Drumbain, Fisherton, Ayr, KA7 4LG | Property for sale | Savills
52 Ac(21.04 Ha)
Offers over £2,650,000(€3,140,420)

DrumbainFisherton, Ayr, KA7 4LG

  • Freehold

Key features

  • 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms including superb principal bedroom suite
  • Fully glazed kitchen/dining and family room with sea views
  • 4 further reception rooms
  • Gym and leisure complex with spa facilities
  • Additional cottage and outbuildings
  • 52 acres in all including 400m of beach frontage.

Exquisite, extended coastal retreat set in 52 acres with stunning views to Ailsa Craig and 400m of shore frontage.

About this property

  • The House
    Drumbain House is an outstanding detached country house built of harled stone and brick, largely under a slate roof, which sits surrounded by 52 acres of its own land. Originally a farmhouse, the property has been extended and substantially upgraded over the years and a major programme of works was recently carried out. This is no more evident than in the incredible glazed kitchen/dining and family room with stunning views across the privately owned fields down to the water line and up the coast towards Ailsa Craig. The property has been completely refurbished and has exceptionally high levels of natural light. This, combined with natural oak finishes on the flooring and doors creates a superbly balanced, bright and spacious family home. The principal accommodation is formed of six generous bedrooms, four of which are en suite with a fifth family bathroom separating the last two bedrooms. While the spectacular views and finishes in the kitchen/living area create an organic gathering point for the family, the games room and lounge, complete with sliding doors opening to the snug, create superb entertaining spaces.

    An attractive range of traditional outbuildings have undergone some recent changes with the creation of a fabulous gym, sauna and spa complex which again has a stunning sea view. Additional courtyard barns offer the opportunity to create further accommodation with views to the sea and walled garden.

    A particularly attractive wooded glen and walled garden lie to the north of the house and there is an orchard to the south.

    Garden Grounds
    Drumbain Glen and the walled garden are important features of the property and provide a stunning backdrop to the house, with an abundance of seasonal colour. Drumbain Glen is an especially pretty area of mature woodland which runs down to the sea. A path runs down through the glen alongside a burn making it an enchanting area for a walk as well as providing direct access to the coastal land. In spring the woodland floor of the glen is carpeted with snowdrops, daffodils and then bluebells. The walled garden is well known for its wide range of herbaceous plants and mature shrubs providing constant interest and colour throughout the summer months. Primulas and azaleas grow particularly well. The burn runs through the garden offering a lovely water aspect to this idyllic setting before flowing through the glen to the sea.

    Land
    In addition to the house and gardens the sale includes the policy fields which extend to approximately 52 acres in all. These fields would provide ample grazing for horses and ponies or livestock or could be repurposed for other agricultural interests. There are three fields, all of which are currently in grass and all have been cropped in the past. The property also includes an additional area of coastal land which is a haven for a variety of wildlife including duck (eider, mallard and shell), seabirds (shag, cormorant, guillemot), waders (red shank, oystercatcher, curlew, heron) and raptors (kestrel, peregrine, sparrow hawk). In addition, otters, seals and dolphins are seen regularly. The coastal land is secluded and provides an ideal spot for picnics on the beaches and bathing in the rock pools during the summer months.

    Development
    The seller reserves the right to insert a clawback clause in the disposition relating to residential development on the agricultural land at a rate of 50% over 20 years. Further
    information is available from the selling agents.

There are few houses that have excited me as much as Drumbain. The views, the stunning extension, the walled garden and the outbuildings make this, in my opinion, the full package.

Cameron EwerProperty agent

Local information

  • Drumbain House is situated in an enchanting and secluded position overlooking the sea, with stunning views across the Firth of Clyde to Arran and Ailsa Craig. The property is surrounded by wooded gardens and lawns.
  • The property is adjacent to the small village of Dunure, with its picturesque harbour which has featured frequently in the popular drama series 'Outlander'.
  • It lies 4.5 miles to the south of the River Doon and Alloway, the birthplace of Robert Burns. Local services in Alloway include a general store, post office, library and primary school. Secondary schooling is available in Ayr, as well as private co-education from the age of 3 to 18 at Wellington School. Ayr provides an excellent range of shops, restaurants, recreational and professional services.
  • The area enjoys first rate transport links and is popular with commuters. Glasgow, now regarded as one of Europe's most fashionable cities, can be easily reached by car on the recently upgraded A/M77 or by rail from Ayr. Prestwick Airport (9.5 miles) offers flights to London Stansted, a growing number of European destinations, the Caribbean, Florida and Las Vegas.
  • The Ayrshire coast is famous worldwide for golf, with championship courses at Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry. There is also excellent sailing on the Firth of Clyde, with smaller boat mooring available at Dunure harbour, yachting marinas at Troon and further up the coast at Largs and Inverkip. The coastline is ideal for less strenuous outdoor activities, whether it be relaxing on one of the many secluded beaches or taking long walks along the cliffs.

Additional information

  • Local Authority - South Ayrshire Council
  • Council Tax - Band H
  • Services - Mains water, electricity, private drainage to septic tank
  • Directions: From Glasgow travel south on the M77 onto the A77 past Kilmarnock. Follow this road, which bypasses Ayr, and turn right towards Alloway on Doonholm Road signposted Heads of Ayr and Tam O Shanter Experience. Proceed across the roundabout and at the T-junction at the end of the road turn left onto the B7024. Cross the bridge over the River Doon and turn right onto Longhill Avenue. Turn left at the roundabout towards Dunure and the drive to Drumbain House lies on the right hand side of the public road after approximately 3 miles.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold