6 bedroom detached house for saleAfton Lodge, Mossblown, Ayr, KA6
- A magnificent detached Georgian mansion
- 2 Wings
- Drawing room
- 6 bedrooms
- South Wing additional accommodation
- Games room
- Mature Garden 2.5 acres
- EPC Rating = E
A magnificent detached Georgian mansion dating from circa 1790
Afton Lodge is located in Mossblown around 5 miles outside Ayr. The property is extremely private and offers a long sweeping driveway down to the house and sits in around 2.5 acres of garden grounds. The current owners have investigated the extensive history attached to Afton Lodge, which also features in 'The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire'. Notable among their findings are the Burns connections of Lady Afton (Catherine Stewart, for whom the house was built), and the designation of the site adjacent to the house as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Ayr is Ayrshire's foremost town and has earned itself world renown as the birthplace of Robert Burns. Some of the town's many notable attractions include the Burns Monument and the legendary Brig O'Doon over which Tam O'Shanter fled to escape the witches he watched dancing in Alloway Auld Kirkyard.
The town offers easy access to Glasgow via the recently upgraded A77/M77 and is a popular base for commuters. In addition there are regular train services to Glasgow Central and Edinburgh. Prestwick International Airport offers a range of flights to Europe while Glasgow Airport (38 miles) offers domestic and European services and an increasing range of inter-continental flights. Ayr provides good shopping and professional services; local services close by include a general store, post office, pharmacy, hotel, library and primary school. Private co-educational schooling is available at Wellington School in Ayr and the town also has a number of well respected primary and secondary schools. The Ayrshire coast is famous worldwide for golf with championship courses at Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry. There is also excellent sailing on the Firth of Clyde with yachting marinas at Troon and further up the coast at Largs and Inverkip.
Afton Lodge is an impressive country house formed over three levels, offering extremely flexible living accommodation. The outlook is stunning, with rural views and circa 2.5 acres of gardens and grounds. A stair leads up to the elevated ground floor and you enter into a grand yet welcoming reception hall which has a splendid original wood staircase with elaborate detailing leading to the first floor. On the ground level there is a suitably elegant yet light and airy dining room with floor to ceiling windows, a comfortable sitting room, newly fitted kitchen, TV room, study and a glorious drawing room with a large bay window with window seat which floods the room with natural light. This room also boasts a substantial Victorian fireplace with carved wood mantel. There is also a breakfasting kitchen at the north wing of the house.
On the 1st floor there are nine well appointed bedrooms and three / four bathrooms, while on the lower ground floor there is very flexible accommodation including a games room, office, dining room and kitchen. Plus, two bedrooms, a bathroom and WC. There is also a handy boot room, wine cellar and excellent storage.
The property has a wealth of period features including original staircases, fireplaces and decorative cornice work.
Square Footage: 7,716 sq ft
Acreage: 2.5 Acres
From Ayr proceed from Whitletts roundabout on the B743 passing through the village of Mossblown. Entry to Afton Lodge is the second on the left hand side after the nursing home.
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