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

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Sidehead Equestrian and Stud, Kilmarnock

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  • 3Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms

Alan Gall thinks:
This tastefully modernised cottage combines modern living with country cottage charm.

Sidehead Farm Cottage Equestrian and Stud is an outstanding opportunity for a private equestrian facility or as a business. The converted byre has been tastefully modelled to offer great country living and the equestrian facilities are outstanding.

Alan Gall loves:
An impressive renovation from traditional farm byre to comfortable cottage. Feature Cowshed in the bathrooms as a nod to its roots.

Within walking distance of the conservation village of Dunlop, it’s rural living at its best. Yet you’re only 30 minutes from Glasgow’s vibrant City Centre when business and bright lights call.

The entrance hallway is impressive, with a light and airy double height ceiling and original beams. Wooden flooring underfoot and neutral tones gives this space a rather chic Scandi vibe.

Cream cabinetry contrasts beautifully with wooden worktops in the modern dining kitchen, but the star of the show is the magnificent range cooker. Pull up a bar stool and enjoy a casual brunch at the breakfast bar. There’s room for a farmhouse table as well, or choose to make this area into a family snug with comfy sofas. Double windows fill the space with light and make the space even more inviting. The separate utility room keeps laundry days in check and, with outside access, it’s great for muddy paws and wellington boots.

Escape to the cosy lounge for peace and tranquillity and indulge in a little me-time whilst enjoying views over the garden. And, with views extending over the courtyard, the home office is the ideal work and study space.

The principal suite is capacious, with a range of windows providing a sublime view over the courtyard and countryside. There’s oodles of storage space and the en suite boasts a bath when only bubbles will do. You’ll also find a large double bedroom on the ground floor with a rear garden vista, together with the family bathroom, with shower for quick starts, and bath, for when time allows. There’s a handy downstairs WC too.

Upstairs is a further bedroom with a stunning beamed ceiling and generous en suite bathroom, also featuring a bath for long, lazy wallows. There’s storage aplenty – in fact, we challenge you to fill it!

The pièce de résistance is the outside space. If equestrian is your thing, you’re in the right place. Professional standard facilities include multiple stables, including fowling boxes, a 50m x 27m floodlit sand and rubber arena, and a number of newly fenced paddocks – most already equipped with auto-water feeders.

The garden is large, mature and well-manicured with open views across the rolling countryside. It’s the perfect spot to kick back and relax, or entertain as the mood takes you. There’s acre upon acre of private farmland and woodland to explore too, along with a variety of outbuildings ripe for conversion, subject to all the usual planning consents. Channel your inner Arthur Parkinson with a variety of mixed breeds in the secure chicken coop. Freshly laid eggs for breakfast, anyone?

  • Three words :  Country. Cottage. Equestrian.
Sidehead Equestrian and Stud, Kilmarnock. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. Sidehead Equestrian and Stud, Kilmarnock. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. Sidehead Equestrian and Stud, Kilmarnock. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent.

Our favourite part
A truly rural idyll yet within striking distance of the buzz of Glasgow City Centre.


Local Life


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