An historic house in Ayrshire, believed to be where Robert Burns was married, is up for sale.

The listed tower house, dating back to around the 15th century, is listed as for sale on Rightmove.

Located in Mauchline's Loudoun Street, the home is listed for offers over £335,000.

Irvine Times: The stunning garden areaThe stunning garden area (Image: Rightmove)

The tower, also known as  ‘Abbot Hunters Tower’ and ‘Gavin Hamilton’s House’, once formed part of a group of monastic buildings associated with Melrose Abbey and is steeped in history. 

Gavin Hamilton was a local lawyer who was one of Robert Burns’ closest friends; he purchased and constructed the Georgian portion of the property in the late 1700s.

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The description of the property says that, as well as the associations with this property, the surrounding area has a strong connection with Burns – Scotland’s national poet – who reportedly married the ‘Belle of Mauchline’ Jean Armour in the dining room of Gavin Hamilton’s house.

Marketed by Savills, Glasgow, the main property comprises a drawing room, dining room, piano room, kitchen, utility room and WC on the ground floor with a turned staircase leading upstairs from the main entrance hall.

Irvine Times: The dining roomThe dining room (Image: Rightmove)

On the first floor the house has a sitting room and four bedrooms with the principal bedroom, bedroom two and three benefitting from an en suite WC and en suite bathrooms.

The separate former bakehouse offers secondary accommodation on the first floor above the garage located on the ground floor. This comprises a well proportioned living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Irvine Times: ‘Abbot Hunters Tower’‘Abbot Hunters Tower’ (Image: Rightmove)

Accessed via wrought iron gates, the grounds of Mauchline Castle equate to around half an acre in size. The garden and surrounding trees are mature and offer excellent privacy and seclusion.

Grants are available from East Ayrshire as part of the Mauchline Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), should a potential purchaser be interested.

More information can be found on the East Ayrshire Council's CARS section of their website.

Irvine Times: The drawing roomThe drawing room (Image: Rightmove)