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The Homestead, Golf Course Road, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire
PA11 3HN
5 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
3 receptions

Property Type:

Detached
Offers Over £795,000

Property Summary

Overlooking the 1st & 18th fairways of Ranfurly Castle Golf Club, a distinctive, category ‘C’ listed, ‘arts & crafts’ house (circa 1908) by John A Campbell and on the open market for only the second time.

Property Description

Description
The Homestead is a distinctive category ‘C’ listed house by renowned architect John A Campbell, it was built in 1908 and is an image of the home of architect Charles Voysey, ‘The Orchard’, Chorleywood. The house is of white painted harled finish under a slated roof.

Throughout the house there has been the careful and sensitive preservation of period features including Arts & Crafts fireplaces, with original ceramics, picture rails and plate racks, dressed timbers and hardwood floors.   

The house occupies a generous, mature and broadly level feu, it is one of only a handful of similar quality homes that form the ‘one sided’ Golf Course Road cul-de-sac which fringes the opening hole of Ranfurly Castle Golf Club.

Substantial outer door to entrance vestibule with recessed mat well, door to broad character entrance reception hallway with exposed beams and timbers as well as comfortable snug/sitting area and open fire, fine drawing room with feature working open fire, comfortable sitting room with claygate fireplace and bay window formation, under stairs bar and wine cellar, cloakroom and wc, formal dining room with feature inglenook open fireplace, communicating access to kitchen, handcrafted bespoke and well equipped informal dining and breakfasting kitchen by Joachim King, 4 oven Aga range cooker, original pantry, utility/boot room with twin Belfast sinks and wash house with concrete floor, gardener’s wc, stairs down to workshop and general purpose stores, cellarage, freezer stores and boiler house.

Period staircase to first floor landing, first floor wc, linen stores with access to partially floored and fully insulated attic space, bedroom 1, bedroom 2 (master), bedroom 3, bedroom 4 with shower, bedroom 5 with fitted furniture and bath with shower over bath, main family bathroom.

Strictly subject to local authority planning permission and building warrants, it could be possible to create further accommodation in the attic space if required.

Outbuildings
Detached triple car garaging, with plumbed light, power and water. Concrete floor, useful workshops and garden equipment stores at rear.

Gardens   
Twin gate piers set in low level front stone wall to red whin chip stone driveway and vehicle turning and hard standing apron. Mature front lawn behind stone wall and fringed with assorted shrubs, bushes and trees. Stone setts and heavy flagstone pathway to ornamental box hedge garden at the side. Main rear gardens to grass fringed with mixed semi ancient native trees and evergreen screen at extreme rear.

Situation
The Homestead is situated on the very edge of the 1st & 18th fairways of Ranfurly Castle Golf Club. The house is on the quiet cul-de-sac of Golf Course Road with houses on the right and the 1st fairway of the golf course on the left. Surrounding houses are all of individual architecture and of similar vintage, size and quality. The Homestead is set amid mature well-established gardens (about 1.063 acres) that are mostly laid to lawn and are fringed with mature trees and bush life which combine to provide privacy and seclusion.

The village of Bridge of Weir has a range of local shops and services which easily cater for everyday needs and requirements. The village has a petrol station and a number of friendly cafes and country type pubs. There is a reputable village primary school and Bridge of Weir falls within the catchment for Gryffe High School at Houston. Independent schooling (St Columba’s) with both junior and senior schools is at Kilmacolm, 3.5 miles to the northwest.

Most main supermarket retailers are within a few miles radius, the Braehead retail village (11 miles) has Sainsbury and M&S anchor stores together with an Ikea. A complete range of professional services, higher education, cultural and retail services are all available in Glasgow city some 15 miles to the East.

The A737 is the main trunk route to and from Glasgow airport and the city, as well as south to Prestwick airport and the Ayrshire coastline.

The nearest mainline rail station is 4 miles away at Johnstone where there is a regular city and coastal service. Glasgow airport is 7 miles to the east.   

Leisure services and facilities are wide and varied. The nearby village of Houston has a well-attended tennis and squash club and there is a David Lloyd health and racquets centre at Renfrew. Inland sailing is available on Castle Semple Loch and the Firth of Clyde offers marine and chandlery services together with scenic coastal sailing.

The district has the Clyde and Muirshiel Country Park, a ranger protected wildlife and outdoor facility with interesting walks, bird sanctuary and a link with the Sustrans cycle path and walkway which connects to many other parts of central Scotland.

As with many parts of Scotland, one is never too far from a golf course and Bridge of Weir is no exception with 2 welcoming and challenging 18 hole parkland courses. Ranfurly Castle clubhouse is only about 75 yards from The Homestead.

Travel Directions
From Glasgow city centre proceed west on the M8 motorway. After 9 miles take junction 29 (A737) following signs Irvine. Continue on the A737 for 3 miles before taking the first exit signposted Johnstone and Bridge of Weir, at the traffic lights turn right and continue on the B789 Barrochan Road. Turn left at the next main roundabout onto the A761. Continue through the hamlet of Brookfield and on to Bridge of Weir (2.5 miles). On arrival in the village turn left and immediate right onto Prieston Road. Proceed up Prieston Road for about 1000 yards turning right onto Carruth Road and immediate left onto Golf Course Road. Continue past the entrance to Ranfurly Castle golf club and The Homestead is located on the right hand side.