Property SummaryA much admired, beautifully presented trophy home of Ayrshire set in woodland grounds to some 4 acres.
Treetops is a much admired and important house of the district. The house is completed in Colonial Revival architecture and with its crisp, clean, well balanced and symmetrical lines is beautifully set amid manicured parkland type grounds of about 4 acres.
The house is quite striking having been in the same caring ownership for the last 30 years, during which time it has always been subject to a rolling programme of professional maintenance and improvement.
The house is of white painted smooth render finish under a tiled roof, fenestration features distinctive astragal bars and the first floor windows feature shutters which are typical of the genre.
Internally the house is beautifully presented with the clever retention and preservation of many fine period features. The accommodation is generous and perfectly arranged over its three levels for luxurious family living as well as providing fine accommodation for visitors and guests.
Double outer storm doors lead to the entrance vestibule with recessed mat well. The reception hallway has an intricately carved stone fireplace, oak floor with detailed inlay, dressed wood panelling to ¾ height and French doors to loggia, under stairs stores. The cloakroom and wc have wood panel to dado height.
The drawing room has double French doors to gardens, an open fireplace, inlaid oak floor and door to loggia. The morning room has a working open fire flanked by book cases and stores, the formal dining room is completed in warm autumn tones and has double French doors to gardens as well as a door to the loggia.
A former butler's pantry is well converted to informal dining or breakfast room before leading on to a fresh white and well equipped kitchen with centre island, 4 oven range Aga cooker completed in cream enamel, walk in larder and secondary rear staircase to first floor. Off the kitchen is a cosy winery and or TV room as well as a rear hall with access to gardens and laundry room and wc.
The first floor is by a broad French polished staircase with Romeo & Juliet balcony at three quarter level and distinctive curved banister to a broad upper hallway leading to 2 linen stores, shower room, bathroom 1 (4 piece), bathroom 2 with freestanding French roll top bath which was installed in 1926 and restored in 1986, bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobe, bedroom 2 (the master suite with en suite dressing room), bedroom 3 with French doors to Romeo and Juliet balcony, internal door connecting to bedroom 4, house maid's room, study/home office, rear service staircase return to kitchen.
The second floor level is by a secondary staircase to upper hallway with shower room and wc, bedroom 5 with fitted wardrobes and door access to bedroom 6.
Access to long term stores in the attic as well as dedicated luggage stores.
Three car garage, three useful general purpose outhouses, kennel with dog enclosure, vented solid fuel/wood store.
An all-weather, mesh fenced tennis court is located in the front gardens.
The grounds are a delight and are in parkland style with well-defined boundaries. A bell mouth entrance with decorative steel gates and railings leads from Wilson Avenue via a smooth tarmacadam driveway to a broad gravel sweep with turning and vehicle hard standing in front of the house. The house enjoys a central position within the grounds which are bounded by trees, beech hedges, bushes and close board fencing, all of which combine to ensure privacy, seclusion, interest and amenity. Mature tall trees within the grounds are a feature and have over the years been carefully managed by a professional arborist. Through the trees there are glimpses of the house in its central position and beneath the trees is a carpet of gentle undulating lawns which are sprinkled with shrubs and bushes and riot of colourful spring bulbs. At the south facing rear rear is a level formal croquet lawn with Ha Ha walls flanked by a pretty fenced and well stocked arboretum, before leading onto continued lawns, trees and bushes with a fenced and gated access to Ottoline Drive.
Treetops is located in the prime Ayrshire coastal town of Troon. The house is set on broadly level woodland gardens which are bounded by Dundonald Road, Wilson Avenue and Ottoline Drive.
The house is centrally set amid mature woodland grounds which are protected and sheltered by tall trees, which together with surrounding bushes, woodland, beech hedging and close board fencing ensures privacy and seclusion.
Troon is a well-known west of Scotland Ayrshire town and is probably most famous for its Championship Golf Course, Royal Troon, where the Open Golf Championship has been held no less than 8 times. The town centre of Troon has all the amenities one would expect from a mature coastal town. The district has reputable primary and secondary schooling in both the state and independent sectors. The local shops have always attracted people to the area and the town is well served by friendly local pubs, restaurants and hotels. Sporting activities are wide and varied, inevitably golf features with the Royal Troon Golf Club as well as many other private and municipal courses to hand. Prestwick Golf Club (where the Open was first played) is only about 3.5 miles to the south. Troon has a popular yachting marina together with associated chandlery services.
For travel, the recently enhanced A77/M77 provides swift commuting to Ayr, Glasgow and surrounding districts. Troon also has a mainline railway with connecting bus links with a regular service running to and from Glasgow city. Nearby Prestwick International Airport also offers flights throughout Britain, Ireland and Europe.
From the centre of Troon proceed in an easterly direction on Portland St which becomes Dundonald Road the A759. Remain on Dundonald Road for about 1 mile before turning right onto Wilson Avenue, once on Wilson Avenue Treetops is the first entrance on the right hand side.