Dalmorton House

Straiton, Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 7NN

Offers Over £400,000

1.96 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • 3 Reception Rooms. 4/5 Bedrooms (one en suite). Kitchen/Dining. Bathroom. Shower Room. Porch/office. Hall. Utility Room. Boot Room. Storage rooms/cupboards. Attic/loft space.
  • Spacious open plan kitchen/dining with living room.
  • Adaptable accommodation.
  • Large gardens.
  • Garage and log shed.
  • Electric charging point.
  • Stunning views over the quite river valley and dramatic hills.

Dalmorton House lies close to the attractive conservation village of Straiton, South Ayrshire, with easy access to the county town of Ayr. The main street has pretty stone built cottages and the outlines of Craigengower and Bennan Hill form a stunning backdrop to the village and valley beyond where the house is situated. There are local village amenities – a traditional pub – the Black Bull- beautiful church, café and community shop, playpark as well as a well-regarded primary school. Kirkmichael (6.7 miles) also has a primary school, nursery, community shop and café and a popular pub, The Kirkmichael Arms. Further shops, services and secondary schooling are available at Maybole (8.8 miles). The county town of Ayr offers a comprehensive range of excellent services including restaurants, shopping, supermarkets and a private co-educational school. The town benefits from a wealth of public parks, good path networks and wide sandy beaches on the Firth of Clyde coast. Straiton is a popular destination for those seeking outdoor pursuits. Straiton has many interesting walks, Bennan Hill Circuit including Craigengower (929 ft) has lovely views to Ben Lomond, Arran and Ailsa Craig on a clear day. At the summit is an obelisk, which was erected to the memory of Lt Col James Hunter Blair, killed at the battle of Inkerman in 1854. The Lady Hunter Blair’s Walk leads to a lovely waterfall in a wooded glen (Lambdoughty). There are many local country walks and for horse riding there are peaceful country lanes providing quiet off-road hacking direct from Bennan Farm. Brown trout fishing is available at many of the local lochs including Loch Bradan as well as the River Girvan. The property lies just beside the only Dark Sky Park in the UK where the night skies are some of the best as well as the beautiful Galloway Forest Park and Biosphere with the Merrick Wild Land Area which is prized for hiking and mountain biking. The Stinchar waterfalls walk along the riverbanks of the River Stinchar is a pleasant 5 mile walk accessed from the Stinchar Bridge car park with numerous other Stinchar and Upper Girvan Valley trails available.There are regular train services to Glasgow and beyond from Ayr and there is also a railway station in Maybole. Prestwick Airport, with a comprehensive schedule of international flights, is about 22 miles. Glasgow itself is easily accessible via the A/M77. The popular racecourse in Ayr holds the Scottish Grand National and there are yacht marinas at Troon, Ardrossan and Largs. A number of Scotland’s most famous Links golf courses including Turnberry (16 miles), Royal Troon and Prestwick are close at hand. Culzean Country Park (about 14 miles) has a dramatic castle on the cliffs, shingle and sandy beaches, caves, waymarked trails, parkland, swan pond and woodland play areas.DESCRIPTION Dalmorton House is substantial period farmhouse, built over two storeys of stone with a white roughcast finish under a slate roof. The adaptable accommodation comprises an entrance porch with tiled flooring into the reception hallway. The heart of the home is undoubtedly the generously proportioned kitchen/dining room which then also opens into a living room. The kitchen is flooded with natural light from the French doors with large windows either side and Velux windows above, it is fitted with floor and wall mounted country style cabinets, a large island houses the electric 4 oven AGA (charged through an economical night storage system). There are superb views from the kitchen over the gardens towards the spectacular hills beyond. The living area is fitted with a classic wood burning stove set in stone with a wooden mantlepiece, it also houses a large built-in Victorian dresser cupboard. The snug has dual aspect windows with natural wooden shutters, painted wood panelling to dado height, oak flooring and a wood burning stove with hot plate. There is one bedroom on the ground floor with dado and picture rail. Completing the downstairs is a useful pantry/wine cellar from the main hall, a utility room complete with pulley, sink and washing machine as well as a shower room from the large rear hall/boot room. Stairs rise from the main hall providing access to the master bedroom which has a walk-through dressing room and en suite shower room with double headed shower. There are two further double bedrooms which share the family bathroom with bath, shower enclosure, wash hand basin set in vanity unit and w.c. The current owners presently use the fifth bedroom as a sitting room to take full advantage of the wonderful views. This is a large dual aspect room with an open fire set in slate with wooden surround, a distinctive box-shaped ‘oriel’ bay window and complete picture and dado rails. The house benefits from double glazing and has several storage cupboards (including a gun cabinet) on both the ground and first floor.ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Open Plan Dining/Kitchen with Living Room. Snug. Bedroom. Shower Room. Utility Room. Boot Room. Wine Cellar. Hall. Porch.First Floor: Master Bedroom (en suite shower room). 2 Bedrooms. Bathroom. Sitting Room/Bedroom. GARDEN (AND GROUNDS) Dalmorton House is set in an elevated position amid well-established gardens and woodland grounds of about 1.96 acres in total. The gardens are mainly down to lawn with a variety of apple, pear, willow, sycamore, rowan, beech and fir trees with a pond set in a quiet wooded area. Hedging provides shelter to the immediate garden area around the house and there is a wonderful slate wall dividing the garden from the garage grounds. Garage (About 6.95 x 3.9m)With electricity supply and separate log storage shed. BROADBAND AND MOBILE SIGNALBroadband is available. There is mobile signal, which will vary in strength depending on provider. FLOODINGThere is no specific risk of flooding. The flood maps can be viewed at https://www.sepa.org.uk/environment/water/flooding/ ACCESSDalmorton House has a shared right of access over the road with the neighbouring property and the farm.DIRECTIONS From Ayr, take the A77 south towards Maybole, after Minishant take the first road on the left (B7045), continue through Kirkmichael and Straiton. After about 1.5 miles turn right (sign post for Balbeg Holiday Cottages), follow this road for about 0.7 miles and turn left into Dalmorton House.POST CODE KA19 7NN WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: ///organist.mavericks.romanticsFIXTURES AND FITTINGSNo items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars. Exclusions from the sale are medicine cabinet and mirror (in the bathroom), the projector and surround system in the snug, the stag coat hook on the door to the laundry room, the metal storage shelf by the back door. The bookshelves and the plate rack in the kitchen.VIEWINGSStrictly by appointment with the Selling Agents.