Savills | Afton Lodge, Mossblown, Ayr, KA6 5AS | Properties for sale
7,716 sq ft(716.84 sq m)
Offers over £650,000

Afton LodgeMossblown, Ayr, KA6 5AS

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Elegant Georgian mansion thought to date from 1790
  • Extensive flexible accommodation throughout
  • Ideal for conversion or Bed and Breakfast
  • Original features including original wooden staircase
  • Grand drawing room with large bay window
  • Privately positioned at the end of a long driveway
  • Beautiful outlook over the rolling Ayrshire countryside
  • Set in approximately 2.5 acres of gardens

A magnificent detached Georgian mansion dating from circa 1790

About this property

  • Afton Lodge is an impressive Georgian mansion that was built between 1790 and 1920. The accommodation is extensive and comprises versatile living space over three levels ideal for conversion or B&B. The elevated ground floor begins with an impressive reception hall brimming with original features including a superb original wood staircase, grand drawing room with large bay window, dining room, comfortable sitting room, TV room, study and a well-appointed kitchen.

    On the first floor there are a number of well-proportioned bedrooms and three / four bathrooms, while on the lower ground floor there is very flexible accommodation including a games room, office, dining room and kitchen, plus two bedrooms, a bathroom and WC. There is also a handy boot room, wine cellar and excellent storage.

    Privately positioned at the end of a long driveway, the property offers a beautiful outlook over the rolling countryside and circa 2.5 acres of well-groomed lawn and gardens.

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Local information

  • Afton Lodge is located near Mossblown around 5 miles outside Ayr. The property is extremely private and offers a long sweeping driveway down to the house and sits in around 2.5 acres of garden grounds. The current owners have investigated the extensive history attached to Afton Lodge, which also features in 'The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire‘. Notable among their findings are the Burns connections of Lady Afton (Catherine Stewart, for whom the house was built), and the designation of the site adjacent to the house as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Ayr is Ayrshire's foremost town and has earned itself world renown as the birthplace of Robert Burns. Some of the town's many notable attractions include the Burns Monument and the legendary Brig O'Doon over which Tam O'Shanter fled to escape the witches he watched dancing in Alloway Auld Kirkyard.
  • The town offers easy access to Glasgow via the recently upgraded A77/M77 and is a popular base for commuters. In addition there are regular train services to Glasgow Central and Edinburgh. Prestwick International Airport offers a range of flights to Europe while Glasgow Airport (38 miles) offers domestic and European services and an increasing range of inter-continental flights. Ayr provides good shopping and professional services; local services close by include a general store, post office, pharmacy, hotel, library and primary school. Private co-educational schooling is available at Wellington School in Ayr and the town also has a number of well respected primary and secondary schools. 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 yachting marinas at Troon and further up the coast at Largs and Inverkip.

Additional information

  • Important notice
  • Photographs taken in 2016
  • Directions: From Ayr proceed from Whitletts roundabout on the B743 passing through the village of Mossblown. Entry to Afton Lodge is the second on the left hand side after the nursing home.
  • EPC Rating = E