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Craigmote, Nether Auchendrane, Alloway, Ayr, KA7 4EE

Offers in Excess of £1,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms (all en suite)
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Study
  • Swimming pool/solarium
  • Garden & woodlands (6.7 acres)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Craigmote enjoys a beautiful location on the banks of the River Doon, within the grounds of the historic Nether Auchendrane estate, about 2 miles south of Ayr. The property is sheltered by a wide range of mature evergreen and deciduous trees and has beautiful landscaped gardens, bordered to the east by the river. The gardens and woodland extend to approximately 6.7 acres. Craigmote has arguably the finest position within the estate grounds.

Ayr is Ayrshire's foremost town and as such offers a good range of high street shops, supermarkets, recreational and professional facilities. In addition there are a number of well-renowned restaurants and excellent private schooling at Wellington School for children of age 3 to 18.

The Ayrshire coast is famous worldwide for golf with championship courses at Royal Troon, Turnberry (the venue for the Scottish Open in 2009) and Prestwick, all of which are within easy reach. There is also excellent sailing with yachting marinas at Troon and further up the coast at Largs and Inverkip. There is excellent shooting on nearby estates.

Historical Note
The estate of Auchendrane dates back to before the 14th century, when the lands belonged to Robert Brown. Brown supported the losing side in Robert the Bruce's War of Independence and his lands were confiscated by Bruce and awarded to his loyal supporter, Henry Annan. The Rowallan Mures acquired Auchendrane soon afterwards and this saw the commencement of a long running feud between the Mures and the Cassillis Kennedys of Culzean, which ended in the lands of Auchendrane once again being forfeited to the crown. The part of the old estate within which Craigmote is located was sold off in the first half of the 17th century to the family of Blair of Blair, and became known as Blairstoun. In 1698 John Mure, former Provost of Ayr, bought and restored Blairstoun. At that time, the estate was described as having "ane high tower, with laigh buildings, surrounded with good orchards and gardens, parks and good corn fields". The Cathcart family came into possession of the property through marriage in 1793 of David Cathcart, later Lord Alloway, with Mary Mure. Their son bought back the barony lands, reuniting the original estate, and changing the name of Blairstoun back to Auchendrane.


Craigmote is a bespoke detached villa offering a level of sophistication not commonly found even in luxury homes.

Craigmote was built in 2007 of Stancliffe Stanton Moor natural sandstone with Spanish slate roof tiles. It has Smarthome integrated technology supplied by Boston Networks, with Cat 5 cabling throughout. The specification includes a Sonos integrated sound system with ceiling speakers internally and to the patio and decking. At the focal point of the drawing room is a 50" Artscreen TV system. The specification also includes oak flooring with Rehau underfloor heating. The designer kitchen was built by Design Studio of Ayr with built in appliances and granite worktops and the bathrooms have quality fittings with cabinet tops finished in Carrera marble.

Of special note is the wonderful swimming pool and solarium which measures 8m x 3.5m and has a depth varying between 1.2m and 1.5m. The swimming pool has a Triogen ozone disinfecting system and is currently serviced monthly. The plant room is located below the swimming pool.

On the ground floor an entrance vestibule leads to the main reception hallway, off which is a beautiful double height drawing room with French doors leading to a terrace and the garden, and further French doors to the solarium. To the rear of the property is the bespoke kitchen with a wide range of built in appliances and granite worktops. There is a fitted utility room off the kitchen. Also on this level are a home office, three double bedrooms, all with en suite facilities, and an additional family bathroom.

On the first floor is the master bedroom with a bay window with borrowed light from the double height drawing room. It has bespoke furniture and an en suite shower room. The fifth, double bedroom is also on this first floor, with an en suite off.

There is an integral double garage with a remote control up and over door and to the rear of the sweeping driveway there is a detached triple garage with remote control doors and built in stores to the rear.

The grounds surrounding Craigmote extend to 6.7 acres and are of special note, mainly comprising woodland which provides excellent shelter. The driveway leading to the house is lined with snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells at various times of the year with mature rhododendrons providing additional cover. Nearer to the house are extensive lawns and terraces which have been carefully maintained by the current owners. Within the grounds of Craigmote, about 100m south of the house on a low knoll at the head of the steep scarp above the western bank of the River Doon, is the site of an ancient fort or camp, known as Craigmure Mote. There are traces of what appears to have been a circular stone wall. enclosing a space of about 70m in diameter and protected by a mote or ditch. Craigmure Mote is a Scheduled Monument.


