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Blanefield House, Turnberry, Ayrshire

Offers in Excess of £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful small estate
  • Main house
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 6 reception rooms
  • 8 bathrooms

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Blanefield House is situated in one of the most enchanting and secluded positions within the renowned countryside of South Ayrshire. The house is surrounded by extensive policies which include expansive landscaped gardens with two ornamental ponds, extensive grazing and woodland.

Blanefield House is close to the heart of Burns' country with the most tangible reminder of Burns in the nearby village of Kirkoswald. Soutar Johnnie's Cottage has been restored and is now in the care of the National Trust of Scotland. This picturesque village dates back to 1244 and was built by monks who, at the same time, founded Crossraguel Abbey, 2 miles to the north east. Near Blanefield is the world famous Turnberry Hotel and Golf Courses. The Turnberry Hotel, built by James Miller, was opened in 1906 as the world's first golf resort and established itself as one of the world's premier destinations for golf.

Ayr is Ayrshire's foremost town and offers a good range of high street shops, supermarkets, recreational and professional facilities and a number of well known restaurants. There is excellent private schooling at Wellington School for children from the age of 3 - 18.

The Ayrshire coast is famous worldwide for golf with championship courses at Turnberry (the venue for the British Open in 2009), Royal Troon and Prestwick Old (the original home of the British Open). There is also excellent sailing with yachting marinas at Troon and further up the coast at Largs and Inverkip. South Ayrshire is also noted for its field sports including pheasant, partridge and game and grouse shooting and there is first class shooting on nearby estates.

Prestwick Airport is just to the north of Ayr and has services to London Stansted and many European destinations whilst Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports provide a wider range of domestic, European and international flights.


Blanefield House is an elegant Category B Listed mansion in modified English traditional style built by James Miller between 1913 and 1915. The estate comprises Blanefield House, the Coachman's Cottage which incorporates a 3 apartment detached cottage with adjoining garages, and two 4 apartment semi detached cottages. The polices extend to approximately 52 acres and include landscaped gardens, woodland and grazing.

The ground floor accommodation of Blanefield House comprises a great hallway and six main reception rooms:, beautiful L-shaped drawing room, formal dining room, sitting room, library, study and smoking room/gun room. Also on the ground floor is extensive large kitchen with breakfast room off, and additional stores and toilets.

The first floor accommodation comprises six beautiful bedroom suites (most bedrooms having a dressing room), and on the second floor there are two additional double bedrooms with en suite facilities, and store room off.


Entrance Portico
Tiled flooring.

Reception Hallway
Oak panelling to approximately ¾ height with leaded glazed panels. Doorway leading to Great Hall.

Cloakroom with separate WC. Timber panelling in cloakroom area with pedestal wash hand basin.

Windows to front and side. Hardwood flooring. Bookcases. Marble fire surround at focal point with open fire.

Great Hallway
Timber panelled Great Hallway. Open coal fire with marble surround at focal point. Hardwood flooring. Ceiling motif. Window to rear overlooking terrace and gardens beyond.

Drawing Room
Beautiful apartment with fine open fireplace at focal point. Ornate original cornicing. Polished hardwood flooring. Windows to rear and side. Window seat to rear incorporating French door leading to terrace.

Inner Hallway
Hardwood timber staircase with barley twist balustrade leading to upper level. Under stair store cupboard. French door leading to terrace.

Store off the inner hallway houses the electrical switchgear.

Dining Room
Formal dining room with ornate ceiling motifs and timber fire surround at focal point. Window to rear with French door leading to terrace.

Window to front.

Sitting Room
Windows to side and rear. Cornicing. Timber fire surround at focal point.

Hallway adjacent to sitting room with maid's staircase to upper level. Door to wine cellar.

Inner Hallway with additional L-shape Inner Hallway
Access to breakfast room, gun room and ancillary rooms including larder, laundry room, ironing room, store room, additional wc.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Open plan kitchen/breakfast room overlooking gardens and rear terrace. Island unit with hardwood worktops and built-in hob. At the focal point of the kitchen is a four oven Aga with tiled surround. Double drainer sink unit and built in appliances including Neff oven and microwave. Breakfast room to the rear of the kitchen,

Gun Room
This split level apartment, originally designed as a smoking room, can be used for a wide variety of purposes. It has a fireplace, windows on three sides and a French door leading to the terrace.

First Floor

Master Bedroom
The master bedroom has windows to the rear and side with beautiful views over the surrounding gardens. Timber fire surround at focal point. Built in fitted wardrobes. Cornicing. The master bedroom has two en suites. The first was formerly a dressing room which now has a low level wc, bidet, twin wash hand basins with marble surround and timber panelling. It links to the en suite bathroom with has a Victorian roll top bath, large shower unit with tiled surround, a timber fire surround and built in fitted cupboards.

Bedroom 2
Double bedroom with window to front. Timber fire surround. Built in fitted wardrobes. Door to dressing room with tiled shower unit and door to en suite bathroom with low level wc, wash hand basin, Victorian roll top bath and timber panelling.

Bedroom 3
Double bedroom with window to front overlooking gardens. Built in fitted wardrobes and timber fire surround. Door to en suite bathroom with low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, bath and tiled shower unit.

Bedroom 4
Exceptionally spacious double bedroom with a range of built in fitted wardrobes and timber fire surround. Window to rear overlooking gardens. Door to large dressing room with built in wardrobes and feature fire surround and door to en suite bathroom with low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, bath and tiled shower unit.

Inner Hallway
Inner hallway leads to additional bedrooms and maid's staircase.

Bedroom 5
Well proportioned double bedroom with fire surround and window to side. Dressing room adjacent with double glazed Velux window and door to en suite bathroom with low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin bath and tiled shower unit.

Bedroom 6
Double bedroom with window to front. Fire surround. Door to en suite bathroom with low level wc, roll top bath, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled shower unit with timber fire surround.

Second Floor

Bedroom 7
Double bedroom with coombed ceilings and windows to front and rear. Door to en suite bathroom with low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and bath.

Bedroom 8
Well proportioned double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and double glazed Velux windows providing ample light. En suite shower room with low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled shower unit.

Store Room

Coachman's Cottage
Traditionally built detached cottage with slate pitched roof. The accommodation of the cottage comprises hall, lounge, drawing room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and kitchen.

Adjacent to the cottage are a triple garage, store room, workshop and additional triple garage which is currently used for garden tools. Additional stores to the rear of the cottage comprise laundry room, gardener's toilet and boiler room.

Semi-detached cottages
At the east boundary there are two semi detached cottages both comprising on the ground floor a hallway, lounge, sitting room and kitchen and on the upper floor, two double bedrooms and shower room. Courtyard to rear with additional store room. Beyond the rear courtyard there are derelict stables.

The grounds extend to 51.8 acres and include beautiful landscaped gardens, woodland walks, two wildlife ponds and grazing. A burn runs through the grounds adding to the romance of Blanefield.


From the centre of Glasgow, take the M77 and A77south past Ayr and through the town of Maybole. Continue south of Maybole for about 4 miles. About 1.5 miles after passing the Ruins of Crossraguel Abbey on the left there are conical stone gateposts with white gates. Turn through the gates into the private driveway. At the top of the driveway turn left into a small public road and then right with the entrance to Blanefield approximately 150 yards on the right hand side. Blanefield House is about a mile from the village of Kirkoswald and about 4 miles from Turnberry.

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