Ex-care facility near Ayr marketed as development opportunity

SHEPHERD Chartered Surveyors has announced it is marketing Hollybush House, a former care facility near Ayr, for sale as a development opportunity.

Set within a small estate in the Ayrshire countryside, the C-Listed building, which dates back to the early 19th century, was also once used as a hotel.

Hollybush House is described as offering an ‘attractive yet accessible’ rural setting with agricultural land use predominating in the wider area. It is the largest and oldest building on the 34-acre estate with the accommodation including a range of public rooms together with the main kitchen, associated stores and staff areas.

The first floor includes seven bedrooms, with the remainder of the upper floor comprising management offices and two guest suites together with W.C. facilities.

Shepherd added that the accommodation annexe is a modern building formed over three main levels. The property includes a main reception area with two staff offices and 14 bedrooms, staff facilities and additional space used until recently as a laundry room and gym. The activity centre has one large classroom and three offices together with W.C. facilities.

Elsewhere on the estate are two cottages, one of which has recently been used as an office. There is also a steel-framed storage building adjacent to the main car park.

Shepherd partner Kevin Bell said, “Hollybush House is an attractive period building set within a private estate which benefits from fishing rights on the River Doon. The main building together with the accommodation block and cottages offer scope for a variety of uses subject to planning. As such we expect keen interest in the property from buyers across the UK.”