A beautifully refurbished country home with fine open country views with well-established income producing B&B enterprise and fine self-catering letting apartment.
The Old School Dalleagles is the historic and former primary school of the rural district. It was acquired in 2009 by the present owners since when it has been carefully upgraded and improved both internally and externally.
The layout of the home is perfect for main and or extended family living however the current owners have created a good balance of space between private owners living accommodation and income producing letting rooms and a self catering apartment. The layout is extremely flexible and can be easily adapted to suit a number of different options.
The Old School Dalleagles is a well established B&B enterprise. Trade emerges from a combination of local workers, wedding trade overspill, holidaying friends and family.
The Old School Dalleagles is a detached property, it is completed in mixed quartz and honey stone render to front and side elevations over a smooth render base course and to white painted harling to the rear. The whole is under a slated roof with red tile detail at the ridging. Symmetrical steps lead to front entrances. Internally the property is very well presented and completed to a high standard of finish and décor, many of the rooms feature restored and stained pine floorboards, kitchen and bathroom ware is deluxe range quality and in keeping with its historic origins, with a nice touch of the letting rooms each carrying the names of the academic subjects studied in the school.
The Old School Dalleagles
Outer front door to entrance vestibule and reception hallway, cloakroom & wc, cleaning products and supplies store, inner hallway with lantern cupola and feature exposed brick wall. Music Room (1) with fitted furniture and tiled en suite shower room. History (2) with en suite bath and shower room. Science (3) with en suite shower room. Linen and ironing room with fitted stores. Geography (4) with distinctive wood panel to dado height, en suite bath and shower room with roll top bath. Art (5) with sitting area and en suite shower room. Dedicated guests sitting and dining room with warming multi fuel stove on a brick hearth, exposed brick wall, dado height timber panel, twin leaf doors to deck and rear gardens.
Communicating door to semi commercial kitchen with extensive fitted units with durable/hygienic stainless steel worktops, 2 x Belfast sinks, Belling County Chef 8 burner gas hob, electric grill and 2 x ovens. Utility room, outerwear coat hooks, slatted shelved linens and GP store, door to rear gardens, wc and shower room. Home office/study with single bevel glass door to inner hallway with lantern cupola, exposed brick wall and reverse of library book door to main hall.
Private Owners Accommodation
Sitting room, contemporary bath and shower room with exposed brick wall, bedroom 1 with fitted mirrored wardrobes, front hallway with door to steps and front gardens. Concealed access cupboard leading to insulated attic.
Garden Level, internal staircase down to lower hallway, access door to front grounds, water circulation pump store, Bedroom 2, fitted general purpose stores room off. Boiler room, sub floor cellarage offering workshop and long-term stores. Under stairs stores and internal door access to the Ben Nith apartment.
Ben Nith Apartment
Self-contained apartment with external access leading to, entrance vestibule with coat hooks, stylish open plan sitting room to dining room to integrated and fitted kitchen, durable and stylish bamboo flooring, inner hallway leading to utility room and 2 x fitted stores, bedroom 1, contemporary and well fitted shower room, bedroom 2 with contemporary en suite bath and shower room featuring turbo spa bath.
2 x 3 ton biomass pellet hoppers.
Timber garage with side and rear doors.
6 bay polytunnel.
Poultry house, enclosure and stores.
Garden equipment and machinery stores.
Polycarbonate and box profile sheet roofed
outbuildings at rear
Dwarf brick gate piers via twin leaf entrance gates to recently completed tarmacadam surfaced driveway, vehicle turning, hardstanding front yard and apron. White gravel beds with pruned and shaped conifers and alpines, parking area bounded by box clipped hedging. The front gardens are mainly to grass fronted by hedging. Within the gardens there are numerous maturing mixed tree saplings. The gardens continue in grass to the rear at the southern side where there are feature mature mixed conifers and broad leaf trees at the fringes. There are further trees underplanted with laurels, birch and Chilean pine saplings. At the northern side there are maturing and productive fruit trees as well as a woodland copse which provides amenity and interest. 2.04 acres in total.
Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, double glazing, biomass central heating system provided by twin Windhager boilers, 1000 litre buffer tank and 2 x 300 litre domestic hot water tanks. Many of the bathrooms have underfloor electric trace heating.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Rateable Value/Council Tax
The Old School Dalleagles has a rateable value of £5,600 however the property qualifies for the small business rates relief bonus scheme and there is zero charge. The council tax band for the owners accommodation is A and the amount payable for 2022/2023 is £794 excluding water.
East Ayrshire Council
Tel: 01563 576000
EPC rating E.
The Old School Dalleagles has an accessible situation in rural East Ayrshire. The property is about 2.5 miles south west of the East Ayrshire town of New Cumnock where there is primary and secondary schooling, as well as a mainline railway station, health centre, post office and convenience stores.
The Old School Dalleagles, while rural, is in a very accessible location with the A76, A70 and the M74 all providing good road access to Ayrshire and the motorway corridors that lead to central Scotland and the south.
Ayr (21 Miles) and Dumfries in the southwest (36 miles) are both readily accessible by road and both offer a fuller range of local and professional services amenities including education, retail, entertainment and transport links.
In central Scotland, one is never too far from a golf course, there are local parkland courses and Ayrshire is renowned worldwide for golf with regular open championship venues including Royal Troon, Turnberry and the highly regarded Prestwick all within easy reach.
Along with farming, equestrian pursuits and golf, the county is known for its excellent fishing and field sports. There are stocked trout fisheries nearby and salmon fishing on the rivers Nith, Ayr, Doon, Girvan and Stinchar, all of which are within a short drive. Game shooting is also popular within the area, and there are a number of commercially run rough and low ground shoots in the district. For those keen on a punt, Ayr Racecourse, home of the Scottish Grand National, is 21 miles distant.
The Firth of Clyde offers marine and chandlery services together with highly scenic coastal sailing.
From Ayr, proceed east on the A70 to Cumnock. From Cumnock proceed in a southerly direction on the A76. Proceed for 6 miles to reach New Cumnock. Once in New Cumnock, turn right onto the B741 and proceed in a south westerly direction for about 2.7 miles to find The Old School Dalleagles on the left hand side.