12,255 sq ft(1,138.53 sq m)
Offers over £2,250,000

Frognal HouseSouthwood, Troon, Ayrshire, KA9 1UW

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in July 2019
  • Category B listed and built in 1909 by architect James Hay
  • Lovingly maintained and remodelled to retain many original features
  • Surrounded by immaculate landscaped gardens in a glorious natural setting
  • Two air conditioned garden room with bi-folding doors and a 7 car garage
  • Located in Southwood in the fine town of Troon, famous for the Royal Troon Golf Course
  • Troon has a bustling town centre with renowned restaurants and boutique shopping

Outstanding B listed Edwardian mansion house with office suite and 16 acres.

About this property

  • 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 GillespieProperty agent

Local information

  • Troon is one of Scotland's finest towns and world famous for the Royal Troon Golf Course which was founded in 1878 and has hosted the British Open on numerous occasions. Developed through the 18th century, Troon took its name from a rocky promontory known as 'The Troon‘. and the developing interest in sea bathing led William Fullerton of Fullerton to offer feus for the building of villas and in Ambitious town plans were drawn up by the Duke of Portland, while the coming of the Glasgow, Paisley and Ayr railway encouraged further growth in the mid 19th century. Troon railway station was rebuilt in 1892 by master architect James Miller, and the town continued to establish itself as a superior resort for holiday makers drawn to the sandy beaches and the quality of its golf.
  • Southwood is an exclusive enclave of houses laid out by the Duke of Portland's plans between 1890 and 1914 and became popular with merchants due to the easy access to Glasgow by rail and its world famous golf courses. Southwood is similar in many ways to developments of the same era at North Berwick, Gullane or indeed Sunningdale in Berkshire.
  • Troon lies approximately 8 miles north of Ayr and has a bustling town centre and a wide variety of shops, supermarkets, renowned restaurants and excellent boutique shopping. Prestwick Airport is approximately 3 miles away and Glasgow is easily commutable by rail from Troon railway station (journey time approximately 42 minutes) or by car via the A77 / M77.
  • Troon and Ayr provide excellent primary and secondary schooling with the local secondary school, Mar Hall College, and the private Wellington school in Ayr, each having good reputations for both academic and sporting achievements. There is an additional wide range of private schools in the Southside of Glasgow including Hutchesons' Grammar School and Craigholme and Belmont High School.
  • Royal Troon last hosted the British Open golf championship in 2016 and Prestwick Golf Club is the original home of the Open. Troon marina offers a sheltered harbour and the waters around Troon are renowned for some of the best racing waters in Europe.

Additional information

  • Please note that a clawback would be payable to the local authority if a purchaser obtained planning permission to build any residential property within the western portion of the grounds of Frognal House. Further details are available on request.
  • EPC Rating = E