A delightful and very pretty two level cottage in a serene sylvan and riverbank setting
Flax House is a pretty detached cottage type home in a serene riverbank situation just outside of the village of Lochwinnoch. The house is of mainly white painted harled and natural exposed stone finish under a concrete tile roof. The accommodation is well presented and laid out over two main levels, all main rooms enjoy the aspect out across the Calder and its riverside environs.
Glazed outer door from rear to bright glazed entrance porch with tiled floor, reception hall with slate tile flooring, feature open tread staircase to first floor level, general purpose store, study/home office or bedroom 3 (single), bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobes fronted by louvre doors, bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobes fronted by louvre doors and shelved book cases, shower room.
Feature staircase to first floor upper hallway, cloaks/wc, well equipped dining/breakfasting kitchen with hardwood flooring, and comfortable triple aspect sitting room with multi fuel stove and hardwood flooring.
Gravel access driveway to vehicle hard standing and turning hammerhead, front gardens are to grass with stocked beds and borders edged with stone setts. The front gardens break to the old mill and natural riverbank gardens extend to the centre of the river. Tiered gardens are to the side and feature a specimen Magnolia tree, assorted shrubs and bushes with steps to raised lawn at rear with pond fringed with semi ancient native woodlands all under planted with spring bulbs.
Flax House is situated in the river Calder valley just to the north west of the west Renfrewshire village of Lochwinnoch. The house is set within its own woodland gardens of about 0.840 acres with an historic mill ruin and ownership of part of the river Calder that runs through the grounds.
The centre of the village of Lochwinnoch has a good range of local shops and amenities that comfortably cater for every day needs and requirements. There is a good local primary school with secondary schooling in both the state and private sectors in the district. The independent St Columbas school in Kilmacolm (10 miles) has both junior and senior schools.
The village has a number of friendly local country pubs, a small bistro and two restaurants. Lochwinnoch is a recognised Fairtrade Village.
There is a Tesco store in Kilbirnie (4 miles), a Morrisons store in Johnstone (8 miles) and the Braehead retail village (15 miles) has M&S and a major Sainsburys store. A complete range of professional services, higher education, culture and retail is available in Glasgow city some 19 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.
Lochwinnoch has a mainline rail station and has a shuttle bus service to and from the village centre to the station.
Leisure services and facilities are wide and varied within the district. Kilmacolm (10 miles) has the recently opened Birkmyre health and fitness centre, while at Renfrew (12 miles) there is a David Lloyd health and racquets facility. Inland sailing is available on Castle Semple Loch where there are sailing and rowing clubs. The coastal town of Largs is 12 miles to the west where there is a Marina with associated chandlery services together with access to the Firth of Clyde and some of the most scenic coastal sailing grounds in western Europe.
Castle Semple lies within the Clyde 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 Lochwinnoch is no exception with its welcoming and challenging 18 hole parkland course almost on the door step.
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 8 miles before turning right on the A760 following signs Largs. Proceed on the A760 for about 1.5 miles. After the traffic lights pass a row of cottages on the right hand side then turn right following signs for the golf course. Pass the car park on the left and continue along the road keeping the golf course on the left hand side. At the junction at the end of this road turn left and proceed up the hill. After about 350 yards turn right along the lane. Proceed for about 0.2 miles then bear right and continue down the lane to find Flax house the second property on the left hand side.