THIS week's Ayrshire property of the week takes us to what appears to a truly unique cottage in the North of the county.

Situated right next to Annick Waters, the property, which is coming onto the market for the first time since the 1950s, is being offered for what appears to be a bargain price.

Ayr Advertiser: An aerial view of the property.

Situated on Annick Road, which has long been regarded as one of Irvine’s premier residential addresses, it offers a unique setting adjacent to the river and linking into the town centre.

The historic market town and royal burgh has a comprehensive range of local amenities, including excellent primary and secondary schools, bus and rail links to surrounding districts, various restaurants and bars, a popular beachfront, retail shopping and leisure facilities.

Ayr Advertiser: One of the living areas within the home.

The A737 and A78/M77 road networks provide swift commuting to both Glasgow Airport and the city centre and Prestwick International Airport is only 11 miles distant.

There are a range of local championship golf courses in Ayrshire, in addition to Ravenspark Golf Club, including the Irvine Golf Club at Bogside, Dundonald Links, and Royal Troon and Trump Turnberry, the last two both regular hosts of the Open Championship.

Ayr Advertiser: The property has been fitted with a modern kitchen.

While looking at the property itself, Annickbank Cottage occupies an idyllic plot, with mature, tree-lined gardens that run alongside the Annick Water and a sweeping private driveway that is accessed from Annick Road.

This historic and unique detached family home was originally constructed in the late 19th century, with various later additions in the early 20th century.

Ayr Advertiser: One of the bedrooms within the property.

These include a garden room, a detached double garage, an additional downstairs bedroom and a very rare purpose-built billiard room, with a vaulted ceiling, a grand fireplace, a circular bay-window and bespoke flooring, wall paper, doors and wooden surrounds.

There is a wealth of Victorian period features throughout the building, all of which have been lovingly maintained, with modern fixtures and fittings that have been added over the years to create a beautiful and fully functional family home.

Ayr Advertiser: A stunning area to sit and enjoy the surrounding outdoors.

The stunning cornice work, fireplaces, original doors and traditional ceiling heights blend perfectly with the modern kitchen, downstairs bathroom and a mixture of neutral and period decor throughout.

Viewing is essential to truly appreciate this once in a generation offering to the market, with Annickbank Cottage having been owned by the same family since the 1950s.

Ayr Advertiser: Another grand area to relax within the property.

IThe internal accommodation extends to an entrance vestibule, a hallway, a lounge/snug to the front with a feature fireplace, a fitted kitchen with a pantry, a store, access to the rear garden and a utility area that sits under the stairs.

There are also two ground floor double bedrooms that have a linked doorway, a formal bay-windowed dining room with a feature fireplace, a hallway that links from the dining room to a downstairs WC, and a modern bathroom suite.

There is also a games room/reception room with a vaulted ceiling and circular bay window, and a garden room with French doors out to the rear.

Ayr Advertiser: Part of the extensive outdoor area.

On the upper floor there are three further bedrooms, two with bay windows and all with feature fireplaces, and a four piece family bathroom suite with fitted storage.

A private driveway leads into the house, surrounded by mature trees and shrubs and opening out into gardens that extend around the front, side and rear of the property.

Ayr Advertiser: Part of the extensive outdoor area.

The extensive gardens to the front are landscaped in the style of a Victorian manse, with a manicured lawn, decorative shrubs, hedging and trees that shield the garden from the road and the riverbank.

There are various outbuildings, including a detached double garage, an attached brick potting shed, a detached wooden garden shed, an attached coal bunker and a boiler room, which houses the main boiler.

Ayr Advertiser: The dining room within the home.

There are paved patio areas, and a private lawned area that faces south.

This stunning property has recently come onto the market with estate agents Corum Property, who are looking for offers over £295,000.

Ayr Advertiser: One of the property's bathrooms.

The prperty can be viewed in full detail online at which includes a virtual tour.

Alternatively, you can call Corum's Ayrshire office on 01292 880888 for more information.