A former smithy requiring total redevelopment in pretty countryside yet with excellent commuter benefits.
Burnside Smithy is a pretty two storey stone built structure with brick extension sections at the rear. As its name suggests, it was at one time a blacksmiths smiddy. In more recent times the smithy had been converted to a residential property. Its condition currently is such that it will require a total programme of modernisation and redevelopment.
Outer door to entrance vestibule, reception hall, kitchen, short steps down to garden room, inner hallway to bedroom 1, bedroom 2, shower room, sitting room, door leading to crafts/hobbies room.
Stairs down to former Smithy now set up as general-purpose store and workshop door leading to vehicle hard standing and hallway door to rear gardens, inner hall to garage fronted by twin leaf outer doors.
Off road vehicle hard standing leading to garage. Access driveway to rear gardens. The gardens are mainly to overgrown grass with some shrubs and bushes.
Burnside Smithy is situated in pleasant countryside, beside Finlaystone Estate; just to the south of the Renfrewshire village of Langbank.
The Old Greenock Road, upon which Burnside Smithy is situated, connects Langbank and Port Glasgow and provides easy access to Langbank village where there is a local primary school. Secondary schooling is available in Port Glasgow. St Columbas Independent school is in Kilmacolm. Glasgow has further independent schooling.
Kilmacolm village (2 miles) is one of the prettiest and most popular villages in West Renfrewshire and has a real sense of community and heart. The village has an excellent range of local stores offering everyday provisions and there are popular village restaurants, coffee and gift shops.
Langbank has a mainline train station which provides high speed commuting links to Glasgow and the Clyde Estuary. Langbank also has junction 31 on and off ramps to the M8 motorway which provides excellent access to Glasgow Airport, Glasgow City, central Scotland and beyond.
Langbank is about 7 miles from the Erskine Bridge which gives further access to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
The property is situated near the Gleddoch House Hotel and its fine 18 hole golf course; and is about 3.5 miles from the Ingliston Equestrian Centre and Country Club.
The Braehead retail village is around 12 miles to the east and there one can find a tremendous range of high street multiples together with M&S and Sainsburys anchor stores. Braehead also has an IKEA furniture store.
The city centre of Glasgow at 17 miles east has all the cultural, higher educational and leisure services normally associated with a major international centre.
From Glasgow city centre, proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway for 16 miles to reach Junction 31. Turn left on the B789 and continue for 0.5 miles to reach the junction with the Old Greenock Road. Turn right onto the Old Greenock Road and continue for 1.9 miles to find Burnside Smithy on the left hand side.
Inverclyde Council, tel: 01475 717 171
Mains water supply, mains electricity, drainage is by private septic tank.
Note: – The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Burnside Smithy is in council tax band E and the amount of council tax payable for 2019/2020 is £1,950.16
EPC rating G
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880