A charming country cottage with 5 acres in lovely countryside close to Dunlop village.
East Netherhill is a quite charming country cottage type family home. About 20 years ago the house was extensively rebuilt and refurbished to create a virtually new home inside a much older period outer shell.
The house is of white painted stone and harled exterior finish and all under a slated roof. The accommodation is freshly presented and offers excellent family and guest accommodation laid out over two light and bright and easily managed levels. The house has pleasant exposed beams and roof trusses, natural pine doors with Suffolk latches and black ironmongery, exposed natural stone walls and good quality kitchen and bathroom ware. It has the benefit of adjoining land which introduces an equestrian dimension and offers all the trappings of pleasant rural life and yet with remarkable commuter benefits, road, rail and airport.
Small outer entrance vestibule, entrance reception hallway with part exposed natural stone wall, part terra cotta tile floor, from the reception hall, a Ramsay retractable ladder leads to an insulated and floored attic space, there are a number of in built general purpose stores and cloaks cupboards off the hall. Double sitting room with multi fuel stove, patio doors and additional French door to gardens. Generously proportioned dining kitchen with good space for refectory sized dining furniture, matching fitted units, twin Belfast sinks, 2 oven LPG fired Aga range cooker, robust slate tile flooring and vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Family bathroom with pine panel to dado height, bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobe, inner hall with staircase and under stairs stores, bedroom 2, bedroom 3, shower room.
Staircase to first floor upper hallway, double fronted stores, bedroom 4 with 2 dormer window formations and in-built wardrobes, en suite bath and shower room. Bedroom 5 (presently set up as study) with in-built study filing and stationery furniture.
3 connected garages all with separate up and over doors, personal door access, concrete flooring, gardeners wc. The garage has light, power and water supply. Lean to greenhouse.
An access lane leads to the entrance of stone gate piers with steel stock gate to driveway flanked by lawns and mature trees. Black asphalt driveway to apron and gravel sweep in front of the house offering good vehicle turning and hard standing areas. The gardens are fringed with mature trees and feature a number of shrubs and bushes. A dry stone wall supports a further lawn with trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. A vegetable and soft fruit garden is beside the garaging. A timber and stock gate provide convenient access to the adjacent field.
The land holding extends to 5.4 acres (2.189 Ha), The field is to permanent pasture and whilst suitable for a number of uses, will easily support the grazing/turning out of horses.
East Ayrshire Council
East Netherhill is in Band G and the amount of council tax payable for 2019/2020 is £2,911.66 including water charges.
East Netherhill is serviced by mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, twin tank LPG fired central heating, solar panels, double glazing.
East Netherhill is located in pretty East Ayrshire countryside about 0.75 miles to the south west of the village of Dunlop and about 2.5 miles to the north of the larger East Ayrshire village/town of Stewarton.
The house enjoys a wonderful private and rural location at the end of an access road and from its slightly raised vantage point there are wonderful, near 360 degree, views across neighbouring countryside and farmland stretching south to the heads of Ayr and Ailsa Craig, west to Goat Fell on the island of Arran and to Ben Lomond in the north.
The property is set in mature gardens and grounds which are fringed with mature trees providing amenity and interest.
East Netherhill benefits from having its own land which lies immediately into the house and gardens and as such offers equine and other land use options.
Dunlop has a post office/general store and newsagents for everyday provisions, and a pleasant village public house. At Stewarton, there is a more extensive range of shops and amenities that include a Co-op midi and a Sainsbury store. The Ayrshire town of Kilmarnock is situated about 7.5 miles to the south from East Netherhill where there is a much fuller range of shops, retail parks and professional services.
Dunlop has a primary school and Stewarton has a secondary school.
Dunlop and Stewarton both have main line railway stations with ample parking and offer a regular half hourly commuter service to and from Glasgow Central. Some of the children in the district attend the independent schools at Glasgow and travel by rail.
Glasgow city centre is about 17 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 by car, 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 which takes 25 minutes to Glasgow Central.
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 East Netherhill is no exception with Ayrshire having one of the highest concentrations of local inland parkland courses, and with 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 and out of Barrhead on the A736 for about 9.1 miles to reach the hamlet of Burnhouse. At Burnhouse, turn left onto the B706 signposted Dunlop, continue for 1.6 miles to reach the edge of Dunlop village. After the church, turn immediate right onto the minor road and leave the village in a southerly direction. Continue for 0.4 miles then turn left onto the unmarked privately-owned access lane which leads to East Netherhill.