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Burnock Lodge is a handsome, detached, white sandstone Victorian villa situated in the Racecourse Road conservation area close to Ayr town centre. It has been owned by the same family for the last 25 years. Although sorry to leave, the retired owners are now looking to downsize and enable a new family to enjoy the many benefits the house has to offer. Burnock Lodge is the perfect family home both from the point of view of facilities and location; from the safety of the walled garden for toddlers to the nearby Low Green and beach with magnificent views of the Isle of Arran, the Heads of Ayr and the Carrick Hills. The Ayr Coastal Path and Cycle Route 3 run along this beautiful part of the Ayrshire coastline. The central location of Burnock Lodge allows greater independence for older offspring to use local facilities without their parents becoming a taxi service! A wide variety of both local and high street shops, bus and train stations, hotels and restaurants, bars and clubs, state and private primary and secondary schools are all within easy walking distance, as are the main library, swimming pool and sports facilities, the Odeon cinema, the Gaiety Theatre and Town Hall concerts.
The house, which is approached by a large tree-lined driveway that provides ample parking space, has been sympathetically upgraded and improved to a high standard by the present owners, who have taken care to retain many beautiful original features, including two marble fireplaces, an ornate brass fireplace, decorative cornices and ceiling roses, parquet flooring and wood panelling. The large ornate leaded glass window at the half landing, which has been recently releaded and restored to its former glory, highlights the magnificent Victorian cast iron balustrade and mahogany handrail in the hall, stairs and landing.
More modern improvements include the replacement of redundant Victorian outbuildings with an attractive conservatory and adjoining ground floor extension with en suite shower room and guest bedroom overlooking the secluded mature walled garden to the rear of the property.
Gas fired central heating throughout the property is supplied by two new Worcester Bosch condensing boilers, allowing upstairs and downstairs to be heated independently. The windows are mostly secondary glazed, with double glazing throughout the conservatory and ground floor extension. Loft insulation has been improved to current standards.
Ayr is an ancient Scottish burgh with many historic buildings and since Regency times has been a popular seaside resort. It is also the county town of South Ayrshire and has excellent transport links offering fast and frequent services to Glasgow, its airports and beyond. Ayrshire is world-renowned for its golf courses, many of which are only a few minutes' drive away. The A77 by-pass provides easy access to the motorway north and to the Northern Ireland ferries to the south as well as the Southern Uplands and the Solway Coast.
On the ground floor the accommodation consists of: Entrance vestibule with leaded glass panel on inner front door. Grand reception hallway and adjoining living room with ornate brass open fire. A double glazed mahogany door in the living room opens on to steps down to the rear walled garden. The original wood panelling and parquet flooring have been restored throughout the whole area. Drawing room, with bay window and oriel window, features an original white marble fireplace and Baxi open fire. Formal dining room, with bay window and Scottish press cupboard, features an original black marble fireplace and living flame gas fire. Library with living flame gas fire. Cloakroom with separate w.c. and wash hand basin. Kitchen hallway, with walk in cupboard: leading to fitted kitchen with Rayburn range cooker. Utility room, containing ample storage space and Belfast sink, with door to outside covered enclosed area. Guest bedroom with en suite shower room. Attractive double glazed conservatory with access to rear walled garden.
The upper floor: Approached via stairs with Victorian ornate cast iron balustrade and mahogany handrail. The half landing features an original, large stained glass window. Master bedroom with bay window and oriel window. Second double bedroom with bay window, fireplace and wash hand basin. Third double bedroom with wash hand basin. Fourth double bedroom. Study/single bedroom with wash hand basin. Family bathroom. Spacious upper landing with Ramsey ladder access to floored loft.
Outside: Extensive mature garden grounds to front and rear of the property. The garden grounds extend to approximately ½ acre. To the front is a tarmacadam and tree-lined drive, with ample parking space, giving access to a large garage, with electronic up and over door, to the right of the house. To the rear is a private, sheltered Victorian walled garden, with summerhouse and sandstone barbeque.
Energy Efficiency Rating - E Environmental Impact - F
Living Room 4.28m (14' 1') x 3.75m (12' 4')
Drawing Room 6.65m (21' 10') x 4.58m (15' 0')
Dining Room 6.51m (21' 4') x 4.54m (14' 11')
Study 4.23m (13' 11') x 4.10m (13' 5')
Guest Bedroom 4.36m (14' 4') x 3.96m (13' 0')
Conservatory 4.41m (14' 6') x 2.98m (9' 9')
Kitchen 4.22m (13' 10') x 3.88m (12' 9')
Utiilty Room 3.29m (10' 10') x 2.76m (9' 1')
Bedroom 5.62m (18' 5') x 4.17m (13' 8')
Bedroom 4.56m (15' 0') x 4.17m (13' 8')
Bedroom 4.50m (14' 9') x 4.15m (13' 7')
Bedroom 4.63m (15' 2') x 4.26m (14' 0')
Library/single bedroom 2.58m (8' 6') x 2.26m (7' 5')
Bathroom 2.75m (9' 0') x 2.04m (6' 8')
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