A beautiful and sensitively restored ‘A’ listed baronial mansion house conversion apartment in parkland grounds.
Dunlop Manor is a beautiful, high spec apartment which is situated amid parkland and formal garden grounds. Located just off the A735, this stunningly restored A listed Baronial Mansion connects the estate lands with Dunlop and onwards to Stewarton and Neilston.
The main structure is a 4 storey grand tower house mansion of honey stone construction under a new slated roof. An important feature of the property is the glazed self-cleaning atrium which floods the great entrance reception hallway with natural light. The redevelopment successfully juxtaposes period and contemporary and the house includes quality kitchen and bathroom ware teamed with complimentary coloured ceramics, dressed hardwoods and a neutral palette of decoration.
Open outer entrance vestibule, door to inner vestibule with original mosaic tiled floor, mail boxes security video entry system and shared lockable stores, door to broad main entrance reception hallway with natural light from atrium, stairs with glass balustrades to upper levels. Door to carpeted entrance hallway (shared lockable store), service elevator to access upper floors.
Outer door to inner entrance reception hallway, general purpose store, stylish open plan drawing room to dining room to well-equipped integrated kitchen, utility room and domestic hot tank store, bathroom with shower over bath, bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room, bedroom 2 with en suite wc.
Residents refuse stores, substantial lockable bike store.
2 dedicated owners parking spaces, additional guest parking spaces.
Tarmacadam surfaced access driveway, initially through semi ancient native woodlands, opening to parkland grounds and leading to Dunlop Manor with formal gardens around the main structure. Twin stone gate piers to gravel surfaced apron with vehicle turning and hard standing area in front of the house with designated residents parking. Part block paved and part tarmacadam pathways fringed with lawns and copper beech hedging around the main property with ornamental and evergreen beds, raised timber planters and pathway to restored stone bridge over the Clerkland Burn.
The property provides easy access, ideal for all types of buyers, due to the ground floor location. A key feature of this apartment is the garden door access, which takes you to the Private Gardens – perfect for a buyer looking for pet friendly, outdoor access, as it is closely located to the River for idyllic walks.
The original stately mansion house was constructed in 1834 for Sir James Dunlop by Glasgow architect James Hamilton.
The house was built in the Scottish-Jacobean
style with detailed gables and dormers, and with a dramatic and asymmetrical front elevation, laced with strapwork. This style was individualistic and makes the current Dunlop Manor truly unique in architecture.
The property is protected by a category A listing.
In 2014, Messrs Laurel Homes commenced the ambitious renovation and refurbishment programme which has sensitively restored a grand stately mansion house into a collection of only 9 bespoke grand conversion apartments. Prospective buyers who invest the time in an inspection will quickly recognise the extent and attention to detail of this beautiful renovation project which has been completed to craftsman like standards and which tastefully blends period and contemporary. Part of the planning agreement makes provision, in due course, for the building of 23 executive style detached homes, all of which will lie to the north of Dunlop Manor.
Dunlop Manor is situated in pretty East Ayrshire countryside close by the village of Dunlop.
The position of the apartment allows for easy commuter access to Glasgow and to the beautiful Ayrshire Coastline. Dunlop Village is located just over a mile to the west and the larger town of Stewarton is about a short distance to the South.
Both Stewarton and Dunlop have main line Railway Stations which offer an easy commute to and from Glasgow of only 23 minutes (minimum of two trains per hour). The location of this bright and spacious apartment is ideal for a professional couple due to the close proximity to Glasgow City Centre. Likewise, it is an extremely attractive proposition for a retired couple looking for a tranquil setting close to all amenities. The village of Dunlop is home to award winning restaurants and pubs.
Dunlop has a primary school and Stewarton has a secondary school. Dunlop village has a
post office/general store and newsagents for everyday provisions, and a pleasant village public house and hotel. At Stewarton there is a more extensive range of shops and amenities that include a Sainsbury supermarket. The Ayrshire town of Kilmarnock is situated about 8.5 miles further south.
Glasgow city centre is about 16 miles to the north-east and as with most major cities provides an excellent range of professional services, higher education, cultural and retail facilities.
For those who are required to travel/commute, a combination of the A736 via Barrhead to Glasgow and the M77 provide excellent access to both Glasgow and the Ayrshire coastline. As stated above there is an excellent train service from Dunlop (1.5 miles) which takes 25 minutes to Glasgow Central. There are also main line railway stations at Stewarton (3.9 miles), Kilwinning (7 miles) and Irvine (11 miles). Travelling further afield is also made easy by access to the international airports of Prestwick (19.5 miles) and Glasgow (15.5 miles).
The local area provides numerous sporting and leisure opportunities with extensive walking, cycling and riding trails. As with much of Scotland, one is never too far from a golf course and Dunlop Manor is no exception with Ayrshire having one of the highest concentrations of local inland parkland courses and some of the internationally renowned links courses at the coast. The area is well served by outdoor and country pursuits with numerous local fishing, shooting and stalking opportunities.
Leave Glasgow on the M8 motorway travelling in a westerly direction, after about 2 miles bear left onto the M77. At junction 3, take the A726 exit signposted Paisley. Proceed on the A726 for about 0.5 miles before turning left onto the B773. Continue on the B773 for about 1.5 miles to reach the roundabout at Barrhead. Take 2nd exit onto Main St/A736. Proceed through Barrhead bearing left at the fork in the road and following signs Neilston. Travel on the Neilston Road for 7.4 miles then turn left into the Dunlop Manor Estate. Follow the Estate road for 0.6 miles to find Dunlop Manor at its end.