4 Bedroom house

Dunlop, East Ayrshire, KA3

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East Grange is a unique equestrian property, built by an architect for his family in 2015. It offers stylish, contemporary, open plan living, with eco credentials inspired by passivhaus principles.Set in a very small hamlet close to the villages of Dunlop, Uplawmoor and Neilston, East Grange offers a tranquil, rural location within a twenty five minute car commute to both Glasgow city centre and Glasgow airport. Train stations that link to the city run from both Dunlop and Neilston, both stations with ample car parking and less than ten minutes by car from East Grange. Primary and secondary schooling is available in Dunlop and Stewarton respectively, with Glasgow offering access to a number of private schools. Sporting facilities are available locally, with a David Lloyd Club nearby in Newton Mearns and a Country Club easily accessible at Bowfield. Irvine beach and Castle Semple Country Park are both close at hand and provide a range of water sports, whilst Silverburn Shopping Centre offers retail, cinema and restaurant facilities and is easily reached within twenty minutes by car.East Grange is accessed from a quiet lane which connects to a network of single track roads perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. The house is surrounded on all sides by open country offering spectacular views and an opportunity to enjoy watching the local wildlife including deer, buzzards, heron and owls. The property also benefits from linking directly on to Knockmade Moss an ancient peat bog whose flora and fauna make it of particular environmental interest. The River Glazert runs through the woodland of the property and is home to wildflowers and an abundance of insect and bird life. This is an idyllic spot in which to sit and observe nature.The property is set in just over five acres. This is made up of approximately one acre of garden with lawn, mixed shrub borders and native tress including hawthorn, crab apples, rowans and silver birches. There is also approximately a further acre of mature woodland and almost three acres of paddock fully enclosed in stock proof fencing with clusters of mature Scots pines and alders. A section of the paddock has been levelled and had some initial ground drainage works to provide the basis for a riding ménage for which planning permission is in place. The entire site has been laid out to offer a delightful walking route with opportunities to sit and enjoy the beautiful views. East Grange consists of three separate buildings that are arranged sensitively to form a traditional ribbon development along the lane. These include a double garage, a stable block and the house itself. There is considerable parking available directly at the house and a separate access road to the stable block with additional parking for cars and a horse box.The house itself is two storey and is laid out to make best use of the views and open plan living. It has been future proofed to provide barrier free access throughout. There are patios to the front and rear of the house laid with original granite cobble stones. There are also porches to the front and rear entrances, again laid with original granite cobble stones, that offer sheltered seating and space to remove outdoor clothing.The front door is bespoke and makes a powerful initial design statement before you move in to the entrance zone comprising a spacious hall with a three storey ceiling and open plan stair. A picture window and impressive views to the outside and internally along the length of the building and above to the first floor complete the sense of openness. A greater sense of intimacy is then created by the ceiling height reverting to single storey as you move in to the main living accommodation.The kitchen zone is delightful with a high level window above the sink to create a tableau of the skyline. It is fully fitted with German base and wall units and integrated appliances including an AEG dishwasher, a Neff electric cooker, a Neff electric oven and microwave combined and two AEG fridge/freezers. A free standing breakfast bar inset with a five ring Neff electric induction hob with extract hood over is the focus of this space. All worktops and the island unit are Corian, an exceptionally robust, low maintenance and attractive material. Sitting alongside the kitchen zone is an open plan family living area that offers the opportunity for informal gathering and eating. This is complemented by a large open plan formal dining space that connects directly to the kitchen. Separated from this zone by a freestanding feature wall lies the generous sitting room with triple aspect windows. Large sliding glass doors offer breathtaking views out over the landscape, drawing the outside in. The curtains for this extensive glazing are mounted on a Wave system that produces a strong architectural element. This is further enhanced by overhead track spotlights that allow mood and accents to be created. The overall effect of this layout is an outstanding, large, versatile space in which to enjoy the company of family and friends. In addition, on the ground floor, a large utility room links directly to the outside and