Shepherd markets former residential care facility Hollybush House near Ayr for sale as development opportunity

Hollybush House

SHEPHERD Chartered Surveyors is bringing to market Hollybush House near Ayr for sale as a development opportunity.

Set within a small estate in the rolling Ayrshire countryside, the Category ‘C’ Listed building which dates back to the early 19th Century has been used as a hotel and latterly a residential care facility.

Located in the settlement of Hollybush, a small cluster of houses around seven miles south-east of Ayr on the A713, Hollybush House offers an attractive yet accessible rural setting with agricultural land use predominating in the wider area.

Transport links from the A77/M77 to the Central Belt are excellent and there is a regular rail service between Ayr and Glasgow. Prestwick Airport is immediately north of Ayr which caters for a range of passenger and freight traffic. The drive time to Ayr is 15 minutes and Glasgow one hour.

Hollybush House is the largest and oldest building on the 34-acre estate with the accommodation including a range of attractive and generously proportioned public rooms together with the main kitchen, associated stores and staff areas.

The first floor includes seven bedrooms, all of which are large and include en-suite facilities, with the remainder of the upper floor comprising management offices and two guest suites together with W.C. facilities.

The accommodation annexe is a modern building formed over three main levels. This property includes a main reception area with two staff offices and 14 bedrooms, staff facilities and additional space used until recently as a laundry room and gym.

The activity centre has one large classroom and three offices together with W.C. facilities.

Elsewhere on the estate are two attractive cottages one of which has recently been used as an office, there is also a useful steel-framed storage building adjacent to the main car park.

Shepherd Partner Kevin Bell said: “Hollybush House is an attractive period building set within a private estate which benefits from fishing rights on the River Doon.

“The main building together with the accommodation block and cottages offer scope for a variety of uses subject to planning.  As such we expect keen interest in the property from buyers across the UK.”

Offers over £750,000 are invited. A closing date for offers is likely to be set and interested parties are therefore advised to register interest with the agents on 01292 267987.

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