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Scottish Castle on beautiful wooded estate for sale

Woodside Castle is a stunning Scottish Category A listed property in its own wooded estate in Ayrshire. The property dates from 1551 and was originally a square tower, but further additions and extensions were made into the 19th century and the current owners have most recently completed a major refurbishment programme to put the property into a flawless state of repair.

The property is a spacious, well-proportioned castle with principal rooms of considerable character incorporating many attractive features including marble and stone fireplaces, ornate plasterwork and extensive wood panelling. The accommodation is over five floors and comprises reception hall, sitting room, inner hall, dining room, breakfast room, and kitchen on the ground floor, and on the first floor are the master bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom and four further bedrooms and a bathroom; the second floor has a living room and three further bedrooms and on the third floor are two further tower bedrooms. The property also has a self-contained basement flat which has a hall, sitting room and five bedrooms plus two bathrooms.

The dungeon and cellars are also reached from near here – there are three separate rooms with vaulted stone ceilings incorporating the dungeon, wine cellar and a general store.

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The house has fantastic gardens immediately surrounding the house with a mixture of mature ornamental shrubs and trees. To the west is a 12 acre arboretum with many specimen trees through which there are many pretty walkways including a bridge over the burn. The grounds extend to around 60 acres with a mixture of woodland, open grazing and paddocks while a mixture of mature deciduous woodland, paddocks and shelterbeats provide considerable privacy and seclusion to the entire estate.

The property is just 20 miles from Glasgow and local facilities are available in Beith just one mile away, and Kilbirnie, three miles away.

The guide price is £1,950,000. For further information please contact CKD Galbraith on 01292 268181.

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