A former care home in Largs has been advertised for sale.

DM Hall is inviting offers over £550,000 for Moorburn Manor, a former 33-bedroom care home facility in Largs, after it closed its doors earlier this year.

Moorburn Manor, at 31 Moorburn Road, is a substantial detached property with a private car park and gardens to its rear.

With 33 bedrooms - 29 of which have en-suite facilities - it includes staff accommodation, a residents’ lounge, dining area and a kitchen contained over the ground and first floors with a passenger lift in between.

Anthony Zdanowicz, of DM Hall who are overseeing the sale process, said: “The property has only recently ceased trading as a care home and may be suitable for reuse, residential conversion, or commercial development, subject to consent from the Local Authority.

“Our client is seeking offers over £550,000 for the heritable interest and all viewing enquiries should be directed to me, Anthony Zdanowicz, anthonyz@dmhall.co.uk or 07768 031297 or Adam Marshall at Sanderson Wetherall via adam.marshall@sw.co.uk or 07734 87112.”

Officials from the North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) revealed at the end June that the original home's owners had informed them of their intention to shut down the facility, which provided nursing and residential care for up to 35 people.

The move came after the Care Inspectorate branded the service provided at the facility 'weak' across the board following an inspection earlier this year and demanded a series of improvements.

In a report published in April, the watchdog said it had found "significant weaknesses" in the quality of care, support, leadership, staffing, setting and planning at the home.

After follow-up visits found a number of concerns remained, the HSCP put a stop to all local authority funded placements at Moorburn Manor.

However, families with relatives in the care home were left devastated about the closure with one letter writer saying that many were happy with the care being provided at Moorburn Manor and asked why more couldn't have been done to avert its closure.