Property SummaryA fully refurbished former farmhouse completed to designer standards with new flexible use agricultural shed and approx. 6.25 acres
South Border Farm is a former farmhouse and attached steadings which has been fully refurbished and incorporated to form a stylish and contemporary home. The property is of refurbished stone construction under a new slated roof with detailed lead work at skews. The accommodation, which is all light and bright, is laid out over two easily managed levels and has been completed with a tasteful programme of decoration and soft furnishings which are sympathetic to the style and vintage of the property. Throughout the house there are quality finishes which include travertine limestone floor tiling, dressed oak hardwood flooring, quality wool carpets, deluxe range kitchen and bathroom ware and complimentary quality ceramics.
Outer rear door to well-equipped, easily worked fitted kitchen with high vaulted ceiling, open plan access to dining and breakfasting room, both with high level Velux windows flooding the area with natural light. Twin leaf doors lead to the sitting room with French doors leading to front patio and gardens, family/TV room with log burner, link room offering scope as kids TV den/study or home office, French doors to gardens and natural exposed stone wall, inner hallway leading to cloakroom/wc, cloaks cupboard and gun safe, double fronted and under stairs stores. Utility room, wet zone type shower room, boiler room with solar panel gear and under floor heating tail ends. Bedroom 1 (master suite) fitted dressing room corridor, impressively large sized bedroom, en suite bath and shower room with turbo spa bath and separate wet zone type shower.
Staircase 1, leading to upper hallway with 2 double fronted wardrobes, bedrooms 2 and 3, both with fitted wardrobes, first floor bath and shower room. Staircase 2, leading to upper study/hallway, shower room, bedroom 4.
Modern 4 bay x 3 bay, box profile steel clad, galvanised steel portal frame general purpose shed with insulated panels, polished concrete floor, light and power, 2 roller and one personal door. Block built 14 x 8 general purpose shed under corrugated sheet roof, concrete floor and roller bay door. Old open fronted agricultural sheds.
Private track driveway from the public road to twin steel remotely operated gates set in illuminated gate piers, driveway flanked by dry stone walls leading to gravel yard at the rear. Cobble effect concrete terraces and pathways around the house. Level gardens bounded by stock proof fencing.
The land extends in all to approx.6.25 acres and is in a ring fenced block to the front western side of the property and is to grass leys.
Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, a combination of air source heat pump and oil fired wet central heating, underfloor to ground floor, traditional radiators to first floor, double glazing, solar panels, security lighting.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
EPC rating D.
South Border Farm is in Band D and the amount of council tax payable for 2018/2019 is £1,424.57.
South Border Farm is situated in pleasant countryside of North Ayrshire on the fringe of the hamlets of Gateside and Barrmill, and is about 1 mile from the town of Beith.
Gateside is a pretty and popular hamlet with an excellent primary school of some repute, a village hall and a popular and friendly country pub, and whilst enjoying all associated with rural living, Gateside and Barrmill are extremely well placed for a daily commute to Glasgow.
The A737 provides good access to the M8 motorway corridor and Glasgow city, (amazingly, some 22 miles away, only 1 set of traffic lights at the Bothwell St off ramp before entering the city), as well as easy access to the ever developing Ayrshire coastline. The closest main line railway stations are at Glengarnock (3 miles) and Lochwinnoch (3.7 miles). The international airports of Glasgow and Prestwick are 12 and 19.5 miles respectively.
Glasgow city (22 miles) provides an excellent range of all professional services, higher education, cultural and retail facilities normally associated with a major city centre.
Tourism is a thriving industry in Ayrshire. The main town of Ayr has its own racecourse hosting the Scottish Grand National, and is arguably Scotlands golfing Mecca with the home of the Open Championship at Prestwick and present day Open Championship links at Turnberry and Royal Troon. Alloway is the birthplace of Robert Burns and his legacy continues to draw people to the area.
For the field sportsman/woman the rivers of Ayrshire offer salmon fishing by permit. The Garnock water has a back end run of salmon. The district also offers some commercially run and challenging low ground driven pheasant shooting and with permission some of the local estates and land owners allow the chance to stalk roe deer.
Sea fishing sport is available on the Ayrshire coastline.
There are marina, yachting and chandlery services at Troon, Largs and Inverkip. Inland sailing and paddle sports are available at the Clyde and Muirshiel Regional Park at nearby Lochwinnoch.
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 12 miles to reach the Beith bypass, continue on the bypass and identify the BP filling station on the right hand side. Continue for a further 400 metres taking 3rd left onto the B706. Continue on the B706 for 1 mile to find the entrance to South Border Farm on the left hand side. Continue along the access drive for 400 metres to find South Border Farm at the end of the drive.