Boghall is an imposing, C-listed Georgian villa dating back to 1876 and steeped in history. It has its listing due to main residence being built on the site of small cottage which dates back to 1754 and that also holds an interesting tale as it was said to be home to Robert Tannahill, a famous poet who penned his first song ‘My Ain Kind Deario’ which many will now know as ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’. Whilst oozing period character and charm, this beautiful home has been extensively refurbished by the current owners and now offers a modern, luxurious standard of living. The property is set in substantial grounds of around 5.85 acres and incorporates a riding arena, outbuildings/ stables, and a tennis court. Located in the picturesque village of Gateside, surrounded by open countryside, yet close to local amenities and within easy reach of the A737 giving a direct link with Glasgow Airport within 15 minutes & Glasgow City Centre within around 30 minutes. Largs and the coast can be reached in under 20 minutes. Lochwinnoch Train Station is only a 7 min drive for a direct service into the city or coast.
The internal accommodation comprises; Vestibule, grand and welcoming entrance hallway with sweeping stone staircase off, a magnificent formal lounge with feature open fireplace and dual aspects with large windows that flood the room with natural light throughout the day. The kitchen has been completely refitted with high quality bespoke wall and floor units, integrated appliances, stone worktops and a breakfast bar for casual dining and entertaining. The kitchen opens into a versatile sitting/ family room with feature stone wall and doors opening onto the side gardens. There is a formal dining room with another feature fireplace, which has doors that open onto the side lawn. Completing the ground floor an essential to country living, a generous Boot room with sink with feature stable door & utility room and with a cloakroom / wc.
Stairs lead to a gallery landing where there is a double bedroom, a family bathroom finished in Carrara marble with three piece Burlington suite including stand alone bath, and a large cleverly created home office with Velux windows and exposed beams making this a bright and airy room. This area of the house is ideal for guests or teenagers as it could be used together or as a separate suite with total privacy.
The upper level has an incredible master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, feature open fireplace and dual aspects. The master bedroom has a large walk-in dressing room with fitted mirrored wardrobes and a luxury en-suite shower room. There are two further well proportioned double bedrooms and a family shower room with fresh white three piece suite.
The specification includes oil central heating and double glazing. This home has been meticulously maintained throughout and no expense has been spared in the quality of finish.
To the rear of the property there is a cottage and further outbuildings with three stables with huge potential. Currently used as storage, plans have been resubmitted to the planning department to convert the cottage & outbuildings into two separate habitable units, giving a great opportunity to be used as short term rentals, for guests or family.
The gardens and surrounding land are a dream for families. There is a tennis court and riding arena when you are feeling energetic, a well manicured lawn, and a patio area for sitting out in fine weather and enjoying the views onto the open countryside. There is an electric gated driveway with plenty of space for parking. There is also a double carport as part of the outbuildings. And there is another secure gated entrance to the stable blocks and cottage at the rear of the property that is used for service vehicles .
This exceptional home is a real one-off and internal viewing is essential on order to fully appreciate the level of accommodation on offer.
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