Spread yourself out in the countryside
EAST Black Byres Farm is an attractive farmhouse in five acres, two miles from Fenwick in Ayrshire. This is a substantial home with accommodation extending to almost 6,000sq ft as well as an attached two bedroomed cottage and a stable block.
Built in 1862, the elongated threesided farmhouse interior features the predictable – red Aga in the 29ft family dining kitchen, rustic stone fireplace wall and a terracotta-tiled conservatory – and the unexpected, namely a games room, a guest/teenager’s apartment with sitting room with French doors to the courtyard, wet room-style shower room with sauna, and a spiral staircase to a bedroom. There is a drawing room, study, sitting room, shower room, two double bedrooms, utility and cloakroom.
The house has two staircases in addition to the spiral staircase in the guest apartment, leading to five further double bedrooms – three particularly sizeable rooms over 20ft in length with recessed dormer windows and French doors to Juliet-style balconies, while one of the bedrooms also has a dressing room large enough to be another bedroom – family bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath and separate shower.
Outside, the main garden has a decked terrace and ornamental pond in addition to lawns, while a tarmac courtyard provides parking for numerous vehicles. An adjoining 17-acre field is also available for sale by separate negotiation if required. Offers over £675,000 are invited by Nicol Estate Agents.
ON THE FARM: The original stone wall has been exposed in the living room and there is also a guest/teenage wing.