Dankeith Farmhouse

Symington, Kilmarnock, South Ayrshire, KA1 5SH

Offers Over £330,000

5.34 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

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  • An impressive C Listed courtyard property with a grazing paddock.
  • Symington 1.6 miles, Kilmarnock 6 miles, Glasgow 30 miles.
  • About 5.34 Acres.
  • Two reception rooms, four bedrooms.
  • Grade C Listed Courtyard with traditional features.
  • A number of useful outbuildings.
  • Grazing land extending to 4.10 Acres.
  • Located in a rural yet accessible location with good access to major road networks.
  • Development potential subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

Dankeith Farmhouse is located off the B730 in a most accessible part of South Ayrshire, between the villages of Symington and Dundonald and can be accessed via a shared road with Dankeith Caravan Park. This road is fully owned and maintained by the Caravan Park. The property is well placed for access to Kilmarnock (about 6 miles) and Ayr (about 12 miles) whilst Glasgow (about 30 miles) can be reached easily via the A/M77.The conservation village of Symington has a range of local amenities with a popular village pub (The Wheatsheaf Inn), post office and shops, with Kilmarnock offering a wider range of facilities including a retail park and cinema whilst Silverburn Shopping Centre is around 25 miles distant. Primary and secondary schooling are available in Symington / Kilmarnock with local private schools at Wellington in Ayr and Belmont House in Newton Mearns and a wider number of independent schools in Glasgow. There are excellent transport links in the area with a regular train service to Glasgow from Kilmarnock and Troon whilst Prestwick and Glasgow Airports are about 6.5 miles and 35 miles away respectively.Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous facilities at Royal Troon and The Morris Equestrian Centre with fabulous equestrian facilities is about 10 miles away and Muirmill Equestrian Centre, Symington is located around 1/3rd a mile away. The surrounding area has a network of quiet country roads, suitable for walking, hacking and cycling. There are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas at Troon, Ardrossan, Largs and Inverkip.Dankeith is an early 19th century Grade C Listed single-storey, near symmetrical, classical courtyard-plan steading, incorporating a farmhouse to the north side with a distinctive tall, gabled entrance clock tower with pend along with decorative ridge ventilators. The courtyard is constructed from stone under a slate roof and is largely unaltered externally being carefully designed in a classical style with its symmetrical principal elevation, eaves band and advanced end bays with segmental arched niches. The traditional courtyard further includes former dairy, stabling, workshop, party shed and numerous separate storage areas.In WW2, Dankeith House which neighbours Dankeith Farmhouse was used by the RAF and secret planning meetings for D-Day and other allied operations took place there. In 1948, Dankeith House was acquired by Roman Catholic Priests and used as a retreat. Dankeith Farmhouse was originally two cottages and the Priests used the Laundry Room and played badminton in the Badminton House within the steading.Dankeith Farmhouse has been in the same ownership for the last 54 years. The kitchen is double glazed with the rest of the farmhouse being single glazed, the property is serviced by mains water with oil fired central heating throughout and open fires. There is potential to convert the remaining steading to a residential property subject to obtaining the necessary development and planning consents from the Local Council.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Entry porch, family bathroom, kitchen, living room, sitting room, four bedrooms (one with ensuite w.c and wash hand basin) and numerous cupboards for storage. The layout can be seen in more detail in the floor plan contained within this brochure.To the rear of the property, there is a well maintained lawned garden with a variety of mature shrubs and trees and a vegetable plot, with lovely views overlooking the adjoining countryside. The front of the farmhouse is cobbled with flower beds, with climbing rose and clematis. There is ample room for parking in the generous courtyard.To the west of the courtyard sits a modest range of predominately traditional sheds that are mostly redundant for agricultural use, namely the following:Former Byre (15.25m x 7.49m)Brick built under a fibre cement roof.The Laundry House (5.73m x 13.79m)Brick built under a slate roof.Pole Barn (10.55m x 5.16m)Lean to with timber poles, block walls, box profile clad, concrete floor under a tin roof.Hay Shed (17.96m x 5.76m)Four bay steel portal frame shed clad in tin with earth floor. Used for straw and machinery storage.Straw Shed (9.36m x 10.00m)Two bay steel portal framed shed with open sides under a box profile roof with hardcore floor. Used for straw and machinery storage.General Purpose Buildings The Badminton Room (13.22m x 6.08m and 13.22m x 4.56m)Two adjoining apex brick built sheds under slate roof with concrete floor.To the west of the courtyards, there are two grazing paddocks extending to 4.10 acres (1.66 hectares). These fields are Grade 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute, flat in topography and are well fenced with access to a water trough. There is a small shelter belt of trees lying to the north of the larger field.From Glasgow, take the M77 south towards Ayr. At the 50 mph sign, left (signed for B730 Dundonald and Tarbolton), continue to the roundabout and turn right and carry on over the fly over bridge. At the next roundabout turn left onto the B730 and then turn right and immediately left (signed Dundonald B730). After about 0.6 miles, turn left signed for Dankeith Caravan Park, proceed up the drive and turn right before Dankeith Estate House to Dankeith Farmhouse.POST CODE KA1 5SHWHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: https://w3w.co/storm.held.essentialTHIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND SERVITUDESDankeith Farmhouse can be accessed via a long tarmac drive which is believed to be owned and wholly maintained by Dankeith Caravan Park with Dankeith Farmhouse having a third party accessover for both agricultural and residential use over this road. Craigview has a right of access over the section of road owned by Dankeith Farmhouse, maintenance obligations are assumed to besplit.HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT SCOTLANDDankeith Farmhouse is scheduled by Historic Environment Scotland as a Listed Building, Category (C). Date Added 09/08/2010.Dankeith Farm was previously part of the Dankeith Estate and it is associated with Dankeith House which is situated a short distance to the south west.LOCAL AUTHORITYSouth Ayrshire, County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR, T: 0300 123 0900FIXTURES AND FITTINGSNo items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars. Curtains and blinds are included. The white goods are excluded from the sale.VIEWINGSStrictly by appointment with the Selling Agents.