Entrance Portico
Entered through full height hardwood storm doors. Tiled floor.

Reception hallway
L-shaped reception hallway with oak flooring, oak architraves and bespoke built in furniture with home network hub and master controls for underfloor heating. Additional natural light from Velux window.

Drawing room/Dining room
Magnificent double height drawing room with stone fireplace at focal point with in built log burner and inset Pioneer television with screen above. Full height picture windows with double French doors to decking and terrace. Further double French doors to solarium/swimming pool.

Solarium/swimming pool.
Abundance of natural light with roof lights and windows to sides and rear. Oak door leads to changing room/shower room with lockers and store and bespoke three piece suite comprising low level wc, wash hand basin and shower unit.

Bespoke solid oak kitchen with granite worktops incorporating a wide range of built in appliances including induction hob, Neff barbeque, four Neff ovens, corner fridge, freezer, dishwasher. Twin bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Centre island and tiled flooring with under floor heating. Door to utility room.

Utility room
Base and wall mounted oak fronted units with twin sink units. Window to rear. Door to integral garage.

Integral double garage with remote control door and access to loft.

This apartment overlooking the gardens and terrace is currently being used as a home office but could be used as an additional bedroom . Built in oak furniture on one wall with dresser and wardrobes.

Three piece suite comprising low level wc, wash hand basin and bath with shower attachment. Wall mounted radiator. Fully tiled and marble worktops.

Bedroom 1
Overlooking terrace and garden. Bespoke oak furniture including dresser and wardrobes.

En suite shower room
Three piece luxury suite comprising low level wc, shower and wash hand basin. Marble worktops. Tiled.

Bedroom 2
Beautiful double bedroom with triangular windows to rear and additional windows to front. Built in oak furniture including wardrobes and dresser.

En suite bathroom
Four piece suite comprising low level wc, wash hand basin in vanity unit with marble worktop, bath and steam shower.

Bedroom 3
Well proportioned oak floored double bedroom with windows to front. Built in oak furniture on two walls.

En suite shower room
Three piece suite comprising low level wc, shower and wash hand basin in vanity unit with marble worktop. Fully tiled.

First floor
Beautiful landing with oak flooring and an abundance of natural light.

Bedroom 4 (master bedroom)
Stunning apartment with porthole window to front and additional windows to side with additional borrowed light from double height drawing room. Built in fitted wardrobes and store cupboard housing twin Megaflow tanks.

En suite shower room
Fully tiled and with three piece suite comprising low level wc, rain shower and wash hand basin set in marble worktop.

Bedroom 5
Well proportioned double bedroom with windows on three sides. Built in oak fitted wardrobes.

Shower room
Three piece suite comprising low level wc, shower and wash hand basin in vanity unit with marble worktop. Fully tiled.

The gardens surrounding Craigmote are extensive and extend to 6.7 acres. A sweeping engineered monobloc driveway leads to the front of the house. The driveway provides ample parking in addition to an integral garage to front. The triple detached garage has three lower ground stores to the rear. The front garden is mainly lawned with a wide range of mature fir trees, deciduous trees and rhododendrons. To the rear of the property there is an extensive terrace with a hot tub and further, mainly lawned gardens with a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs chosen for seasonal colour. The rear gardens are partly fenced. Beyond them lie the woodlands, leading down to the River Doon and Craigmure Mote.


From Glasgow, travel south on the M77 which leads onto the A77 past Kilmarnock. Continue along the A77, passing Ayr and eventually turning right at the sign for Culzean Castle, Heads of Ayr and Dunure. Proceed straight across the mini roundabout to the T-junction and turn left into Alloway, passing the Brig o' Doon House Hotel on your left hand side. Cross the bridge over the River Doon and continue on the B7024 for about one mile before turning left at a small sign for Nether Auchendrane. Follow the driveway almost to the end, where a sign for Craigmote will be seen on the right hand side.

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