4 bedroom end of terrace house for saleCrosshands House
- Secure Former Blacksmith's Workshop
- Spacious Accommodation
- Character Property
- 19th Century Features
- Original Curved Staircase
- Gas Central Heating
- Dry Workspace Area/ Ideal for Car Motorbike Enthusiast
- Set Within a Rural Location
- Good Sized Garden
- Front & Rear Parking
This is a deceptively spacious house that is full of character and really needs to be viewed in person to appreciate it in full.
History of Crosshands House
There are no records of buildings at Crosshands before approximately 1760 when a new main road between Mauchline and Kilmarnock was built to allow a faster route for the mail coaches. This subsequently became the A76.
Crosshands House was built as a Coaching Inn at the same time as the new road and was initiallynamed the Danfoss Inn. The stable for the inn was built next door, now Stables Cottage.
The road to Tarbolton was originally on the south side of the house and the fields to the north came right up to the house. If you stand in the 'back' garden you'll see that this is indeed the front of the house with the central door and symmetrical windows and dormers.
The walls that separate the two living rooms from the hallway at the bottom of the stairs are not
original; the downstairs was a large, continuous room with a fireplace at each end and the stairs in the middle. It would have been similar in design and appearance to the meeting room of the famous Bachelor's Club in nearby Tarbolton.
The garage under the house was a cattle-shed and the beasts entered from the field through what is now the utility room. Above this, where now there are two bedrooms, was a hay loft.
From 1784 to 1788 the world-famous, Scottish writer Robert Burns lived at nearby Mossgiel Farm which is just over a mile away. He was certainly not a drunkard, but it is well recorded that he enjoyed a social drink. So, Crosshands House was a pub when he was a neighbour. We have no direct evidence, but it seems highly likely that Robert Burns would have been a regular visitor!
The single storey extension to the main house which now includes the kitchen, bathroom and dining room was added, we believe, sometime in the mid-19th century. It's believed that the house was owned at the time by a joiner who lived above his workshop. He had injured his back and could no longer climb the stairs, so his family built the extension to allow him to continue to live and workhere.
The Smithy 35'1" x 18'5"
Around the end of the 19th century the blacksmith's workshop was built across the road from
Crosshands House. Subsequently the road was moved to the north side of the house leaving the
smithy easily accessible across the driveway.
In the middle of the 20th century a corrugated iron building was built next to the smithy and
operated as a petrol station. It was subsequently moved to a nearby farm where it is still in use and the place where it stood is now part of the garden.
Kitchen 14' x 12'3"
A large, spacious kitchen. Solid oak, farmhouse-style fitted units.Tiled floor. Double gas cooker with extractor hood. Modern, high-efficiency, gas boiler. Separate built-under fridge and freezer.
Ample space for table and chairs.Traditional pulley for drying clothes.
Utility Room 13'1" x 5'11"
Spacious enough to accommodate washer, dryer, fridge, chest freezer & shelves.Extractor fan for dryer. Fitted wall cupboards.Space for recycling boxes.
Bathroom 1 10'2" x 6'5"
L-shaped, white bath with screen. Partial wet-wall. Shower with choice of overhead rainfall spray and adjustable wand. High quality mixer-bar shower control. Built-in cupboard & shelf unit.
White basin & toilet. Stylish black vinyl floor.
Living Room 1 16'2" x 11'11"
Large, spacious room for entertainment. Open fireplace suitable for coal or log fires.Fitted carpet.
Dining Room 16'2" x 11'11"
This room has considerable character retaining several original features. Exposed stone wall.
19th century features. Fireplace. (Flue is not currently open, but could be reinstated.) Retro, wrought iron light fitting. Fitted carpet.
Living Room 2 / Bedroom 5 16'2" x 11'11"
Large dual-purpose room. Currently used as family TV room / exercise room. Previously used as downstairs bedroom for ease of access by elderly relatives.Fitted carpet.
Original, curved, staircase with fitted carpets.Traditional wooden bannister at top.
Bedroom 1 15'9" x 11'8"
Master double bedroom.Dormer-style window. Includes custom-built wardrobes
Bedroom 2 11'10" x 10'3"
Double or twin bedroom.Dormer-style window. Built-in wardrobe
Bedroom 3 14'5" x 9'5"
Double or twin bedroom. Large Velux window with black-out blind.
Bathroom 2 6'5" x 4'10"
Tiled corner shower. High quality mixer-bar shower control. Built-in cupboard. White basin & toilet.Stylish black vinyl floor. Velux window.
Conservatory9'9" x 5'10"
Bright, south-facing aspect. Looks out to back garden.
Garage & Workshop 20'6" x 16'10" (11'8" x 16'10")
Internal Garage/Workshop. High external security with outer, wooden sliding doors and inner, wood & glass doors. Access for cars can be easily reinstated if required. Internal access to house. Heated & insulated for working all year round in comfort.
Secure External Workshop - Former Smithy 9'1" x 8'9"
High external security with outer, wooden sliding doors and inner roller-shutter door.Windows constructed of glass bricks for added security.Floor and walls have been fully damp-proofed.
Office/storage-room partitioned off from main area.Fully equipped with light and power sockets.
Working sink (Cold water only.) Outlet for hosepipe.
Good-sized, well-maintained rear garden; ideal for families. Large area for table and chairs with retractable canopy. Well-kept lawn grass, paths and planted area.
Space for up to 4 cars. Safe area to get between cars and house. Gives vehicle access to both garage and workshop (Smithy).
Front Parking Area
Space for large car or van. Easy, direct access from road. Short, safe path to get between car and house.
Heating & Power
Mains gas & electricity
4kW solar PV system reduces electricity bills and provides quarterly income.
High-efficiency Worcester gas combi boiler installed in 2012 with 7 year warranty.
Gas boiler servicing is up to date.
Cooker has gas hob and electric ovens.
Septic tank shared with two other properties is located in adjacent field.
Tank is registered with SEPA and is well maintained.
Tank is on contract with Scottish Water for emptying every three years.
Access to tank for maintenance is guaranteed by a right of servitude agreement.
Phone & Internet
Landline phone and broadband is currently provided by PlusNet
Broadband speeds are typically >4MB/s and are ample for running a small business.
Fully wired computer network installed with WiFi covering most areas of the house.
Available on request.
EXTRAS INCLUDED IN SALE
Fridge, Freezer, Blinds, Curtains, Light Fittings, Wardrobe in 2 bedrooms and Network cabling.
Strictly by appointment by telephoning 01563 558888
By Mutual agreement
EPC RATING - D
COUNCIL TAX BAND - D
Mains electricity, water and drainage
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