South Ayrshire Council instructs Shepherd to market former hotel and lodge house in parkland setting for sale as development opportunity

Acting on the instructions of South Ayrshire Council, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is marketing the former Belleisle House hotel and lodge house in a parkland setting for sale as a development opportunity.

The properties are set within Belleisle Estate, a popular public park offering a wide range of leisure opportunities, including Belleisle and Seafield golf courses, mature woodland, and formal gardens together with a busy children’s play area.

Belleisle Estate is located towards Ayr’s southern boundary in the Doonfoot district in an established residential location with town centre services and facilities a short distance to the north.

The former Belleisle House Hotel comprises a Category “B” Listed two-storey attic and basement property dating back to the late 18th Century with some 19th Century additions. A 1970’s extension was demolished some time ago.

The building has been stripped back to a shell, having been fire damaged around four years ago. Included within the sale is an adjacent car park and landscaped area on a site of over two acres.

The South Lodge, a gatehouse dating back to the 18th Century formed in stone with a pitched roof, is in poor order and awaits refurbishment.

Shepherd Partner Kevin Bell said: “The footprint of the shell of Belleisle House is 6,780 sq. ft.. We understand that the hotel, prior to any demolition or fire damage, had a gross internal area of around 40,365 sq. ft. while the lodge house has a gross internal area of around 665 sq. ft.

“Last year planning in principle was granted by South Ayrshire Council for the restoration of Belleisle House and the creation of a new hotel and associated facilities. And planning consent permitting change of use of the vacant lodge house to form a dwellinghouse was granted this year.”

Offers, either unconditional or subject to planning consent, are invited. A closing date for offers is likely to be set and interested parties are advised to note interest with the agents.

While sale as a single lot is preferred, individual offers for the former hotel and the lodge house may be considered. Interested parties should contact the sole selling agents on tel 01292 267987 for further information.


For further information please contact Kevin Bell on 01292 267987