5 bedroom detached house for saleManse Road, Colmonell, Girvan, Ayrshire, KA26
The Yett is an elegant detached house of white painted harled finish and with contrasting green paint at window mullions, doors and crests with initials and historical dates. The most recent crest belongs to the Drynan family (whose son was killed in the 1st world war and the family carved a statue of his head into the garden wall), whilst the earlier two are believed to refer to the Kennedy clan, dating back to 1596. In the 1950s, a local doctor owned the house and used it as his consulting rooms.
The house is under a slated roof and the accommodation, which is full of character is laid out over two easily managed levels.
Double leaf arched outer doors to the entrance vestibule which has a mosaic tiled floor, etched glass front door with side screen to good traditional reception hallway, sitting room with deep bay window formation, open fire in timber mantle and glass display case, dining room again with deep bay window formation, open fire and glass display case, cosy library or study with access to garden room itself with doorway access to rear gardens. Morning room with Rayburn stove (currently not in operation), to well-equipped kitchen and door to rear gardens.
Staircase to ¾ landing splitting to shower room and wc as well as a separate bathroom with roll top cast iron bath with claw feet, access from here to loft section. Main landing to first floor upper hallway access from here to main loft space, bedroom 1 with small fitted wardrobe and tiled fireplace, bedroom 2 with small fitted wardrobe, tiled fireplace and bay window formation, bedroom 3 (small single) with arched window, bedroom 4 with bay window and finally bedroom 5.
Gardeners wc, stone outhouse under box profile steel roof, 2 x further garden outhouses, vented log stores.
A gate with public right of access pathway leads to rear gardens, which are enclosed by steel decorative fencing and comprise paved pathway, gravel beds with oval shaped planted bed. Evergreens and bushes are within the rear gardens. The pathway continues to embankment gardens which extend to about 1 acre and which have been left to semi ancient native woodland, under planted with spring bulbs, daffodils, bluebells and wild garlic.
Public right Of Way
A right of way pathway leads down the side of the house, through the woods and on to Stincharside walks.
The Yett, 4 Manse Road is situated in the centre of the very pretty conservation village of Colmonell in delightful rural south Ayrshire.
Colmonell village is in the glen of the River Stinchar. The village has a long reputation as one of the most attractive villages in south Ayrshire and in the past its praises were sung by local bards - "A beauty, in a beauteous dell, / Serenely fair sits Colmonell".
The village provides a modern primary school and hotel. Ballantrae is about 5.5 miles to the south west, and the coastal town of Girvan is about 10 miles to the north west. Ayr is about 35 miles to the north west and Prestwick International airport a few miles further on. Glasgow city is 71 miles distant.
The A77 is the closest arterial road which connects with the M77 leading to Glasgow and central Scotland. The nearest main line railway station is 7.5 miles away at Barrhill with a reasonable service both south to Stranraer and north to Glasgow.
For sports/outdoor enthusiasts, Colmonell is indeed an excellent location: the River Stinchar is one of the best known salmon rivers in south west Scotland and the Colmonell fishing club allows its members to fish the Strinchar at minimum cost. There is also fishing available at the Pinbraid loch which is located half a mile from the village.
The village also has a number of challenging low ground shoots and it is possible, by permission, to stalk in the area for roe and red deer species.
Colmonell is about 15 miles south of Turnberry where there is the Trump resort with its hotel, health and beauty spa's as well as the Open championship golf venue the Ailsa course.
Sea fishing on the lower reaches of the firth of Clyde can provide excellent sport.
The name of the village is derived from the church, which in the 12th century was called Kirk-Colmonell in memory of the patron saint Colmon of Ella, who first brought Christianity to these parts around 600 AD. The present church was built in 1849, known to be the third on this site and The Duke of Wellington and his family have been known to attend here and sit in their own set of pews when they are in the village. The graveyard holds many early gravestones, including those of several covenanters, the best known being that of Matthew McIlwraith. The interior of the church is remarkable for its very fine stained glass windows, particularly the 3 light window by Louis Davis above the pulpit.
The imposing ruins of Craigneil Castle can be seen across the valley perched on a knoll of limestone rock. Formerly belonging to the Cassillis family, it was built in the 13th century by Neil, Earl of Carrick. Three stories high, with walls over 6 feet thick, it was a massive tower commanding an excellent view of the whole valley. According to tradition, the castle was reputedly one of the places used by Robert the Bruce and his army. There are the ruins of two other ancient castles nearby - Kirkhill in the village and Knockdolian 1 mile to the west.
In the main street are to be found The Boar's Head Hotel, known for its good food and popular with fishermen, the Village Hall, built in 1890 and a modern Primary School.
Craigneil Road runs past the bowling green and the war memorial to the fine stone bridge over the Stinchar.
The surrounding countryside is excellent for both hill walking and gentle strolls. There are many riverside walks.
From Ayr, proceed in a southerly direction on the A77 for 30 miles. Turn left on the B734 signposted for Colmonell. Continue on the B734, after 2.1 miles turn left and continue on the B734 for a further 1.9 miles. On arrival in the village turn right at the first junction onto Manse Road, The Yett, Number 4 Manse Road is located on the left hand side."
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