An exquisite B-listed 8-bedroom Georgian country house with courtyard cottages. Spectacular views across open farmland to Firth of Clyde and islands of Arran, Ailsa Craig and Jura in the west.
House of Craigie is approached along a cobbled, tree-lined drive to the gravel sweep at the front door and separated from the paddock by a ha-ha.
Grounds of 8 acres encompass the house with its indoor swimming pool, tennis court and 5 cottages. Standing high (140 metres) views are spectacular to the Firth of Clyde and its islands and beyond over Kintyre to the Paps of Jura.
Planning permission exists for a further courtyard terrace of three, 2-bedroomed cottages which offers potential for numerous business opportunities.
With 6 dwellings presently existing and an agriculturally registered paddock the property benefits from reduced LBTT rates.
The Edwardian peach house at House of Craigie is in the final stages of refurbishment and will be re-erected soon. A beautiful feature it measures 30' x 17'
Reception Hall: Stone cantilevered staircase an elegant feature. Two windows NW.
Cloakroom: Cupboard, wash hand basin and separate WC. Two windows NW and SW.
Drawing Room: Adam style fireplace surround. Double aspect over garden SE & SW.
Dining Room: Adam style fireplace surround. Aspect SE over garden.
Kitchen: Custom-built wall and floor cupboards, pantry cupboard, island unit, 4 oven AGA. Aspect NW to paddock.
Family/breakfast Room: Fireplace with Jetmaster, marble surround. French doors. Aspect, SE over rear terrace and NW to paddock.
Rear Hall: Oak panelled with coat hooks.
Laundry Room: Double Belfast sink. Cupboards. Plumbed for washing machine. Traditional pulley. WC. Oil-fired boiler.
Games Room: Fireplace with Jetmaster and timber surround. Oak panelling, cupboards & bookcases. Aspects NE over courtyard, NW to paddock and SW over garden. Glazed door to garden and access to swimming pool reception hall.
Pool reception hall: Two separate WC's. Keypad access to swimming pool. Two doors to courtyard and garden.
Indoor Swimming Pool: Two poolside showers. Coat hooks and benches for changing.
Master Bedroom: Adam style fireplace surround. Aspects over garden SW and SE.
En-suite shower room with door to Bedroom 4/Dressing Room.
Bedroom 2: Aspects SW and NW.
Bedroom 3: Decorative fireplace. Aspect NW.
Bedroom 4/Dressing Room: Decorative fireplace. Aspect SE.
Family Bathroom: Aspect to NE.
Top floor landing with large walk-in cupboard.
Bedroom 5: Dormer window and small gable window. Decorative fireplace. Aspects over garden SW and SE.
Bedroom 6: Dormer window and small gable window. Decorative fireplace. Aspects over gardens and paddock SW and NW.
Bedroom 7: Dormer window and small gable window. Aspects over paddock and courtyard NW and NE.
Bedroom 8: Dormer window and small gable window. Aspects over courtyard and garden NE and SE.
Bathroom: Dormer window with aspects over paddock, NW.
Bathroom: Velux skylight.
The cottages enjoy a separate entrance to the left of the main gate and car-parking area.
The L-shaped range of cottages is set around an idyllic courtyard. Each cottage is individually designed and offers accommodation for extended family, guests or staff.
At the southern end of the courtyard planning permission exists for construction of a terrace of three, 2-bedroomed cottages.
A sense of place in time is inspired by the cornerstone of the House which bears the date " APRYLE 8 1746 " just eight days before the Battle of Culloden; the last battle fought on British soil. The first individual owner of House of Craigie was the Duke of Portland who added the house to his portfolio, Welbeck Estates. Following the Duke, Sir James Finlay Muir of Braco Castle, Perthshire took over the property in 1942 and whose trustees sold in 1967 to Lady Sara Elena Collins of the publishing family. Lady Sara's family indulged their passion for tennis at House of Craigie with the addition of the all-weather tennis court which has, arguably, the best views of any tennis court in Ayrshire! The headlands of Northern Ireland are frequently visible on the horizon. Remaining in the Collins family for 37 years the House was taken over by the present owners early in the new century.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with Bell Ingram Ayr Office 01292 886544.
From Glasgow follow the M77 to the B730 exit. Proceed straight through the roundabout past Hayes Garden Land and after 1.5 miles T-junction to left signposted Craigie, follow the road to the crossroads take left and House of Craigie gates are on left approx. 400m.
From House of Craigie it is possible to choose between the following co-ed, independent day schools which offer junior and senior education -
Wellington in Ayr - a school bus stops at the nearby A77/B730 junction.
Belmont House School in Newton Mearns, Glasgow - 22 miles.
Glasgow Academy reached by the Glasgow University bus from Kilmarnock or from the school bus stop in Newton Mearns.
House of Craigie is located amid beautiful, rolling Ayrshire countryside within easy commuting distance from Glasgow.
The village of Craigie with its Inn is ¼ mile to the east of the House.
The House is 10 miles from Ayr and 8 miles from the seaside town of Troon and within a short drive of Kilmarnock. Prestwick Airport is 15 minutes drive and offers regular low cost flights to various European locations. Glasgow Airport is 40 minutes and railway stations at Troon or Kilmarnock are 15 minutes.
Ayrshire is renowned for its famous Open golf courses, lovely beaches, dairy and livestock farming, horse-racing and equestrian activities, yachting, historic castles and country parks.