Charming refurbished farmhouse with 28 acres on the outskirts of Lochwinnoch.
A charming, traditionally built farmhouse set in approximately 28 acres of gardens, paddocks and woodland, Cruiks Farm offers a wonderful lifestyle opportunity and is set in the outskirts of the picturesque village of Lochwinnoch.
It is not common in these times for someone to have the vision to create a home and woodland landscape that would peak in a future generation.
When local Architect James Houston purchased Crooks Farm in the 1990s a less ordinary vision was born, to turn a rural farm property into a woodland planted and landscaped haven and with a blank canvas of 28 acres of mostly fields and a somewhat dilapidated array of farm buildings, work began.
The first of three main phases of this project was to restore the existing traditional farmhouse dwelling sympathetically, this was achieved by demolition of old iron sheds and outbuildings to leave the original stone house and barn dating to 1752. The restoration was executed from foundations up, retaining period features whilst utilising the highest quality structural and finishing materials available.
The inside garden is beautiful in its own right, planted and hard landscape with works including hand laid stonework and partitions of exceptional quality.
Extensive landscaping and stonework was carried out to create pathway routes through the woodland planting which includes Ash, Beech, Sessile Oak, Wild Cherry, Rowan, Whitebeam, Alder, Aspen, Norway Maple, Hazel, Hawthorn, Guilder Rose, Bird Cherry, Dog Rose, Rosa Rugosa, Scots Pine, Hybrid Larch, Noble Fir and Western Hemlock, the total planting exceeded 10,500 trees mostly grown from whips.
The accommodation comprises on the ground floor: entrance hallway with cloakroom / WC and utility room to rear; beautiful drawing room with open aspects to the front over the gardens with French doors to side; sitting room with fireplace at focal point and French doors to the rear leading to a modern fitted kitchen with a fine range of base and wall mounted units with in built appliances. The principal bedroom is on the ground floor with an en suite four piece bathroom. The accommodation on the upper floor comprises bedroom two, bedroom three/office and bathroom with modern suite.
There is a substantial adjoining barn and car port which may be suitable for future conversion subject to permission from the relevant local authority
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A lifestyle property in a wonderful location with views from the woodland to Castle Semple Loch and beyond.Peter Gillespie