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6 bedroom house for sale

The Coyle House, Sundrum Castle Estate, by Ayr KA6 5JY

Offers in Excess of £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedrooms (4 en suite)
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Gardens, greenhouse, garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


The Sundrum Castle Estate is approximately 5 miles east of Ayr. The Castle and its surrounding properties are accessed via a private road and The Coyle House occupies a beautiful position with open views to the castle. The villa is surrounded by carefully tended landscaped mature gardens with a wide variety of shrubs and trees. The Coyle House is in arguably the finest position within the estate grounds.

Ayr is Ayrshire's foremost town and as such offers a good range of high street shops, supermarkets, recreational and professional facilities. In addition there are a number of well-renowned restaurants and excellent private schooling at Wellington School for children of age 3 to 18.

The Ayrshire coast is famous worldwide for golf with championship courses at Royal Troon, Turnberry (the venue for the Scottish Open in 2009) and Prestwick, all of which are within easy reach. There is also excellent sailing with yachting marinas at Troon and further up the coast at Largs and Inverkip. There is excellent shooting on nearby estates.

Historical Note
The Sundrum Castle Estate extends to approximately 85 acres. Sundrum (the ridge of the trees) has a mixture of wooded policies with beautiful open views from the castle. Sundrum Castle has a fascinating historical past and is amongst the oldest inhabited castles in Scotland, dating back to the 1360s. The castle was owned by the Cathcart family until 1753 when it was sold to James Murray of Broughton for £18,000. It was then sold to the Hamilton family and they occupied the castle until 1917.


The Coyle House is an elegant villa built about 1996 on a substantial site, with professionally landscaped and mature gardens.

The Coyle House has accommodation over three levels and this bespoke villa offers a level of sophistication not commonly found even in luxury homes. Numerous noteworthy features include double glazed sash and case windows, a Linn integrated sound system, a heated indoor swimming pool and bespoke luxury kitchen, study, master bedroom and en suite bathroom, all fitted by Clive Christian.

The accommodation on the ground floor comprises entrance vestibule, cloakroom, beautiful panelled reception hallway, drawing room with handsome stone fireplace, Clive Christian study with French doors to terrace, beautiful family room again with French doors to terrace, bespoke Clive Christian kitchen with granite and marble worktops, formal dining room and utility room. To the rear of the property an inner hallway leads a heated indoor swimming pool with plant room and shower room.

The first floor accommodation comprises master bedroom with en suite shower room (both fitted by Clive Christian) and three additional double bedrooms all with en suite facilities.

The second floor accommodation comprises bedroom with en suite bathroom and further bedroom or living room with fitted kitchenette area.

The gardens of The Coyle House are a notable feature and meticulous planning, considerable expense and imagination have created one of the finest gardens in the area. There is a monobloc pathway, a substantial driveway and a detached triple garage.


Entrance vestibule
Tiled flooring.

Reception hallway
Beautiful reception hallway with hardwood flooring and richly coloured panelling and dado. Cornicing. Staircase leading to upper level. There is a large under stair store cupboard which houses the sound system.

Suite comprising low level wc and wash hand basin.

Drawing room
Exceptional traditionally proportioned apartment with double glazed sash and case windows to front and rear. At the focal point is a stone fireplace with slate hearth and open fire.

Family room
Versatile room currently housing an integrated projector screen and sound system. Cornicing. Double glazed windows and French doors leading to garden. Hardwood flooring.

The home office has been fully fitted with bespoke Clive Christian carpentry. At the focal point there is a carved timber fire surround with log burning stove. French doors leading to garden.

Elegant Clive Christian kitchen with a fine range of base and fitted wall units with centre island, two sink units and both granite and walnut worktops. At the focal point is a four oven black Aga and there are integrated appliances including microwave, dishwasher, sub-zero refrigeration system which includes fridge, freezer, wine chiller system and display cabinet. Integrated sound system. To the rear of the kitchen there are French doors leading to the terrace and gardens. Ceiling spotlights.

Dining room
Formal dining room with richly coloured timber dado and flooring. Double glazed sash and case window to front. Coving.

Utility room
Fully fitted utility room with a fine range of base and wall mounted units incorporating stainless steel sink units. Plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.

Inner hallway leading to:

Shower room
Suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled shower unit.

Plant room
The plant room also houses the central heating boiler.

Swimming pool
Heated swimming pool with tiled surround and twin double glazed French doors leading to terrace. Integrated sound system.

First floor

First floor landing
Richly coloured timber dado, cornicing and double glazed sash and case windows.

Master bedroom
Beautiful apartment with sash and case double glazed windows on two sides taking full advantage of the views over the gardens and countryside beyond. Bespoke Clive Christian wardrobes and dressing table. Integrated sound system speakers.

En suite bathroom
Bespoke Clive Christian carpentry with marble work surfaces and marble flooring. Suite comprising low level wc, oval wash hand basin, bath and shower unit. Sash and case window to rear.

Bedroom 2
Double bedroom with double glazed sash and case window to rear.

En suite shower room
Suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled shower unit.

Bedroom 3
Double bedroom with sash and case window to front. Dressing area off with door to:

En suite shower room
Suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled shower unit.

Bedroom 4
Well proportioned double bedroom with sash and case window to front. Door to:

En suite shower room
Split level room with suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled shower unit.

Second floor
The second floor could be used as self-contained accommodation.

Bedroom 5
Bright double bedroom with coombed ceilings and Velux windows. Built in fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 6
This apartment, with coombed ceilings and twin Velux windows, could be used as a living room, Opening off it is a secondary kitchen with a range of base and wall mounted units with sink, oven, hob and extractor hood.

Suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and bath with shower attachment.

The surrounding beautifully designed and manicured gardens are an additional notable feature of The Coyle House and complement it quite exquisitely. There is an extensive driveway providing excellent parking space and leading to the triple garage. The front garden has several borders and a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs, including firs and acers, which provide excellent screening for privacy. Monobloc pathways meander throughout the gardens, The rear garden has a south-facing terrace, lawns, a variety of further mature trees and shrubs and timber fencing providing a high degree of privacy. There are beautiful open views beyond the rear boundary.

Within the garden are a greenhouse, a timber shed and a detached triple garage with up and over doors.


From central Glasgow head south on the M77 and continue onto the A77. After the Whitletts roundabout turn left at the signpost for A70 (Coylton) and continue for approximately 4 miles. Turn left at the sign for Sundrum Castle and continue along this road past the courtyard developments through the gates into the Sundrum Castle grounds. At the top of the drive, the entrance to The Coyle House is on the left hand side.

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04 October 2011


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