A rare and handsome period house ground level conversion in the heart of prime Kilmacolm village
Ardshiel is formed by a main door conversion of, for the most part, the ground level of a handsome period villa. The house is of substantial honey coloured stone and is under a slated roof. It is set in well established and private garden grounds in the mature, established residential part of the village.
Original feature arched hardwood main outer door with original ironmongery to entrance vestibule with recessed matwell. Glazed hall door with matching side screens to broad entrance reception hallway. Drawing room with gas living flame effect fire in timber fireplace, feature turret oriel window formation, formal dining room with herringbone oak hardwood flooring, open fireplace in tall timber mantlepiece with Westmoreland tile hearth. Cloakroom with wc, comfortable sitting room with half Edinburgh press, well equipped kitchen with pantry and shelved crockery stores off, utility room with under stairs stores and door access to rear gardens, master bedroom 1 with fitted furniture and en suite bathroom.
A door in the kitchen conceals a staircase which leads to a small upper hallway with linen stores off, double bedrooms 2 and 3 with fitted wardrobes, bathroom.
Single garage, summer house, sub floor cellarage which is shared and offers excellent storage.
Mains water and drainage, gas and electricity. Gas central heating.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents. The gas fire in the drawing room has not and cannot be checked by the agents. Intending purchasers will require to satisfy themselves on its operation and functionality.
Ardshiel is in council tax band G and the amount of council tax payable for 2019/2020 is £3,272.62 including water and sewerage.
Twin stone gate piers to common access granolithic chip driveway. The driveway is flanked by well-tended beds and borders with mixed trees underplanted with mixed colourful shrubs and bushes. A feature copper-coloured Acer canopy is in front of a concrete vehicle turning and hard standing apron leading to garage and dedicated car hard standing. Stone steps and a stone retaining wall lead to and support a raised and mature level lawn with the summer house. The garden beds and borders are well stocked and bounded by mature trees and bushes which, in turn, provide shelter, privacy and seclusion. The site plan contained within the brochure indicates 4 colours. The area in blue is the garden for the lower conversion, the area in yellow is the garage for the lower conversion, the area in pink is the garden for the upper conversion and the area in brown is communal to both properties.
Ardshiel is located in the established prime centre of Kilmacolm Village. The property is located on Gryffe Road and it enjoys a south western exposure.
Ardshiel is set in mature and well established gardens. Fringing tree and bush life ensure high levels of privacy and seclusion from its immediate neighbours.
The centre of the village is about 0.5 miles away and is a pleasant generally level walk. Kilmacolm village centre, recently redeveloped, hard and soft landscaped, is very pretty and has local stores including a larger style Co-op offering everyday provisions, as well as popular village restaurants, boutique type home stores and coffee shops. The community centre and library are now at the very pleasant pedestrianised heart of the village and now also home to the monthly farmers Saturday market.
The village has a thriving social community and there are clubs catering for golf, tennis, squash and bowling. Kilmacolm Golf Club is about ¾ of a mile away to the northern side of the village. The course is a challenging 18-hole heath/parkland course designed by the acclaimed course architect James Braid. The village also has an excellent health and fitness centre at Birkmyre Park.
Surrounding countryside is some of the most attractive in West Renfrewshire and for the outdoor enthusiast this is fine walking country. The Sustrans cycle track leads to and connects with many other parts of central Scotland.
The Knapps is famed for its brown trout angling and the River Gryffe has runs of salmon at the back end, both require fishing permits. There are some small shoots run locally as well as rough shooting, both of which can be arranged with local land/estate owners.
Castle Semple Loch offers inland sailing and the Firth of Clyde has excellent chandlery and marina services at Inverkip, Largs and Ardrossan as well as some of the UKs most scenic and enjoyable coastal sailing.
Kilmacolm has an excellent local primary school and the independent St Columbas, with its enviable record of academic achievement, richly deserves its sought after label. Glasgow has further independent schooling.
The Braehead retail village is around 13 miles to the east and there one can find a tremendous range of high street multiples together with M&S and Sainsburys anchor stores and an IKEA furniture store. Closer to the village in Port Glasgow there is a new retail park with high street multiples including M&S.
Glasgow city at 17 miles has all the cultural, higher educational and leisure services normally associated with a major international centre.
The village has a regular bus service to Glasgow and there are main line rail links at Langbank (4.5 miles) and Johnstone (7 miles). Glasgow Airport is only 10 miles and offers domestic and international flights.
The A761 leads to the A737 and subsequently to the M8 motorway corridor which provides fast motor car access to central Scotland and beyond.
From Glasgow city centre proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. After 10 miles bear left at junction 29 following signs Irvine on the A737. After 2.8 miles take the Johnstone exit and turn right at traffic lights. Continue straight at next set of traffic lights and turn left at the roundabout on the A761. Proceed for 6 miles through Brookfield and continue through Bridge of Weir before reaching Kilmacolm. On arrival in Kilmacolm, take the first turning on the left onto Gryffe Road. Continue along Gryffe Road for about 0.3 miles to find Ardshiel on the right hand side.