Larchmont

Bridge of Weir Road, Kilmacolm , PA13 4NN
Under Offer £950,000

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A classic and much admired example of beautifully maintained, detached, Victorian architecture centrally set amid beautifully stocked gardens on the east side of Bridge of Weir Road.

Description
Larchmont is an admired and classic example of well-maintained and preserved detached Victorian architecture. The house enjoys a central setting amid beautiful gardens. Larchmont is of substantial, tooled honey stone construction with handsome oriel bay windows, distinctively carved overhung eaves, intricately carved stone friezes and detail, including sloped, base course, plinth quoin stones, originally cleverly designed to shed moisture away from the house, Larchmont is under a slated roof. Internally, period features have been sensitively preserved and include a stone column supported Victorian outer portico porch. There are fine examples of fine plaster work to corbels, cornices and ceiling roses, original stained and leaded glass work with a distinctive, feature domed cupola at the first-floor upper hallway. There are rich, restored and French polished timbers to skirtings facings and doors as well as warm hardwood flooring in herringbone and parquet style often with detailed inlay. Original fireplaces have been retained with many working open fires featuring Victorian basket ironmongery and furniture. The kitchen is in hardwood and has been superbly maintained. In recent times, bathroom ware has been replaced and teamed with modern glass shower screens and deluxe range ceramics.

Outside, there is a unique and pretty garage pavilion in distinctive ‘New England’ style, as well as a detached ‘T’ shaped, Victorian conservatory.

The house is presented in meticulous order, and it is evident that it has been the subject of a fastidious and careful rolling programme of maintenance and modernisation, the results of which, sensitively blend features both past and contemporary. These same precise standards are again reflected in beautiful gardens which have been carefully stocked to ensure privacy, as well as year-round interest and colour.

Ground Floor
Stone column supported outer portico porch, stained and leaded glass door to marble floor tile entrance vestibule, further stained and leaded glass windows set in stone mullions, twin leaf storm doors to small inner vestibule, bevel glass door to broad and welcoming entrance reception hallway with herringbone oak flooring and inlay, corbels and cornice work, drawing room with oriel window formation, Adam style fireplace, oak parquet flooring, detailed plasterwork and cornice, comfortable family sitting room with cornice, hardwood flooring, carved white marble fireplace, generously proportioned formal dining room with cornice and rose, open fire set in white fireplace, shallow press, parquet flooring with detailed inlay, good sized breakfasting fitted kitchen with matching hardwood base and wall units, 2 oven green Aga range cooker, Belfast sink, bevel glass French door leading to rear gardens. Inner hallway with under stairs store and further access to illuminated sub floors, electrical switch gear, utility room with ceiling pulley, gas central heating boiler, bevel glass door to rear gardens, separate wc.

First Floor
Broad period staircase with wood turned banister and spindles, window at half landing, generous upper hallway with feature domed stained and leaded glass cupola, cornice work and arched bracket, bedroom 1 with dual aspects, shallow press, cornice and picture rail, refitted shower room, bedroom 2 with cornice and shallow press, bedroom 3 with cornice and picture rail, decorative fireplace with tiled hearth and slips, bedroom 4 (master) with Adam style fireplace with tiled hearth and slips, shallow press, fitted en suite dressing room, refitted en suite bath and shower room.

Attic
Retractable ladder leading to floored and insulated roof space providing good long-term stores, craft or hobby space.

Outbuildings
‘T’ shaped Victorian conservatory with red brick lower base course and terrazzo floor, vented top lantern with finials, good potting, propagation beds and benches, productive vine. Detached garage pavilion of timber construction under pitched slated roofs, 3 garages all with remotely operated up and over doors, 2 general purpose machinery and equipment stores, workshop, gardener’s wc.

Gardens
An outer bell mouth entry leads via twin leaf hardwood gates set in stone gate piers with ball top finials, block paved lower apron leading to red whin chip stone driveway. In all, the gardens are bounded by a stone wall, lower, and coping stone topped at the front of the property and with personal gate, privet hedging and tall, mixed mature trees. The driveway is flanked by mature and well-maintained stone edged lawns with mixed shrubs, bushes and border plants. The gravel drive continues to the rear where there is a large vehicle turning and hard standing area leading to the garages which are fronted by an apron of block paviors. At the rear southern corner, a sheltered lawn fringed with alpines and trees with a flagstone terrace, at the northern side, a further drying green lawn. The red which chip stone becomes a pathway and leads around the house with a path flanked by lawns and further trees leading to a pedestrian gate providing access onto Bridge of Weir Road.

Situation
Larchmont occupies an enviable broad feu within the mature residential heart of the Kilmacolm village. It is situated on the favoured eastern side of Bridge of Weir Road, and it has a south westerly exposure. The house is set behind a screen of mature, mixed deciduous and evergreen trees which in turn provide privacy, shelter and seclusion.

The centre of Kilmacolm is only about 400 metres away and is a pleasant. mainly level walk through the mature and well established residential part of the village.

In recent years, Kilmacolm village centre, has been redeveloped; it has been hard and soft landscaped, is very pretty with seats, steps and summer flowers making for a pleasant meeting and sitting point. There are local stores offering everyday provisions, popular village restaurants, gift/home stores and coffee shops. The community centre and library are now at the pleasant pedestrianised heart of the village. The local farmers market visits the centre from time to time.

The village has a thriving social community with clubs catering for golf, tennis and bowling. Kilmacolm Golf Club is nearby and offers 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 many other parts of central Scotland.

Knapps Loch, at the south side of the village, is famed for its brown trout angling. The River Gryffe has runs of salmon at the back end, both require fishing permits. There are some small low ground 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 UK’s most scenic and enjoyable coastal sailing.

Kilmacolm has an excellent local primary school and the independent St Columba’s (within easy walking distance), with its enviable record of academic achievement, richly deserves its sought after label. In addition, Glasgow has several excellent independent schools.

The Braehead and Silverburn retail villages are around 13 miles and 15 miles respectively to the east and south east and there one can find a tremendous range of high street multiples together with M&S and Sainsbury anchor stores. Braehead also has an IKEA furniture store.

Glasgow at 17 miles has all the cultural, higher educational and leisure services 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 to the east and offers domestic and international flights.

The A761 leads to the A737 and subsequently to the M8 motorway corridor which provides fast access to central Scotland and beyond.

Travel Directions
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, proceed into the village on Bridge of Weir Road for about 0.5 miles to find the entrance to Larchmont on the right hand side.

Local Authorities
Inverclyde Council, tel: 01475 717171.

Services
Mains water supply, mains drainage, mains gas, gas central heating, 99% double glazed.

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Council Tax
Larchmont is in council tax band H and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £4,181.37 including water and sewerage.

Viewing
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.

Possession
Vacant possession will be given on completion.

Offers
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date.