Get to know an Owner

Get to know an Owner

Posted on: October 24, 2018

I have the pleasure of working with some wonderful Owners of the beautiful properties I market on the Susan Reid Collection and want you to hear a little more about them in our fire round 10 questions:

Property name?

Hawkswood Country Estate


Property owners?

John and Jo-Anne Ainscough


How long have you owned the property?

We have owned Hawkswood House and The Roundel since 2007


What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The properties were made up of two plots when we bought them with derelict outbuildings in place. We loved their setting in the countryside and the fabulous panoramic views.


Are there any interesting stories in its history?

Yes, the estate dates back to the 1840’s. The Roundel’s main sitting room was used as a horse mill by using animal power to grind grain.


Do you have a favourite room in the property?

No! They are all lovely.


For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?

Visit the famous Swilcan Bridge in St Andrews which is on the 18th hole of the Old Course at the Home of Golf. A golfer or not this famous bridge is one of the most iconic settings in golf and it has felt the footsteps of the true greats.

Really eat?  

Fish and Chips from the award winning Anstruther Fish Bar.

Really see?

Take a road trip around the fabulous coastline from St Andrews to Elie and visit all of the picturesque small working fishing villages.


And lastly…..What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

There’s a great Michelin-starred restaurant on our door step called The Peat Inn. You do have to book in advance but it is really worth a visit if you are lucky enough to secure a table.