TO DRIVE through the gates of Coodham House at Symington in the heart of Ayrshire is to step back in time to a golden age of magnificent stately homes.
Carved pink sandstone, ornate balustrades and gleaming period sash windows overlook rolling lawns, more than 90 acres of landscaped gardens and an ornamental lake to provide a breathtaking welcome for visitors.
The Victorian mansion, which was once home to James Ogilvy Fairlie, the man who founded one of the greatest golfing tournaments in the world – The Open Championship, provides an escape from city living, a luxurious country residence or second home for enthusiastic golfers.
The façade of the stunning A-Listed mansion has been meticulously restored and the interior created to combine the grandeur of 19th century country house living with the demands of 21st century lifestyles.
The stately grandeur of Coodham House provides for four luxury apartments, two lavish duplex residences and three very individual designer homes created from the former East Wing, Chapel and West Wing of the four-storey mansion ranging in price from £330,000 to £750,000.
Set amid 90 acres of secluded grounds to provide residents with miles of picturesque walks, woodlands and an ornamental lake the estate is rich in wildlife.
The historic gardens, which are regarded as being of considerable national importance, contain a variety of rare plants, including spruce pine, 30 varieties of bamboo and other species imported from the Black Forest and California more than a century ago.
Coodham is an extraordinary and unique development unmatched anywhere in Scotland. It offers the opportunity for buyers to downsize from larger family homes without compromising on quality, comfort, security or privacy.
Local craftsmen, using the best materials from home and abroad, spent five years working with Turkish marble, African oak, West Coast quarried pink sandstone to recreate the exterior and construct an entirely new interior.
Doors and windows were handmade on site from the finest timbers while a contemporary steel balustrade was created to follow the oak panel stair as it curves upwards from the grand entrance hall towards a source of natural light emanating from a beautifully decorated cupola.
Stone features that include the roof balustrade and grand pillared entrance portal have been rebuilt to the original historic specification, as have other numerous traditional features.
Ornate Georgian-style plasterwork inspired by Robert Adam adds a touch of opulence to the high ceilings of the spacious apartments combining period charm with the modern convenience of designer kitchens, luxury bathrooms and state-of-the art technology, including cable free audio visual facilities, lighting, satellite TV and a video-voice security system.
The apartments are also ideal as a second home or investment as their prime location at the heart of Scotland’s golfing heritage, minutes from some of the most famous championship courses in the world, ensures they are likely to be highly sought after.
Coodham provides an accessible country retreat 27 miles from Glasgow city centre and six miles from Prestwick International Airport, which has frequent flights daily to London, Dublin, Rome, Paris and more than 30 other world-wide destinations.
Situated in the heart of Ayrshire, the birthplace of Robert Burns, there is a poetic quality to Coodham House and the sheer glory of its setting, the breathtaking sweep of its impeccable landscaped grounds and beauty of a classical interior design.
The sale of the luxury properties,, is being handled jointly by leading Scottish property specialists CKD Galbraith and Savills.
A selection of interior and exterior high resolution images of Coodham House can be obtained from Peppercorn PR on 0845 217 8757.