allows the kitchen zone to focus only on food preparation. This space is large enough to be used for a hobby/arts and crafts room. Leading off the utility room is the plant room which doubles as a drying area for clothes and further storage. There is also a guest toilet which connects to both the utility room and the entrance zone. It is equipped with floor to ceiling ceramic tiles, a back to wall WC with concealed cistern and a washbasin. The second bedroom is also situated on the ground floor and includes a picture window, a king size bed area, a study space, a dressing room, and an en suite bathroom with floor to ceiling ceramic tiles, storage cupboard, electric heated towel rail, back to wall WC with concealed cistern, wash basin, bath and large walk in shower with a glass screen. Moving upstairs, additional living space has been provided on the first floor to take advantage of the inspiring views provided through four dual aspect picture windows and two large Velux roof windows. There is open plan seating, reading nooks and a home office. A balcony allows you to look down to the entrance zone and develops the sense of openness. The master bedroom is on the first floor and forms an apartment benefitting from dual aspect picture windows. It includes a king size bed area, a living area, a study space, a dressing room, and an en suite bathroom with floor to ceiling ceramic tiles, storage cupboard, heated towel rail, back to wall WC with concealed cistern, wash basin, bath and large walk in shower with a glass screen . The third bedroom is also on the first floor and includes a picture window, a king size bed area, a study space and built in wardrobes. This is adjacent to the fourth bedroom which benefits from dual aspect picture windows. It too includes a king size bed area, a study space, fitted wardrobes and in addition a large living area. The family bathroom sits alongside bedrooms three and four and has floor to ceiling ceramic tiles, storage cupboard, heated towel rail, back to wall WC with concealed cistern, wash basin, bath, and large walk in shower with a glass screen. The first floor is completed by a large walk in storage cupboard and a full wall of built in storage. Furthermore two extensive full height, fully floored attics each accessed by a pull down ladder and running almost the entire length of the building offer additional storage and potential for development. The house is floored throughout with attractive engineered Oak boards with the exception of the utility room which has hard wearing vinyl sheet flooring and the bathrooms, all of which have ceramic floor tiles to match the wall tiles. The large double garage is currently being used as a gym. In addition, it has a separate area that houses the water tanks and pumps and provides further storage. There is a separate side door and a remote control door ''up and over' door. The stable block consists of four loose boxes, a covered hard standing area for grooming, a tack room and toilet. It connects directly in to the paddock allowing horses to access their boxes at all times should this be required. Although the stable block has not been fully fitted out internally, all division walls are in place. All Planning and Building Warrant consents are in place to allow the stable block to be completed to its original design. Alternatively, it offers scope for a range of uses including art studio, workshop or potentially, with appropriate consents, future dwelling space. There is a separate mains electric supply to the stable block allowing it be separately metered, the current owners have not made the final connection to the stable block but all consents are in place to allow a meter to be fitted. All water supply and drainage pipework to the stable block is in place ready for final connections to be made.The garage, stables and house have all been clad in horizontal Siberian Larch cladding that has weathered to a beautiful silver grey. This species of timber is commonly used in Scandinavian and other Northern European countries and is becoming increasingly popular in the UK as it offers a robust, natural cladding material that is compatible with timber kit construction and minimises the need for maintenance. The roofs of the garage and stable blocks are dark grey profiled metal whilst the house roof is anthracite grey standing seam zinc. The gutters and down pipes to all three buildings are anthracite grey zinc to match the roofs. House windows and ''lift and slide' glazed screens are high performance from the Internorm ''Home Pure' range with triple pane, gas filled glazing units and insulated frames. The window frames are pale timber internally and externally are clad in polyester powder coated aluminium, all dark grey to match the colour of roofs and rainwater goods. Windows are not fitted with trickle vents, all to minimise heat loss and maintain air tight building principles but selected windows do, of course, open to provide natural ventilation when required. Quality materials have been used throughout and the attention to detail of the build is exemplary. The garage and stable are both constructed from breeze block whilst the house itself is of timber frame construction. The house is insulated to a high