Offering spectacular countryside views and phenomenal opportunities for further development, this exclusive three/four-bedroom cottage, set within 1.75 acres of land, is situated close to the family-friendly village of Dunlop, offering buyers a rare chance to enjoy a rural lifestyle in a forever home and to add additional value to an already stunning property.
• Exclusive cottage & 1.75-acre plot of land
• By the family-friendly village of Dunlop
• Offering a rural lifestyle & a forever home
• Huge opportunities to develop further
• Massive stable with planning approval (2017)
• Plus, a 693 sq. foot wooden outbuilding
• Two vast paddocks & woodland walks
• Spectacular countryside views
• Stunning home with a chance to extend
• Generous, light-filled accommodation
• Modern interior design throughout
• Naturally-lit porch & hall with storage
• Living room/4th bedroom with log-burner
• Spacious, dual-aspect family room
• Sophisticated dining kitchen design
• Dual-aspect, king-size master bedroom
• Two bright & airy double bedrooms
• Tiled bathroom with modern 3pc suite
• Contemporary 3pc family bathroom
• Large garden with generous decking
• Extensive parking via courtyard & drive
• Oil central heating & double glazing
Whilst the cottage boasts modern interior design and generous accommodation, with multiple reception rooms and bathrooms, the vibrant plot of land provides a huge opportunity to extend and to create additional dwellings, subject to planning permission. Included within this plot are two paddocks and a wooden outbuilding that covers 693 square feet, providing plenty of room for creative use, whether as an office, a potential guest house, or a hobby centre. In addition, the cottage has an attached stable (with an upper stable) that has planning approval from 2017 to be converted into additional living accommodation, with the option to redesign the plans. Subject to consent, this could be used as a separate dwelling or even as a self-contained annexe, proving ideal as a rental holiday/guest home.
With a beautiful approach flanked by open countryside, Commoncraig Cottage impresses from the outset. Inside, the front door opens to a naturally-lit porch leading to a hall with storage. It is an inviting first impression, defined by neutral décor and timber-inspired flooring. On the right is the living room. Presented with a tasteful accent wall and with soft carpeting, this appealing reception space has the luxury of a cosy log-burning stove, inset into a rustic mantelpiece and hearth. Light-filled and generously proportioned, it is an ideal room for everyday use. Furthermore, it could be utilised as a fourth double bedroom if required, thanks to a family room providing a second reception area.
In the dining kitchen, a sophisticated design incorporates modern cabinets and black granite-effect worktops to great effect, creating a well-appointed space that leaves plenty of room for a large table. Ideal for family meals and lively dinner parties, it comes with a dual-fuel range cooker, a brand-new integrated washer/dryer, an integrated dishwasher, and an American-style fridge/freezer. From here, double doors make a grand entrance into the family room, which enjoys a soothing ambience with subtle decoration and solid oak flooring. It further boasts a spacious footprint and dual-aspect glazing, with patio doors to outside framing delightful countryside views. Also on this level are two accessible double bedrooms that are bright and airy and supplemented by built-in cupboards. Finishing the ground floor is a contemporary three-piece family bathroom with a rainfall overhead shower and attractive tiling. On the first floor, the master bedroom awaits. Currently arranged for children, this king-size bedroom has dual-aspect windows and the sole use of a fully-tiled bathroom, offering a modern three-piece suite and built-in storage. Oil central heating (via a new boiler, pipes, and radiators) and double glazing ensure optimal comfort.
Externally, there is 1.75 acres of land to be utilised, whether for farming, personal use, or for further building opportunities (subject to consent). This land includes a large lawned garden by the cottage, which also enjoys a generous timber deck for alfresco dining, and two vast paddocks that could be used for livestock. Furthermore, there are invigorating woodland walks to the village and an idyllic burn close by. Extensive private parking is provided via a sweeping courtyard and a gravelled drive.
Please note: Plans and drawings for the 2017 approved stable conversion are available upon request.
Dunlop, East Ayrshire
In the undulating, unspoilt landscape of rural Ayrshire, Commoncraig Cottage is well situated for easy access to Glasgow, which is approximately 22 miles away. The attractive conservation village of Dunlop is within swift walking distance too, providing excellent local facilities including a primary school and a newly rebuilt mainline railway station (just a ten minutes walk from the property), which has an express service to Glasgow. The village also boasts a post office, village shop, a childrens adventure playground, a fantastic bakery called Idle Hands, and the well-regarded restaurant, Struther Farmhouse. Stewarton, about 5½ miles away, offers primary and secondary schooling, with private schools like Belmont House and Hutchesons within easy travelling distance. Glasgow and Prestwick Airports are easily reachable being 13 and 17 miles distant respectively. Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including Turnberry and Royal Troon. There are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas in Troon, Largs, Ardrossan, and Inverkip. Ayrs popular racecourse hosts the Scottish Grand National.
Directions to Commoncraig Cottage
If travelling towards Stewarton go under the railway bridge and carry on for almost a mile until you see a signpost to Neilston on the left. Take this turn and Commoncraig Cottage is the first farm road on the left. There are white stones and fir trees at the roads end. At the top of the road, drive between Goosecraigs and Cobblestone Cottage until you see a brown gate. KA3 4BH takes you directly to the property via Sat-Nav.