Savills | Downan Farmhouse, Ballantrae, Girvan, Ayrshire, KA26 0PB | Properties for sale
4 Ac(1.62 Ha)
Offers over £300,000

Downan FarmhouseBallantrae, Girvan, Ayrshire, KA26 0PB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • CLOSING DATE - Thursday 10 September @ 12 noon
  • Five bedrooms
  • Three reception rooms
  • Range of traditional and modern farm buildings
  • About 4.1 acres in total
  • For sale as a whole

Attractive period farmhouse with outstanding views to Ailsa Craig and Arran.

About this property

  • Downan Farmhouse presently forms part of Glenapp Estate, situated in an enviable coastal position in South Ayrshire. The farmhouse benefits from well-proportioned rooms with many period features intact, and there are five bedrooms in total. Externally, the land extends to about 4.1 acres (1.65 hectares) and includes a range of useful modern and traditional farm
    buildings.

    Downan Farmhouse has a northwesterly aspect and spectacular views over the scenic Ayrshire coast towards Ailsa Craig, Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and even Ireland on a clear day. The house is a two storey (full height) dwelling of traditional stone construction with a slate roof; the accommodation is arranged over two floors as shown on the accompanying floorplans.

    The front door opens into a small vestibule which in turn accesses the ground floor hall. Situated at the front of the house, the northwestern facing living room and dining room benefit from coastal views, with the living room also having a large Clearview wood burning stove. A good sized study also has an open fireplace and could be utilised as a television room/snug.

    The farmhouse kitchen is located towards the rear of the house with fitted units, an integrated electric cooker and a small Rayburn utilised principally for domestic hot water. There is a spacious utility room with additional storage units and a sink as well as external access to the rear of the property.

    A large modern family bathroom with bath, large shower unit, WC, wash hand basin and vanity unit is located next to the laundry room where the oil fired boiler is also positioned. Upstairs
    there are five bedrooms, with bedrooms 4 and 5 requiring some upgrading.

    The farmhouse benefits from UPVC double glazing, oil fired central heating (via boiler) and domestic hot water (via oil Rayburn), a private water supply (shared with the neighbouring farm), mains electricity and drainage to a septic tank. Externally there is a large enclosed garden laid to grass with a gravelled driveway and parking area to the front of the house. To the side there is an extensive area of hardstanding with parking.

    FARM BUILDINGS AND LAND
    Adjacent to the farmhouse there is a small range of former farm buildings, of mixed construction, which complement the grazing
    land and provide useful storage space. Please note, additional buildings (to the west of the farmhouse) are available by separate negotiation. In close proximity to the farmhouse there are two enclosed paddocks, extending to 4 acres, ideally suited for grazing horses or other livestock.

    VIEWING
    Strictly by appointment with Savills 01387 274677.

    ENTRY & POSSESSION
    Entry by arrangement

    OFFERS
    Offers in Scottish Legal Form are to be submitted to the selling agents, Savills, 28 Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DG. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection.

    SOLICITORS
    AB and A Matthews, Newton Stewart

    FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
    All fitted carpets and lighting are included in the sale.

    MINERAL RIGHTS
    The mineral rights are reserved to Glenapp Estate.

    BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
    For the avoidance of doubt, the sale does not include any BPS entitlements.

    PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN
    June 2019.

    SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES
    Downan Farmhouse, Private water, mains electricity, septic tank, oil fired central heating boiler and oil fired Rayburn.
    Council Tax Band, EPC Rating E (48)

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Local information

  • Downan Farm is situated in an attractive rural coastal setting in South Ayrshire. Within close proximity of the farm is the seaside village of Ballantrae (1.1 miles) where there is a thriving community and facilities including village shop and Post Office, primary school with nursery, 24 hour service station, a hotel/country pub, doctor's surgery (with dispensary), bowling green, and garden centre (with tea room).
  • The town of Girvan is 13 miles to the north and offers primary and secondary schooling as well as a wider range of local and professional serivces, a train station and a swimming pool with gym, soft play and a cafe. Ayr (36 miles) provides a further choice of services and transport connections as well as a racecourse which is the home of the Scottish Grand National meeting held annually in the spring. Ayr also has a public
  • swimming pool, ten pin bowling, an ice rink, golf courses, sailing, game and sea fishing as well as river and park walks and a college campus incorporating the Scottish Rural University
  • College (SRUC).
  • The A77 at Ballantrae provides links to Cairnryan port and Stranraer to the south, and Ayr/Glasgow to the north. There are railway stations in Girvan, Maybole and Ayr (providing regular services to Glasgow and Stranraer), and international airports at Prestwick (43 miles) and Glasgow (72 miles). Ferry links to Ireland (Larne and Belfast) operate from Cairnryan (23 miles). Glasgow offers all the services and transport connections associated with a major city.
  • Southwest Scotland provides a wealth of opportunities for outdoor pursuits with fishing available on various local river systems including the Stinchar. The Ayrshire coast is famous worldwide for golfing, with championship courses at Turnberry, Prestwick and Troon. Galloway Forest Park to the east is an area of outstanding natural beauty and offers excellent walking, mountain biking and fishing, and is one of only four national parks in the western world to have official Dark Sky status.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Ayr travel south on the A77 towards Stranraer. On reaching Ballantrae village, continue along Main Street leaving the village (after crossing the river), and take the first righthand turn. Continue along this road, again turning right at the first opportunity, and follow this road for around 1 mile and you will reach Downan Farm. Turn left and park up in the yard adjoining the farmhouse.
  • EPC Rating = E