Mayfield House is situated in one of the primary hamlets within Arran that features some of the most individual, eye-catching properties on the Island. Mayfield House is a striking five bedroom, detached villa, constructed around (circa) 1905, with the added benefit of a very spacious double detached garage. This fantastic family/holiday home still offers huge scope to further extend (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents) and has considerable B&B potential, as it was originally constructed as a guest house. Displaying a stunning frontage, the house offers some beautiful design features from a bygone era and offers flexible and versatile accommodation formed over a two-storey layout. In essence, the front of the property belies the spacious accommodation internally. On entering the home through the reception hallway, it is immediately apparent that the current owners have meticulously looked after and improved this family home for the nineteen years of their ownership, which is fit for today’s modern living. Room usage throughout can be adapted to meet individual purchasers’ needs and will comfortably provide for a larger family. A wealth of period detailing has been retained, most noticeably cornice work and fireplaces, which will no doubt appeal to the discerning buyer.
The property sits within a mature garden of around 0.3 acres, which is fully enclosed and provides a private and safe environment for children in their very own adventure playground and further benefits from a greenhouse. The gardens have been designed with entertaining in mind and has been used for this purpose on many occasions. The front garden has been beautifully designed and is well stocked with mature trees and shrubs and offers a stunning outlook towards the sea. There is a raised rear garden plot to the rear of the property, with grass and vegetable beds. Access to the double detached garage/workshop is from the gravelled driveway to the side aspect. The garage could easily be adapted and used as a self-contained annexe or as a workshop/hobby room (STPP).
A vestibule opens into a welcoming reception hallway. Immediately impressive lounge, which has a feature bay window to the front aspect, which floods the room with natural light and provides tremendous sea views. A feature fireplace, with a cast iron stove (gas), is the other key focal point of this room. The bright and airy kitchen/family/diner has been well fitted to include a good range of floor and wall mounted units, with a striking work surface, which provides a fashionable and efficient workspace. It further benefits from an oil fired ‘Rayburn’ and space for a free-standing cooker, making the kitchen an inviting refuge at any time of the year. The kitchen is open-plan to a family/dining area, which has ample room for a table and chairs for more informal dining with friends and family. The bay window offers similar views to that of the lounge and this zone is certain to become the very heart of the home. Access can be gained from here into the utility room, which is plumbed for a washing machine and has space for a tumble dryer and an upright fridge freezer. A glance upwards will take you on a journey back in time as the clothes dryer is still fully operational and the feature fireplace is a real talking piece A door opens directly onto the drive and into the gardens. A family bathroom off the hallway completes the ground floor accommodation.
The staircase leads to first floor level, revealing five, good-sized bedrooms and a fantastic family bathroom. One of the bedrooms is located off the lower landing and is the last word in luxury with a picture window offering tremendous views of the surrounding countryside. All of the bedrooms have ample space for additional free-standing furniture and offer either a sea or countryside view. The second (four-piece) bathroom, with a separate shower cubicle, creates the perfect ambience in which to unwind. Access to the partly boarded loft space is gained from the landing.
The high specifications of this family home also include double glazing. Central heating is via a gas-fired boiler. A gas storage tank in the rear garden serves the central heating system and the fire in the lounge. The ‘Rayburn’ provides heating for the kitchen, hot water and cooking facilities, served via an oil tank to the rear of the property.
Directions to Mayfield House.
‘Mayfield House’ sits on the main road approx. 2.5 miles south of Whiting Bay. From Whiting Bay continue south on the main road. At about 2.3 miles you will come to a tight ‘S’ bend crossing a stream with, at the entry to the bend, ‘Seacliffe Cottages’ on the right and the entrance to ‘Dippen Lodge’ on the left. Carry on through the bend and on exit you will pass a grey metal farmyard barn and 150 yards further on, turn up the track by the neatly trimmed privet hedge, which will take you into the rear garden of ‘Mayfield House’. The house is visible from the road.
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