Outstanding B listed Edwardian mansion house with office suite and 16 acres.
Edwardian country houses exude opulence and Frognal House is one of the west of Scotland's very finest examples of a mansion house from this period. Surrounded by 16 acres of manicured formal gardens and woodland which provide shelter and seclusion, Frognal House is category B listed and was built in 1909 by the noted architect James Hay and was rebuilt in 1913 after a fire. The property comprises a two storey and attic mansion of squared rubble blond sandstone with ashlar dressings and cornice parapets. Frognal has been lovingly maintained and remodelled over the last few years in a restrained but classical manner, with great care and expense taken to retain the wealth of original features including timber dado panelling, shutters, fireplaces in the principal reception rooms, ornate egg and dart cornicing along with original friezes to ceilings. Surrounding Frognal House are immaculate landscaped matured gardens with a three compartment greenhouse set amidst a glorious natural setting. There are two air conditioned garden rooms with bi-fold doors and a 7 car garage with electric doors.
The ground floor accommodation begins with an imposing and grand double height hallway with a beautiful crystal chandelier hanging down through the minstrels' gallery. A splendid carved stone fireplace includes an etched motto which translates as one way, one heart'. The elegant drawing room has twin bay windows with a marble fireplace and wonderfully ornate plasterwork including a ceiling cornice and frieze. The morning room overlooks the gardens and has a welcoming, richly coloured inglenook fireplace. Other reception rooms include a formal dining room and beautiful billiard room again with inglenook fireplace, exposed ceiling timber beams and boldly painted wood panelling. There are cloakroom / WCs off the reception hallway. A fantastic open plan kitchen / dining room is located to the rear of Frognal House. The fully fitted bespoke kitchen includes a wide range of cabinets and drawer units, integrated appliances and marble worktops. There is also a fitted professional-standard preparation kitchen located off with additional utility room and laundry room. The rear hall to the north of the property leads to the wine cellar, shower room and into additional accommodation including a conference room, office, staff room, meeting room and shower room. This north facing wing could be converted into a private annexe.
The first floor is reached via an original timber staircase which curves up to the galleried landing. Off here are four luxurious bedroom suites, all with en suite bathrooms or shower rooms. The second floor accommodation is made up of a sitting room, fitted kitchen and three additional bedrooms, two of which have en suite shower rooms or bathrooms. This floor could work well as a self-contained flat.
The basement accommodation comprises a boiler room with a lift accessing all floors.
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In my opinion this is one of the finest Edwardian mansion houses in the west of Scotland. Set in beautiful mature gardens and close to Royal Troon Golf Course.Peter Gillespie