standard, sprayed Iscynene between wall studs and rafters with Actis multi-foil combined insulation, vapour barrier and air tightness layer to the internal face of wall studs and rafters result in extremely low u-values (roof & external walls: 0.11W/m2K, ground floor: 0.15W/m2K). These high levels of insulation, combined with careful attention to detailing and build quality achieve an exceptionally efficient air tightness level (2.8m3/hr/m2) and have resulted in an energy efficient home with low running costs. The house has a certified Energy Efficiency rating of band B(85) compared to Scottish average rating of band D(61) and an Environmental Rating of band B(87) compared to Scottish average rating of band D(59). Note: average ratings taken from Energy Performance Certificate dated July 2016 so these average ratings may have increased since then.East Grange does have a mains electrical connection but is ''off grid' in respect of water supply and drainage. Water is pumped from an on-site, 50 metres deep, artesian bore hole to a storage tank in the garage outbuilding, from there it is pumped to the house, via ultra violet filters, on demand. The water system is covered by a maintenance agreement with the installer and is serviced annually. Waste drainage goes through a buried Kingspan BioDisc ''mini sewage treatment plant' with filtered waste passing through underground gravel filter beds before discharging into a stream that is culverted below the paddock before flowing into the Glazert burn. This system is also covered by a maintenance agreement and is serviced annually. In addition, the tank is covered by a Scottish Water contract to empty the tank every second year. In practice, the tank doesn't need to be emptied so regularly, instead it is assessed during the annual service visit and emptied when recommended. Consequent to the absence of a mains water supply and associated fire hydrants, in order to comply with Building Standards, the house is fitted with a sprinkler system. The sprinkler system water storage tank and pumps are located in the garage outbuilding with ceiling and wall mounted sprinkler heads distributed throughout the house. The sprinkler system is covered by a maintenance agreement and is serviced annually.As previously stated, the house has an exceptionally efficient air tightness level, furthermore, also as previously stated, windows are not fitted with trickle vents, all to ensure minimum heat loss via air leakage through the building fabric. Consequently, when windows are closed, there is no natural ventilation so, to ensure the circulation of fresh air through the house, a Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) system is installed. A supply and extract unit is located externally with a Paul Novus MVHR unit and supply and extract ductwork manifolds located in the plant room, semi-flexible ductwork serves supply and extract grilles located throughout the house. ''warm' air is drawn from the kitchen, utility room, plant room and various bathrooms and is mixed with ''cold' fresh air drawn from outside and is then distributed throughout the house to supply grilles in the hall, living/dining area and bedrooms. As well as providing general background ventilation, the system also provides switch activated ''boost' ventilation from bathrooms. Whilst the supply air is, in principle, heated, it is insufficient to significantly contribute to space heating requirements. The control panel advises the user when to replace filters, an easy job, and whilst the MVHR system is not covered by a formal maintenance agreement, the installer has a system in place to automatically programme service inspections and will contact the user to arrange a service date. The energy source for hot water for both space heating and domestic hot water is an externally located Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP). Underfloor heating pipework manifolds, hot water cylinder and control panel are all located in the plant room. The control panel is linked to external and internal temperature sensors and thermostats located throughout the house. The underfloor heating distribution pipework is split into separate zones with all bedrooms, ground floor living/dining and first floor home office and sitting areas individually thermostatically controlled. The system (excluding underfloor heating pipework and domestic hot water pipework) including ASHP, hot water cylinder, pressure vessels, pumps, controls, sensors, thermostats, wiring centre etc. is covered by a maintenance agreement and is serviced annually. In addition, the ASHP system is eligible for Ofgem's Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme and attracts quarterly payments of approximately £230.00 until August 2023 The house has an intruder alarm system which is also covered by a maintenance agreement and is serviced every six months.Finally, in addition to the above it is worth noting that external, motion sensor activated security lighting are fitted to the house and garage, there is an external frost resistant hot and cold mixer tap and adjacent wall mounted house reel cable drum to the rear of the house and external weather protected electric socket outlets in both front and rear porches.
