THIS week's Ayrshire property of the week takes us to the north of the county, and a stunning mansion in Beith.

And though the home itself is impressive, its appeal is made even greater by the 109 acres of land it is set in.

Known as Grangehill Estate, the property is highly commutable to Glasgow City Centre and Glasgow Airport while there is also a regular train service to Glasgow is available at Glengarnock. A number of local services, facilities and amenities are also available in Beith.

There is primary schooling in Glengarnock, Gateside and Beith and private schools at Kilmacolm, Ayr and Glasgow.

Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses and ther are local courses at Beith, Lochwinnoch and Kilbirnie. There are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas at Adrossan, Largs, Inverkip and Troon.

Ayr Advertiser: A view of of the property from above.

Looking at the property itself, Grangehill Estate is an impressive and manageable country estate occupying a delightful 109 acre parkland setting with beautiful walled gardens and grounds.

A substantial family home with many retained period features, Grangehill House does now require some modernisation.

Grangehill House is a fine country residence comprising a handsome mansion house protected by extensive lawned grounds, gardens, woodland and a fabulous C Listed Walled Garden.

Constructed of stone under a slate roof built over three storeys providing substantial well balanced accommodation, Grangehill House is painted yellow with a striking doric columned porch entrance.

Ayr Advertiser: The property's kitchen.

Grangehill was built between 1785 and 1822 for John Fulton, with later additions to the house in 1874 giving the house an Italianette look, with a tower to the existing main block.

In the early 2000s, there was an addition to the rear of a block extension with a hipped slate roof and patio doors opening out onto the garden.

The property is approached by the main drive, through wrought iron gates flanked by an avenue of rhododendrons lining the drive leading to a large gravelled parking area for numerous cars, there is also an additional drive entrance to the north at the A737.

Within the grounds, lie the walled garden and doocot, former curling pond and former tennis court.

Many original features have been retained in the main reception rooms with beautiful cornicing and ornate ceilings, with many of the rooms commanding fine views over the gardens.

Ayr Advertiser: One of the living spaces in the property.

The entrance vestibule with marble flooring leads to the grand entrance hall, with fine wood panelled walls to ceiling height, large brick fireplace, and a spectacular staircase with leaded window on the landing.

The magnificent drawing room is of particular note with dual aspect commands fine aspects over the grounds, with decorative curved ornate ceiling, marble fireplace with tiled hearth and access to the gardens.

The elegant dining room has half panelled walls and a bay window over the gardens. There is an office/sitting room with stone fireplace, which leads to the bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom and patio doors to the rear garden; this suite particularly could be utilised for a number of potential uses.

Ayr Advertiser: A view of the extensive land the property is set in.

The kitchen has fitted floor and wall units, a large central island with Miele induction hob and sink, two integrated Miele double ovens and space for fridge freezer and dishwasher. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is cloakroom with separate w.c., numerous ancillary stores including pantry with shelving, wash room, freezer store, laundry room and steps to a safe room and cellar.

On the first floor, the light and spacious master bedroom suite has built-in dressing room with fitted furniture, bathroom with bath, sink, w.c. and bidet with door leading out to a flat roof terrace.

A further three bedrooms, study/bedroom four, laundry room and bathroom with bath, sink and w.c are also found on the first floor.

A set of winding stairs lead to the second floor which has two bedrooms and a bathroom. Grangehill House also has former maid’s quarter back stairs which provides a secondary access to the first floor. At the rear of the property, there is a coal shed, boiler room and outbuilding (gardener’s bothy).

Ayr Advertiser: One of the living spaces in the property.

There are well presented formal gardens, mature woodland, many fine rhododendron specimens and a pond. Beyond the house to the south east lies the delightful walled garden.

The south wall carries a range of glasshouses and there is a separate large glasshouse on a brick base.

The lean-to buildings on the western wall include an arched pend within (now blocked) triangular doocot above.

The gardens were restored and redesigned in 1929 and further restored between 1990 and 1993 by the then head gardener.

There is a fine collection of mature trees include cherry, magnolia and maple, a red brick pergola with timber beams runs through the centre of the garden for growing clematis and climbing rose.

The gardens are full of colour throughout spring and summer with shrub borders well stocked of interesting plants including azaleas, primula denticulata and hostas.

Ayr Advertiser: The garden grounds next to the home.

The remains of a tennis court and former curling pond are present in the large lawned area to the front of the property.

Grangehill Estate extends to approximately 109.29 acres in total which is made up of the policies, woodland, grazing ground and is classified as grades 4(1) and 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute.

The plan provided within these particulars includes a field schedule. The grazing land within the estate is let on seasonal grazing agreements.

This property has recently come onto the market with estate agents Galbraith, who are looking for offers over £1,200,000.

For more information, including a video tour of the property, it can be viewed online at

Ayr Advertiser: The garden grounds next to the home.