Ballantrae, Parkend House, KA26 0NB

January 22, 2018 4:13 pm Published by

Enjoying a truly picturesque setting within the village of Ballantrae on the South West Coast of Scotland (on the A77, approx. 18 miles south of Turnberry), this absolutely charming Detached Home is believed to have been commissioned circa 1902 as a Shooting Lodge for its original owner. Parkend House is set amidst enchanting private gardens, extending to circa 0.5 acre, with truly breathtaking panoramic sea views from both the house & gardens whilst its rear boundary has a private gated entrance onto Ballantrae Beach. Parkend House has a simple yet very appealing external style whilst internally it displays a rich mix of period features, in particular extensive traditional timber finishes which naturally enhance the inviting accommodation which extends to 5 Main Apartments over two levels. The current owners have very thoughtfully modernised certain aspects of the property at considerable expense ensuring that it offers the positive features of modern living although they have taken great care to ensure the wonderful character & charm still captures the attention of those lucky enough to be invited to visit. A subtle main door entrance features a period door, retaining a delightful display stained/leaded panel, opening onto a most welcoming reception hall which visually confirms that this is indeed a special period home, from here to the front, a charming formal lounge with triple window formation and wonderful period fireplace with multi-fuel stove fire, the corner sited dual aspect dining room is outstanding with extensive quality timber finishes including striking mahogany fitted display cabinets either side of a stylish period fireplace/surround which features delicate inlay/marquetry. Short corridor halls either from the reception hall or conveniently from the lounge lead onto a delightful cottage style breakfasting kitchen which reflects the owners desire to ensure that the re-fitted areas complement the surrounding apartments – a Rayburn and Range style cooker are focal points either side whilst a superbly finished larger size utility room is conveniently located off with access from here onto the rear gardens – windows within both the breakfasting kitchen and utility room capture wonderful garden views. An impressive period staircase from the reception hall subtly leads to an equally impressive upper hallway, both areas displaying wonderful natural period timber finishes, whilst passing at half-level a charming period style bathroom. The three bedrooms are laid out as follows – bedroom Nos 1 & 2 to the front and bedroom No 3 to the rear, whilst a very useful shower room/wc provides additional facilities. Bedroom No 1 is the charming larger proportioned “master” bedroom with dual aspects whilst bedroom No 2 occupies the corner site above the dining room and again features dual aspects. Bedroom No 3 offers a cottage style appeal with spectacular sweeping garden/sea views to the rear. The main bathroom, situated to the rear, is of wonderful period style and invites one to gaze out of the rear window to enjoy the spectacular views. The shower room/wc off the upper hallway cleverly combines the twist of a stylish modern larger shower cubicle with a quality period style wc and wash-hand basin. LPG central heating and LPG cooking are featured together with a multi-fuel and real fire in the lounge & dining room respectively whilst some of the upper bedrooms feature period fireplaces (not tested). Parkend House is set amidst wonderfully appealing established gardens grounds extending to circa 0.5 acre, further developed with considerable effort by the present owners, now presented as an inviting outdoor area in which to spend time gardening, relaxing when the weather invites one to spend time outside …. and an area in which to appreciate the wonderful sound of the waves/tide rolling onto Ballentrae Beach, which is literally just beyond the rear boundary with a private gated access leading thereto. The sweeping private driveway leads through a gated entrance onto the rear patio/garden area which features substantial detached traditional outbuildings believed to be a former coach house and stables with gardener’s style toilet/shower room and further areas which have been previously utilised as small kennels, office, wood store etc. In addition a 2-berth residential caravan is discreetly positioned to the rear of the garden and is ideal guest/overflow or fun grandchildren accommodation, if required. The rear gardens also feature a gazebo style summerhouse, a former chicken shed which serves as an excellent garden store/greenhouse and a greenhouse. Graeme Lumsden, Director of Black Hay Estate Agents comments – “ I am often asked what is the best property that I have seen or sold….. that is such a difficult question to answer. The wonderful thing about property is that everyone has a different opinion as to what is their best property, understandably we all have different requirements. So I would phrase the question thus – What would be your Dream House?......... and the answer from me, with over 25 years of selling all types of properties………. Parkend House in Ballantrae. For me this is a very, very special home, a dream home….. it has a simple yet very appealing external style whilst internally its period character & charm unfolds as you walk from room to room, the extensive use of high quality natural timber finishes and features which have been retained over circa 110 years subtly capture your attention, their quality shines as radiantly today as I’m sure they did when James Ferguson (the original owner) first crossed the threshold. The current owners searched across Scotland looking for a special home with no particular restriction on location however their new home had to be very special, perhaps unique, almost a dream home….. in my opinion they found a magical home. It is clearly evident on viewing that the current owners appreciated their role as custodians of Parkend House with their careful and very throughtful approach to modernising certain aspects of the property whilst ensuring that its characterful heart remained beating warmly. I occasionally remark that a particular property would be a joy to come home to……. for me and for those seeking a truly special home……… arrive at Parkend House on the best of sunny days, listen to the waves rippling onto the beach…. and that is just as you await the front door opening…… enter and there is a high probability that you may not want to leave………. I didn’t…….. it captured my heart and it will be very lucky new owners that become the custodians of this magical home! “

