High Williamshaw Lot 1

Old Glasgow Road, Stewarton, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA3 5JR

Offers Over £725,000

7.02 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • An outstanding A Listed Georgian house with stunning gardens, grazing land and buildings.
  • Glasgow 17.5 miles.
  • Lot 1: About High Williamshaw House, outbuildings in about 7.02 acres.
  • 3 Reception Rooms, 5 Bedrooms (one en suite).
  • Magnificent Grade A Listed House.
  • Attractive period features.
  • Adjoining barn.
  • Superb range of outbuildings.
  • Beautiful landscaped mature gardens.

High Williamshaw is a delightful small country estate with an impressive yet manageable house in an idyllic rural location together with a range of useful outbuildings and extensive mature garden grounds, all set within about 82.41 acres.It is privately situated about 1.5 miles from the popular market town of Stewarton in East Ayrshire. Stewarton has primary and secondary schooling, two supermarkets, independent shops and cafes, a sports centre and railway station with regular connections to Glasgow. Private schooling at Belmont and Hutchesons (Glasgow) and Wellington (Ayr) are within easy travelling distance. Glasgow and Prestwick Airports are both 18 miles distant. Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous facilities at Turnberry (37 miles), Royal Troon (20 miles) and Prestwick (19 miles). There is a popular racecourse in Ayr and excellent yachting facilities at the marinas in Troon, Ardrossan and Largs. The area offers excellent equestrian facilities including the Morris Equestrian Centre (5.5 miles).Lot 1: High Williamshaw House, buildings and landGround Floor:Vestibule, Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfasting Room, Library/Study, Utility Area, W.C., GarageFirst Floor: 3 Bedrooms (Master en suite). Shower Room.Second Floor: 2 Bedrooms. Bathroom.High Williamshaw is a charming grade A Listed house dating from 1771 and built of sandstone under a slate roof. It was originally built for a Lt Col T Donaldson who had connections with the Royal Artillery and army and whose initials can be seen on the door lintel. The house was extended for the family in 1862 with the addition of the adjoining wings. The house was comprehensively upgraded in the 1980s and the current owner has lived at the property for some 29 years.High Williamshaw is formed over three storeys and has many fine architectural features including crow stepped gables, a nepus gable on the front elevation, raised ashlar margins and quoins. Inside, there is a horseshoe staircase with timber balusters and banister, and some original plaster cornicing and beautifully proportioned rooms. In brief, the ground floor comprises an entrance vestibule with glazed inner doors to the hallway. The elegant drawing room with a feature fireplace with fender and wood surround, beamed ceiling, coving and double aspect window seats is a most appealing room. There is a dining room and cosy sitting room / snug. The breakfasting kitchen has a range of traditional cream painted farmhouse style floor and wall units with a separate external access. The kitchen leads to a utility area, w.c. and large library/study with fitted shelving. From the library, a door leads to the garage / workshop and there is also a door to the rear courtyard. On the first floor, the principal bedroom suite has a beautiful curved plaster arch, coving and lovely views over the garden and surrounding fields and an en suite bathroom. Also on the first floor are two further bedrooms (one double and one single) and a shower room. The second floor comprises two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.The west wing of the house comprises a substantial converted barn (about 16.9m x 7.4m) which has wooden flooring and central heating and is a superb addition to the house offering tremendous flexibility and scope for development into additional accommodation (subject to consent). High Williamshaw is a striking historic home that offers attractive accommodation and a wealth of traditional features with beautiful well manicured garden grounds, useful stone buildings, grazing land and ample private parking for multiple vehicles.Garden stores: About 6.4m x 3.2m, 6.4m x 5.43m and 6.4m x 2.6m. Stone and slate.Cattle shed: About 8.95m x 4.43mSteel portal with breezeblock, timber cladding and box profile roof.Externally, High Williamshaw is approached through a set of pillars with its own private tarmacadam drive leading to a gravelled sweep and turning circle at the front of the house. There are extensive areas of well cared for gardens including lawns, a delightful collection of well stocked herbaceous planting areas and shrubbery giving colour throughout spring and summer, mature hedging, a soft fruit netting enclosure, hedging and established trees. To the front lies a useful grazing paddock which extends to approximately 3.44 acres, ideal for those with equestrian and small holder interests.High Williamshaw is offered for sale as a whole or in 4 lots.IMPORTANT NOTESA high pressure gas main passes through some of the land.This property is owned by a relative of a Partner of Galbraith.The land at High Williamshaw is currently let on annual grazing agreements. These come to an end on the 31st October 2023 and 1st March 2024. Further details can be sought from the selling agents upon request.BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)Any payments relating to the 2023 scheme year will be retained by the Seller. If applicable, the Purchaser(s) will be responsible upon occupation of the subjects of sale to comply fully with the Statutory Management requirements to maintain the farmland in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) as laid down under the Cross Compliance rules of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) for the remainder of the scheme year. The Seller may enter discussions with the Purchaser to transfer the right to receive Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Entitlements in addition to the heritable property by separate negotiation. Further details are available from the Selling Agents.LESS-FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT SCHEME (LFASS)High Williamshaw sits within an area designated as a Less-Favoured Area.HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT SCOTLANDHigh Williamshaw is designated as a Category A Listed Building.LOCAL AUTHORITYEast Ayrshire Council, Council Headquarters, London Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7BU, tel 01563 576000.SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RURAL PAYMENTS AND INSPECTIONS DIRECTORATERussell House, King Street, Ayr, KA8 OBE T: 0300 244 6300 E: SGRPID.ayr@gov.scotMINERALSThe mineral rights are included in so far as they are owned by the seller.TIMBERAll fallen and standing timber is included in the sale as so far as it is owned by the seller.SPORTING RIGHTSIn so far as these rights form part of the property title they are included within the sale.FIXTURES AND FITTINGSAll fixtures and fittings are included in the sale price. No other items are included unless specifically mentioned in the sales particulars.DIRECTIONSFrom Glasgow, leave the M77 at junction 4 and at Whitecraigs Rugby club take the B769 to Stewarton. After passing Kingsford, travel for about 1/3 mile and the entrance to High Williamshaw is on the right hand side.POSTCODEKA3 5JRWHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: https://w3w.co/talking.muted.furySOLICITORSWright, Johnston and McKenzie, 302 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RZ, tel 0141 248 3434VIEWINGStrictly by appointment with the Selling Agents.POSSESSION AND ENTRYVacant possession and entry will be given on completion or such mutual time to be agreed by the seller and the purchaser(s).ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) REGULATIONSPlease note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. Upon verbal acceptance of an offer, we require to identify the purchaser for Anti-Money Laundering purposes. Our service provider ‘First AML’ will contact the purchaser to gather the required identification documents. An information sheet is available from the selling agent on request. We are not able to enter a business relationship with a purchaser until they have been identified. Failure to provide required identification may result in an offer not being considered.HEALTH & SAFETYThe property is an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection particularly in reference to the farm buildings, farm land and water courses.THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND SERVITUDESThe subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed as satisfied themselves in respect thereof.