If you have ever leafed through a trendy design magazine, you will know that there are certain houses that capture the imagination and take your breath away. Davaar Barn and Cottage is that such place, beautiful, stylish, impressive, but at the same time, a fun and functional place in which to live life to the full and to enjoy with friends and family.
Beautifully positioned in a tranquil location with spectacular views over the Firth of Clyde and beyond to Kintyre, a unique, three bedroom main residence, which has been formed by converting the original byre, in 2015, in the quiet hamlet of Corriecravie. It is now a fantastic family home and has the added bonus of a self-contained, newly renovated, appended, one bedroom cottage (ideal for holiday rentals) and a substantial detached garage/workshop, which is double brick, rendered and has the potential to be converted to offer additional residential accommodation or a commercial enterprise (STPP). Internally, the properties have been comprehensively renovated, redesigned and reworked since 2015 and now offer versatile family accommodation, formed over two substantial levels, with the barn living accommodation on the upper floor and the sleeping accommodation below. The barn has been configured like this to take in the breathtaking views from the upper level. Although the property also enjoys pleasant views from the lower floor.
Both properties have been very well upgraded both internally and externally, to create fantastic and flexible accommodation, which only a viewing will qualify. The bespoke interior offers sophisticated living space, which is inherent with a home of this age and character. When the current owners re-developed (mid 2015) this family home, they used luxurious, high-quality fittings and finishes and the latest in high-tech features to create a house that is the last word in sophistication and refined taste, including satellite broadband throughout the main property. This home is of the 21st century, designed for people who appreciate what modern thinking can do to boost their quality of life.
Great emphasis has been placed on the creation of easily managed and free-flowing space on a bright and fresh layout. The grounds are enclosed by a dry stone dyke wall to the front and the property is bounded by open fields to both the front and side. The gardens have been carefully designed to provide seasonal colour and Davaar Barn benefits from a raised gravel patio and lawned area. The cottage has a dedicated garden with a gravel patio and grass area. There is an extensive, gravelled driveway providing off-road parking for numerous vehicles, which leads to the detached garage/workshop, which offers a variety of uses.
Entering through the half glazed door there is a small porch, which has a double door cupboard containing the boiler and washing machine. Access can be gained from here into the welcoming hallway with a useful storage cupboard that could easily be converted into a small study zone. The entire ground floor offers thoughtfully-planned accommodation, with three double bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom. The bright and spacious master bedroom is the last word in luxury and has a fitted wardrobe and a fully-tiled, en-suite shower room. The remaining bedrooms both have ample space for additional free standing furniture if required and have use of a contemporary, family bathroom suite.
From the reception hallway, the pine staircase takes you to the upper level, which is the perfect zone for entertaining, the open-plan kitchen extends into the living space, ensuring that the chef is never far away from the party. The kitchen is a feast of modern, minimalistic chic, with streamlined solid wood work-surfaces over flush unit doors in light coloured tones, a built-in cooker, hob, extractor hood, fridge, freezer and dishwasher, meaning it’s equipped for convenience and functionality. The glazing in this zone makes the most of the natural light to create a modern and contemporary ambience and offers spectacular views of the Firth of Clyde and beyond to Kintyre. There is ample space for a dining table and chairs for more formal dining with friends and family.
The specification includes oil central heating and double glazing for additional peace of mind and comfort.
Gross internal floor area (m²) - 90m2
Attached to the barn, you enter the independent one bedroom cottage, which has also undergone a professional refurbishment and modernisation programme to create a virtually maintenance-free property. The cottage is perfect for holiday lets or for an elderly relative or teenager requiring a level of independence. The cottage also has satellite and wifi access. The owners have been able to command £395 per week for a holiday rental.
The accommodation comprises of a welcoming reception hallway, with a quarry tiled floor. Access can be gained from here to the partly-tiled bathroom, which has an electric shower over the bath. The inner hallway has a useful storage cupboard and benefits from engineered solid wood flooring, which extends into the living zone. The double bedroom offers a range of furniture configurations and has a feature fitted headboard. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is well proportioned and the living zone is both bright and airy, with a picture window offering views towards Kintyre. There is also room for a small dining table and chairs for more formal dining. The feature fireplace is the other key feature of this zone. The kitchen has been professionally fitted to include a good range of floor units and a striking worktop, which provides a fashionable and efficient workspace. It further benefits from space from an integrated oven, hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The flooring is high quality Tarkett in granite effect. A small utility cupboard, housing the washing machine, is located within the rear vestibule, which also offers a door opening into the private garden.
Gross internal floor area (m²) - 45m2
Gross internal floor area (m²) - 48m2
The property is connected to mains electricity and water. Drainage is to an underground sewage treatment plant located within the grounds. The barn is heated by oil fired central heating. The cottage benefits from electric heating with Dimplex controllable Girona white electric panel heaters. Both properties are fully double glazed.
The barn has a fire alarm and three smoke detectors all fitted to the mains.
All of the furniture within the cottage is available by way of separate negotiation.
Davaar Barn is rated ‘D’ for council tax. The cottage (with private water supply) is commercially rated as a holiday home and at present North Ayrshire Council give small business relief, resulting in no payment.
By appointment through McEwan Fraser Legal on 01292 430 555
McEwan Fraser Legal are open 7 days a week: 8am - Midnight Monday to Friday & 9am - 10pm Saturday & Sunday to book your viewing appointment.
Extras (Included in the sale): The barn will include all flooring, curtains, light fittings, blinds and washing machine. All of the furniture is available by way of separate negotiation.
The cottage will include all flooring, curtains, light fittings, blinds and washing machine. All of the furniture within the cottage is available by way of separate negotiation.