THIS WEEK’S Ayrshire property of the week takes us to very edge of the county boundary, in Skelmorlie.

This stunning mansion has spent more than six months on the market, first appearing in May of 2022.

Originally built around 1825, Ashcraig is a modern mansion, totalling 10,500 square feet on Skelmorlie’s coastline, boasting additions by the renowned architect John Honeyman.

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Honeyman enhanced the property with an extension to the north side, turret and conservatory, allowing the property to feature spacious and superior living areas. The current owners purchased Ashcraig in 2003 from previous owners of 30 years residency.

Ashcraig is a stunning, detached, red sandstone property nestled within 11 acres of mature garden grounds, which were originally laid by Henry Watson for the original owner, Mr A.O. Campbell, a sugar planter in the West Indies.

Also erected was a small concrete chapel which is now a small dwelling house at the entrance to the grounds.

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The property’s grounds also include a tennis court, paddock and 500 metres of private beach front, making it one of the finest properties of its type ever to hit the Ayrshire market.

Meticulously restored to its former glory using a professional combination of modern and traditional materials, Ashcraig’s current owners have spent eight years extending, developing and upgrading the property to include all aspects of luxury modern life.

With an internal area extending to a huge 10,500 thousand square feet, Ashcraig boasts space and superiority whilst maintaining its charm and intimacy.

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The property has four double bedrooms, all with en suite facilities. The master bedroom has been re-designed to include a walk-in dressing room and large family bathroom, with jacuzzi and stunning garden views.

Also included in the property’s interior is a reception hallway, large formal drawing room, formal dining room and an office/study.

A stunning Smallbone kitchen with dining area leading to a spacious family area and stunning conservatory to the front.

There is also access to a sheltered entertaining deck with views of the garden from the side.

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Leading on from this is a recreation annex that currently hosts a fully equipped gymnasium with a juice bar, a luxurious spa including steam room as well as an eight-person sauna and hot tub with walk in shower and separate shower room.

On the lower floor of the property there is a utility room, a large games room with a bar, a children’s playroom, a modern home theatre and a wine cellar.

Also on this floor there is a comms room, two storage rooms, two boiler rooms and extensive safe room. There is also an access to a large car garage that can house up to four vehicles over around 1,500 square feet.

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Outside there is a sweeping driveway with a sandstone gatehouse leading past the tennis court, through the lawned gardens to extensive parking.

This property is currently on the market with estate agents Corum Property, who are looking for offers over £1.6 million.

It can be viewed in full detail online at or you can call Corum’s Largs office on 01475 675001 for more information.

All pictures: Corum Property