Characterful period house with historic original features and about 3 acres.
The Place, Kilmaurs is a Category B listed, T plan Scottish mansion with crow step gables which was built circa 1640 by the Cunninghame family (later the earls of Glencairn). To the west of the property are the remains of an earlier tower house. The stone vaulted room from the original tower house remains intact and this beautiful barrel vaulted room is at the west end of The Place.
The accommodation of The Place begins with an entrance hallway with a stained glass door leading to the open plan dining hallway which has a timber beam effect to the ceiling and a sweeping stone staircase to the rear. The drawing room has double glazed sash and case windows to front and rear overlooking the surrounding gardens with a magnificent 17th century stone fireplace at focal point. The wonderfully atmospheric barrel vaulted sitting room (formerly the chancellor's room) dates from the 16th century and has a fireplace and slate hearth with log burner and a door to the side. The ground floor accommodation continues with a modern fitted kitchen with a fine range of base and wall mounted units which were installed by JS Geddes in 2012 with underfloor heating and timber beam effect to ceiling. Off the kitchen there is a utility room with a cloakroom / WC. The first floor accommodation comprises bedroom one with en suite shower room off, two additional double sized bedrooms and a bathroom with modern white suite incorporating Villeroy & Boch fittings. The second floor is home to two additional bedrooms and a bathroom.
The grounds surrounding The Place are a credit to the current owners and at the front of the property (south facing) the grounds include a field/paddock and mature lawned gardens with a wide variety of shrubs and trees with fence and walled surround. There are pathways through the gardens and the elevated position provides views over surrounding parkland, bowling club and the village beyond. There is also a wildlife pond. The gardens to the rear of The Place are again mainly lawned with a variety of mature trees and shrubs.
The outbuildings include three former stables, substantial garaging and workshop with additional log store and potting shed.
View payable LBTT Calculator for this property
An Elegant and Historic country house with 16th Century vaulted sitting room with equestrian potential and beautiful surrounding gardens. A rare gem with outbuildings and potential to work from home and within 30 minutes train from Kilmaurs to the centre of Glasgow.Peter Gillespie