Sidehead Farm, Kilmarnock. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent.

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Sidehead Farm, Kilmarnock

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  • 4Living Spaces
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms

Alan Gall thinks:
14 acres of peace and tranquility. Sign me up!

Other than the occasional ‘whinny or neigh’, you’ll find peace and tranquillity at Sidehead Farm, a traditional stone built farmhouse nestled in some 10 acres of land.

Alan Gall loves:
Farmhouse heaven, served with a huge dollop of charm and capaciousness.

With a stunning vista stretching across the countryside to the south, taking in views of the Ayrshire coast, and the distant Trossachs in the north, it’s hard to believe you can be in Glasgow City Centre in around 30 minutes. For, on a clear day, Ben Lomond is also in sight.

The south-facing courtyard is quite the suntrap, and extends a warm welcome into the farmhouse where a trusty Aga sits at the heart of the traditional farmhouse kitchen. Rustle up a hearty breakfast with two ovens at your disposal, and tuck in at the family table. Just off the kitchen is the utility room, making dealing with household chores a breeze, before leading to the boot room. With its direct access outside, it’s ideal for muddy feet and paws alike.

The original byre, with cow stall and ceiling beams, has come a long way from its humble beginnings and has since been rather spectacularly converted into the stunning lounge with maple hardwood flooring underfoot. Dual aspect windows drink in views across the courtyard and fields beyond, and invite you to sit a while. Warm yourself by the stone built, double sized open fire on the chilliest of days and toast pikelets and marshmallows.

With space for at least 12 guests in the dining room, you might find yourself playing host to Christmas dinner with all the family. A feature open fireplace adds an attractive focal point to any get-together.

The lovely, bright family room, with dual aspect views of the courtyard and rear garden, provides the perfect sanctuary when relaxing or catching up on your favourite Box Sets. There’s a log burner too, to keep things snug, whilst a separate wood store keeps supplies fully stocked.

When it comes to work or study, the home office, with original fireplace, is just the spot for concentration and a little privacy. Curl up with a favourite novel in the drawing room, and for an inside-out feel, head along to the bright family sun room and throw open the double doors to fresh air and fantastic views.

You’ll find two large double bedrooms on the ground floor; one which enjoys views over the rear garden with use of a separate shower room, and the other which has its own access to the front garden, and features an en suite bathroom.

Retreat upstairs to the principal bedroom with its dual aspect views extending far and wide, from countryside to coast. With its own private access from the study, it has a palpable air of zen. There’s ample storage here and a full en suite bathroom where all that’s missing, but easily remedied, is a ‘do not disturb’ sign.

Also on the first floor, is a single bedroom with adjoining play area, offering an incredible storage space for toys, games and all other collectibles. This space lends itself wonderfully to a teen crib, made all the more special by its very own staircase.

Outside, there’s a great space for a workshop and tinkering on projects. And, if you love to be at one with nature, the mature, manicured gardens are heaven sent, extending to around an acre, with a further 12 acres or so of land, and half an acre of mature woodland. Whether you have entertaining in mind, or something altogether more relaxing, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

  • Three words :  Farmhouse. Land. Original.
Sidehead Farm, Kilmarnock. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. Sidehead Farm, Kilmarnock. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. Sidehead Farm, Kilmarnock. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent.

Our favourite part
Original features abound. We adore the converted cow byre lounge.

Dunlop

Local Life

Dunlop

There’s a real community feel to the small conservation village of Dunlop, with its range of amenities and events, which include regular film nights, village fetes and other social activities.

It’s rural bliss, yet in just 30 minutes you can be whisked into the City Centre of Glasgow from Dunlop train station. Little wonder then that it’s so highly sought-after.

The local primary school in Dunlop is a feeder school for one of East Ayrshire’s best secondary schools, Stewarton Academy. There are also independent options around 35 minutes away, including Wellington School, Ayr and several in Glasgow.

For artisan bread and pastries baked four times a week, head down to the Idle Hands Shop & Bakery on Main Street, Dunlop. Shelves groan with exquisite cakes, loaves and savouries, which are replenished until sold out. Have a chat and an espresso, and pop back later for lunchtime essentials.

Merito is the 19th century community owned village pub with log burning fire. You’ll find traditional pub games and quizzes here, along with live music from time to time, Sports TV, and a popular-with-locals fish and chips night.

Struthers Farmhouse Café and Shop in Dunlop is a lovely place to sit and enjoy homemade food or buy a variety of local produce, including classic Ayrshire tatties and Scottish strawberries. For a more substantial meal, The Blair or The Mill House are only a few minutes’ drive away, offering a great selection of locally sourced home cooked fayre.

The market town of Stewarton is also just a couple of miles away, with a full range of stores, including Sainsbury’s and Aldi, a health centre, pharmacy and library.

Access to the main motorway at the M77 is 15-minute drive away and Glasgow Airport is 30 minutes by car.
When the great outdoors calls, there’s a plethora of walks right on your doorstep in this rural idyll, even before you’ve left your own land!

All on your doorstep