THIS week's Ayrshire property of the week is a truly unique proposition from the town of Dalmellington.

It offers the incredibly rare chance to purchase what was once a thriving hotel.

While it is still being brought to the market as a commercial sale, it is thought this property can offer something more - a stunning five bedroom home.

This substantial character property until very recently functioned as a popular hotel and is finished to a standard meeting the requirements of a three star establishment.

Ayr Advertiser: One of the bathrooms within the property.One of the bathrooms within the property. (Image: Purple Bricks)

Subsequently it is offered on a commercial sale basis, but save for some admin work relating to local planning matters, needs no physical alteration or improvement to switch to a substantial residential home.

For the buyer, be they investor or home owner, this simply means no stamp duty is due (LBBT and ADT Exempt).

Nestled within the town centre having direct access to transport connections and every other local amenity available, the property occupies an enviable and substantial private plot with an abundance of off-street parking.

Access is granted from the welcoming entrance through the front porch to the impressive, spacious character hallway.

Ayr Advertiser: One of five bedrooms in the property.One of five bedrooms in the property. (Image: Purple Bricks)

The substantial ground floor accommodation wraps around the hallway and ornate staircase and consists of large guest living room filled with both modern and character features including a living flame gas fire.

There is a very useful storage area behind this and then the impressive modern kitchen that could easily hold a large dining table.

There is a large utility area to the rear of the kitchen. On the other side of the ground floor can be found a reception room to the back that could be used as a bedroom, a dual access well fitted shower room and a front facing walk-through reception room (currently used as the office).

To the side of this and with access to the ground floor shower room is a huge guest dining room that is modern and well finished.

Ayr Advertiser: The property's kitchen.The property's kitchen. (Image: Purple Bricks)

From the attractive staircase the upper floors are accessed. From the half landing can be found a very spacious and attractive family bathroom and from the top landing there is another full shower room.

There are five spacious bedrooms on this floor, two with private ensuite shower rooms. Another has a private shower room.

The other two access the bathroom on the half landing. All of the rooms are incredibly well finished and furnished to an attractive standard keeping within the period of the house.

The property occupies a substantial plot in the town centre with a good offer of parking that runs up the side to the rear of the building.

Ayr Advertiser: The substantial grounds to the rear of the old hotel.The substantial grounds to the rear of the old hotel. (Image: Purple Bricks)

There is a substantial garage/workshop building with the potential to hold a motor home style vehicle and storage available above.

There is a fully enclosed rear garden that contains a couple of small outbuildings built with stone. To the front are two areas of private fenced garden, with access ramp up to the dining room that forms an alternative entrance.

This property has only recently come onto the market with estate agents Purple Bricks who are looking for offers in excess of £325,000.

You can view the old hotel in more detail online at where you can book a viewing, not your interest or even make an offer.

Ayr Advertiser: The living area in the property is simply stunning.The living area in the property is simply stunning. (Image: Purple Bricks)