Stunning Ayrshire mansion up for grabs
THIS week’s Ayrshire property of the week takes us to an almost surreal mansion in the stunning rural location of Fisherton.
The stunning six-bedroomed home sits in around 53 acres of land and boasts some of the most panoramic views of the Ayrshire coast imaginable.
With an open-fronted studio/ gymnasium with sea views, a sauna and private courtyard, there is no end to where this property allows you to take in your surroundings.
For many years a traditional South Ayrshire farmhouse, the property is now a far cry from those humble origins, with its striking design combined with original features, its dominating position a short distance from the shoreline and its breath-taking views over the Firth.
Perhaps the most striking feature of Drumbain is the use of glass in the construction of the extension and the full-height window walls of the kitchen/dining room that provide a mesmerising, almost surreal, connection with the seascape that dominates this part of the Ayrshire coastline.
The transformation made reality an inspiring design, and the high standard of finish reflects that imagination.
This ensures its occupants want for nothing by way of comfort and convenience.
Three of the bedrooms have stunning sea views and four of the six bedrooms have en suite facilities, with the remaining two sharing the family bathroom.
The beautifully equipped kitchen/dining room runs the whole width of the house and is connected to both the lounge (and snug), therefore creating an expansive space for entertaining.
To the north and west of the house is an attractive range of courtyard buildings which, subject to obtaining the necessary consents, could be converted to create additional stand-alone accommodation.
Open fronted, with four sets of French windows opening towards the sea, they currently consist of a gym/studio with spa facilities, and storage space on two floors, consisting of a log store, double garage, three storage barns with two attic rooms.
At the front door is a large gravel courtyard with ample room for parking beside which, and surrounding the house, are beautifully maintained lawns and flower beds, connected by gravel pathways, leading to a ha-ha separating the garden from the agricultural land.
Immediately to the south and west of the kitchen/dining room, connected to it by sliding glass doors, is a large, timber-decked terrace that makes the most of the views out to sea, the surrounding garden and the woodland that gives a stunning backdrop to the house.
Lying to the north of the house is the well-stocked walled garden through which flows the burn. Below the walled garden is Drumbain Glen, an enchanting, wooded area dominated by spring flowers from where a burn runs down to the sea.
A path beside the burn continues down to the shoreline – itself a haven for a huge variety of wildlife such as ducks, seabirds and marine mammals, which are often to be seen on land and out at sea.
The shore provides superb opportunities for picnics, and, for the more adventurous, swimming, paddleboarding and windsurfing.
The remaining land at Drumbain is made up of three grass fields which are currently let for seasonal grazing.
This stunning home has come onto the market through estate agents Knight Frank – who are looking for offers over £2,300,000 for the property.
For more information, including a video tour, full details can be found online at tinyurl.com/ Fisherton.