  • Type House
  • Style/Floor Detached
  • Type House
  • Style/Floor Detached
East Grange is a unique equestrian property, built by an architect for his family in 2015. It offers stylish, contemporary, open plan living, with eco credentials inspired by passivhaus principles.Set in a very small hamlet close to the villages of Dunlop, Uplawmoor and Neilston, East Grange offers a tranquil, rural location within a twenty five minute car commute to both Glasgow city centre and Glasgow airport. Train stations that link to the city run from both Dunlop and Neilston, both stations with ample car parking and less than ten minutes by car from East Grange. Primary and secondary schooling is available in Dunlop and Stewarton respectively, with Glasgow offering access to a number of private schools. Sporting facilities are available locally, with a David Lloyd Club nearby in Newton Mearns and a Country Club easily accessible at Bowfield. Irvine beach and Castle Semple Country Park are both close at hand and provide a range of water sports, whilst Silverburn Shopping Centre offers retail, cinema and restaurant facilities and is easily reached within twenty minutes by car.East Grange is accessed from a quiet lane which connects to a network of single track roads perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. The house is surrounded on all sides by open country offering spectacular views and an opportunity to enjoy watching the local wildlife including deer, buzzards, heron and owls. The property also benefits from linking directly on to Knockmade Moss an ancient peat bog whose flora and fauna make it of particular environmental interest. The River Glazert runs through the woodland of the property and is home to wildflowers and an abundance of insect and bird life. This is an idyllic spot in which to sit and observe nature.The property is set in just over five acres. This is made up of approximately one acre of garden with lawn, mixed shrub borders and native tress including hawthorn, crab apples, rowans and silver birches. There is also approximately a further acre of mature woodland and almost three acres of paddock fully enclosed in stock proof fencing with clusters of mature Scots pines and alders. A section of the paddock has been levelled and had some initial ground drainage works to provide the basis for a riding ménage for which planning permission is in place. The entire site has been laid out to offer a delightful walking route with opportunities to sit and enjoy the beautiful views. East Grange consists of three separate buildings that are arranged sensitively to form a traditional ribbon development along the lane. These include a double garage, a stable block and the house itself. There is considerable parking available directly at the house and a separate access road to the stable block with additional parking for cars and a horse box.The house itself is two storey and is laid out to make best use of the views and open plan living. It has been future proofed to provide barrier free access throughout. There are patios to the front and rear of the house laid with original granite cobble stones. There are also porches to the front and rear entrances, again laid with original granite cobble stones, that offer sheltered seating and space to remove outdoor clothing.The front door is bespoke and makes a powerful initial design statement before you move in to the entrance zone comprising a spacious hall with a three storey ceiling and open plan stair. A picture window and impressive views to the outside and internally along the length of the building and above to the first floor complete the sense of openness. A greater sense of intimacy is then created by the ceiling height reverting to single storey as you move in to the main living accommodation.The kitchen zone is delightful with a high level window above the sink to create a tableau of the skyline. It is fully fitted with German base and wall units and integrated appliances including an AEG dishwasher, a Neff electric cooker, a Neff electric oven and microwave combined and two AEG fridge/freezers. A free standing breakfast bar inset with a five ring Neff electric induction hob with extract hood over is the focus of this space. All worktops and the island unit are Corian, an exceptionally robust, low maintenance and attractive material. Sitting alongside the kitchen zone is an open plan family living area that offers the opportunity for informal gathering and eating. This is complemented by a large open plan formal dining space that connects directly to the kitchen. Separated from this zone by a freestanding feature wall lies the generous sitting room with triple aspect windows. Large sliding glass doors offer breathtaking views out over the landscape, drawing the outside in. The curtains for this extensive glazing are mounted on a Wave system that produces a strong architectural element. This is further enhanced by overhead track spotlights that allow mood and accents to be created. The overall effect of this layout is an outstanding, large, versatile space in which to enjoy the company of family and friends. In addition, on the ground floor, a large utility room links directly to the outside and allows the kitchen zone to focus only on food preparation. This space is large enough to be used for a hobby/arts and crafts room. Leading off the utility room is the plant room which doubles as a drying area for clothes and further storage. There is also a guest toilet which connects to both the utility room and the entrance zone. It is equipped with floor to ceiling ceramic tiles, a back to wall WC with concealed cistern and a washbasin. The second bedroom is also situated on the ground floor and includes a picture window, a king size bed area, a study space, a dressing room, and an en suite bathroom with floor to ceiling ceramic tiles, storage cupboard, electric heated towel rail, back to wall WC with concealed cistern, wash basin, bath and large walk in shower with a glass screen. Moving upstairs, additional living space has been provided on the first floor to take advantage of the inspiring views provided through four dual aspect picture windows and two large Velux roof windows. There is open plan seating, reading nooks and a home office. A balcony allows you to look down to the entrance zone and develops the sense of openness. The master bedroom is on the first floor and forms an apartment benefitting from dual aspect picture windows. It includes a king size bed area, a living area, a study space, a dressing room, and an en suite bathroom with floor to ceiling ceramic tiles, storage cupboard, heated towel rail, back to wall WC with concealed cistern, wash basin, bath and large walk in shower with a glass screen . The third bedroom is also on the first floor and includes a picture window, a king size bed area, a study space and built in wardrobes. This is adjacent to the fourth bedroom which benefits from dual aspect picture windows. It too includes a king size bed area, a study space, fitted wardrobes and in addition a large living area. The family bathroom sits alongside bedrooms three and four and has floor to ceiling ceramic tiles, storage cupboard, heated towel rail, back to wall WC with concealed cistern, wash basin, bath, and large walk in shower with a glass screen. The first floor is completed by a large walk in storage cupboard and a full wall of built in storage. Furthermore two extensive full height, fully floored attics each accessed by a pull down ladder and running almost the entire length of the building offer additional storage and potential for development. The house is floored throughout with attractive engineered Oak boards with the exception of the utility room which has hard wearing vinyl sheet flooring and the bathrooms, all of which have ceramic floor tiles to match the wall tiles. The large double garage is currently being used as a gym. In addition, it has a separate area that houses the water tanks and pumps and provides further storage. There is a separate side door and a remote control door ''up and over' door. The stable block consists of four loose boxes, a covered hard standing area for grooming, a tack room and toilet. It connects directly in to the paddock allowing horses to access their boxes at all times should this be required. Although the stable block has not been fully fitted out internally, all division walls are in place. All Planning and Building Warrant consents are in place to allow the stable block to be completed to its original design. Alternatively, it offers scope for a range of uses including art studio, workshop or potentially, with appropriate consents, future dwelling space. There is a separate mains electric supply to the stable block allowing it be separately metered, the current owners have not made the final connection to the stable block but all consents are in place to allow a meter to be fitted. All water supply and drainage pipework to the stable block is in place ready for final connections to be made.The garage, stables and house have all been clad in horizontal Siberian Larch cladding that has weathered to a beautiful silver grey. This species of timber is commonly used in Scandinavian and other Northern European countries and is becoming increasingly popular in the UK as it offers a robust, natural cladding material that is compatible with timber kit construction and minimises the need for maintenance. The roofs of the garage and stable blocks are dark grey profiled metal whilst the house roof is anthracite grey standing seam zinc. The gutters and down pipes to all three buildings are anthracite grey zinc to match the roofs. House windows and ''lift and slide' glazed screens are high performance from the Internorm ''Home Pure' range with triple pane, gas filled glazing units and insulated frames. The window frames are pale timber internally and externally are clad in polyester powder coated aluminium, all dark grey to match the colour of roofs and rainwater goods. Windows are not fitted with trickle vents, all to minimise heat loss and maintain air tight building principles but selected windows do, of course, open to provide natural ventilation when required. Quality materials have been used throughout and the attention to detail of the build is exemplary. The garage and stable are both constructed from breeze block whilst the house itself is of timber frame construction. The house is insulated to a high standard, sprayed Iscynene between wall studs and rafters with Actis multi-foil combined insulation, vapour barrier and air tightness layer to the internal face of wall studs and rafters result in extremely low u-values (roof & external walls: 0.11W/m2K, ground floor: 0.15W/m2K). These high levels of insulation, combined with careful attention to detailing and build quality achieve an exceptionally efficient air tightness level (2.8m3/hr/m2) and have resulted in an energy efficient home with low running costs. The house has a certified Energy Efficiency rating of band B(85) compared to Scottish average rating of band D(61) and an Environmental Rating of band B(87) compared to Scottish average rating of band D(59). Note: average ratings taken from Energy Performance Certificate dated July 2016 so these average ratings may have increased since then.East Grange does have a mains electrical connection but is ''off grid' in respect of water supply and drainage. Water is pumped from an on-site, 50 metres deep, artesian bore hole to a storage tank in the garage outbuilding, from there it is pumped to the house, via ultra violet filters, on demand. The water system is covered by a maintenance agreement with the installer and is serviced annually. Waste drainage goes through a buried Kingspan BioDisc ''mini sewage treatment plant' with filtered waste passing through underground gravel filter beds before discharging into a stream that is culverted below the paddock before flowing into the Glazert burn. This system is also covered by a maintenance agreement and is serviced annually. In addition, the tank is covered by a Scottish Water contract to empty the tank every second year. In practice, the tank doesn't need to be emptied so regularly, instead it is assessed during the annual service visit and emptied when recommended. Consequent to the absence of a mains water supply and associated fire hydrants, in order to comply with Building Standards, the house is fitted with a sprinkler system. The sprinkler system water storage tank and pumps are located in the garage outbuilding with ceiling and wall mounted sprinkler heads distributed throughout the house. The sprinkler system is covered by a maintenance agreement and is serviced annually.As previously stated, the house has an exceptionally efficient air tightness level, furthermore, also as previously stated, windows are not fitted with trickle vents, all to ensure minimum heat loss via air leakage through the building fabric. Consequently, when windows are closed, there is no natural ventilation so, to ensure the circulation of fresh air through the house, a Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) system is installed. A supply and extract unit is located externally with a Paul Novus MVHR unit and supply and extract ductwork manifolds located in the plant room, semi-flexible ductwork serves supply and extract grilles located throughout the house. ''warm' air is drawn from the kitchen, utility room, plant room and various bathrooms and is mixed with ''cold' fresh air drawn from outside and is then distributed throughout the house to supply grilles in the hall, living/dining area and bedrooms. As well as providing general background ventilation, the system also provides switch activated ''boost' ventilation from bathrooms. Whilst the supply air is, in principle, heated, it is insufficient to significantly contribute to space heating requirements. The control panel advises the user when to replace filters, an easy job, and whilst the MVHR system is not covered by a formal maintenance agreement, the installer has a system in place to automatically programme service inspections and will contact the user to arrange a service date. The energy source for hot water for both space heating and domestic hot water is an externally located Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP). Underfloor heating pipework manifolds, hot water cylinder and control panel are all located in the plant room. The control panel is linked to external and internal temperature sensors and thermostats located throughout the house. The underfloor heating distribution pipework is split into separate zones with all bedrooms, ground floor living/dining and first floor home office and sitting areas individually thermostatically controlled. The system (excluding underfloor heating pipework and domestic hot water pipework) including ASHP, hot water cylinder, pressure vessels, pumps, controls, sensors, thermostats, wiring centre etc. is covered by a maintenance agreement and is serviced annually. In addition, the ASHP system is eligible for Ofgem's Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme and attracts quarterly payments of approximately £230.00 until August 2023 The house has an intruder alarm system which is also covered by a maintenance agreement and is serviced every six months.Finally, in addition to the above it is worth noting that external, motion sensor activated security lighting are fitted to the house and garage, there is an external frost resistant hot and cold mixer tap and adjacent wall mounted house reel cable drum to the rear of the house and external weather protected electric socket outlets in both front and rear porches.

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