A delightful country house and estate inland of the Ayrshire coast is on the market for over £2million.

Blair Estate which is located six miles from Turnberry is accepting offers over £2.2m.

The estate extends to about 498 acres with an eight bedroom Victorian mansion house at its heart, surrounded by secluded woodland grounds within which lies a tennis court and boating lake with boathouse.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Blair Estate. (Credit: Savills)Blair Estate. (Credit: Savills)

The house is constructed of sandstone under a pitched slate roof and features full height stained glass oriel windows, a projecting front porch with pitched slate roof and glass fanlight, and decorative timber framing beneath the gable eaves.

The rooms are beautifully proportioned and ideal for entertaining.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Drawing room. (Credit: Savills)Drawing room. (Credit: Savills)

Five principal reception rooms include a reception hall (with fireplace and seating), drawing room, dining room, library and billiard room.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Dining room. (Credit: Savills)Dining room. (Credit: Savills)

All rooms include many original features such as delicately moulded ceiling cornices, dado rails, marble and timber fireplaces with original cast iron grates and a coffered segmental ceiling in the billiard room.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Billiard room. (Credit: Savills)Billiard room. (Credit: Savills)

A modern oak kitchen complements the more traditional four-oven, two-hob, gas-fired AGA in British Racing Green.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Kitchen. (Credit: Savills)Kitchen. (Credit: Savills)

The wide, principal staircase has a mahogany balustrade and carved spindles and there is a lovely stained glass half landing window.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Staircase. (Credit: Savills)Staircase. (Credit: Savills)

There are three bedroom suites on the first floor and a further three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor.

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The estate also boasts a traditional courtyard encompassing three cottages.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Cottage bedroom. (Credit: Savills)Cottage bedroom. (Credit: Savills)

The gardens and grounds are a special part of Blair.

A series of terraced lawns at the front of the house are linked by stone steps leading to the tennis court and bounded by deep herbaceous borders and encompass a small rose garden with a lake also on site.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Lake. (Credit: Savills)Lake. (Credit: Savills)

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