Property SummaryA beautifully presented country house from 1957 in lovely grounds featuring the Carmel Water and with excellent commuter benefits.
Rowallan Mill is a distinctive detached house which dates from 1957. It is completed in cream painted harled finish with distinctive red brick relief, all under a neat roof of Marley tile. The property is set in manicured parkland type grounds which, together with a pony paddock and woodland strip, extend to about 9 acres in all.
The house is presented in lovely condition both inside and out and it has been the subject of a rolling programme of professional maintenance and improvement. The house enjoys a wonderfully private setting and has a full southerly exposure. The Carmel Water passes through the gardens and provides interest and a very pretty amenity. The water feeds a pond at the lower gardens where wild ducks visit and nest.
An outer canopy porch leads to outer door and to the lower reception hall with recessed mat well, timber panelled cloakroom and separate wc, main reception hallway with decorative fireplace and feature staircase to first floor, the reception hall and some public rooms feature dressed American oak hardwood flooring. Home office or study with Belfast sink and external door to driveway and gardens, drawing room with fine oriel window, feature clay-gate open working fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and French door access to front terrace and gardens. Comfortable sitting room with timber panel, working fire and back to back bar space with drawing room, formal dining room via twin glazed French doors, door to terrace and gardens, inner hallway leading to shelved general purpose store, larder with marble cold shelf, beautifully equipped and refitted kitchen with centre breakfasting/casual dining island, Rangemaster gas and electric cooker, integrated appliances, boot and welly store, door to garaging and rear gardens, utility and boiler room with ceiling pulley, hot tank and double fronted general purpose stores, comfortable garden room with French doors to deck and gardens (possible 5th bedroom) ground level bathroom. Electrical switchgear cupboard, separate wc.
Stairs down to fine constant-temperature wine cellar and gun safe store.
Period stair case with wrought iron, access at half landing to rear balcony, full landing leading to main family shower room (refitted 2013), quality ceramics, mains pressure shower and heated towel rail, bedroom 1, dual aspect and with fitted wardrobes, bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobes, bedroom 3 (master) with twin fitted wardrobes and archway to en suite shower and dressing room, access from here to front Romeo & Juliet balcony, bedroom 4 with fitted furniture. Bathroom with quality ceramics and shower over the bath, shelved linen store.
Convenient fixed staircase to second floor which offers a large flexible area suitable as a playroom or office (ideal for those working from home). It is fully floored and lined and illuminated by Velux windows, eaves space stores.
Mains water, drainage is by private septic tank, oil fired central heating (new condensing boiler 2014), re-wired 2011.
EPC rating D.
Detached garage structure offering three car garaging with separate up and over doors, personal door access, light power and water all over a concrete floor, retractable ladder to workshop and long term stores, garden machinery store with up and over door, liquid propane tanks store, oil tank and general purpose store, gardeners wc, open fronted 3 bay log stores, greenhouse with light and power, open fronted timber store, log store at rear of house.
Bell mouth type entry to black top driveway with feature stone arched bridge to broad tarmac vehicle turning and hard standing apron. Front gardens mainly to lawn, well protected at the front by screens of evergreens and assorted shrubs, trees and bushes. The Carmel Water forms a distinctive feature as it wends its way through the grounds. Stone wall defences and natural rocky outcrops create a feature, above which are gravel pathways and a wide range of manicured beds with mixed alpines and conifers. A tree fringed grass avenue leads to a paddock, itself fringed and protected by a woodland strip. At the rear of the house is a stone retaining wall with steps and stocked beds providing access to a fenced all weather tennis court. A raised timber deck with glass balustrade is at the western side from where there are views west to the high tops of Arran. A further lawn and drying green are at the rear and at the lower front gardens a stream fed pond fringed and protected by surrounding tree life.
Rowallan Mill is situated in pleasant rolling East Ayrshire countryside about 1 mile to the east of the village of Kilmaurs. The manicured fairways of Rowallan Castle Golf Course form the northern boundary.
Kilmaurs offers local shops and services that easily cater for everyday needs and requirements. Kilmarnock has a fuller range of services as well as main supermarkets, a cinema, and an ice rink. Ayr and Glasgow are also within easy reach with excellent shops, restaurants and a choice of private schools.
The property is in a quiet yet highly accessible location with the M77 on/off spur about 3 miles to the east which provides easy access to Ayr, Prestwick Airport and Glasgow. There are mainline railway stations at Kilmaurs and Kilmarnock. International airports at Prestwick and Glasgow are 11 miles and 20 miles away.
The ferry terminals at Troon (9.5 miles) and Cairnryan (61 miles) provide access to Ireland.
Ayrshire is renowned worldwide for golf with the regular open championship venues of Royal Troon and Turnberry within easy reach.
Along with agriculture and golf, Ayrshire is known for its excellent salmon fishing on the rivers Ayr, Doon, Girvan and Stinchar, all of which are within a short drive. For those keen on horse racing, Ayr Racecourse, home of the Scottish Grand National, is 15 miles away.
Inland sailing is available on Castle Semple Loch and the Firth of Clyde, some of the most scenic coastal sailing in Europe together with numerous marinas with associated chandlery services at Troon, Ardrossan and Largs.
Sea fishing sport is available all along the Ayrshire coastline. Ayrshire has a number of commercially run low ground shoots.
From Glasgow, go West on the M8 motorway taking junction 22 onto the M77, signposted Kilmarnock and Prestwick Airport. Continue on the M77 for 15 miles taking junction 7. Follow signs for Kilmaurs on the B751. After about 2.8 miles the entrance to Rowallan Mill can be found on the right hand side.