Stunning home is pastoral perfection
While a salmon river doesn’t quite run through it, it does flow quickly past at the bottom of the garden.
The Duisk is the biggest tributary of the Stinchar, where some big beauties are being hooked this season.
The address of 1 Main Street, Barrhill doesn’t quite give you a clue to the magnificence of this setting.
A five double bed roomed villa sits in the middle of a 2.5 acre spread and is next door to the former church, of which it was once manse.
The home has been given the name “Deseret” which is certainly not Church of Scotland territory.
Mormon settlers in Utah applied for statehood in 1849 under the name Deseret, a word from the sacred Book of Mormon meaning “honeybee” and signifying industry.
The house is set far back from the road, down a private drive, right on the parochial fringe of the village.
And, of course, living in the wilder parts of South Ayrshire means you get incredible value for money.
Agents Donald Ross are seeking offers above £ 270,000, the price of a decent Ayr bungalow.
Inside there are some nice interior design features, but the traditional feel of the old manse remains.
The agents reveal: “The vendors have meticulously upgraded the property to an exceptional standard with its tasteful interior, creating a wonderful blend of contemporary and traditional features.
“The property is approached via a private entrance driveway to a gravelled sweep at the front and side of the house.”
The formal lounge has a log burner and the dining room has patio doors to the back, with lovely views over the grounds.
The dining room appears vast, and at 15ft 3ins by 22ft 3ins it is.
The kitchen is off the dining room and is packed with modern units.
The five bedrooms are all upstairs, with the master benefiting from en- suite bathroom and commanding fine views over the gardens and surrounding countryside.
The gardens are more natural and wild, rather than formal and mature shrubs and trees are found throughout.
If you are interested in viewing this stunning property and its surrounds, please call Donald Ross on Ayr 288222.
Offers in excess of £ 270,000 are being sought.
Grand entrance Ground at the front of the property
Go with the flow The Duisk in the back garden
Traditional Hint of the farmhouse in style
Stylish Master bedroom