Exquisite private and secluded estate in the picturesque Ayrshire countryside.
Skeldon House presents a rare opportunity to acquire a stunning 18th century classical Georgian country house thought to be designed by James Miller. The main house stands proudly at the end of a tree lined driveway and creates a real sense of occasion upon arrival. During the current owners' custodianship, it has been beautifully refurbished with a number of additions and improvements being made.
It is a substantial property, but provides a surprisingly manageable and comfortable living environment, feeling smaller than the some 9000 sq ft of space on offer. The accommodation is bright and spacious with classic Georgian proportions. The ground floor comprises an impressive reception hall with black and white tiled floor and main staircase leading to a gallery landing; located off is the grand drawing room to the east and dining room to the west, both open out onto the beautiful conservatory which leads out to the south lawn. A fantastic study is located off.
The first floor comprises two superb bedroom suites complete with dressing rooms and en suite bathrooms with a further three bedrooms and shower room located on the second floor.
A stone spiral staircase links all three floors to the lower ground which includes a newly installed gym and sauna, games room, wine cellar, shower room and contemporary country dining kitchen with a range of built storage options including a central breakfasting island and a focal fireplace.
The gardens and grounds of Skeldon are the last word and consist of various lawns and parkland surrounded by a diverse range of woodland. There are a number of gravel paths and walkways that meander through banks of rhododendrons, the walled garden and along the riverside.
The walled garden has a range of heated glasshouses perfect for growing fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Finally, there is an all-weather tennis court.
The Coach House is a U-shaped 18th century courtyard and incorporates the estate office, garages, former stables, byre, storage and 2 semi detached stone built cottages. The coach house extends to approximately 5300 sq feet.
Castle Cottage is stone built under a slate roof and comprises sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms and is around 976 sq feet.
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