Woodside

By Beith, Ayrshire, KA15 2JF
Sold £1,100,000

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A beautifully presented B listed country house in private parkland grounds to about 25 acres, located some 11 miles from Glasgow Airport and 19 miles from Glasgow City.

Description
Woodside is an elegant category ‘B’ listed country house located some 11 miles from Glasgow Airport and 19 miles from Glasgow City. The origins of Woodside date back to the mid-19th century. at which time it was the stable courtyard for the Woodside Estate.

Woodside was one of the principal estates in the Beith parish and it is thought that the stables were originally built around 1860. The stables were converted into a single house shortly after the second world war at which time the conversion ensured the preservation of the original architecture.

More recently Woodside has been extensively upgraded and improved and now provides first class family and guest accommodation on a pleasant layout over 2 levels, all having had the benefit of a total redecoration, finishing and soft furnishing programme to designer standard.

An outer vestibule leads to a welcoming reception hall with arched window to inner courtyard. A cloakroom and wc is off, the living room is comfortable and has a working open fire. An inner hallway has a second wc and gives access to a cosy sitting room, a large bright Meranti hardwood conservatory has porcelain tile flooring with aspects and access to formal gardens.

The drawing room is generous and features dressed hardwood flooring and a log burner set in intricately carved timber fire surround, double arched doors at the rear lead to a fully equipped split level cinema room complete with leather lazy boy reclining chairs, Tannoy 7.1 surround sound system with acoustic wall panels, high definition 1080p projector and 11 foot screen. The cinema is wired for Blu-ray and HD Sky TV. Concealed connecting door to lovely games and entertaining room with rich wood panelling, warming log burner and feature arched windows with French doors to courtyard.

A generous formal dining room provides access to a well-equipped kitchen with good space for informal dining or breakfasting table and chairs. The kitchen is by Smallbone with granite surfaces, porcelain sink and AGA range cooker.

At the rear is a pleasant morning room with warming log burner. A door leads to the rear courtyard, a utility cupboard, and fixed staircase to a staff or au pair’s 7th bedroom with en suite bathroom.

The main first floor is by an ornately carved staircase to the upper hallway. The eastern side of the upper hall is dedicated to a self-contained master suite of bedroom with fitted wardrobes, en suite bath and shower room as well as en suite dressing room.

Bedrooms 2 & 3 have en suite bathrooms, bedroom 4 & 5 have en suite shower rooms and finally bedroom 6 is a fine guest bedroom with en suite bathroom.

Outbuildings
Boiler house and general-purpose stores.

Pavilion, summer house, log cabin, tree house, 4 loose boxes.

Gardens/Land
About 25 acres in all, about 12 acres well manicured parkland type gardens entered via front and rear automated gated entrances with cattle grids, red Lanark chip stone driveways to block paved courtyard. The grounds are fringed with mature woodland strips providing near total privacy, shelter and amenity. Formal gardens around the house include courtyard, gardens with BBQ terrace and pavilion. A pretty pond is at the western side of the house and has a summer house and a log cabin with cantilevered deck and canopy, the pond is capable of sustaining fish life and it attracts wild fowl.

Equestrian
Detached structure providing four 14’x14’ loose boxes, tack and feed stores. About 13 acres permanent pasture, it is currently used for turning out and horse grazing as well as the production of own Haylage.

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
Woodside is eligible for the Government’s Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (RHI) scheduled to expire for Woodside at the end of 2021.

Details of the remainder of the scheme can be made available upon request. The agents and vendors cannot warrant or guarantee any figures. Prospective buyers should seek independent expert advice before making arrangements to view and ahead of their making an offer especially if the RHI scheme is critical to their interest. https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/increasing-the-use-of-low-carbon-technologies/supporting-pages/renewable-heat-incentive-rhi

Local Authorities
North Ayrshire Council, telephone 01294 310000.

Services
Mains water and electricity, private septic tank drainage, Blown wood pellet bio mass fired central heating. A new state of the art CCTV and security/fire system enables the home to be monitored and controlled from anywhere in the world.

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Council Tax
Woodside is in council tax band H and the amount payable for 2020/21 is £3,704.30.

EPC
EPC rating F.

Situation
Woodside is situated just to the north of the Ayrshire commuter town of Beith.

The house is set in some 25 acres of parkland grounds which are bounded by a strip of semi ancient woodland which protects the house and provides near total privacy, seclusion and amenity.

Beith centre is about 1 mile to the south and is part pedestrianised. There is a good range of local shops and services which easily cater for every day needs and requirements. There are banks, supermarkets, a medical surgery, chemists and local firms of solicitors and other professional services.

Beith has local nursery schools as well as two primary schools and local secondary schools. Glasgow has numerous independent schools and St Columba’s in Kilmacolm (9 miles) has an independent day school for girls and boys with a pick-up point in Beith (between 3 – 18 years www.st-columbas.org).

Extensive shopping facilities are available at the Phoenix centre and at the Braehead retail village which has Sainsbury and M&S anchor stores.

Glasgow city (19 miles) has all the cultural, higher educational and leisure services normally associated with a major international centre.

Beith has a pleasant 9 hole parkland golf course and there are many other courses in the surrounding Ayrshire and Renfrewshire countryside.

The nearby Garnock River offers good fishing where it is possible, by permit, to fish for brown trout, sea trout and salmon. The river has runs of salmon at the back end. There are a number of hill lochs and commercial fisheries which offer good sport.

Castle Semple loch is part of the Clyde and Muirshiel Country Park and offers inland sailing and coaching for beginners. The Firth of Clyde has excellent chandlery and marina services as well as some of the UK’s most scenic and enjoyable coastal sailing.

For those with equestrian interests, surrounding back roads and bridle paths offer miles of pleasant hacking country.

Travel Directions
From Glasgow, travel in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. At Glasgow Airport after the White Cart Viaduct leave the M8 at Junction 28A and take the A737 sign posted Irvine. Continue along the A737 for about 9 miles to reach the Clerksbridge Toll Roundabout which has a quarry at the left hand side. At this roundabout take the third exit, sign posted ‘Local Access Only’ Continue along this minor road for about half a mile before turning left at the junction. Continue on the minor road for about 500 yards passing over a small stone bridge to reach a white lodge house on the left hand side. Diagonally opposite the lodge house are stone gate piers which mark one of the entrances to Woodside. Proceed through the gates and follow the red Lanark chip stone surfaced avenue to reach Woodside.