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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Holmestead, By Dalrymple, Ayrshire, KA6

Under Offer £495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Reception Rooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms.
  • About 17.92 acres.
  • Secluded garden grounds.
  • 2 self contained annexes.
  • Double garage and stables.
  • Energy efficient biomass boiler and solar panels.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

About 17.92 acres (7.25 ha).

A charming extended farmhouse with stables, buildings and lovely secluded garden grounds in a peaceful rural situation.

Main House: 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

2 self contained annexes each with living room, bedroom, kitchen and shower room.

About 16 acres grazing land.
Double garage and stables.
Beautiful landscaped gardens.
Energy efficient biomass boiler and solar panels.

Holmestead is an outstanding extended Farmhouse with grazing land and equestrian facilities in a peaceful and secluded location about 8 miles south of Ayr. The property has magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and is in a convenient location for easy access to Ayr, Glasgow and beyond via the newly improved A77 and M77. From Holmestead, Glasgow City Centre can be reached in approximately one hour. In addition there is a regular train service from Ayr to Glasgow and Glasgow Prestwick Airport is only about 20 minutes drive away offering regular international flights.


Holmestead is a fabulous extended privately situated Farmhouse set within beautiful garden grounds and surrounded by rolling Ayrshire countryside. Forming a stunning 'C' shaped courtyard, Holmestead has undergone considerable refurbishment in recent years to create a most attractive and substantial Farmhouse which can be utilised as one large single house or as a smaller house with two self contained annexes. Constructed of stone under a slate roof, the accommodation is provided over two storeys.

The farmhouse has light and spacious accommodation which lends itself to comfortable family living and entertaining. It has been sympathetically extended and refurbished throughout, with characterful features such as exposed beams in the drawing room and kitchen and many rooms with deep sills. The main house has 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, study and 2 bathrooms. The annexes at each end of the house are self contained with separate external access and have living room, kitchen, bedroom and shower room. Both are suitable for a wide range of uses: lettings (either long term or holiday lets), granny or teenage flats, or incorporation into the main house.

In addition, there are superb timber outbuildings and a double garage and land extending to about 17.92 acres, providing excellent grazing for horses or other livestock. The double garage provides ample space for two cars and has steps to a floored area which could easily be adapted to a number of uses including home office space (subject to necessary planning permission being obtained).

Holmestead stands surrounded by attractive gardens and grounds. To the back of the house is a large lawn with well stocked borders.


The entrance vestibule leads to the reception hall. The impressive drawing room has large floor to ceiling windows and two pairs of French doors to the sunny south facing gardens. There is an attractive stone fireplace has a wood burning stove as its focal point and one and a half height beamed ceiling. There is a cloakroom w.c and the dining room overlooks the gardens is conveniently positioned adjacent to the kitchen/breakfasting room, which is fitted with a range of fitted floor and wall units, range cooker, integrated dishwasher and washing machine, sink with waste disposal unit, with a door to the side gardens and a superb bay window seat with built-in storage overlooking the courtyard. The family bathroom with electric under floor heating has tiled floor, walk-in shower with thermostatic controls, towel rail, w.c., sink and a lovely roll top bath.

The pleasant master bedroom overlooks the private gardens, with an en suite bathroom with tiled floor and bath with separate shower and a dressing room with built in bedroom furniture providing good storage space. There is also a further bedroom and study. A staircase leads to the first floor, where there are two good sized bedrooms and a large walk in cupboard.

From the kitchen doors lead to the east wing annex which provide a bedroom, a cosy living room with French door to a sheltered patio within the courtyard, fitted kitchen with integrated dishwasher, electric oven and hob, single sink, and space for washing machine and tumble dryer and a shower room with enclosed shower, heated towel rail, w.c. and sink with fitted furniture. There is a door to the side gardens.

The west wing annex has a bedroom, kitchen with cream painted floor and wall units, 1.5 bowl sink, integrated gas hob and electric oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher. From the kitchen, a step leads to the generous living room/dining room with large brick fireplace with LPG gas fire, 1.5 height beamed ceiling and a raised dining area. Doors lead out to the courtyard providing separate access. There is a shower room with tiled floor and electric under floor heating, enclosed shower cubicle, w.c. and sink.


Holmestead is approached through private gates with access to the buildings and a large deep gravel courtyard to the front of the house. There is ample space for parking.

There is a large expanse of lawn to the rear of the house bounded by fencing and a stone wall with a large wide patio immediately outside the Drawing Room. There are borders well stocked with beautifully manicured shrubs, plants and bushes including rhododendrons, hydrangeas, climbing roses and buddleia.

There are 3 paddocks extending to about 16 acres providing excellent grazing for horses or other livestock all with access to water.


A Biomass Boiler has been installed to provide cost effective, eco-friendly heating and annual payments (Renewable Heat Incentive) of around £4000 to £5000 at rates guaranteed for 7 years. There are also 3 LPG gas boilers for the east and west wings and a wood burning stove in the drawing room.

16 solar panels have been installed which should also provide a Feed in Tariff income of £1000 - £2000 per annum for 22 years.

EPC Rating = E

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26 September 2015

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