5 bedroom house for saleCrosshands House & Smithy, Crosshands, By Mauchline, East Ayrshire, KA5
- About 0.16 acres.
- An attractive attached former coaching inn.
- Large workshop.
- Readily accessible to the A76 with links to the M77
- 2 reception rooms.
- 5 bedrooms.
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Located conveniently for access to the amenities available between Kilmarnock and Mauchline, East Ayrshire, Crosshands House and Smithy is an attractive former coaching inn with garage and large brick workshop. Mauchline (about 2.5 miles) has a good range of services including doctors surgery, bank and local shops, and primary and secondary schooling is available at Galston (4 miles) which also has local shops and services. The property is situated about 6 miles from Kilmarnock has a diverse range of facilities with shops, cafes, restaurants and supermarket shopping, and is well placed for easy access to Ayr and Glasgow from the A76 and M77. Glasgow city centre is within a 40 minute drive. There are excellent transport links in the area with a regular train service to Glasgow from Kilmarnock and Auchinleck (7 miles), and there is also a bus stop in both directions approximately 50 metres from the property, providing regular access to Kilmarnock, Mauchline and Cumnock. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is about 12 miles away with regular scheduled international flights and Glasgow International Airport is about 35 miles.
Ayr (12 miles) has a comprehensive range of amenities including excellent shopping, restaurants, cinemas and sports facilities. There are good private and state schools in the area too.
Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous courses at Royal Troon and Turnberry, Ballochmyle Golf Course, Mauchline (3.5 miles) is a popular 18 hole course and the 19 hole golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie at Rowallan Castle is some 9.5 miles away. There is the popular Racecourse in Ayr and excellent yachting facilities at the Marina in Troon.
The 44 mile River Ayr Way long distance walk is nearby, and the route travels along by Sorn Castle and the Ballochmyle Viaduct at Mauchline which are both particularly interesting sections of the walk. There are many opportunities for game sports in the area and Ayrshire has some of South West Scotlands salmon and trout fishing.
Crosshands House and Smithy, previously called the Delphi Inn or Danfoss Inn, was built as a coaching inn dating from the 18th century, to serve the mail coaches between the towns of Kilmarnock and Dumfries. On the ground floor, two living rooms were originally one continuous public bar with a fireplace at each end with two rooms on the first floor, with living accommodation for the owners family and the other available for nightly rent to passing travellers.
At that time, the road to the village of Tarbolton in South Ayrshire, ran along the south side of the building and the garage under the house was a cattle shed for livestock. Above the garage, was a hay loft which is now two bedrooms.
Around 1848, the Blacksmiths Workshop was built across the road from Crosshands House. Previously there had been a smithy at nearby Dalsangan, but this had been demolished a year earlier to make way for the new railway line between Kilmarnock and Dumfries. Subsequently, the Tarbolton road was moved to the north side of the house leaving the Smithy easily accessible across from what is now the driveway.
Early in the 20th century a corrugated iron building was built on the south side of the Smithy and operated as a petrol station. In the 1950s this was moved to a nearby farm where it is still in use.
From 1784 to 1788 Robert Burns lived at nearby Mossgiel Farm, just over a mile away, and it is very probable that Robert Burns would have been a regular visitor at Crosshands House.
Built of stone and slate on one and a half storeys with a white painted finish, this former coaching inn now provides flexible accommodation over two floors to include kitchen/breakfasting room, sitting room, dining room, living room/bedroom 5, sun room, bathroom and utility room on the ground floor and 4 bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor.
The garden is screened from the road and sheltered by a wall and is mainly down to lawn. There is a gravelled area for seating with a retractable canopy. There is ample parking both to the front and side of the property which also provides vehicular access to The Smithy.
The current owner has lived there for over 27 years and Crosshands House has great potential to make the most of the garage and Smithy for a small business, or to create an annexe, subject to the necessary planning consents.
The generous accommodation includes a pleasant sitting room with attractive open fireplace with cast iron backdrop and wood surround and coving, separate cosy dining room with exposed stone wall and original wood panelled ceiling, breakfasting kitchen with farmhouse style floor and wall units with tiled splashback, integrated fridge and freezer, built in dresser with glazed doors and attractive Belling Range Cooker with 8 ring gas hob and electric double oven, tiled floor, boiler and PVC door to outside.
From the kitchen, is a modern bathroom with bath with shower over with rainfall spray and adjustable wand, sink, w.c. and fitted bathroom furniture and heated towel rail, there is a useful utility room with fitted cupboards with plumbing for washing machine/tumble dryer and space for fridge and large freezer.
There is a bright living room/bedroom 5 with dual windows and a garden room with door leading to the garden. The curved staircase leads to the first floor, which has four bedrooms and a shower room.
From the kitchen, there is access to the garage, also with gas central heating, and a set of glazed doors covered by sliding timber framed doors leading out to the yard and Smithy.
The Garage has timber framed glazed doors with secure wood sliding doors, heated and insulated.
The Smithy: Approximately 351 x 185
Traditional brick construction with slate roof, inner roller-shutter door with original barn doors.
Providing full vehicle access with office/store room partitioned off, sink, light and power.
From the Bellfield roundabout at Kilmarnock, take the A76 Kilmarnock Road for Dumfries. Continue for about 5.5 miles towards Mauchline and turn right at the B744 signed for Tarbolton. Crosshands House and Smithy is then immediately on your left hand side.
Crosshands House & Smithy, Crosshands, Mauchline, East Ayrshire, KA5 5TP
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