The Herald Magazine - - etc SCOTLAND’S HOMES -

CAIRNHALL House is an im­pres­sive for­mer manse set in 1.69 acres of land­scaped gar­den grounds within the East Ayr­shire village of Ochiltree, around 11 miles from Ayr. Built in 1848, the house has been greatly en­hanced by the present owners in re­cent years, in­clud­ing the ad­di­tion of a sub­stan­tial Geor­gian-style con­ser­va­tory on one side of the house, over­look­ing the gar­dens.

Manse prop­er­ties, par­tic­u­larly in ru­ral villages, in­vari­ably stand out from the rest as a mea­sure of their sta­tus within the com­mu­nity and Cairn­hill is no ex­cep­tion. Tucked away in a very pri­vate set­ting with its own pri­vate drive­way, the ac­com­mo­da­tion spans around 2,860 square feet over two lev­els, ac­cessed by a pil­lared en­trance and for­mal re­cep­tion hall.

Off the hall is a for­mal din­ing room with oak floor­ing, built-in book­cases, wood­burn­ing stove and doors into the ad­join­ing 20ft con­ser­va­tory (also floored in oak), which links di­rectly to a large pa­tio area; sit­ting room with cream wood-burn­ing stove and French doors onto a south-fac­ing rear pa­tio, and a large coun­try-style din­ing kitchen fit­ted with oak units, in­te­grated

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