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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Invergower House, Priestland, Darvel, Ayrshire

Offers in Excess of £525,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 6/7 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom and 2 Shower Rooms
  • Conservatory
  • Gardens & Twin Garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Invergower House is set in the village of Priestland and has a beautiful open outlook to the rear over adjoining paddocks and farmland. The small hamlet is quiet and picturesque with a range
of local amenities provided by adjoining Darvel having a number of general stores, a post office and primary school. Secondary schooling is available in Galston with private schooling at Wellington in Ayr or a wide variety of schools such as Hutcheson's Grammar School and Craigholme on the south side of Glasgow or Hamilton College to the east.

The surrounding area offers many quiet hacking routes as well as excellent walking and fishing. The Irvine Valley offers a network of signposted trails and hosts a yearly Walking Festival in May.

Loudoun Hill dominates the area which is skirted by the LanfineEstate. The former has been the scene of many battles. In 1296 Sir William Wallace defeated the English force at Loudoun Hill
and in 1307 King Robert the Bruce also won his first major battle against the English. In 1679 the battle of Drumclog was fought under its shadow. More recently, in 2004, a sculpture known as The Spirit of Scotland was unveiled in recognition of the historical significance of the area during the Scotland Wars of Independence.

Glasgow Airport offers domestic and European flights with an increasing range of intercontinental flights. Prestwick Airport also offers a range of flights to London Stansted and some 30 European cities. Invergower is equidistant from both the M77 and M74 and is within comfortable commuting distance from Glasgow.


Invergower House is an elegant, detached villa which was built in about 1900 for the family of Alexander Morton, who owned one of Britain's major textile firms, Alexander Morton & Co.

Invergower House displays many Art Nouveau influences, especially in the reception hallway with its wall cabinet and balustrade influenced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. In 2002 Invergower House was extended and the bespoke contemporary extension further enhances the appeal of this notable villa. Invergower House is surrounded by carefully tended, mainly lawned gardens of about an acre.

The commodious and flexible ground floor original accommodation comprises a beautiful panelled reception hallway with stained glass windows and Mackintosh style wall cabinets and staircase balustrade, a cloakroom/shower room, a beautiful drawing room with richly coloured panelling, a formal dining room, a sitting room, a study or fifth bedroom, a butler's pantry, a modern fitted kitchen and a bootroom/utility room. The accommodation on the first floor of the main house comprises a master bedroom with baronial style, semi-circular window overlooking the garden, three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the second floor there is an exceptionally spacious games room.

The extension created a beautiful contemporary annexe which, although connected to the main house, has independent access and would be ideal for letting or for a dependent relative. It has a conservatory with a sitting or dining area with full height picture windows. The staircase leads to the two bedrooms and shower room at mezzanine level. The open aspect gives a panoramic view to the countryside at the rear of the property. A living room on the ground floor is also accessed via the conservatory.

The gardens surrounding Invergower are a credit to the current owner and have a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs. There are twin garages.


1900 Invergower

Entrance porch
Entered through twin timber storm doors.

Reception hallway
Beautiful panelled reception hallway, very much in the Art Nouveau Glasgow style with beautiful stained glass window to front, leaded glazed cabinet above mock fireplace, Mackintosh style newel posts and banister. Timber beam effect ceiling.

Cloakroom/shower room
Large shower room with hanging space and modern white suite with low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower unit. Timber panelled. Large storage cupboard with trapdoor access to full height cellar containing boiler and electrics.

Drawing room
Beautiful apartment with richly coloured timber panelling, dual aspect and four frame bay window to front, taking full advantage of the outlook over the garden and countryside beyond. At the focal point of the drawing room is a hand carved oak fire surround and ornate brass detail with quarry tiled hearth. Coving. Door to butler's pantry.

Dining room
Elegant, formal dining room with timber fire surround at focal point. Coving and again a dual aspect making this a bright room Sitting room Bay window to side. Stone fireplace at focal point, with a slate hearth, currently housing a log effect gas fire.

Study/Bedroom 5
Well proportioned room which could be used for a variety of purposes. Picture rail.

Butler's pantry
Connecting to the kitchen , the drawing room and reception hallway. Base and wall mounted units. Tiled surround. Spotlights.

Well proportioned, L shaped breakfasting kitchen with a fine range of base and wall mounted units incorporating coordinating worktops, one and a half bowl sink unit with integrated oven, four ring hob extractor hood, fridge and dishwasher. Ceiling spotlights. Additional sink unit. To the rear of the kitchen there is a timber and glazed panelled door leading to the extension.

Bootroom/utility room
Door to garden.

First floor
The first floor landing has a Mackintosh style banister and newel posts and stained glass windows, again in the Glasgow style.

Master bedroom
Elegant apartment with baronial style, semi-circular window with window seat under domed ceiling overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Built in fitted wardrobes and dresser with wash hand basin.

Bedroom 2
Spacious double bedroom. Dual aspect. Picture rail.

Bedroom 3
Double bedroom. Picture rail.

Bedroom 4
Well proportioned double bedroom with timber fire surround at focal point. Picture rail.

Three piece suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin in vanity unit and bath with shower attachment.

Second floor
Accessed by original timber staircase.

Games room
Exceptionally large, dual aspect room. Access hatches to eaves. Ceiling spotlights.

Extension 2002

Bright tiled conservatory with full height double glazed picture window and French doors leading to decking and gardens. Staircase off to upper level. The hallway has a sitting/dining area as desired.

Living room
Well proportioned, light room overlooking rear garden and countryside beyond. Ceiling spotlights. External door to driveway.

Upper floor
A timber staircase leads to the upper floor galleried landing. Beautiful stained glassed window.
Timber beam effect ceiling.

Bedroom 1
Double bedroom. Access to eaves. Pine flooring. Velux window.

Bedroom 2
Double bedroom with dual aspect windows. Large storage cupboard.

Shower room
Modern white suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin and tiled shower unit. Double glazed Velux window.

The garden to the front of the property is partially lawned with a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs. Evergreens provide additional privacy. A sweeping tarmacadam driveway with additional monobloc parking area leads to twin garages with up and over doors. The large rear garden is mainly lawned again, with a wide variety of shrubs and trees and a fenced surround. Decking and a monoblocked sitting area provides a secluded sitting area. The boundary to the west is to the Gower Water, a tributary of the River Irvine.The confluence of both rivers meet and surround the property on two sides, hence the name of Invergower.


From the centre of Glasgow take the M8 and M77 south. At the Kilmarnock Riccarton roundabout turn left onto the A71 and continue through Newmilns and Darvel. On entering Priestland, Invergower House will be seen on the right hand side. Alternatively, from Strathaven take the A71 west through Drumclog and Allanton. On entering Priestland, Invergower will be seen on the left hand side of the A71 just after the road bears right.

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04 June 2010


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