South Townend, Townend Estate
, Symington, Kilmarnock, South Ayrshire, KA1 5QL

Symington, Kilmarnock, South Ayrshire, KA1 5QL
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Detached House


5 Bedrooms


2 Bathrooms


2 Reception Rooms


Property Description

A truly unique property with especially beautiful garden grounds offering exceptional privacy within the locally admired and rarely available Townend Estate.

Offered to the market for the first time is South Townend which was designed and built by Jack Robertson, a partner within Hay, Steel & Macfarlane whose firm purchased the main house and associated land at Townend Estate in Symington, Ayrshire in 1970. Using the main house as the company’s Ayrshire office, Jack Robertson designed his future family house on the site of the kitchen garden, which consisted of a long line of Victorian greenhouses built onto an original stone wall which was constructed from local whinstone in 1880 and which now runs through the house like a spine. This attractive exposed stone wall forms the focal point of many of the apartments and the architect, heavily influenced by the natural simplicity of Scandinavian design constructed the accommodation on both sides of the wall using natural wood, brick and glass to create a wonderful property with full length windows benefitting from masses of light and attractive garden views.

The house retains many of the original features and will appeal most to buyers looking for much-desired semi-rural living with great levels of privacy within the mature garden grounds.

South Townend has accommodation formed mainly over the entrance level with a further mezzanine level with gallery over the lounge.

The accommodation comprises as follows: kitchen and utility room created from the potting shed, dining room with picture window formations and door leading to the gardens, inner hall with fitted storage and which leads to four bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room, staircase to mezzanine level and large lounge. The lounge is especially impressive with access provided to the other side of the wall and the original greenhouse which could be upgraded to provide a marvellous garden room.

The mezzanine level offers a final bedroom with gallery looking into the lounge which can also be accessed from a metal ladder within the lounge, one of many items the architect sourced from ship sales and breakers yards. The mezzanine level also offers eaves storage.

Almost entirely hidden, South Townend is entered via a private road into an extended driveway providing ample off-street parking. There are wonderful mature gardens which surround the property. The gardens are fringed with mature trees under planted with beech and laurel hedging all combining to provide privacy, shelter and seclusion.

South Townend is situated in the Townend Estate which is itself on the western fringe of the charming and popular Ayrshire conservation village of Symington.

Symington is extremely attractive with its narrow main street stone cottages and popular country pub and restaurant. The village also has a rare and impressive Norman Church dating from the 12th century.

Symington has local provisions stores which adequately cater for every day needs and requirements. There is an excellent primary school in the village with higher education at Prestwick Academy. The district has an extensive choice of both state and independent sector primary and secondary schooling in nearby Ayr, Troon, Prestwick and Kilmarnock as well as Kilmarnock College which offers further education.

The property is a short drive from the main access routes (A77) to Glasgow, Ayr, Irvine and Kilmarnock. Prestwick Airport offers a number of domestic and international destinations and is about 5 miles to the south. Kilmarnock, Prestwick and Troon all offer main line railway links to Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond.

Ayr is 9 miles to the south offering a good range of high street and boutique shops, supermarkets, recreational and professional facilities. In addition, Ayr has a number of well-renowned restaurants. Nearby Prestwick & Troon also have several superb restaurants including 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 Montgomery's 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 & Inverkip.

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Council Tax: G
Tenure: Freehold

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