We are delighted to give you the opportunity to acquire one of the most iconic properties in the West of Scotland. The Big Wooden House (Greyholme) is a unique, ("B" Listed) spacious 'Arts and Crafts' country house. It's currently being used as luxury, self-catering accommodation, with generously proportioned public areas and five double bedrooms, but would equally make a wonderful family/holiday home. Breathtaking sea and mountain views are available from every window. Conveniently positioned minutes from the ferry terminal and local amenities, the property sits in splendid isolation at the mouth of the Rosaburn, in a plot of (circa) 1.3 acres and a sandy beach is within a very short stroll. Internally, the property has been comprehensively redesigned and reworked by the current owner and now offers fantastic and versatile accommodation, formed over three substantial levels.
Recapture the style and elegance of the thirties and feel the stress of the twenty-first century drift away as you enter the property. Greyholme is a very special place to call home and you will only be the fourth owner to stake that claim!
The History of Greyholme (Circa 1938)
* Architect William Gibson OBE designed Greyholme as his personal residence. Built in the Arts and Crafts style, it was the only private house he designed amongst many public buildings in Central Scotland. Greyholme is a listed building on the historic Scotland register and is recorded as follows - "The design of this house is unusual in Scotland, and unique in Arran"
* The staircase and the woodcarvings were commissioned and created by Claude Gill. The wood is reclaimed oak from the original 1922 Waterloo Bridge on the River Thames. The house's outer cladding is Elm, the window frames, Cedar. The original oak flooring throughout the house was uncovered by the current owner in 2003.
Greyholme is as unique as it is beautiful. This extraordinary building has been carefully maintained and modernised, both internally and externally, to create fantastic and flexible accommodation, which only a viewing will qualify. The bespoke interior offers sophisticated living space, with exquisite detailing, which is inherent with this unique home. The property is accessed via a private tree-lined drive, which leads to a parking area for a number of vehicles. Access is gained from here into the garage/basement.
The property has been constructed on stilts, which means all of the public rooms are on the first floor. There's a veranda wrapped around most of this floor and far reaching views can be enjoyed from the property's 43 windows. Additional comfort is provided by oil fired central heating. The house sits close to the river with a choice of two beaches close-by. The fourth tee of the golf course is just on the other side of the hedge!
* Banqueting Suite, Preparation Zone, Separate WC
This spacious and modern independent area has been recently developed and is used for more formal dining functions. The banqueting suite is popular with small wedding parties/milestone birthdays and benefits from doors opening directly into the grounds. The preparation zone is the perfect setting for a mobile kitchen. There is also a useful WC on this level. This level is serviced by underfloor heating. It is within our opinion that this level could easily be converted into separate studios or a self-contained apartment (STPP). The area could also be increased by extending into the garage/basement (STPP).
* Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen/Diner, Double Bedroom, Separate WC
The vestibule leads into the grand and bright reception hallway. Access can be gained from here into the fully fitted kitchen with an oil-fired Aga, which has been beautifully fitted to include an excellent range of floor and wall mounted units with a striking worktop, providing a fashionable and efficient workspace. There is ample space in this zone for more informal dining. The double bedroom on this level has a personal door to the veranda and a separate WC is within close proximity. Returning past the beautiful oak staircase (with carvings by Claud Gill), you can enter the dining room, which can comfortably sit ten people. Glass double doors lead to the spacious lounge with a multi-burner stove. A door opens from here to the second veranda.
* 4 Double Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Separate WC & Laundry Room
The top floor has two bathrooms, of which the larger has a separate, walk-in wet room/shower. Four, well-proportioned, double bedrooms can be found on this level, along with a separate WC and laundry room.
We are advised that trading accounts are available to all interested parties
Fixtures and Fittings
A full inventory will be completed to detail all personal items excluded from the sale or items subject to a lease.
The present owner has already publicised the establishment, locally, nationally and internationally at www.bigwoodenhouse.com This means that anyone wishing to continue operating as a self-catering business, will ‘hit the ground running’ as they will have immediate income/bookings at their disposal.
The price will be complete with goodwill and trade contents but excludes personal items. Stock at valuation.
For reasons of confidentiality, no direct approach may be made to the business. All viewings must be arranged through McEwan Fraser Legal.
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Location of Property
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If you are interested in a property we have available for sale and have your own property to sell, we can refer you to Haddington Estates (who operate independently of McEwan Fraser Legal). They can offer you a guaranteed cash offer for your own property through this unique Part Exchange option which may allow you to sell your property quickly and easily without any Estate Agency fees or advertising costs. This allows you to make an offer for any property on our site safe in the knowledge that your existing house has a firm legal offer.
Mortgage funding may be available through an authorised mortgage broker
McEwan Fraser Legal are working closely with authorised mortgage brokers in order for our clients to obtain mortgage funding (see terms and conditions, which normally apply, below)
- Aged 18+
- You are in permanent employment
- Self Employed usually need to have 2 years accounts available
- Permanent right to reside in the UK
- You have no adverse credit that would affect your ability to repay funding
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