Currently worked by the present resident owners as the highly acclaimed Peinn Mor Pottery. The cottage is of manageable proportions and extremely well appointed with many excellent features.
The school rooms, which form the working pottery are also built of stone with a slated roof. The two bright, former classrooms with hardwood floors, have a connecting corridor with external doors at either end, off which are a utility/boiler room and a spacious shower room with WC and handbasin.
The adjacent former school dining room has been converted into an attractive Gallery looking out onto a colourful cottage garden with a well stocked fish pond and sunny patio.
The combination of a fine stone cottage with what are currently commercial stone buildings, situated in an idyllic rural setting is rarely available and presents opportunities for a variety of uses including residential development. The commercial side is a very successful, high quality art/studio pottery business and the layout of the rooms, which are served by both single phase and three phase electricity, would suit a multitude of like, or indeed, alternative uses. Their current use as pottery studios has not impacted upon their structure and layout.
The cottage provides all on the level accommodation comprising: living room, spacious L shaped dining kitchen, with two useful pantries, three bedrooms and a well appointed bathroom, all served by oil fired central heating. It has many fine features including attractive cornices, working shutters, a woodburning CH cooker, and a wood burning stove. A strong loft ladder allows easy access into a large floored roof space offering the potential for additional living space.
Both the cottage and the studios benefit from 300mm thick loft insulation throughout. The gallery benefits from cavity wall insulation. Oil fired central heating is zoned thoughout allowing flexibility and economy, whilst two sets of solar water panels offer additional carbon zero water heating. The whole property includes three working chimneys and five workable/maintained chimneys, offering opportunities to further develop carbon neutral heating into the future. Seasoned forest logs are readily available, delivered and purchased locally.
There are attractive, colourful gardens to the front, side and back. There are generous sized brick and timber storage sheds. There is a large tarmacadam area to the rear with easy access for cars and medium commercial vehicles with plenty of space for parking. Approximately 1/3rd acre of sloping lawn to the rear affords delightful views down to the Water of Assel as it winds its way to the River Stinchar down the valley to the south. (It is an ideal site on which a potter might build a Japanese style wood fired anagama kiln!). The Gallery is rated 3 stars by VisitScotland, who approve 4 brown visitor signs along the A714 from the A77. The Pottery is a professional member of the Carrick Art Trail and a proud supporter of the UNESCO sponsored Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere.
Pre school education is provided by Barrhill Primary School, whilst primary education is provided by Colmonell Primary School.The school bus for both passes the door. The school bus for Girvan Academy stops at the top of the road, less than 5 minutes away. Pinmore is served by regular bus services to Girvan, Newton Stewart and Colmonell. The railway station at Girvan connects to the UK rail network with regular daily services. The ferry terminal at Cairnryan for Belfast and Larne is about 40 minutes drive away. Ayr is 30 miles away, approximately 45 minutes drive. Glasgow is approximately 64 miles away, approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes easy drive via the A77 and M77.
This is a much loved home in a wonderful location in which the current owners have invested in a very personal lifestyle choice. Advancing years are the only cause of this most reluctant of sales.
Gallery/Shop 6.89m x 4.84m
School House 5.75m x 5.73m
Living Room 4.18m x 3.88m
Bedroom 3.92m x 3.64m
Bedroom 3.95m x 3.39m
Bedroom 3.92m x 2.85m
Energy Efficiency Rating - F