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Historic Ayrshire house on private 34 acre estate goes on the market

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A veterans’ charity's former care facility is up for sale as a major development opportunity.Hollybush House, located in Hollybush near Ayr, is on the market and boasts scope for a variety of uses thanks to its some 34-acres and lush Ayrshire countryside location.The Category C listed building dates back to the early 19th Century and has been used as a hotel and latterly a residential care facility.Up until 2021, the small estate was occupied by veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress, who support former servicemen and women suffering trauma, anxiety, depression and PTSD.

The charity decided to move out of the treatment centre in Ayr after 35 years in July 2021 to new premises in Edinburgh. Hollybush House is the largest and oldest building on the 34-acre estate - which benefits from fishing rights on the River Doon - with the accommodation including a range of attractive public rooms together with the main kitchen, associated stores and staff areas.The first floor includes seven bedrooms, all of which include en-suite facilities, with the remainder of the upper floor comprising management offices and two guest suites together with W.C.

facilities.The accommodation annexe is a modern building formed over three main levels. This 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.Also located on the estate are two attractive cottages, one of which has recently been used as an office.There is also a useful steel-framed storage building adjacent to the main car park.Kevin Bell, Partner at Shepherd Chartered Surveyors

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