Architect designed house in a dramatic coastal location withspectacular sea views over The Firth of Clyde to Arran, the Kintyre Peninsular and Ailsa Craig.
Turnberry 1.5 miles, Ayr 14 miles, Glasgow 57 miles, Prestwick Airport 23 milesFor many years a fisherman's cottage stood on The Knowes, a rocky outcrop just south of Maidens, before it was demolished and where Water's Edge now stands. For many years this area of ground was a shipyard owned by The Marquess of Ailsa, owner of Culzean Castle and chief of Clan Kennedy. Many racing yachts were built and launched from the slipway. One was for Sir Thomas Lipton and Lord Ailsa who built a transatlantic yacht for himself.Water's Edge is a far cry from that fisherman's cottage, with its striking design, dominating position close to the shoreline and its breath-taking views over The Firth. Perhaps the most striking feature of Water's Edge is the use of glass in its construction and the full height window wall of theformal lounge and galleried landing that provides a mesmerising, almost surreal connection, with the seascape that dominates this part of The Ayrshire coastline. Work started on Water's Edge in 2012 to an inspiring design that shows a huge amount of imagination and attention to detail, and which ensures that its occupants want for nothing by way of comfort and convenience. All the bedrooms have balconies with sea views, with large en suite bath/shower rooms and plenty of wardrobe space.The beautifully equipped kitchen/breakfast room runs the whole width of the house and is connected to the lounge by the dining room (with its own sliding door on to the wrap around balcony), with these two rooms sharing a featurefireplace. Even the stairs make the most of the views on the landward side of the house. Upstairs the snug, with its own day kitchen, and library/seating area (and back balcony) add another dimension to the house, as does the basement that encompasses the barbeque area (which opens to the seaand to the hot tub), fantastic home cinema, wine storage, integral triple garage, shower/WC, utility room and garden store. A lift serves all three floors of the house.The entrance to Water's Edge is impressive. Double gates open on to a tarmac drive that sweeps up to a block paved parking area (with a ramp down to the garage) and a magnificent front door that opens into the reception hall that runs along the length of the house. Not surprisingly theseascape provides much of the focus outside. The landscaped garden at the rear of the house has feature lighting, specimen trees and is designed around the rocky outcrop where Water's Edge is positioned, using it to enhance the sense of seclusion and the wildness of the sea. The grounds extend to approximately four acres (TBC). The boundary will be finalised at the time of sale.
Water's Edge is situated in a dramatic, coastal setting on the outskirts of the popular South Ayrshire village of Maidens, 14 miles south of Ayr and 1.5 miles north of Turnberry, putting it within commuting distance of Glasgow. There are regular train services to Glasgow from Maybole (6.5 miles) and Ayr. Local services, including primary and secondaryschools, are available in Maidens and in Girvan (7 miles). Ayr provides a wide range of shops, supermarkets, professional services and schools, most notably Wellington School which offers private coeducation. Glasgow City Centre is also easily accessed by road. It is a vibrant and dynamic city with one of the UK's best shopping districts. Edinburgh, Scotland's famous capital city, lies just over 97 miles to the northeast. Prestwick Airport (23 miles) has regular low-cost flights to London and continental Europe.Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport provide a wide range of domestic, European and international flights. The Cairnryan Ferry (25 miles) takes about two and a half hours to Belfast. South Ayrshire, and more notably its coastline, is well known for its rich and varied landscape, l