The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 10 January 2014

Desirable Ayrshire mansion available to rent from CKD Galbraith

One of Ayrshire’s most desirable properties is currently available to rent for the first time through CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office. 

Kennox House, near Stewarton, is a seven bedroom grade A-listed mansion set in approximately 25 acres of grounds.

This cream painted sandstone home in a T-plan design is predominantly mid-18th century in origin but with later alterations and extensions. Enjoying an excellent location by the Glazert Water, it is handy for the city with travel time to the centre of Glasgow just over 30 minutes by car.

The property - available to let part furnished - consists of an entrance hallway, drawing room, sitting room, inner hallway, cloakroom, dining room, family room, kitchen, laundry room, WC, basement and seven bedrooms, including a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, two further bathrooms and a shower room.

The history of Kennox House is not fully known. The “2nd Statistical Account of Scotland” of 1845 lists it as ‘a modern building worthy of notice’, as well as recording it being owned by a Col. S MacAlister. MacAlister was of the Somerville family who owned the estate from around the beginning over the 18th century, although it seems to have been known as ‘Crivoch’ or ‘Crevock’ at the time with records suggesting that the name of Kennox first appeared around 1832.

Kennox House predominately dates from the mid-18th century. A mansion was built on the site in circa 1720 but it is not known if any of this early construction remains within the property as it stands today. Further extension seems to have taken place in 1831 - as that date appears on a stone on the east side of the house - but the extent of the work during this period is not known. A bathroom extension, again on the east side of the house, was added in 1911 by notable Ayr architect James A Morris. 

Joyce Smart of CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office said: “Being able to live in a beautiful grade A-listed mansion is most people’s dream. With Kennox House coming to the market for rent for the first time, it presents a fantastic opportunity for those seeking to tap into a bit of history whilst living in a truly stunning property.”    

The grounds of Kennox include manicured gardens, woodland, paddock and a tennis court. The ornamental gates and gatepiers are an excellent example of their type and are also included within Historic Scotland’s category A-listing of the property.

Kennox House is available to let through CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office for £2,500 pcm. 

About CKD Galbraith 

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy employing 250 staff in 14 offices across Scotland including Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso, Peebles, Alyth and Aberdeen, offering local knowledge, national expertise and enjoying an international presence. 

The firm is Scotland’s largest and leading rural consultancy managing in excess of 1 million acres of land across the country.

CKD Galbraith provides the full range of property consulting services across the residential, commercial, rural and renewable energy sectors throughout Scotland. The partnership also enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

To find out more about CKD Galbraith visit

CKD Galbraith's Ayr Office is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

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