A rare opportunity to secure a charming, converted steading situated in a much sought after rural location within the walls of Blair Estate.
1 Blair Smithy is a charming, converted steading situated in a much sought after rural location between the towns of Dalry and Kilwinning in North Ayrshire. The property is in essence, a brand-new home within an older outer shell. It has recently been completely refurbished, developed and substantially extended by the current owners, with flair and imagination, and completed to a precise and exacting standard of finish.
The property is semi detached with the original part of the steading comprising of white and black painted stone construction. One of the extensions is of exposed natural sandstone finish and the final extension to the extreme rear is of smooth render finish with exposed sandstone detailing, all of which sit neatly under a dark grey slate roof.
Originally built in the 1800s, the home offers extremely versatile living space and is laid across two light and bright easily managed levels. The house has been skilfully maintained and restored, while period features have been sensitively retained and teamed beautifully with contemporary fixtures and fittings. The accommodation is sumptuous and bespoke and has been designed intelligently to provide space for living, relaxing, and entertaining.
There is wonderful open living accommodation to the Northern elevation which has created outstanding family space of dining, kitchen, sitting and entertaining, opening to beautifully landscaped gardens which combine and enhance living and alfresco dining/sundowner space.
Via outer front door, intercom door bell, entrance vestibule, inner front door to welcoming entrance hall/sitting room with limestone flooring, feature wall, hand selected dark grey slate stone sourced from the Lake District, log burning stove, windows to front and rear. Boot/cloaks room, wc, door to rear gardens. Rear hall leading to bedroom 1, windows overlooking the rear gardens, contemporary en suite shower room. Door to hallway, double fitted hallway stores, bedroom 2 (currently set up as the home office), original steading window to front. Sitting cum dining room with original steading windows to front, door to kitchen cum informal breakfasting and dining bar, lux fully integrated Siemens kitchen appliances and worktops, bespoke mirror detailed surround, central island unit, instant boiling hot water tap, all open plan to entertainment space/sitting area, full double height floor to ceiling windows and bifold doors opening to gardens, wc, cupboard housing the heating and electrical switch gear.
Staircase to first floor landing, bedroom 3 (master) with both windows and Velux windows to gardens, ample fitted wardrobe space, twin leaf doors opening onto relaxation mezzanine balcony area, glass riser overlooking the entertainment space/sitting area. Family bathroom kitted out with Bagno Design bathroom ware, bespoke free stand bath with matching wash hand basin, heated towel rail, and shower enclosure. Bedroom 4 with Velux windows and windows to gardens, en suite bathroom with free standing bath, infinity bathroom mirror.
Detached double garage of exposed sandstone finish under a dark grey slate roof. Within the double garage there is extensive Kingspan insulation, concrete flooring, light, power and plumbing. There is a staircase located at the rear of the garage which provides access to a fully floored and lined upper level (offers potential subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission/consents). A concrete foundation slab with services is beside the double garage. Detached timber general purpose garden shed.
Located at the front of the property is ample vehicular hard standing and parking which is laid to concrete print cobble effect and is low maintenance by design. Due west of the property are twin leaf remotely operated electric gates which provide access to a sweeping apron of recently surfaced gravel, offering additional vehicular hard standing parking and turning area. The gravel apron is flanked to one side by a shallow timber bed with cone planted privacy trees, and further bounded by an exposed stone wall, offering screening and privacy from the roadside. Adjacent is an exposed stone pointed sandstone shallow wall which meets a further bark mulched timber bed with mature trees, beds and bushes. Beyond the shallow stone wall and via a personal gate to a level well maintained lawn area, a footpath wends its way through the lawn and is flanked to one side by gravel, between the area of gravel and paving offers excellent alfresco sitting and dining. A drying green is to the far side of the gardens, all of which is bounded by raised flower beds with ambient evening lighting and which is bounded by a close board timber fence.
Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, central heating (kerosene) supported by the log burning stove, wet coil under floor heating in kitchen/sitting area and bedroom 1, electric underfloor heating in bedroom 4, double glazing.
North Ayrshire Council
Tel: 0845 6030592.
1 Blair Smithy is in Band C and the amount of council tax payable for 2022/2023 is £1,426.10 including water.
EPC rating D.
1 Blair Smithy is situated within the walls of the Blair Estate which is about 2 miles to the south of Dalry and about 2 miles to the north of Kilwinning.
Dalry and Kilwinning provide an extensive range of local amenities including education, retail, entertainment and transport links. Private education can be found in Glasgow or Ayr and both are only a train trip away.
The A737 provides good access to the M8 and Glasgow to the north and there are main line railway stations at Dalry (5 minutes) and Kilwinning (9 minutes). For air travel there are the international airports of Glasgow (17 miles) and Prestwick (18 miles).
Glasgow city (26 miles) provides an excellent range of professional services, higher education, cultural and retail facilities.
The nearby A737 connects to the M8 and M74 providing onward access to central Scotland and the South.
Ayrshire is famous worldwide for its golf courses private and public. World class championship courses within easy reach include Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry. The Firth of Clyde is renowned as being one of the most scenic coastal sailing destinations in Europe with excellent marina and chandlery services on the Firth of Clyde at Troon, Ardrossan, Largs and Inverkip. A number of local estates run commercial low ground pheasant shoots as well as stalking, and the district has many lochs and rivers which offer interesting wild trout sport.
From Glasgow City Centre proceed west on the M8 motorway. After 9 miles take junction 29 (A737) following signs for Irvine. Continue on the A737 for 14 miles when you will reach the roundabout to the south of Beith. From this roundabout continue on the A737 towards Dalry. After 2.9 miles turn left on the B707 sign posted Stewarton, remain on this road for 100yards, do not take the immediate second sign for Stewarton, remain on the minor road and after 0.7 miles you will find the Blair Estate wall on your right hand side. After about 2 miles 1 Blair Smithy is on the right hand side.