local shops and facilities including a primary school. Newmilns also has a snow and sports complex complete with dry ski slope. The town centre is designated an Outstanding Conservation Area by Historic Scotland and there are a number of listed buildings including the Newmilns Keep (referred to as Newmilns Tower). Secondary schooling is available at Loudoun Academy in nearby Galston (3.5 miles) or private schooling at Wellington School (20 miles) in Ayr or Hutchieson Grammar (23 miles) in Glasgow. Galston also has a leisure centre with swimming pool. Kilmarnock has a wider range of amenities including a theatre, cinema and sports complex. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 15 miles distant whilst Glasgow Airport is about 31 miles. There are good road links to Glasgow via the A/M77 and the railway station in Kilmarnock has regular connections to Glasgow and beyond.There is an extensive paths network within the Irvine Valley as well as the magnificent Lanfine Estate which has some delightful woodland walks and pathways with many exotic trees and conifers. Ayrshire is renowned for its golf courses which include Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry and more locally at Loudoun Gowf Club (2 miles). There are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas in Troon, Ardrossan and Largs.Birkhill is a charming architecturally designed split level home, built in the 1960’s of brick with a cream render finish under a combination roof. It offers bright and spacious accommodation and comprises a large reception hall with parquet flooring and glazed doors opening to the morning room which is a most comfortable room, bathed in natural light with feature timber panelled ceiling, gas fire set in brick surround and patio doors to the garden. There are a few stairs rising to the sitting room with triple aspect windows from which full advantage of the garden and views over the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed. The architect has incorporated beams into the pitched wood panelled ceiling and there is an open fire set in attractive stone surround. The dining room and kitchen are accessed via a few stairs from the morning room, with a most useful cellar being off the dining room. The fully fitted dining kitchen has a range of wall and base units and Smeg 5 burner stove and oven. There is a shower room with w.c. wash hand basin and shower cubicle. The family bathroom has beautiful fitted furniture, bath, wash hand basin and w.c. The master bedroom has dual aspect windows and fitted wardrobes and furniture. There are three further bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes. A guest suite complete with en-suite shower room and utility room further enhances this wonderful home and has been created at the other side of the reception hall. This adaptable accommodation could be used for a number of uses including a granny/teenager annex or holiday let if the utility room was converted into a kitchen with any necessary permissions being sought. Ground Floor: Reception Hall, Morning Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Dining Kitchen, Bathroom, Shower Room, 4 Bedrooms, Guest Suite, Utility Room and Cellar. The extensive gardens provide privacy and shelter being bounded by mature woodland yet still benefitting from the spectacular views. There is a large private tarmac driveway with ample parking. The gardens, mainly down to lawn, have an abundance of deciduous trees, Beech hedging and pretty herbaceous borders providing bursts of seasonal colour, in addition there is a fruit and herb garden with glass house and garden shed. A pretty timber ‘A’ frame hut is currently being used as storage for garden tools/machinery.LANDThere is approximately 8.43 acres of grazings and woodland with the Isles Burn running through the land providing a source of natural water.ACCESSThe access drive is owned by Birkhill and the neighbouring property has a right of access from point A to B on the site plan.GRAZING AGREEMENTThere is a grazing agreement on the land which terminates on the 27th December 2023.DIRECTIONS From Glasgow take the M77 south towards Kilmarnock. Leave at Junction 6 sign posted for Galston and turn right onto the A77. At Kingswell Interchange take the 1st exit onto Ayr Road (A77). Next turn left on to the A719. Drive on to the Galston roundabout then take the first exit towards Newmilns. Drive through Newmilns then take a left on to Alstonpapple, then right onto Foulpapple. The drive for Birkhill is on the left hand side.POST CODE KA16 9LB WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: ///honeybees.comic.vent