Petite Chateau is an elegant Category A listed pavilion style house built in the early 19th century and based on a design for a “modern cottage” in Richard Elsam’s ‘Essay on Rural Architecture 1803’.  It was once crowned Scotland’s prettiest house (and we still think it is).  

It is privately situated within 7.5 acres of mature garden grounds on the fringes of the South Ayrshire town of Ayr / Maybole in Scotland.


Petite Chateau has a wealth of period features including fine fireplaces, astrigalled windows, fine cornice work, deep moulded skirtings and architraves.  It is a practical yet outstandingly desirable and comfortable large Manor House. The property is built of blonde sandstone over two storeys with two wings, which encompass a charming cobbled courtyard. To the north is a magnificent 3-bay elevation overlooking the garden grounds with outer decorative shutters. To the west there is a beautifully formed bay with a single 12-pane sash window.


The accommodation on the ground floor comprises of:

  • An entrance vestibule with geometric tiled floor and a reception hallway with sweeping staircase.
  • Beautiful dining room with bay window, open coal fire and double doors to a morning (living) room.
  • Country style kitchen with a central island and cream Aga.  There is access to the courtyard.
  • From the kitchen is a very pretty garden room (conservatory) with oak floor, slate roof and views that overlook the grounds.
  • The comfortable living room is an impressive entertaining space with open fire, triple bay window again with lovely views to the garden and paddock beyond. 
  • Scottish-themed tartan and mahogany room with large with windows.
  • The east wing, has two more generously sized bedrooms with super king beds and en-suites.  One is themed as a floral room and the other is a silver room.
  • The sweeping staircase of fine wrought iron with wooden balustrade rises to the first floor. Above is a beautiful glazed dome cupola which streams natural light into the staircase and hallway. 
  • There are two bedroom suites on the upper level both with large en-suite facilities and the master having the benefit of the triple bay window formation overlooking the gardens to the north west.  The master bedroom is a gold theme and the second bedroom upstairs is a wood/nature room, with stunning views across the countryside.