Troon, 39 Sanderling View, KA10 6LU

January 22, 2018 2:12 pm Published by

** NEW to Market - Available to View Now ** A truly exceptional Modern Retirement Flat within favoured McCarthy & Stone Retirement Development, enjoying elevated sea views from its second floor corner position with the added benefit of a desirable private balcony. This stunning home is likely to appeal to the discerning retired/semi-retired client seeking “something different”… in particular, No 39 Sanderling View is distinctively and pleasingly different from the standard style of retirement property. Comprehensively re-fitted at considerable expense (approaching £30,000) by its present owner… internal viewing confirms the luxury specification and “walk-in” accommodation which is comparable to a high quality “Show Flat”. The most appealing accommodation comprises – welcoming reception hall with excellent storage off, spacious lounge with access onto a private corner balcony enjoying open views across the roadway/car park to the sea/coastline beyond, two double bedrooms are featured – the “master” (No 1) featuring fitted wardrobe storage and a stunning larger en-suite shower room/wc which has been beautifully re-fitted, bedroom No 2 is another double room however it is currently used as a very comfortable and inviting informal living/dining room (easily reverts to a 2nd bedroom, if required), a very stylish high quality kitchen of larger proportion is accessed from the lounge – again fully re-fitted to a very high quality with integrated appliances, a fabulous “glossy magazine” style main bathroom is situated off the reception hall. The specification includes a newly installed zoned/controllable Hi-Tech Electric Heating system which replaced the old style wall heaters and is superior in terms of efficiency and output whilst being discrete. Double glazing is featured throughout. EPC - C. The present owner installed high quality oak laminate flooring throughout which projects a warm tone throughout. The property is sited on the second floor/corner of Sanderling View on the edge of Troon Town centre, very convenient for shopping/amenities/transport and of course the seafront. The development is professionally managed with an on-site House Manager & the usual Retirement Development facilities including a 24hr Careline, communal laundry (although this flat has its own washing machine), residents lounge, guest/visitor overnight accommodation (subject to availability/daily rate), parking etc (further details/costs available upon request). Graeme Lumsden, Director/Valuer of BLACK HAY Estate Agents comments… “After almost 30 Years in the estate agency industry it can be easy to think one has pretty much seen every type of property. However, my experience reminds me there is always another property waiting to surprise me… No 39 Sanderling View demanded my attention when I first walked over the door… clearly not your average Retirement Flat! What can I say… if this is the standard of retirement that awaits me… where are the keys! If you are retired or planning to retire… view No 39 Sanderling View… I would be surprised if you were not impressed enough to want to buy there and then!”