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Parkend House, 4 Main Street

Ballantrae, South Ayrshire  KA26 0NB

Parkend House, 4 Main Street
Offers around 315,000

View Living Room Dining Room Breakfast Kitchen Bedroom 1 Bathroom Garden Rear Elevation

Situated on the Ayrshire Coast, Parkend House is a handsome detached house standing in a large garden from where the house commands wonderful views, east towards surrounding farmland and a stunning westerly aspect over the shore and out to sea with the distinctive outline of Ailsa Craig forming a delightful backdrop.

Parkend House is yards from the shore and a wrought iron gate from the garden affords access on to the beach. From the garden a magnificent seascape can be enjoyed with the vista comprising Ballantrae Harbour, Ballantrae Bay and towards distant headlands.

The house dates from circa 1902 when we understand the house was commissioned as a shooting lodge. The level and established garden which surrounds the house extends to approx. 0.5 acre and the property further comprises a range of outbuildings.

Externally Parkend House possesses an understated style while the interior displays a variety of charming period features and finishes such as well-maintained timber doors, skirtings, architraves and staircase, together with timber panelling and fireplaces. The present owners of 5 years have combined these elegant elements of the house with a wide range of more recent improvements including: 2 new wood burners, insulation, new double glazed windows, upgrade of electrical installation and a new metal gate on to the shore.

Sustainability is also high on Parkend House list if attributes. The present owners have installed a biomass boiler for central heating and hot water and a thermal dynamic panel for supply of hot water.

Parkend House, which is of brick construction under a slate roof, internally provides a floor area of approx. 1,700 sq ft. and this in turn affords a good balance, yet manageable range of accommodation. The interior is fashioned as follows: Entrance Vestibule with double leaf timber door, terrazzo floor and period timber door with leaded glass to hall. The delightful Hall, which has as its focal point an elegant staircase, provides access off to the living room, dining room and breakfast kitchen.

The Dining Room, with windows front and side displays period timber finishes which feature mahogany display cabinets positioned at either side of the period fireplace which in turn exhibits some intricate inlaid motifs. The dining room also has a parquet floor. The Living Room, with a triple window formation front is an attractive space with timber wall panelling, hardwood floor and period fireplace.

A door from the living room connects through to a short corridor where there is a window to side and access to a walk in shelved pantry. The short corridor provides access through to the breakfast kitchen. The Breakfast Kitchen, with window to rear over the garden, provides ample space for dining and where there is a Rayburn set within an arched and tiled recess, a Rangemaster stove comprising gas hob and electric oven, base mounted cabinets and a pulley for drying clothes. The kitchen is entered from the hall and in this space there is a door providing access to under stair cupboard.

From the kitchen a door leads through to the Working Kitchen comprising a stable style door to the garden, base mounted cabinets in light oak with quartz worktop, Belfast sink and mixer tap. The floor is tiled and there is a built in cupboard housing the electrical switch gear. From the working kitchen there are 2 windows overlooking the garden at the rear.

Upstairs the light and airy landing provides access off to 3 bedrooms and shower room. There is a large roof light over the landing which affords lots of natural light. The landing displays more of the timber finishings including a hardwood floor. Bedroom 1, with windows front and side is a large double bedroom. From the front window there is a great view east towards the surrounding fields on the edge of the village. Bedroom 2, with window to side is a further double bedroom, hardwood floor and period fireplace. Bedroom 3, to the rear enjoys a wonderful aspect across the garden towards the sea. Like the other 2 bedrooms this is a double room with hardwood floor and period fireplace.

The Shower Room, with window to side, comprises terrazzo floor, wash hand basin, w.c. and shower stall with mixer shower. There is a built in cupboard and a large walk in linen cupboard.

Completing the accommodation is the Bathroom which is to be found at mezzanine level. The bathroom has a rear facing window and the space is fitted with a roll top bath on a claw feet, wash hand basin and w.c. Walls are tiled and the floor is terrazzo tiled.

The bathroom and shower room feature period style fixtures and fittings by Thomas Crapper (with exclusion of the shower stall in the shower room).

The house benefits from a dual central heating and hot water system. As well as the biomass boiler the Rayburn, which is LPG also heats the central heating and hot water and we are advised by the owners that it is very easy to switch between the two systems.

Our clients have had plans approved for the addition of an orangery proposed to be added to the south end of the house. We are advised that these plans are 2 years old (dating from 2016).

Parkend House is approached by way of a wide, sweeping driveway. The front garden is formally arranged to incorporate areas of lawn. There is a further gated entrance which provides access to the rear garden. The substantial rear garden is cleverly planted so as to configure the area in to different spaces which comprise patio, productive vegetable plot and lawn. There is an excellent range of brick built and slate outbuildings, one of which houses the biomass boiler. The buildings, fitted with light and power extend to provide 2 separate stores which would be ideal for conversion to workshop, office or studio and to complete the outbuildings is what would have been a garage which is in 2 sections 15 10 x 10 and 11 5 x 13 3. There is a toilet which means there is water and sanitary serving the outbuildings. The former garage space affords great possibilities for conversion to living space say for extended family or even as a holiday cottage. Incidentally the biomass boiler system has been connected through in to the outbuildings which would result in a reasonably straight forward process to plumb the boiler into any heating system that would be required in the converted building. In addition to the outbuildings there is a greenhouse, timber built garden store and a summer house. At the very bottom of the garden there is a 2 berth residential caravan discretely positioned behind the outbuildings.

Although positioned on the very edge of the village of Ballantrae, Parkend House location has very much a rural feel. Parkend House is a charming property, its attractive and accessible coastal position, make viewing of this splendid home essential.

Energy Performance Certificate Rating: Band E (42)


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