A LODGE on the entrance to an historic South Ayrshire site could be yours, after South Ayrshire Council announced it was up for sale.

The derelict lodge house remains on the market after the council bought the property last year.

It is a single storey, detached building of sandstone construction with a pitched roof.

Inside, it is understood there is space for a bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen. The building sits in grounds extending to approximately 0.044 acres.

The building dates back to the early 19th century and lies on the western edge of Belleisle park, at the Seafield Road entrance to Belleisle Estate.

The council is also looking for a business partner to buy Belleisle House after the mansion’s fire in June 2019. The listed building

will cost around £12 million to restore.

Prospective purchasers are being asked to make their own enquiries about the availability of mains drainage, water and electricity.

The property also requires

assessment for rating or council tax.

Councillor Ian Cochrane, South Ayrshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment said: “The Lodge is located in the beautiful Belleisle Estate and forms part of the rich history of South Ayrshire.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for a new owner to bring the Lodge House back to life and into beneficial use.”

Interested parties should note that, due to the condition of the property, internal inspections are not possible.

The closing date for offers on the building is 12 noon on Thursday, February 25.

For more detailed information please contact the Council’s Planning Service on 01292 616 107 or e-mail: -planning.development@south-ayrshire.gov.uk.