Available to View by Private Appointment * (Property Movie & Colour Brochure can be viewed here at blackhay.co.uk) Dolphin Lodge - Turnberry. An iconic home, its elevated position amidst Turnberry, elegant external style and subtle cream/yellow exterior, presenting a wonderful opportunity for the purchaser seeking a memorable home in which to live or frequent. Designed by Ayrshire Architect James Kennedy Hunter, built circa 1912 (just 6 years after Turnberry Hotel), enjoying spectacular panoramic views sweeping from Turnberry Golf Course across the Firth of Clyde with Ailsa Craig & Arran on the horizon - the changing seascape and sunsets/sunrises can be truly magical.
An exceptional Detached Residence featuring generous accommodation extending to 11 Main Apartments, serving as a very comfortable family home or easily adaptable to entertain visiting guests. Retaining considerable character & charm, the property has been continually maintained by its current owners. Accessed from Drumdow Road through its "gated" driveway onto a private driveway/hardstanding able to accommodate multiple vehicles, whilst a lightweight carport provides sheltered parking, a detached tandem double garage provides secure parking/storage.
The gardens are well established, providing privacy/interest/colour throughout the seasons, the main area surrounding the house combines a formal lawn to the front enjoying panoramic views, whilst sheltered to the side/rear is a further lawned area which leads onto the attractive patio adjacent to the conservatory. A staircase leads down from the upper lawn to the "hidden" lower lawn/orchard which is simply delightful/private for outdoor activities/entertaining/marquee etc - noting Detailed Planning Permission exists for a Luxury Detached Villa to be built within this garden area, which may be of appeal to a particular purchaser.
The most appealing accommodation is accessed via the main entrance/vestibule or the side/rear entrance. A formal reception hall is a welcoming central feature, from here the main public rooms are positioned to the front/side - a wonderful lounge with twin focal points of a seated bay window enjoying fabulous views, a charming "alcove" to the side whilst a multi-fuel fire warms when required, an adjacent family room provides informal space to relax (again with multi-fuel fire) whilst a separate sizeable formal dining room provides space to entertain guests, the dining kitchen is located to the rear - featuring bespoke fitted "Christian" cabinets, contrasting worktops and a focal point "range cooker" - patio doors from the dining area open onto the sheltered garden/patio area, a further morning room or "snug" is accessed off the dining/kitchen on route to the conservatory which is positioned to enjoy both garden & coastal views. A secondary hallway from the dining kitchen leads to the rear entrance passing a useful study to the utility/storage areas.
A useful cloakroom/wc is situated off the main reception hall whilst a fine character staircase rises to the lengthy upper hallway, this leading to five bedroom apartments - the "master" bedroom (No 1) is of suitably fitting "suite" proportion enjoying spectacular views from its balcony & dual aspects either side, 3 further bedrooms are provided (Nos 2, 3 both spacious double & No 4 of smaller single size - all on the same level) whilst a 5th bedroom is positioned rearmost on a slightly lower split-level with a separate shower room/wc & useful additional wc closet adjacent. The "luxury" style main bathroom is of larger size and is situated adjacent to the "master" suite. Oil central heating and triple glazed windows are featured. EPC - E. There is an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging point.
Turnberry, South Ayrshire is known worldwide as one of the iconic Open Championship Golf resorts, situated on the Firth of Clyde coastline, south west Scotland. It comprises three links golf courses, a golf academy, its famous five-star hotel & additional lodge/cottage accommodation. The golf course dates from 1901 with the luxury hotel emerging in 1906, the now defunct railway was built to serve visitors from across the UK. Historically it has been through 2 World Wars with its now disused aircraft runway serving the military whilst the hotel served for a period as a hospital. Post-war it was revitalised with golf course redesigns and a series of new owners evolving the resort into the Trump Turnberry Resort that we see today ...yet it retains the much loved character from its foundation in the early 1900's.
Turnberry is approx' 52 miles south of Glasgow just off the A77 (which leads from Glasgow to Stranraer via Ayr). Overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Isle of Arran and Alisa Craig with Turnberry Golf Course/Hotel & Lighthouse at its heart. Notable historically is the nearby Culzean Castle. Prestwick & Glasgow Airports are approx' 23 & 56 miles journey respectively whilst Edinburgh Airport is approx' 91 miles.