Property SummaryA very pretty detached country house in soft rolling countryside fringing Symington in South Ayrshire. Additional land may be available by separate negotiation.
Swallow Ha is a pretty, detached rural cottage type home. The original part of the house dates from about 1789, with a significant extension being added to the house in 1989. The house is of part exposed natural stone finish and also quartz pebble dash, all under a slated roof. The accommodation, which has lots of country house character and charm, is laid out over two light and bright and easily managed levels. Separate staircases provide excellent separation for family and guest living.
The house is very nicely presented, well maintained and set in beautifully stocked country gardens which have been cleverly laid out with easy maintenance in mind.
Main outer door with arched fanlight above, reception hall with recessed mat-well, cloaks/wc with electrical switchgear cupboard, drawing room with working open fire and French doors to gardens, formal dining room with useful vented larder off, well equipped kitchen with good space for breakfasting or dining table and chairs, useful deep freeze stores, boiler house, both fronted by louvre doors, rear hallway with twin recessed mat-wells and doors to front and rear courtyards, quarry tiled floor, fine utility room with Belfast sink, quarry tiled floor, deep general purpose store (second electrical switchgear), heated linen store, access via retractable ladder to long term attic stores. Rear reception hallway with hardwood floor, shower room, sitting room with fitted bookcase furniture, hardwood floor, patio doors to conservatory with French doors to gardens.
Staircase (main) to ¼ landing leading to bathroom with instant shower over bath, upper hallway leading to bedroom 1 with 4 sets fitted wardrobes, bedroom 2 and bedroom 3 both with fitted wardrobes, secondary staircase leading to upper hallway and on to guest bedroom 4 with gable window, double wardrobe and eaves access, bedroom 5 with double fitted wardrobe, hot tank store, and velux windows.
Two useful outhouses offering good stores for garden equipment, both with light and power.
Twin steel gates set in stone wall to blonde gravel driveway and vehicle hard standing apron, fringed by well-defined and well stocked herbaceous beds with extensive perennials, assorted shrub, bush and border plants all under planted with colourful spring bulbs. Within the beds are a number of specimen trees including a weeping birch. A flagstone pathway leads to the rear gardens where there is a terrace and lawn with further well stocked beds and a feature Beech roundel. A pathway leads to woodland gardens at the extreme south eastern side. At the full southern side, extended gardens include a lawn protected by an evergreen screen and sheltered terrace with fine contorted willow. Ancient manual pump water well by front gate.
Mains water supply, (in private supply pipe) private septic tank drainage, oil fired central heating (new condensing boiler 2016), part sealed unit and part secondary double glazing.
Outside electrical socket and outside water point.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Swallow Ha is in Band G and the amount payable for 2016/17 is £2,250.25 including water charges.
Swallow Ha is located in pleasant countryside close by the pretty and popular Ayrshire conservation village of Symington.
Swallow Ha is beside the Coodham Estate which has recently undergone a full redevelopment and now provides luxury homes in a stylish parkland environment.
Coodham is about 1 mile to the north of Symington village which offers a good range of village provisions stores and a highly popular country pub and restaurant near a rare and stunning Norman church.
There is an excellent primary school in Symington and nearby higher education at Prestwick Academy. The district has an extensive choice of primary and secondary schooling available in nearby Troon and Kilmarnock as well as Kilmarnock College which offers further education.
Private schooling is available at Wellington in Ayr (9 miles) and in Glasgow (25 miles).
Swallow Ha is only a short drive from the main access routes (A77) to Glasgow, Ayr, Irvine and Kilmarnock. Prestwick Airport offers an increasing number of domestic and international destinations and is about 5.5 miles to the south. Kilmarnock, Prestwick and Troon all offer main line railway links to Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond.
The nearby main arterial road junction on the A77 has recently been re-engineered to provide safer on and off spurs leading to the village.
Ayr is 9 miles to the south offering a good range of high street shops, supermarkets, recreational and professional facilities. In addition Ayr has a number of well-renowned restaurants. Nearby Prestwick and Troon also have a number of superb restaurants, including the famous Macallums Oyster Bar, Scotts at the marina as well as a number of fantastic delis, craft butchers and coffee shops.
Ayrshire is famous worldwide for golf with the home of Open golf, Prestwick Golf Club as well as current Open Championship courses at Royal Troon and Turnberry. Former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerys new course at Rowallan Castle is a 10 minutes drive away in Kilmaurs.
Surrounding country roads offer pleasant walks and horse riding hacks, with a wide range of first class equestrian facilities on the doorstep.
The west coast of Scotland is globally renowned for its natural scenic beauty and extensive range of coastal sailing. A marina and full chandlery service is at Troon and further up the coast at Ardrossan, Largs and Inverkip.
Ayrshire has extensive opportunities for field sports, some of the local low ground shoots are run commercially and the Ayrshire coast and rivers offer some of the best opportunities to fish for trout and salmon.
From Ayr take the A77 heading towards Glasgow. After the road signs to Symington, take left at the Bogend Toll slip signposted Dundonald, Tarbolton B730. After the mini roundabout proceed for 0.2 miles to meet the junction. Turn left following the sign for Symington and after a further 0.2 miles to find the entrance to Swallow Ha on the left hand side.